Gasadalur (Goose Valley) is located on the edge of Mykinesfjørour, surrounded by the highest mountains on Vagar. This amazing village is on the other side of the mountain, on the northern part of the island.
The island of Vagar, where the village of Gásadalur is located, is one of 18 islands just about centrally located between Iceland, Scotland, and Norway, in the middle of the North Atlantic.
The picturesque landscape attracts photographers with its fantastic play of light between sun, meadow, cloud, cliff, and sea.
In 2004, a tunnel was created in the ”Goose Valley,” which made it possible to drive through by car. Before the tunnel, Gasadalur village was one of the most isolated Faroese villages and became almost completely depopulated. The village had a population of 16 before the tunnel and 18 people after the tunnel was built.
The tunnel itself is a rare and unique experience you can find in the Faroe Islands, and it is a one-lane two-way tunnel with pull-outs to allow oncoming traffic to pass.
Park your car in the village and look for the walking trail. During the walk, you’ll come across a few benches where you can rest while enjoying the exceptional views of the abrupt coastline and of the island of Mykines (the westernmost of the 18 principal islands of the Faroe Archipelago). So, don’t forget your camera!
The view of Gasadalur waterfall is one of the most photographed places in the Faroe Islands, and once you see it you will understand why.
There is a magical atmosphere at the site and always mesmerizing and fascinating to follow the waterfall and observe how the water continuously flows over the edge down onto the sea surface.
There is a story that says that this charming village was named after a woman called ”Gæsa,” who came from Kirkjubour. Gæsa had eaten meat during the Lent fast, and for this unholy action, all her property was confiscated. Gæsa fled to the valley of Vagar, which was named after her. Most other village tales are about elves and spirits.
Hot to get to Gasadalur Village, Faroe Islands?
There is an international airport on the island, making this zone perfectly accessible to tourists who want to experience the pristine waterfalls and immense volcanic mountains of this beautiful landscape.