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Fuglafjørður Hellurnar A pleasant walk between the magnificent mountains of Fuglafjørður along the old village path to Hellurnar

The route begins at the football pitch at the top of the village. From the road on the west side of the football pitch is a path that goes upwards. The first part is paved. You then arrive at a gate leading to the field. Follow the path about 2-300 metres through meadow before you reach the gate to the outfield. From here, it can be difficult to see the path, but approximately 500 metres further to the right, the first cairn is visible. Above the lowest cairn is a ridge called Rossaryggur . Traces of the path are seen winding up it. Fuglafjørður is behind you and to the west, you can see Blábjørg, Jøklaskarð, Gjógvaráfjall and Niðan á Hús, where people from Fuglafjørður hid from pirates in the old days. Then comes Nón (where the sun hits at “nónbil” – at 3 p.m.), Breiðaskarð, Kambur, Træla­vatna­skarð, Tyrlar and towards east Ritafjall, known as Leirvíksfjall to people from Fuglafjørður. 14 | Hiking in the Faroe Islands

The event Top Fuglafjørður is organised every September. It is a trip to the 10 mountains around Fuglafjørð. With its 18-20 kilometres, the trip is quite demanding, but uniquely beautiful. Further informa­ tion can be found at the local information office. The path from Fuglafjørður to Hellurnar is called Sjúrðargøta. There is a story about a giant from Suðuroy who went to Oyndafjørður to test his strength. No one dared fight him. The people from Oyndarfjørður urged Sjurður, the farmer, to challenge the giant. He wanted his youngest son, also named Sjúrdur, to try. They wrestled and Sjurður beat the giant. His father paid him well for his deed. On the way up to Fuglafjarðarskarð  you walk along Malunar Hav (Malan’s Rock). Legend tells about a milkmaid named Malan, who was pregnant and was

Hiking in the Faroe Islands  

Fresh air, wind in your hair, tall mountains, sunny valleys, fascinating fog, beautiful lakes, grazing sheep and breathtaking views. These a...

Hiking in the Faroe Islands  

Fresh air, wind in your hair, tall mountains, sunny valleys, fascinating fog, beautiful lakes, grazing sheep and breathtaking views. These a...