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Leynar - Kollafjørður

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    The beach in Leynar. Photo: @JEAN.HO
  • View above the village gate down towards the village of Leynar. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • On the way up from the village of Leynar, you walk closely along the gorge Kollfjarðargjógv and the waterworks located just below the gorge. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • Above Setberg, at an altitude of 250 m, the view is very good. Here we see the village of Kvívík and to the right the mountain Egilsfjall, 618 m. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • View above Setberg south towards the west side of the island of Streymoy, where we see the settlement Skælingur, the mountain Skælingsfjall, 767 m. Further south the valleys Gjáarbotnur and Skorardalur. In the background on the far right, the islands of Koltur and Sandoy can be seen. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • The view below the rock wall Hjallabrúgvin east towards Hóvabrekka and the wide pass that we cross. To the right the gorge Marknagil and above columnar basalt at Regnsendin. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • The path across the stream above the gorge Marknagil. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • The view down the gorge Marknagil. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • The view south towards the mountain Skælingsfjall, 767 m. In the middle across the picture, you can see the special columnar basalt on Stórareyn. This is part of the well-known Streymoyarsyllin, a sill which is a so-called irregular intrusive formation that undulates between the basalt stratums. The geologists love this place. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • The special columnar basalt Stórareyn, north of the mountain Skælingsfjall. This is part of the well-known sill Streymoyarsyllin. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • The path along the special columnar basalt on Regnsenden. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
  • The pond Tjørnin á Brekkunum. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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This old village path takes you through diverse landscape with the magnificent columnar basalt at Stórareyni as a scenic highlight

Walking towards Leynar is particularly beautiful and far easier as you start up high. The path is well-traversed, also on horseback, as is seen in the many hoof marks on the path.


The walk through the valley, across the gully Marknagil and up the hill is tranquil and beautiful. Coming up from Marknagil, you will see the cliff Líraberg and the columnar basalt at Stórareyni.


The starting point of the village path is not well marked at either end, but otherwise there are many well-maintained cairns the whole way. As the path is well-travelled, it is easy to see the whole way except for the last short stretch down to the main road Oyggjarvegurin.


There is a gate that leads to the path in Leynar. 


It is easier and more beautiful to walk toward Leynar.

Leynar - Kollafjørður
Kollafjørður – Leynar

Leynar - Kollafjørður

Public transport
Bus Route 100/300 stops in Leynar

Arriving by car
Parking, Leynar
Parking is available along the main road close to where the path starts (see photo).

Kollafjørður – Leynar

Public transport
By bus you can take route 100/300 between Tórshavn and Vestmanna which stops in Kollafjørður.
You can also take route 450 between Skálafjørður og Kollafjørð

Arriving by car
Parking, Kollafjørður
There is a large parking area by Búnaðarstovan (Agency for Agriculture and Aquaculture) in Kallafjørður. See photo below

Leynar - Kollafjørður
Kollafjørður – Leynar

Leynar - Kollafjørður

Kollafjørður – Leynar


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1h 45m


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5 km


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285 m


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298 m


family icon This hike is suitable for children
difficulty icon Medium -
terrain icon Grass-covered throughout with deep hoof prints, especially as you draw close to Leynar, where the path looks worn
4 m/s
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