Slættaratindur is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands at 882 meters above sea level. It is situated in the northern part of Eysturoy (East Island) between the villages of Gjógv, Eiði and Funningur. The name Slættaratindur simply means “flat summit”. The climb is an easy, and can be done by most people, young and old, but all depends on where your start point is. A convenient place to begin the hike is from Gjógv, which also is a recommendable place to visit and explore. This is a long and psychically demanding walk, which can takes around 5 hours. But if you would like to take the shortest and easiest climb, you could drive to Eiðisskarð, and from there walk the rest of the way. This trip is around 500 meters uphill, and could be done under one hour. It is recommended to make this trip on a clear day for the sake of the beautiful view form the mountain top.
Short video from Slættaratindur.
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