VestmannabjørginiThe cliffs west of the village Vestmanna, which is located on the west side of Streymoy, are very popular and one of the biggest tourist attractions in Faroe Islands. These cliffs are named Vestmannabjørgini, which means the cliffs of Vestmanna. They can best be seen with excursions by boat from Vestmanna. Locals boat-tours company in the village can offer unforgettable adventures on sea, to these astonish and breathtaking 6 km (approximately) long bird cliffs.
Not long ago locals used to climb and hoist these great cliffs, and in good days, they caught thousands of puffins, and which made it a good food source for the Faroese people. Sheep are also hoisted down on the bird cliffs, because of the good fertilized bird cliff grass, and after they are well grown, they are hoisted back up to be slaughtered. The meat of these sheep are usually much better and more expensive than other sheep meat.
The best time to visit Vestmannabjørgini are in the summertime, where the weather is better and more stable. Here you might see many kind of bird species, which stretch from guillemots, puffins, fulmars, gulls, cormorants, ride, auk and other Faroese birds.
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I am going to Faroe Islands next year, and am very interesting in going to Vestmannabjorgini. COuld you please tell me where it is possible to rent a boat?
Was in Faroe Islands in 2015 and took a boat from Vestmanna to Vestmannabjørgini. It was amazing to see the enormous height of the cliff, and to be able to sail in such a close distance!