Æðuvík – Nes

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    View from the mountain Vørðan south on the island Nólsoy. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View from the mountain Vørðan north over the outfield above the villages Nes and Toftir. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    View of Lake Starvatn and the southern part of the village Toftir. In the background is the southern part of the village Strendur. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    The village path where it comes up from the village Nes. Photo: Óli Gardshodn
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    Children playing in Nes. Photo: @kevin Faingnaert

An easy, beautiful and popular walk for the whole family, which leads you through the distinctive moors on the eastern arm of the fiord of Skálafjørður

The cairn path between Æðuvík and Nes takes about an hour to walk. The terrain is grass-covered and easy to walk, well-suited for those who find walking difficult.

 

The view to the south is toward the isle of Nólsoy and Tórshavn, and turning north you see Skálafjørður and Sundini, the strait between the isles of Streymoy and Eysturoy. The path is marked with cairns, but you must pay close attention to the path as there is quite a distance between the cairns at times. If one is unfamiliar with the path, a GPX-file might be of great help.

 

A table and benches are located where the path crosses the road to Eystnes, a great place to take a break and enjoy your packed lunch.

 

It is worthwhile to take the hike up to Vørðin (160 m) with its expansive views of the isles of Nólsoy, Sandoy and Streymoy, the fiords of Kaldbaksfjørður, Kollafjørður and Skálafjørður, and the strait between Eysturoy and Streymoy. The hike will add about half an hour to your walk.

 

The path can be taken in both directions and is well marked at both ends. Big signs show where the path starts and describe the walk in words and illustrations.

 

The path is marked with cairns but pay careful attention as there is quite a distance between the cairns in places. If one is unfamiliar with the path, a GPX-file might be helpful.

Æðuvík – Nes
Nes - Æðuvík

Æðuvík – Nes

Public Transport
From Tórshavn or Klaksvík, take route 400 to Runavík, where you can switch to route 442, which can take you to either Æðuvík or Nes.

Arriving by car
Æðuvík and Nes are easy to reach by car.

Parking, Æðuvík
Parking is good in Æðuvík. If you travel with a single car, it can be parked in several places close to the beginning of the path, but it is best to park in the large parking lot just before the cattle grid on the way to the village. The parking lot is marked with green. From here, follow the blue line.

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    See green line for parking and blue line for starting point
  • Parking-Æðuvík-Hike-Villagepath
    See green line for parking and blue line for starting point

Nes - Æðuvík

Public Transport
From Tórshavn or Klaksvík, take route 400 to Runavík, where you can switch to route 442, which can take you to either Æðuvík or Nes.

Arriving by car
Æðuvík and Nes are easy to reach by car.

Parking, Nes
Good parking is found in Nes about 60 m just north of where the path start, note the green markers. From here, follow the blue line to the gate: 

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    See green line for parking and blue line for starting point
  • Parking-Nes-Hike-Villagepath
    See green line for parking and blue line for starting point
Æðuvík – Nes
Nes - Æðuvík

Æðuvík – Nes

Nes - Æðuvík

Facts

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1h 30m

duration

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2.2 km

distance

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138 m

Peak

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98 m

Elevation


family icon Perfekt for children
difficulty icon Medium - The whole path is easy to walk. The path is marked with cairns, but one needs to be attentive as the distance between cairns can be significant in places
terrain icon Gras-covered and easy to walk, a little wet in places
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3 m/s
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