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Hvalvík - Kvívík

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    The little village of Hvalvík. Photo: Kirstin Vang
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    On the way up Rossaryggur in Hvalvík. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View over Hvalvík from above Rossaryggur. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    On the plain above Rossaryggur. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Above the gorge of Hvalvíksgjógv (330 metres above sea level), two mugs hang on a wooden pole by a creek, so you can take a break and quench your thirst. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Up at Kellingarsteinur in 380m. altitude we have a fantastic view of Saksunardalur, the longest valley in the Faroe Islands. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Hamarsendi in the valley Vatnsdalur above Kvívík. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View from above the village of Kvívík. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View of the village of Kvívík. Photo: @capturewithtommy

A beautiful, easy and tranquil walk, lasting about 3 hours, when walking continuously

The village path between Hvalvík and Kvívík is fascinating. You pass the hydropower dams at Mýranar, east of Vestmanna. As you walk, you will notice larger and smaller dams that have been constructed to collect rainwater in this large area. You will also pass a water tunnel.

 

If you start to walk in Hvalvík follow the new path along the river Myllá, which runs north of the Mission House in Hvalvík. Here you will find a gate. Having passed through the gate, take a left toward the hay barn, from which you switch back north of the river Myllá (the right side). When you have come up the first rise, 150 metres above sea level, you will see the first cairns. From here you walk along Myllá, by the gorge Hvalvíksgjógv. Cairns will lead you all the way to Kvívík.

 

If you start in Kvívík, the walk commences at the large parking lot on the main road above the village. From here you walk 70 metres eastward, where you will find the path to the first gate. From there, cairns will lead you the rest of the way. 

 

The walk can be taken in either direction—weather conditions and mode of transportation deciding which direction to take. Though, some think the walk from Hvalvík is more beautiful.

Hvalvík - Kvívík
Kvívík - Hvalvík

Hvalvík - Kvívík

Public transport
Route 450 is driving to Hvalvík and route 100/300 is driving to Kvívík both routes driving to and from Tórshavn.

Arriving by car
Parking, Hvalvík
Good parking is found near the library in Hvalvík. There are further possibilities for parking near the church and by the road (see photos)

 

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    See green line for parking next to the library
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    See green line for parking next to the library
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    Startingpoint
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    See blue line for startingpoint

Kvívík - Hvalvík

Public transport
Route 450 is driving to Hvalvík and route 100/300 is driving to Kvívík both routes driving to and from Tórshavn.

Arriving by car
Parking, Kvívík
A large parking lot is by the main road above Kvívík.

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    See green lines for parking See blue line for stratingpoint
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    See green lines for parking See blue line for stratingpoint
Hvalvík - Kvívík
Kvívík - Hvalvík

Hvalvík - Kvívík

Kvívík - Hvalvík

Facts

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3h 0m

Duration

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9.3 km

distance

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399 m

Peak

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498 m

Elevation


family icon The hike is suitable with children
difficulty icon Medium - The walk is easy but quite long. Some might find the ascent from Hvalvík strenuous
terrain icon Grass-covered and easy to walk. Part of the walk is on top of the dam at Mýranar
9°C
4 m/s
Weather forecast

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