Visiting Drangarnir in the Faroe Islands

Drangarnir

The Faroe Islands do offer some unique sights to its visitors. Probably the most iconic of them is Drangarnir , a stunning rock formation, in the visually breathtaking islet of Tindholmur. The word itself can be translated as “the sea stacks”, which you will have the change to experience in a variety of different ways. If you are planning to visit the beautiful Faroe Islands, make sure you include Drangarnir in your itinerary!

We know that finding information about getting there or visiting it might be a bit hard. To make things easier for you, we created this essential guide about visiting Drangarnir , so that you can make the most out of your trip. Let’s get started!

Admiring It From A Distance

You can decide to experience a beautiful view of the Drangarnir from the small but charming village Bour, which is located on the way to Gasadalur and easily accessible, being only of a 10 minutes drive from Vagar Airport. From this village, you’ll not only have the opportunity of having breakfast with a beautiful view of the islet of Tindholmur and the Drangarnir . You’ll also be close to the famous waterfall Mulafossur and you’ll be able to spend a couple of nights in one of the many beautiful turf houses.

Hiking

Hiking Drangarnir is not an easy task. But if you feel you are in the right physical conditions and are not afraid of spending most of your whole day hiking, it is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of this unique sight.

You should be aware that the hiking itself will take about 5-6 hours but the facility at which you’ll be able to walk through the sight depends on the conditions of the soil. It might get very slippery, depending on the season and the weather and it is a pretty steep path. To improve and ensure safety the hiking season ends on October 1st and re-opens in April, so be careful about the period you are planning to travel to the Faroe Islands if you want to be able to hike the Drangarnir. Also, today, you are allowed to do the hike only if you join a tour and are accompanied by a local guide for a price of 550 DKK approximately. That means that you’ll need to further organize yourself because the hike can only take place on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11:00.

The requirement of having to do the hike with a guide is fairly new so some travelers are still doing it on their own. However, the Faroe Island legislation clearly states that you need the landowner’s permission to walk on the area, which is privately owned. To avoid any problems, just book a tour with a guide, it’s also a great way to keep safe!

By car

To get to Drangarnir by car, you can drive to the village of Sorvagur, follow the signs for the Mykines ferry and meet at the meeting point which is the Effo gas station in Sorgavur. You can park your car at the ferry port.

By boat

If you wish so, you can take the boat back from Drfarnir to Sorvagur for an additional cost of 100 DKK, however, it will depend on the weather conditions as well, so you won’t be able to book that in advance.

Boat Tour

If the idea of hiking does not excite you but you still want to get a great view of the Drangarnir, you can do so by joining a boat tour. There are many tours organized by Visit Vagar.fo and by joining one tour you’ll be able to see the Drangarnir as well as the beautiful waterfall Mulafossur in Gasadulur. Both are must-see sights that you should not miss when going to the Faroe Islands. You can check the schedule online, but usually, there will be tours every day during the spring/summer season leaving at 10:30 in the morning. The cost of the boat tour is 650 DKK per person.

As you can see, there are several ways you can enjoy the beautiful and popular sea stacks of Drangarnir. Depending on your preferences, on the climate and on the time you have at your disposal, you can choose between the different options. No matter how you decide to experience it, it is a sight that will be one of the highlights of your visit!

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