Saksun - hike - Faroe Islands

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Saksun is a remote Faroese village of just 14 inhabitants with its own chapel from 1858, and a tidal lagoon. We visited Saksun in order to attempt the hike to Haldorsvik. The walk from the start is steep, but well-trodden and sign posted in its early stages. The walk climbs quickly, revealing a stunning view of the lagoon and the surrounding valley. After around 60 minutes we reached a plateau and walked in what we thought was the right direction - following cairns. However we soon realised we had lost the trail. It was clear which way we needed to return, so we didn't fear getting lost. If you are intending on hiking from Saksun, make sure you’re clear on directions! What struck me on the walk was a real sense of remoteness and being in true wilderness. We had to be very careful not to disturb birds, as we were dive-bombed a couple of times, and needed to retreat. Back down in the village, we walked around the chapel grounds - which houses a graveyard for the village. There are toilet and parking facilities in the village for visitors.
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