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Oyggjarvegurin - Skælingur

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    On Regnsendin, we will walk close to the characteristic Streymoyar sill that can be seen many places in the area as a irregular intrusive formation through the stone faces. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    At the wide pass under Regnsendan, the village paths from Leynum and Skælingi joins. In the background the mountain of Sátan. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View up to Regnsendin where we see the Streymoyar sill. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Again here in the foreground to the left, we see part of the Streymoyar sill. In the background we see the mountain of Skælingsfjall. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Again, here in the foreground to the left, we see part of the Streymoyar sill. In the background we see the mountain of Skælingsfjall. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    The strait of Vestmannasund. In the background the island of Vágar. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Like so much else irregular in the area, this too is a bit of a rare cleft, called Ravnagjógv. Photo: Óli Gardshodn

An easy, peaceful and beautiful hike

The hike between Skælingur and Oyggjarvegurin is beautiful with great views over the strait Vestmannasund and the isle of Vágoy. The view is better walking toward Skælingur as well as the hike being far less strenuous as you start up high. 

 

The start of the path at either end is not very well marked, but otherwise cairns lead you most of the way. If you start at Oyggjarvegurin, you can just see the first cairn from the road if you look carefully. 

 

There is good parking where the path begins in Skælingur. At Oyggjarvegurin you can park in the big parking lot where the path start.

 

It is both easier and more beautiful to walk toward Skælingur

Oyggjarvegurin - Skælingur
Skælingur - Oyggjarvegurin

Oyggjarvegurin - Skælingur

Public Transpart
There is no public bus to Skælingur or on the road “Oyggjarvegurin”.

Arriving by car
Parking, Oyggjarvegurin
There is a parking lot where the path starts. (see the photo)

 

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    parking site on Oyggjarvegurin

Skælingur - Oyggjarvegurin

Public Transport
There is no public bus to Skælingur or on the road “Oyggjarvegurin”.

Arriving by car
Parking, Skælingur
You can park your car just below where the path starts, either north of the path by the cattle grid or by the roadside north of the house that you need to walk by when you go up to the path. (see the photo)

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    Parking (green line) and starting point (blue line)
Oyggjarvegurin - Skælingur
Skælingur - Oyggjarvegurin

Oyggjarvegurin - Skælingur

Skælingur - Oyggjarvegurin

Facts

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Duration

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2.2 km

distance

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280 m

Peak

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72 m

Elevation


family icon The hike is suitable with kids
difficulty icon Medium - An easy an comfortable hike
terrain icon The entire path is grass-covered.
6°C
4 m/s
Weather forecast

Available guided tours