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!