Hiking fees to the top

27.09.2023 - 07:26
Hiking fees to the top
You will soon be charged for hiking to the top of the country’s tallest mountain
At an elevation of 880 metres, Eysturoy’s Slættaratindur is the tallest mountain in the Faroes

Slættaratindur landowners plan to introduce hiking fees next summer.

The reason is that it has been difficult to secure funding for constructing a reception house and a new footpath.

Slættaratindur is one of the most popular hiking trails in the country, with an estimated 5,600 hikers over a 10-week period this summer, according to Visit Faroe Islands’ new digital registration system.

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However, locals say the real figure for a full summer season is closer to 10,000-15,000.

According to the registration system, the country’s most popular hiking trail is the village path between Tórshavn and Kirkjubø, with more than 7,000 hikers registered over the same 10-week period this summer.

Watch a short TV news feature about the new hiking registration system here (in Faroese).


Read the Faroese version of this article here.

English version by prosa.fo.

More Faroese News in English.

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