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Nolsoy

Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Streymoy
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Edmonton, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Nolsoy is only a 20 min. ferry ride from the harbour (40 kr, I think) & if you're planning on doing the hike to the lighthouses, this is the way to go. But if you just want a look at the village of Nolsoy itself, take the schooner, Nordlysid. It's a beautiful ship, a throwback to another time. We were... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

In july I travelled to the Faroe Islands. It was my second visit to this peaceful place. This time I took the opportunity to travel on the Nordlysid. The Nordlysid is a schooner, a multi masted tall ship. It was such fun being on this type of vessel. Although a little difficult for some, getting on and off it is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

We took the ferry over from Torshavn in the morning. After a brief stop at the tourist information center we decided to try the 5 hour hike to the lighthouse and back. It's a nice walk but most of the impressive scenery is looking back on the village of Nolsoy after the initial climb. The next long stretch is a... More

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Vagur, Faroe Islands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2009

I spent two days in Nólsoy with my sister and our children. We rented a house from the Tourist Information which is situated in a renovated old storage house in the harbor, it was built in 1787. We had a great time in Nolsoy. It was very peaceful. The only bad thing was that some of the streets were not... More

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2008

We only had a limited time on Nolsoy but unless you can stay overnight or give it a full day, there is not that much to occupy more than a short time. An overnight stay would enable you to see the storm petrels, which form one of the world's largest colonies and there are puffins on the same side, the... More

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