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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

Vagar, or Vagoy is one of the 18 Faroe Islands and the most westerly of the larger islands. It is the third largest, behind Streymoy and Eysturoy.

Population 2890 (february 2005)

Vagar island is very distinct in shape, as it resembles a dog's head. Sorvagsfjordur is the mouth and Fjallavatn is the eye.

Vagar is the first port of call for most travelers to the Faroe Islands, as it is home to the islands only airport, Vagar Airport. It handles about 170,000 passengers a year. Large numbers by Faroese standards, with the result that a road tunnel, 5 km in length and running under the sea now connects Vagar with the two largest islands in the Faroes and therefore the capital of Torshavn.

The tourist attractions on Vágar are excellent and perhaps the best in the Faroe Islands. The countrys two largest lakes - Leitisvatn and Fjallavatn - are to be found there, and the tourist association organises excursions throughout the summer.


By Bus Around the Island of Vagar

Bus tour around the island of Vagar inclusive visit to the church in Sandavagur, the old turf house museum and then an introduction to the nature.

By Boat to the Birds' Sanctuary Mykines

By boat to the island of Mykines - a really paradise for bird lovers and everybody enjoying the great nature. This tour is depending on the weather and will be cancelled if the sea is too rough. Lunch included.

Easy Hike to Bird Cliffs & Waterfall

Easy hike to the birds' cliff "Trælanipan" and continue to the waterfall Bøsdalafoss. A little further along the coast we will see the rock Geituskoragrangur. We return along the shores of the lake Sørvagsvatn to the old storehouses built from huge stones.

Hike to the Isolated Village of Gasadalur

Hike to Gasadalur - the last village in the Faroes without road connection. Still the postman walks to Gasadalur 3 times weekly all year around with the mail. A great experience - but a little demanding. If you want to shorten the tour this can be arranged. Packed lunch included.