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Oyrareingir - Tórshavn
A long trip with gorgeous views, where a large portion of the route is along Oyggjarvegur.
You will walk up from the bus stop outside the northern mouth of the Kaldbaks tunnel. Then walk through the gate just above and right up towards the steep slope. This is one of the steepest paths in the Faroe Islands; however, because the path curves as it goes upward, it is not too difficult to walk.
The path is not visible in areas, and there is a long distance between the cairns; therefore, it can be challenging to walk the right way if you do not have a GPS. There can be a lot of noise from traffic; however, it becomes quiet and peaceful once at 230-meters above the first plain, right above Lágarstíggj.
You will walk across Skeiðsá and further up Oyggjarvegur. Continue walking southward along the road up on Sornfell and then down to the large cairn by Mjóstíggj. It is beautiful to walk with a view over Núgvan, Mjørkadal and out along Kallbaksfjørd. You can also see over Mannafelsdal, where the battle against the south and north men took place around 1307. Sadly, by Mjóstíggj, a landslide has taken the path with it, making it a little challenging to get across. From there, the route runs down to the station in Mjørkadal, where you come onto Oyggjavegur itself.
From Mjørkadal, it is 2km to Neytaskarð, where the route runs up a pass across Norðradalsvegur, then continues up the sharp mountain crest to a flat surface at 400-meters height above the unique Dysjarnar.
From there and at about 8km to Torshavn is a decent path with excellent and diverse views. During decent weather, as one nears Torshavn, you start to see more and more people, people riding horses and bicycles, making their way along the many paths outside of Torshavn. The route ends at the parking space above the quarry in Oyggjarvegur.
Oyrareingir - Hórisgøta - Tórshavn
Several buses routes pass by Leynar:
Route 100/300 Tórshavn – Vestmanna.
Route 300 Tórshavn – Flogvøllurin – Sørvágur.
Route 400 Klaksvík – Tórshavn.
Remember to tell the bus driver to stop north of Kaldbaks tunnel.
There is plenty of parking by the bus stop north of Kaldbaks tunnel.
You can park by the green markings. From there, you will walk through the gate and straight up by the river, where you will pass your first cairn at about 160-meters height.
Tórshavn - Hórisgøta - Oyrareingir
Oyrareingir - Tórshavn
Tórshavn - Oyrareingir
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