Trøllkonufingur - The Troll womans finger | Faroe Islands 2018

Trøllkonufingur / “the Witch’s Finger” – my visit to Faroe Islands | Gjertsen Photography

Trøllkonufingur og “the Witch’s Finger” is a majestic monolith on the south coast of Vágar.


Legend has it, that Trøllkonufingur is the finger of a witch that came to throw the Faroe Islands to Iceland. When she came to the sea south of Vágar, the sun came up and she was turned into stone and fell into the ocean.

She was so big that when she reached the bottom of the sea, the back of her head and her finger were above the surface. The back of her head is the island of Koltur, and the finger is Trøllkonufingur.

It is said that in 1844 a member of the Danish royal entourage climbed Trøllkonufingur. At the top he waved to Crown Prince Frederik, as he sailed past it. As climbing down, he realized that he had left one of his gloves at the top. He decided to climb up again to get it. Having just climbed it the first time he was tired and stumbled and fell into his death. – Source:

Trøllkonufingur – The Troll womans finger | Faroe Islands 2018




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. Velbastaður has a beautiful view across the strait Hestsfjørður towards the islands of Hestur and Koltur. The winding road down the steep hillside towards Norðradalur is a great photo location too.


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