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Sørvágur - Slættanes

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    View and cairn as signpost above Sørvágur. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View from the Slattanes path north over the lake of Fjallavatn. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View from a cairn over Fjallavatn. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View from Áin á Fjøllum over Fjallavatn. Upwards through Mýrabotn, the cairns are low and can therefor be at bit difficult to see. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Along the path there are some cosy places where you just enjoy the moment with a cup of coffe. This is when crossing th river of Áin á Fjøllum. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    The view up on Suðansbrekka at 420m, is breathtaking. This view is in the direction of Slættanes with the mountains north of Vestmanna in the background. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    The view north to the spectacular mountains north of Vestmanna. In the forground Úti í Haga and Fagridalur. In the background the mountain of Høvdin just vest of Saksun. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Suddenly the village of Slættanes arrives. Once left but now a tempting place for a remote summerstay. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Houses in Slættanes. Photo: Rannvá Joensen
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The hike begins on the path Slættanesgøtan in Sørvágur, goes through the wide and scenic area by Fjallavatn, and continues north to Slættanes

The path starts by the water reservoir in the valley of Húsadalur in Sørvágur. Ascend northward on the path called Slættanesgøtan toward the lake Fjallavatn, ford the river Tunguá, and continue up to the narrow bog named Mýrubotnur. From there, hike north around the ridge just north of Mt. Tungufelli and continue north through the pastures of Slættaneshagi to Slættanes.


The hike can be taken in either direction. As there is no road to Slættanes, where you start depends on how you access the path, by boat or on foot.

Sørvágur - Slættanes
Slættanes - Sørvágur

Sørvágur - Slættanes

Public Transport
There is no road to Slættanes. 
Bus Route 300 is driving to and from Sørvágur.

Arriving by car
Parking, Sørvágur
You can park your car by the water reservoir that lies by the unpaved road near the river Kirkjuá – note the green lines. From here, follow the blue line for about 600 metres, to the infield gate, where the path starts. The first cairn is just outside the gate. 

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    See green line for parking and blue line for starting point
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    See green line for parking and blue line for starting point
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    Starting point - gate
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    Starting point - first cairn

Slættanes - Sørvágur

There is no road to Slættanes.

Parkering, Slættanes: not possible

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    There is no road to Slættanes.
Sørvágur - Slættanes
Slættanes - Sørvágur

Sørvágur - Slættanes

Slættanes - Sørvágur


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3h 30m


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10 km


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422 m


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421 m


family icon Suitable for children over 8 as young children may find the hike long. The hike up from Slættanes is somewhat strenuous
difficulty icon Medium -
terrain icon Grass-covered and good for walking throughout
3 m/s
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Available guided tours