Trælanípan “Lake Above The Ocean” + Photography Tour

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Trælanípan “Lake Above The Ocean” + Photography Tour

An easy and beautiful walk along the Faroe Islands largest lake to the stunning “lake above the ocean” combined with sightseeing around Vágar Island to Gásadalur, Bøur & Sandavágur

From: DKK 1345,-

Fridays 09.00-18.00

Incl. Transportation, tour guide, walking fee, packed lunch and drinks.
Adults € 181 / children (0-12 years) € 91

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The 8 hour guided tour to the lake over the ocean is a must, when visiting the Faroe Islands. The location is famous for the optical illusion that strikes, when you can see the lake and the ocean in the same view. The tour begins in Tórshavn, the capital, were the bus picks you up at your hotel and the drives to the islands Vágoy is approx 40 minutes. During the drive, the guide will inform you about daily life on the islands while driving on mountain roads and through one subsea tunnel. This tour is a combination of guided sightseeing to villages like Gásadalur, Bøur & Sandavágur, where you will get opportunities to take photos of Drangarnir and Tindhólmur, and a hiking tour to Trælanýpan or the “Lake above the ocean”

What To Expect:

The day begins in the morning, when the bus picks you up at your hotel in Tórshavn, the capital. the journey takes you to the old mountain road out of Tórshavn, were we will make two photo stops, one of the Island of Koltur and the other of the only prison in the Faroe Islands, which has a breathtaking view. On Vágar island, we will visit 3 villages, Sandavágur, Bøur and Gásadalur and here you will get an insight into the Faroese culture and daily life on the islands. You will have plenty of opportunities to take photos of Drangarnir, Tindhómur and Múlafossur waterfall.

After the sightseeing, the journey goes to Miðvágur, were the hike begins. Here you will spend approx. 3 hours hiking by the biggest lake of the Faroe Islands, lake Leitisvatn. The peak of the hike, is the view point were you will see the “optical illusion” or the lake above the ocean.


Pick ups are between 8.30am and 9am

  • 9am – Depart from Tórshavn
  • 9.30am – Photo opportunities of Norðadalsskarð and Sornsfelli
  • 9.45am – Arrive in Kollafjørð for coffee
  • 10am – Begin the journey to Skæling for a photo stop
  • 10.20am – Arrive at Skæling for a 20min stop
  • 10.50am – Drive to and through the subsea tunnel
  • 11.20am – Arrive in the village of Sandavág, were we will make a stop to see some historical remains.
  • 12pm – Arrive at Leitisvatn and see the statue of “Nykur”, a mythical faroes figure
  • 12.30pm – Arrive at the village of Bø, were you will get the opportunity to walk around the village and see the amazing views of Tindholm and Drangarnar.
  • 13pm – We will get back on the bus and drive to the village of Gásadal, were packed lunch and beverages is served.
  • 13.30pm – A short walk to Múlafoss, the most well known waterfall in the Faroe islands.
  • 13.50pm – The bus departs for the village Miðvágur
  • 14.00pm – The Local Tour guide greets you welcome and the hike begins
  • 15.00pm -Arriving at the famous viewpoint where you can see the “optical illusion”
  • 16.00pm – Hike back to Miðvágur where your bus waits you
  • 17.00 Back in Miðvágur and you head back to Tórshavn
  • 18.00 Back at your hotel in Tórshavn

Several bathroom breaks and photo stops on the way

Additional information

  • Free cancellation policy up to 48h before the tour begins.
  • MM Tours takes full right to make changes to the itinerary, due to changing weather and other unpredictable circumstances that may occur.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be offered a full refund or a different tour

Practical Information

What to bring:

Hiking shoes

Warm, Waterproof clothes