Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil) - Elduvík

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    The view north through the fjord Funningsfjørður. After walking the 60 altitude meters from the road up the mountain gorge Sniðsgil, we have reached the highest point on the village path. The rest of the trip to Elduvík is a 3km pleasant walk - except for a small slippage which we must cross. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View from the headland Elduvíksnes into the fjord Funningsfjørður. The village path is all the way up on this rock wall that we stand on, and it goes as far in as we can see, after which it goes down the road through a mountain gorge. It is actually a very nice and quiet walk. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View from the headland Elduvíksnes over to the village Funningur. In the background to the left the ridge up to the highest mountain on the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur 882m., And to the right Gráfelli, the second highest mountain. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    The village of Elduvík. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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A short, nice and beautiful hike with stunning views up hills and across the sound to the isle of Kalsoy. Good views of the highest peaks in the Faroe Islands

The trip from Funningsfjørður to Elduvík over the gully Sniðsgil is one of two paths between the two villages. 

It is easy to hike from Funningsfjørður up through the Sniðsgil and up over Gøtuhjalli, a crag. From there you walk down the sloping terraces to Elduvík. Some might find it difficult to walk across the two first gullies between the Cape of Elduvík and the í Barmi neighbourhood of Elduvík due to rockfall. 

The path at á Hjallanum that runs by the fiord of Funningsfjørður has some traffic noise as it is just above a main road. 

The first cairn in Sniðsgil is visible from the road. The cairns are not visible from the village of Elduvík.

Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil) - Elduvík
Elduvík - Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil)

Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil) - Elduvík

Public transport
There is no public transportation to Elduvík or Funningsfjørður. 

Arriving by car
Parking in Funningsfjørður
Parking is available by the gully Sniðsgil, where the path starts (see photo)

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    parking (green line) and strating point (blue line) - Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil)
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    parking (green line) and strating point (blue line) - Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil)
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    parking (green line) and strating point (blue line) - Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil)

Elduvík - Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil)

Public transport
There is no public transportation to Elduvík or Funningsfjørður. 

Parking Elduvík
Good parking is found near the church in Elduvík (see photo)

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    map of parking and starting point
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    parking (green line) and strating point (blue line)
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    parking (green line) and strating point (blue line)
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    parking (green line) and strating point (blue line)
Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil) - Elduvík
Elduvík - Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil)

Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil) - Elduvík

Elduvík - Funningsfjørður (Sniðsgil)

Facts

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1h 30m

Duration

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3.6 km

distance

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124 m

Peak

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74 m

Elevation


family icon Suitable for children above approx. 10 years
difficulty icon Medium - It is easy to walk, although at times steep, which might be a challenge for people with fear of heights
terrain icon Grass-covered and easy to walk but wet in places. However, the path is in bad condition in two gullies near Elduvík. One must climb over a fence at the Cape of Elduvík
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Available guided tours