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Skopun - Lírabergshálsur

  • The Lykkjuvøtnini lakes north of the village of Skopun. In the background the islands of Koltur and Hestur. Photo: Óli Gardshodn.
  • The view from the Lírabergshálsur pass north towards the islands of Vágoy and Mykines. Photo: Óli Gardshodn.
  • The view from the pass Lírabergshálsur south towards the bird cliffs on the west side of the island of Sandoy. To the left is the stack Svartskorardrangur, 170 m. and to the right the stack Oknadalsdrangur, 182 m. Photo: Óli Gardshodn.
  • The stack Oknadalsdrangur, 182 m. Photo: Óli Gardshodn.
  • Eastern view from the Lírabergshálsur pass towards the bird cliffs on the west side of the island of Hestur. In the middle of the picture you see the famous Álvagjógv gorge and the Álvastakkur stack 183 m. Photo: Óli Gardshodn. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • Lake Høvdarhagavatn north of the village of Skopun. In the background the islands of Koltur and Vágoy. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • The Lykkjuvøtnini lakes north of the village of Skopun with the island of Koltur in the background. Photo: Óli Gardshodn.
  • Lake Norðaravatn just north of the village of Skopun. Photo: Óli Gardshodn.

Walk between hills and lakes to Lírabergsháls where you'll find magnificient views overlooking the cliffs and rock seastacks of the weatherbeaten west coast of Sandoy.

The hike starts at the harbour of Skopun. Walk north along the road passing the store called Búrhandilin. The building has been used as a shop since 1856 making it one of the oldest continues shops in the Faroe Islands.


Following the road Tormandsvegur, you'll pass a memorial commemorating the original settlers of Skopun and higher on the hill is a memorial as well as the world’s largest postbox. With the village behind you you'll see the many lakes and on clear days reflecting the nearby islands of Koltur and Hestur. It is remarkably comfortable to walk along the quite road leading the valley of Høvdarhaga. From here, you'll see Lírabergsháls. After hiking for 2,8 km, you'll find the sheepfold at the end of the road. Here, you'll also see a sign pointing to the viewpoints. Follow the reguar signpostst some 700m. Upon arrival you'll see the south towards the weather beaten westcoast of Sandoy and its impressive sea stacks. The northern sea stack is called Svartskoradrangur (170m) and the southernmost called Orknadalsdrangur (182m).

Skopun - Lírabergshálsur

Skopun - Lírabergshálsur

Plenty of parking by the harbour next to the tourist information. See the green lines. Follow the blue line.

Skopun - Líraberg

Skopun - Líraberg

Facts

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1h 35m

Duration

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7 km

distance

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189 m

Peak

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209 m

Elevation


family icon 6+
difficulty icon Medium -
terrain icon Almost the whole way is by asphalt road. The last 700 metres are on grassy field and the hill is a little steep.
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