The Faroe Islands

Fossá – the tallest waterfall on the Faroe Islands – a travel guide

If you like waterfalls (who doesn’t?) then you have to see Fossá on The Faroe Islands. With its 140 meters Fossá is the tallest waterfall on the Faroe Islands. It cascades beautifully down the mountain in two sections. In dry weather the waterfall is only a few meters wide, but after heavy rain it can be up to 30 meters wide. On our trip the heavy rain the day before meant that we got to see the waterfall with lots of water! So much I had to wipe drops off my lens every other second to get a decent shot of this beautiful place.

Fossá waterfall The Faroe Islands

Where is Fossá?

Fossá is located in the northern part of the main island Streymoy (the same island as the capital Thorshavn.) If you drive towards the town Tjørnuvík, the waterfall is located by the side of the road about 5 kilometers before reaching the town. Once you are there you must also make it all the way to Tjørnuvík.  From the beach there is the best view of the two famous sea stacks Risin and Kelingin.


 Read my full guide to the Faroe Islands here


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