Vestmanna - birdcliffs and fishing
If you want to see the birds up close, and in the most authentic way, there is no better place than Vestmanna. Vestmanna is located on the northern part of Streymoy and is famous for its birdcliffs - the Vestmannabjørgini.
From the town, take a boat trip to these impressive cliffs which is a haven for the Faroese birds and is an unforgettable experience for those of you who love to get close to the action. You can witness how the birds really live, as they are always on the move between the sea and the rocks. Just imagine how busy they are in the springtime with getting their young ready to fly, so they dare take the plunge from the nest and unfold their wings.
If you are hooked on fishing, Vestmanna will satisfy your needs. You can sail from town to different fishing spots where you have ample opportunity to catch some good Faroese fish.
Cruise to Vestmannabjørgini
One thing is to look at the birds from the rocks, but quite another to be down where it really happens - feeling the sea beneath you and watching the birds hurtle out from the rocks in the wind. It is a two hour boat trip from Vestmanna to the birdcliffs, taking you to the awesome high cliffs and fascinating caves. Your Faroese skipper knows these waters as his own back pocket, and steers the boat around the sea with great precision in order for you to have the best experience.
The trip from Vestmanna is one of the most popular activities on the Faroe Islands. At the birdcliffs you will experience a wide range of beautiful Faroese birds, such as the cute puffin, the elegant guillemot and the kittiwake. Thousands of birds that live their lives above the sea and in the rocks.
The Saga Museum in Vestmanna
The Vestmanna Saga Museum provides you with a unique insight into the appearance of the Faroese in the Viking Ages. The museum features lifelike figures and vivid scenery which illustrate various dramatic scenarios from life at the time, such as the Irish monks, who were the first people in the Faroe Islands, and the Vikings who drove them away.