Leynar - Kollafjørður

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    The beach in Leynar. Photo: @JEAN.HO
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    The columnar basalt at Stórareyni are a scenic highlight. Photo: Óli Garðshorn
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    There are many well-maintained cairns on the village path bweteen Leynar and Kollafjørð. Photo: Óli Garðshorn
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    The path is well-traversed, also on horseback, as is seen in the many hoof marks on the path. Photo: Óli Garðshorn

This old village path takes you through diverse landscape with the magnificent columnar basalt at Stórareyni as a scenic highlight

Walking towards Leynar is particularly beautiful and far easier as you start up high. The path is well-traversed, also on horseback, as is seen in the many hoof marks on the path.

 

The walk through the valley, across the gully Marknagil and up the hill is tranquil and beautiful. Coming up from Marknagil, you will see the cliff Líraberg and the columnar basalt at Stórareyni.

 

The starting point of the village path is not well marked at either end, but otherwise there are many well-maintained cairns the whole way. As the path is well-travelled, it is easy to see the whole way except for the last short stretch down to the main road Oyggjarvegurin.

 

There is a gate that leads to the path in Leynar. 

 

It is easier and more beautiful to walk toward Leynar.

Leynar - Kollafjørður
Kollafjørður – Leynar

Leynar - Kollafjørður

Public transport
Bus Route 100/300 stops in Leynar

Arriving by car
Parking, Leynar
Parking is available along the main road close to where the path starts (see photo).

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Kollafjørður – Leynar

Public transport
By bus you can take route 100/300 between Tórshavn and Vestmanna which stops in Kollafjørður.
You can also take route 450 between Skálafjørður og Kollafjørð

Arriving by car
Parking, Kollafjørður
There is a large parking area by Búnaðarstovan (Agency for Agriculture and Aquaculture) in Kallafjørður. See photo below

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    Follow the blue line for starting point
Leynar - Kollafjørður
Kollafjørður – Leynar

Leynar - Kollafjørður

Kollafjørður – Leynar

Facts

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1h 45m

Duration

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4.9 km

distance

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285 m

Peak

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298 m

Elevation


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difficulty icon Medium -
terrain icon Grass-covered throughout with deep hoof prints, especially as you draw close to Leynar, where the path looks worn
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Available guided tours