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Camping Á Giljanesi

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  • Coastal site in the grounds of a hostel, with sea views from pitches
  • A five-kilometre hike to the Trøllkonufingur rock formation
  • Indoor kitchen, living room and bathrooms all available

An island site with sea views from your own pitch... what a splendid Danish destination is this.

Camping à Giljanesi is in the grounds of a hostel on the coast of the island of Vágar, one of the 18 isles in the Faroe archipelago (yes, the one that looks like a dog's head...). This is oft hailed as one of the most top spots in all the Faroe Islands for outdoor adventures: the island is famed for its hiking, boating, fishing, horse riding, and birdwatching galore around the north and west coasts, and history is all around too if that's your bag instead.

It's a cinch to get to Camping à Giljanesi once on Vágar: the site is 10 minutes' drive from the airport and under an hour from the bus and ferry terminal in Tórshavn. And once arrived? Well. That famed hiking includes paths aplenty in the surrounds, with destinations including a lake, waterfall and the legendary rock formation of Trøllkonufingur or the witch's finger. For yet more island exploring, boat trips to Mykines, the most westerly of the Faroe Islands, leave from Sørvágar 10 minutes away – or you can whirl to Mykines in a helicopter instead...

Pitches are provided with electricity and a supply of fresh Faroese drinking water, and there's free wifi access on site as well. Guests are also welcome to use the hostel facilities, including a kitchen, living room and bathrooms with showers.

For food, a couple of grocery shops and a café and pizzeria are around a kilometre away.

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Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access


Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room




Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery


Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Small (11-25 sites)


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  • á Hillingartanga 8, Sandavágur, Vágar, Denmark, FO-360
  • Timezone Atlantic/Faeroe +0000 (GMT+00:00)   GPS 62.0476°N 7.1632°W


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Book a guide or set off by yourself on the many spectacular (and energetic) hikes around Vágar, like the strenuous old railway path over mountainous terrain to Gásadaldur and views of the Múlafossur waterfall, or the hike to Slættanes, Vágar's abandoned village. Care is needed when hiking on the island as it's illegal to stray off the path on most of them; if you'd prefer a guide, contact the hiking association of Vágar which has several routes to try.

Less energetically, and to investigate the old sites of the island, stroll the kilometre or so to Sandavágur Church with its splendid red roof (a bit of a must for Faroe Island photography), and the two and a half kilometres to the war museum at Miðvágur which commemorates soldiers of World War II. The Sørvágur Village Museum, also two and a half kilometres away, has exhibits and displays on local industries as well as a fine collection of around 10,000 old photographs.

By car, it's five minutes' drive to Lake Leitisvatn, the island's biggest, for boating and brown trout fishing, and just under 20 to the waters of Fjallavatn to Vágar's north west.

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Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..