Tjørnuvik, Trælanípa, Klakkur & Maddie’s Map

Saying those names is a lot like talking with a handful of marbles in your mouth!

Our last full day in the Faroe Islands before we all split up and fly out the next day! It was another long day stretching from our house in Elduvík to the north end of Streymoy to the southern tip of Vágar and all the way over to Klaksvik.

The black beach at Tjørnuvik

This little village is literally at the end of the road. The Faroes is one of the very few places I’ve been to that has so many villages at the end of the road. Stop here, turn around and go back! Very wide angle shot, you can barely see the two sea stacks way out by the large cliff.

Next, it’s on to Tfælanípa or as translated in to English, slave cliff.

It supposedly got it’s name from the viking age when slaves were pushed off the mountain. The vertical cliff rises 143 meters above the sea, and yes, you can walk right up to the edge!

Right up to the edge!!

The lake in the photo is the largest fresh water lake in the Faroe Islands. It seems to have two names –

Leitisvatn / Sørvágsvatn. It is also known as the lake above the ocean. At the left end of the lake in the photo above is the Bøsdalafossur waterfall. It has a height of 30 meters, falling directly into the sea below.

Easy hike back to the car and it was off to Klaksvík for dinner at a steakhouse appropriately called, Angus! This was our farewell dinner on the night before the end of our adventure. The steaks were excellent, but the highlight of the dinner was the soft serve ice cream bar with all kinds of toppings to add. So good in fact, that Cristina and Lizzie had a taste before dinner and after!! A lovely dinner.

Klakkur Mtn.

Overlooking the city of Klaksvík is Klakkur mountain. A shorty compared to the other day at just 413 meters. A not so easy hike after all that ice cream, but a wonderful view of the city below and the fjords surrounding it.

A walk in the clouds

The last two images are drone photos and if you look closely in the second one, you can make out our little group at the top. Perfect way to end our time in the Faroe Islands, a truly magical place!

Maddie’s Map!!

Throughout this whole adventure, Maddie would make notations on the map as to what we did and where we had gone. Of course everyone took a picture of her map before we left which is exactly how I was able to put all these posts together. Thank You Maddie!! I added the red circles to make it a little easier to see where we went. I’d say we did a pretty good job of getting around over the 6 days we were there.

But wait, there’s more!

Not really the end of my adventure. It was on to Bergen Norway, then to Oslo before heading home.

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One Comment

  1. Deb August 30, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

    This trip gets filed under “six days and a lifetime of memories”! Congratulations on a successful trip and on some truly beautiful photos!

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