Akrar - Víkarbyrgi

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    View above Akrar with Vágur in the background. The villagepath starts outside the sheepfold going straight up along the fence up on the first crog. In the Background Vágur. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Up on the first crag, go straight up along the path on the east side of the gorge. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View above Akrar. In the background Vágur. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View up on the top at 249m. The village Porkeri in the background. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    The view on the top at 249m. Baglhólmur - the small islet to the left in the background. Here the landscape layers clearly show that Faroe Islands incline down eastwards. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    The cains although not so large clearly show the path between Akrar and Víkarbyrgi. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View above Víkarbyrgi. Photo: Óli Gardshodn

A short and easy walk along the grass-covered path to Akrar with beautiful views over the bays of Vágur and Víkar, where you will see unique strata sloping drastically eastward

At Akrar you will find the village path by going through the sheep pen at the end of the village. Leaving the pen, climb over the fence and head straight up on the left (east) side of the fence.

 

When you reach the first rise, continue up along the river Ærgisá, east of the ravine. From there, follow the cairns all the way down to Víkarbyrgi.

 

Lovely views are to be found at the hillside Brúgvin, which is also a cosey place to take a break and enjoy the views of the headland Porkerisnes to the north and the islet Baglhólmur to the east, where you also will notice how the terrain has sunk.

 

When coming down to Víkarbyrgi, you can take the main road down to the village rather than taking the village path. Doing so, you avoid having to climb over a fence as you draw near to the village. 

 

The hike can be taken in either direction. Taking the hike from Akrar is slightly steeper

Akrar - Víkarbyrgi
Víkarbyrgi - Akrar

Akrar - Víkarbyrgi

Public transport
There is no public transportation to either Akrar or Víkarbyrgi.

Arriving by car
Parking, Akrar
Parking for three cars is available by the sheep pen at the end of the village (see the area marked with green in the picture). From there, go through the gate in the sheep pen to reach the village path (the blue line).

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    See green line for parking and blue line for strating point
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    See green line for parking and blue line for strating point
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    Starting point, Akrar

Víkarbyrgi - Akrar

Public Transport
There is no public transportation to either Akrar or Víkarbyrgi.

Arriving by car
Parking, Víkarbyrgi
Good parking is found on the main road. You can park your car by the second last bend in the road before you reach the village (the area marked with green). From here, hike up along the river and through the gully by the boulder Steinurin Grái (marked with blue).

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    See green line for parking and blue line for strating point
Akrar - Víkarbyrgi
Víkarbyrgi - Akrar

Akrar - Víkarbyrgi

Víkarbyrgi - Akrar

Facts

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1h 0m

Duration

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2.4 km

distance

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252 m

Peak

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247 m

Elevation


family icon Suitable for children for children over the age of 6. The hike is for the most part child-friendly. However, the stretch up through the ravine at Akrar is somewhat steep. Here children must be accompanied
difficulty icon Medium - It is only the hike up through the ravine at Akrar that is somewhat steep
terrain icon Even and good for walking throughout, except for the stretch up through the ravine from Akrar, which is quite steep. Minor screes and some loose ground are found on the path through the ravine
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