The Faroe Islands offer quite unique and fantastic nature, of which waterfalls are something that is found all over the Faroe Islands. But, there are some single waterfalls that are a little nicer than all the others.
When it rains a lot in the Faroe Islands, the landscape is transformed as the mountain sides are filled with one smaller or larger waterfall after another. It is an amazing sight and not something you meet in many places in the world. However, the vast majority of these dry out if it does not rain heavily for several days. However, there are some who, even after a dry period, still have water in them and are impressive to look at.
Waterfall on Vágar
Vágar is one of the Faroese islands that offers some of the most amazing nature experiences. It is both here that you will find Leitisvatn, Trælanipa, Drangarnir and much more. It spills over with amazing experiences!
Waterfalls are also something you can experience – namely Múlafossur. When you google the Faroe Islands, it is most likely a picture of this waterfall that pops up as it is one of the most iconic places.
The great thing about this waterfall is that you do not have to hike to experience it. It is located at the edge of town, Gasaldur, and can be seen from a path. The brave take the unsafe and steep stairs down to the “beach” – but we do not recommend this in any way, as it is life threatening.
We can well understand that it has become a must see in the Faroe Islands, as it falls into the sea in a very elegant way – how often do you see a waterfall running into the sea? Therefore, finally get here as it does not take much more than a quarter of an hour from the airport.
Although very few people travel to the Faroe Islands in winter, the waterfall can be highly recommended during a winter trip. It is a completely different sight that awaits. I returned in February 2022 and was greeted by this absolutely amazing sight on a very windy day!
Waterfall on Streymoy
The largest island in the Faroe Islands is Streymoy. This is where Tórshavn is located. About 40 minutes drive north of the capital you will find the highest waterfall in the Faroe Islands, Fossá. It is 140 meters high and showers down the mountainside in two quite impressive sections. It is possible to hike up to the first section.
It’s a little tricky and requires that you do not have a fear of heights. As it quickly gets muddy on the “path” up there, we do not recommend that you do it if it has rained a lot, as otherwise you slip easily.
It is one of the main attractions on Streymoy. The great thing about the waterfall is that it looks very different from season to season. In summer it is green and lush – and in winter it is effervescent and raw with brownish shades or snow cover. It is a waterfall to be experienced when traveling to the Faroe Islands.
In the small village of Saksun, you will also find a rather beautiful and impressive waterfall when it has rained. The first time we were there back in October 2018 it had rained a lot up to. The waterfall therefore erupted in a very impressive way!
Hardly as impressive was this second time on our visit in early July, where it was limited how much it had rained. However, it is still a very nice waterfall, which contributes well to the beautiful landscape and the impressive bay.
Waterfall on Eysturoy
On the Faroe Islands’ second largest island, Eysturoy, you will also find a really nice waterfall. It is the neighboring island to Streymoy and is connected by a bridge. It is therefore easy to get there.
The waterfall can be found in Eidi, which is a small settlement on the northern part of the island. To find the waterfall, set the GPS to the campsite (which previously served as a football pitch) and hike along the mountain until you reach the shore. It takes 5 minutes from the time you get out of the car until you see the waterfall.
It is a pretty impressive place that we recommend everyone to stop by. The water has a very special color, which gives an extra play to the mountain’s dark and green (or orange in autumn) color. It can be quite slippery, so be careful when walking around.