Vestmanna Bird Cliffs
Vestmanna Bird Cliffs
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  • Fi S
    London, United Kingdom518 contributions
    Birds and grey seals
    A lovely boat trip out to the cliffs to see birds, grey seals and other wildlife. The captain adjusts the destination to avoid bad seas, and so we were very comfortable throughout. Meanwhile the commentary about what we were seeing was clear and informative. Skilful boat handling brings us close to the cliffs, and yet they also maintain a respectful distance to avoid scaring the wildlife. A great 90 minute trip, very enjoyable!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Olga
    London, United Kingdom115 contributions
    Stunning cliffs
    Lovely boat tour to see the imposing and dramatic vestemanna seacliffs, seals and seabird life. The tour can be booked in advance online at the vestemanna tourist centre website. It can get very windy (as it did for us) so make sure to bring warm / wind-resistant clothing.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Katie H
    Melbourne, Australia322 contributions
    Affordable 5-hour Combined Boat Tour to Mykines and Vestmanna Sea Cliffs
    This tour is a must-do. I highly recommend it. Setting out from the picturesque village of Vestmanna was delightful, and spending time viewing the sea stacks and achingingly beautiful cliffs was awe-inspiring. There were birds in abundance to see flying among the cliff-tops and down to the water, from puffins and gillemots, to gannets and skuas. A bird watcher’s dream! The boat was comfortable and very safe – plenty of space both up top, and down in the warmer cabin. The weather turned when we were about to dock in Mykines and, despite three attempts, we were unable to do so because the swells were too big – and getting bigger with each attempt. While we were disappointed that we did not make it onto Mykines Island, we very much appreciated the captain’s focus on safety. There was also the risk that we’d not be able to get off the island if we were to able to dock eventually, so all is well that ends well. Safety first! We were lucky, then, to have an extended tour of Vagar Island and see the ‘Lake Above the Ocean’ and its waterfall from the ocean, the Witch’s Finger up close, imposing towering cliffs, and a cove with curious grey seals coming to meet us at the boat. Thank you to our captain and first mate for a safe, interesting, and enjoyable trip!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Molen61
    Schiedam, The Netherlands442 contributions
    Nice boat trip
    A nice tour, in our case towards the south of Vagar Island. Good information, we were lucky the boat was not too full and the wheather did not hinder the trip. Advise to the guide, also point out specialties like gannets!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 July 2023
  • S L
    Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
    Take a Boat Trip to see the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs
    For my experience, I took a 1.5 hour boat tour (reserved through the website "Guide to Faroe Islands") which saw my group being taken on an amazing boat tour around the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs where we saw amazing sights and even caught view of the local birds. Only through tours will you be able to visit such locations, as these cliffs require a boat to be hired. The guide and captain will also point out key interesting features and keep a watch out for birds you can take photos of. Do note, the weather can change on short notice, so be prepared with a windbreaker and medium thickness jacket at least.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 24 August 2023
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S L
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
Aug 2023
For my experience, I took a 1.5 hour boat tour (reserved through the website "Guide to Faroe Islands") which saw my group being taken on an amazing boat tour around the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs where we saw amazing sights and even caught view of the local birds.

Only through tours will you be able to visit such locations, as these cliffs require a boat to be hired. The guide and captain will also point out key interesting features and keep a watch out for birds you can take photos of.

Do note, the weather can change on short notice, so be prepared with a windbreaker and medium thickness jacket at least.
Written 25 August 2023
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Molen61
Schiedam, The Netherlands442 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
A nice tour, in our case towards the south of Vagar Island. Good information, we were lucky the boat was not too full and the wheather did not hinder the trip.
Advise to the guide, also point out specialties like gannets!
Written 17 July 2023
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Katie H
Melbourne, Australia322 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
This tour is a must-do. I highly recommend it.

Setting out from the picturesque village of Vestmanna was delightful, and spending time viewing the sea stacks and achingingly beautiful cliffs was awe-inspiring. There were birds in abundance to see flying among the cliff-tops and down to the water, from puffins and gillemots, to gannets and skuas. A bird watcher’s dream!

The boat was comfortable and very safe – plenty of space both up top, and down in the warmer cabin.

The weather turned when we were about to dock in Mykines and, despite three attempts, we were unable to do so because the swells were too big – and getting bigger with each attempt. While we were disappointed that we did not make it onto Mykines Island, we very much appreciated the captain’s focus on safety. There was also the risk that we’d not be able to get off the island if we were to able to dock eventually, so all is well that ends well. Safety first!

We were lucky, then, to have an extended tour of Vagar Island and see the ‘Lake Above the Ocean’ and its waterfall from the ocean, the Witch’s Finger up close, imposing towering cliffs, and a cove with curious grey seals coming to meet us at the boat.

Thank you to our captain and first mate for a safe, interesting, and enjoyable trip!
Written 2 July 2023
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Olga
London, UK115 contributions
May 2023
Lovely boat tour to see the imposing and dramatic vestemanna seacliffs, seals and seabird life. The tour can be booked in advance online at the vestemanna tourist centre website. It can get very windy (as it did for us) so make sure to bring warm / wind-resistant clothing.
Written 9 May 2023
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Fi S
London, UK518 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
A lovely boat trip out to the cliffs to see birds, grey seals and other wildlife. The captain adjusts the destination to avoid bad seas, and so we were very comfortable throughout. Meanwhile the commentary about what we were seeing was clear and informative. Skilful boat handling brings us close to the cliffs, and yet they also maintain a respectful distance to avoid scaring the wildlife. A great 90 minute trip, very enjoyable!
Written 7 May 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,977 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
My wife and took this 90-minute cruise on September 19. The cliffs are very interesting and worth seeing but they only comprise about 20 minutes or so. The boat is comfortable with indoor and outdoor seating plus a toilet. The boat was about 75% full when we went.

We didn’t see too many birds. The captain said that the puffins had flown to sea about a month earlier.

We had some confusion prior to the cruise as we received an email saying that the cruise had been cancelled. When I wrote back to try to reschedule they said it had not been cancelled. Not sure what happened but it turned out fine.
Written 20 September 2022
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Katarzyna K
Grantham, UK147 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed this tour! It was fantastic to see the impressive Vestmanna Cliffs and all the birds colony. This whole experience was even better because of the guide that was telling us about the things we see like salmon farms, abandoned village and lost of other stories. The weather wasn’t great and ocean was very choppy but it added the thrill to the whole adventure. Well done to the ship crew that manoeuvred the ship in between those rocky cliff and gave us a bit of adrenaline :D it was a real adventure! We could see the top of the cliffs but it was still amazing :)
Written 25 August 2022
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hetj2017
Soissons, France9 contributions
Jul 2022
We went for the cruise to the Vestamanna cliffs on the 21st of July: glorious sunshine, quiet sea, very few wind. We were very excited at the start, but in fact we didn't go to the cliffs as expected, but in the other direction, to Trollskonnufingur on Vagar (nice trip too, but not the one we had booked, and without any explanation -the weather cannot be an explanation for this very nice day-). So, we were back to the harbour with a mixed impression, and a question: WHY ?
Written 18 August 2022
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Iris
6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We went for a cruise (Vestmanna Seacliffs Sightseeing, Sjòferđir), which we had booked about a week before (they were already pretty full booked, so I recommend booking early). We didn't properly see any puffins on this boat trip, but it was cool to ride on the waves and see the beautiful cliffs close by from the sea. So I think it is worth it. We saw the puffins later while hiking in Gjógv.
Written 16 August 2022
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,595 contributions
Jun 2022
Great boat trip to see the awesome cliffs near Vestmanna. Weather was bit dull but luckily it brighetened up during the boat ride.
Scenery was lovely and the cliffs and rock pillars were impressive. The boat captain told some interesting things about the surroundings.
We saw flying puffins and northern fulmars.
Written 7 July 2022
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