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Vágar (Danish: Vågø) is one of the 18 islands in the archipelago of the Faroe Islands and the most westerly of the large islands. With a size of 178 square kilometres (69 square miles), it ranks number three, behind Streymoy and Eysturoy. Vágar region also comprises the island of Mykines. The Vágar island shape is very distinctive, since on maps it resembles a dog's head. The fjord Sørvágsfjørður is the mouth and the lake Fjallavatn is the eye.
The tourist attractions on Vágar are excellent and perhaps the best in the Faroe Islands. The country’s two largest lakes - Leitisvatn and Fjallavatn - are to be found there, and the tourist association organises excursions throughout the summer.
Breathtaking cliffs, beautiful little villages, peaceful lakes and hiking paths. And of course the inhabitants: birds, seals, sheep, fish and a bunch of friendly people!
Set a short way south of Streymoy amidst the grey windswept sea, Sandoy is an island that is surprisingly often overlooked.
While it perhaps doesn’t have the same dramatic cliff lines that can be found elsewhere in the Faroe Islands, its compact size, charming gingerbread villages, glistening lakes and sprawling beaches make it a wonderful day trip from Torshavn, and because it seems to be left off so many people’s itineraries, it’s also an excellent place to explore without the crowds.
In just a few hours, you can take in every village and almost every road as you wind between the rolling landscapes, and for those with more time to spare,
Suðuroy is the most southern island of the Faroe Islands. Shaped by deep fjords, Suðuroy is a most picturesque island that has much to offer the visitor - from historic Sandvík in the north to the beautiful, natural scenery of Sumba on the south. The two largest towns, Tvøroyri and Vágur, are situated on beautiful fjords surrounded by mountains. All of the island's towns and villages are linked by a network of modern roads, which offers easy access to a variety of fascinating landscapes.
While Suðoroy is the third largest of the Faroes’ 18 islands, it is one of the least discovered by tourists. This is largely because people often skip Suðuroy due to its distance from the rest of the Faroes. From Tórshavn, it’s a two-hour ferry, which is a small hurdle in and of itself as most other ferry rides in the Faroes take only 20 minutes or so.
Kalsoy (Danish: Kalsø) is an island in the north-east of the Faroe Islands between Eysturoy and Kunoy. The name means man island; by contrast with the parallel island to the east, Kunoy, the name of which means woman island.
Kalsoy, like Svínoy, is a comparatively isolated island, in that no bridge, tunnel, or causeway links to it.The western coast has dramatically steep cliffs for the full length of the island, whereas idyllic valleys on the eastern slopes protect the four tiny settlements, Húsar, Mikladalur, Syðradalur, and Trøllanes, whose combined populations total less than 80. They are connected by a partly surfaced road which passes through four dark tunnels. The island's thin shape and road tunnels give it the nickname "the flute". A lighthouse is located atat Kallur, the northern tip of Kalsoy.
With six mountains higher than 800 meters, Kunoy is the highest island in the Faroes. The landscape is rough, may appear unfriendly, but it is fascinating. It makes one feel small, standing below these grass-grown giants.
The northern end of Kunoy, the cliff Nakkur, rises 819 meters straight up from the rough North Atlantic Ocean. The cliff is widely known for its birdlife, which includes puffins, guillemots and kittiwakes.
Today there are two villages on Kunoy, the village of Kunoy on the western side and Haraldsund, named after the narrow waters between Kunoy and Borðoy, on the eastern side. The island is reachable from Borðoy by a bridge over Haraldsund, the strait separating the two islands. The village of Kunoy is reachable by a tunnel from Haraldssund.
Borðoy (Danish: Bordø) is an island in the north-east of the Faroe Islands. Its name means 'headland island'. There are eight settlements: Klaksvík (the second largest town in the Faroes), Norðoyri, Ánir, Árnafjørður, Strond, Norðtoftir, Depil and Norðdepil.
There are also three abandoned settlements: Skálatoftir, Múli and Fossá, all in the north. Múli was one of the remotest settlements in the Faroes – there was no road link until 1989, before which goods had to be brought in via helicopter or boat. The last people left in 1994.
The island has five mountains: Lokki (755 m), Háfjall (647 m), Borðoyarnes (392 m), Depilsknúkur (680 m), and Hálgafelli (503 m).