Into the sea
Sun rises so late that we have time to eat breakfast at the hotel before heading out. This is going to be the routine for the whole week – early breakfast, lunch on the road, back to the hotel for dinner.
We spent the first morning in Syðradalur, it’s a place with lava rock formations and a small waterfall and an island in the distance for background. The cliffs were horrendously slippery, I still can’t believe I didn’t lose my balance at any point. Careful is the word!
In the afternoon, we did a hike along the shore of the biggest lake of the islands, Leitisvatn (also called Sørvágsvatn). The interesting thing about the lake is not the size though, but its outlet – the lake runs out straight into the sea via a creek that’s about 100 m long, and ends in the Bøsdalafossur waterfall. It’s not so easy to get a good view to the waterfall, so you can’t be too afraid of heights while you’re balancing on the cliff’s edge. I sat down on the edge with my feet almost dangling down (I wanted to dangle them but I have very strong self preservation instincts), which gave me a good enough angle to the fall and the sea below. There are other viewpoints besides this one that we explored, so if I ever go back to the Faroe Islands, I will definitely want to spend more time in this location. Highly recommended!