Trælanípan

EXPERIENCE

Trælanípan &
Bøsdalafossur waterfall

 
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Hike to Trælanípa and Bøsdalafoss waterfall

Hike on your own, or join us on a private guided tour and hear stories about the Viking Age and the Slave Cliff (Trælanípan) where disobedient slaves were pushed off the mountain straight to their death. How life used to be on this island, using peat for burning and cooking and stories and legends about the Nix and old tales about hidden people and witches.

 
 
 

Explore Nature

The hike to Trælanípan is an easy and beautiful walk. The walking path, is the old path to the peat field. Walk through the old peat meadows and note the many collapsed peat stores of stone.

From where the hike begins, you will also see the magnificent view of the 313 m tall monolith Trøllkonufingur.

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Bøsdalafossur waterfall

Lake Leitisvatn is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. The lake has also been named “the lake over the ocean” as the view from Trælanípan from an a particular angle functions as an optical illusion, appearing to look as though the lake is hovering directly above the ocean.

At the end of the lake is the impressive Bøsdalafossur waterfall. Bøsdalafossur is a 30m high waterfall flowing directly into the Atlantic Ocean.

Alongside otherworldly shorelines, you will also see the beautiful free standing sea stack Geituskoradrangur.

 
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Trælanípan

Trælanípa (Slave Mountain) is a perpendicular rock wall, which juts 142 metres upwards out of the sea. It’s said that it has gotten its name from the Viking Age when slaves were pushed off the mountain.  

From Trælanípan, you can see the southernmost part of Streymoy, Hestur, Koltur, Sandoy, Skúvoy and Suðuroy.

 
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Stories

There are many tales from this around the lake. Stories of love, war and much more.

 
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Wildlife

The area around Trælanípan is characterised by the large amount of birds that preside there during the summer. 

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Come hike with us with a local tourguide.

The guide has expert knowledge about the nature in the area, as well as its old tales and legends.

 

Prices

Adults
450 kr per person

Children 7-14
150 kr per person

Children 0-6
Free

 

Prices include: Tour guide, walkers fee and info folder.

For an additional 100 kr you can get a packed lunch for the trip. We also have a little house where guests can purchase a hot drink, something sweet and some traditional Faroese food. There are toilet facilities.

 

Hike on your own

Adults
200 kr

Children 7-14
50 kr per person

Pay at entry with
cash or credit card

 

Please contact us for special requests or group trips:

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