Hiking to the Streymoy Sill & Leynar


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Difficulty level

Level 3: Average physical condition.

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  • Take a cross-country hike to the Streymoy Sill, overlooking mountain tarns and outcrops.

  • Admire the layered geology of the Faroes and find out about their volcanic and glacial origins.

  • Take in the peaceful sounds of lapping waves and gushing streams in the village of Leynar.

  • Enjoy unparalleled vistas of fjords and distant islands on the return trip to Torshavn.

Geological wonders 

After boarding a coach from the harbour, we drive alongside Kaldbak fjord to the trailhead. Hike uphill to about 280 metres above sea level, pausing at the top of the columnar basalt of the Streymoy Sill. Admire the surrounding tarns and outcrops, sculpted smooth by ancient glaciers. Following the path down the mountain, we head to the romantic village of Leynar before returning to Torshavn.

Practical information   

  • Language:  English, Danish, Scandinavian 

  • Remarks/requirements:  Sturdy shoes and warm waterproof and windproof clothing are recommended 

  • Walking information:  3.5-4km of walking on grass and wet, boggy, uneven ground 

  • Wheelchair accessible:  No