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Faroe Islands attractions

Beinisvørð in Suðuroy is a 470 meter high sea cliff.
Beinisvørð in Suðuroy is a 470 meter high sea cliff.
  • Slættaratindur (882 m) - the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. It is well worth climbing, the only downside is that the summit is often wrapped in fog.
  • Beinisvord or Beinisvørð is the highest sea cliff in Suduroy and the second highest in the Faroe Islands with its 470 metres. The view down to the sea and towards north to the west coast of Suduroy is breathtaking. You can see or climb Beinisvørð from a place called Hesturin, which is between the villages Lopra and Sumba. You can drive to Sumba through the tunnel and then follow the old road to the highest point, from there the edge is only a few metres away. Be careful not to walk too far out on the edge, the cliff end all of a sudden.
  • The Lake of Toftavatn - the lake is in the south of Eysturoy, situated on the east coast of the fjord, Skálafjørður. The low rolling hills around the idyllic lake, have the widest streches of heather on the islands. They are considered unique in the Faroes. Furthermore, the terrain is a splendid choice for an outing.
  • Rinkusteinar (the rocking stones) - a strange natural phenomenon at Oyndarfjørður, two very large boulders which permenantly stand rocking in the ocean, just a few metres from the shore. The stones have been rocking as far back as anyone can tell.
  • Risin og Kellingin (The Giant and his Wife) - Two magnificant basalt sea stacks off the northern tip of the island, close to the village of Eiði. Legend has it that the two giants had come to tow the Faroes back with them to Iceland, However, the sun rose and they where both turned into stone. They both stand looking towards Iceland which they will never reach.

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