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Address: Streymoy, Faroe Islands

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Away from it all

A short ferry ride from Thorshavn - we did the walk to the lighthouse. This took us 5hrs and we are reasonably fit so give yourselves enough time. The walkers who do it in 3- 4 as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
Lmw205
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A short ferry ride from Thorshavn - we did the walk to the lighthouse. This took us 5hrs and we are reasonably fit so give yourselves enough time. The walkers who do it in 3- 4 as guide suggests must not stop at all. A lovely walk with a one stiff but easy climb out of the village. Difficult to... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Only a 20 minute ferry ride away, this island seems far isolated from the "big city" of Torshavn. The village is remarkable picturesque. There not much to do (an old museum, an historic boat), but it makes for a nice wander. The main reason to come is the hike to the lighthouse at Bordan. Not easy, not hard, it is... More 

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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I took the boat here on a lovely sunny day (which is unusual in the Faroes) and had a wonderful hike - you can get great views of the islands around and Torshavn. There is a ferry a couple times a day. I was there on September so the cafè was closed. Only the tiny grocery store was open. Better... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

very nice little island beautiful and the finest and most cosy little cafe. just have a walk and look and talk (nicely) to the sheep

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Edmonton, Canada
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65 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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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