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Skælingur - Norðradalur

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    The village path from the gate in Skælingur south towards Gjáarbotnur. Photo Óli Gardshodn
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    The sill Streymoyarsillin above the village path just south of Skælingur. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    The sheepfold in the cosy cleft in Gjáarbotnur. In the background the island of Vágar. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    The valley Oman fyri Stígar in Norðradalur. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View of Trøllkonufingur on Vágar. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Geology in Norðradalur. Photo: Thomas Varming
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    The village of Norðradalur. @ananya.ray

A peaceful hike that passes through an area with unique rock formations in the valley Gjáarbotnur

From Skælingur, go south from the main road on the unpaved road running through cultivated fields and continue through the gate that leads you to the path. The path is not marked, but it is easy to find the unpaved road and then the path. 

 

The innermost part of Gjáarbotnur is very pleasant, where the old sheep pen in the gorge makes the hike unique. The pen, which has recently been renovated by a stonemason, was first built sometime in the 19th century.

 

At Norðradalur, the path has been redirected. The farmer has put signs on his two gates, guiding hikers to use the lower gate. The path is not visible between the gate and close to where the path goes up through the crag. 

 

Take the GPX-file with you. Cairns and path are not always visible.

 

The path can be taken in either direction, weather and/or mode of transportation being deciding which direction is preferable. Whichever direction you take, there are some tough hills to walk up through.

Skælingur - Norðradalur
Norðradalur - Skælingur

Skælingur - Norðradalur

Public transport
There is no public transport to Skælingur. However, if you are up for walking to from Leynar (3,7km) route 100/300 drives to and from Leynar.

Arriving by car
Parking, Skælingur
1) 1-2 cars can be parked at the turning space by the end of the main road, close to the house at á Skælingi 17. From there, take the unpaved road southward.

2) Another 1-2 cars can be parked at the lay-by about 180 metres further north, just south of the river Mjólká (beneath a Faroese Telecom cabinet). 

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    1) see green line for parking and blue line for startingpoint
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    1) see green line for parking and blue line for startingpoint
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    2) see green line for parking and blue line for startingpoint
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    2) see green line for parking and blue line for startingpoint

Norðradalur - Skælingur

Public transport
There is no public transport to and from Norðadalur

Arriving by car
Parking, Norðradalur
Drive as far as you can on the main road toward the disused fish farming plant. The road to the fish farm is closed. Parking is available by the gate blocking the road and north of it. You need to park close to the fence. (see the green line) From there, follow the line up to the first gate, which leads you out to the pastures – see the blue line.

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    See green line for parking and blue line for startingpoint
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    See green line for parking and blue line for startingpoint - red line indicates the road to a old fishfarm (do not walk this way)
Skælingur - Norðradalur
Norðradalur - Skælingur

Skælingur - Norðradalur

Norðradalur - Skælingur

Facts

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2h 45m

Duration

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8.5 km

distance

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424 m

Peak

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422 m

Elevation


family icon Suiteble for children 8+. The 8.5km path is a little too long for young children to walk
difficulty icon Difficult - The path through the crag above Vatnsdalur can be difficult for those who suffer from fear of heights
terrain icon Grass-covered throughout, at times a little steep. Going up from Gjáarbotnur, the ground is a little wet and rocky in places
8°C
5 m/s
Weather forecast

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