Trælanípa | Faroe Island 2018

Trælanípa and Bøsdalafossur – my visit to Faroe Islands | Gjertsen Photography

To get to Trælanípa you need to walk along Lake Sørvágsvatn, Leitisvatn or simply Vatnið. It is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. It looks like it’s perched hundreds of feet above the ocean and it tilts outwards – but this is actually an optical illusion. The lake sits in a deep depression and is only about 90 feet above sea level. Trælanípa is a perpendicular rock wall, jutting 142 meters straight up out of the sea giving the oppostunity to shoot the optical illusion.

Bøsdalafossur is the waterfall that flows from the lake Leitisvatn/Sørvágsvatn and into the Atlantic ocean. It has a height of 30 meters. Geituskoradrangur is the beautiful sea stack that can be seen from the same view-point as Bøsdalafossur.

What more can you expect from one single photo location!!


I visited the Faroe Islands in August 2018 and that was a fabulous experience for a photographer. I these post you can read more about other great photo locations in the Faroe Islands. Tjørnuvík is a village with a good view of Risin and Kellingin – a great photo location for landscape photographers. Bøur has motifs known on many paintings and photographs. Saksun is a village in a natural amphitheatre high above a tidal lagoon.  Gasadalur village is located in the west of Vagar Island and it is a natural beauty that is tucked between lush green fields and soaring rocky mountains.




    • Thank you for stopping by Jonathan. I often have a great opportunity to see other parts of the world in my job. So, whenever I have the chance I extend these trips on private interest. If anyone have the opportunity to visit this jar of honey for photographers – grab it! It really is worth the time and money if you ask me.

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