Trælanípa is a perpendicular rock wall, which juts 142 meters upwards out of the sea. Trælanípa translates to Slave Cliff. Supposedly, it has gotten its name from the Viking Age when old and sick slaves were pushed off the mountain.
Depending on the weather you can see the southernmost part of Streymoy, Hestur, Koltur, Sandoy, Skúvoy and Suðuroy from here. And don’t forget the viewpoint for the optical illusion where the lake Leitisvatn/Sørvágsvatn looks like it is floating high above the sea – the lake above the ocean. Be careful not to get too close to the edge as it is steep!
At the end of the lake you can find the waterfall Bøsdalafossur (30 m) flowing directly into the Atlantic Ocean. Geituskoradrangur is the beautiful sea stack that can be seen from the same view-point of Bøsdalafossur.
Hiking in this area requires payment of a hiking fee.
All visitors must go through the main gate and check in at the landowners' reception at the beginning of the trail. Information about tours in this area can be found at the landowners website tralanipan.fo and furthermore on hiking.fo and guidetofaroeislands.fo
The waterfall Bøsdalafossur itself is a magnificent sight as it thunders down towards the sea.
Trælanípan (Slave Cliff)
Trælanípa is a perpendicular rock wall, which juts 142 meters upwards out of the sea.
The lake has been dubbed "the lake above the ocean" as the view from a particular angle functions as an optical illusion.