Gásadalsgarður is a new guesthouse in the village of Gásadalur on the western side of Vágar in the Faroe Islands, the collection of 18 islands situated halfway between Iceland and Norway.
The first of its kind in the village that is home to arguably the most famous sight in the Faroes, the magical waterfall of Mulafossur, the natural phenomenon that is unique in its descent directly into the ocean, with the striking image having been photographed countless times.
Newly opened, cosy Gásadalsgarður is set just metres from the waterfall and is open all year round, boasting four double bedrooms and a quaint café just next door.
Remote and awe-inspiringly beautiful, until 2004 Gásadalur was almost cut off from the outside world, with the village only accessible by hiking over 400-metre-high peaks. The creation of a tunnel through the mountain not only meant that the postman could deliver mail without having to trek the peaks, but it also paved the way for more people to visit the village of 13 inhabitants and discover the wonder of the Mulafossur waterfall for themselves.
Priced from DKK 1,100 / £125 per room per night, including breakfast.
Daily flights to the Faroe Islands (London to Vágar Island, via Copenhagen) operate year-round and cost from £368 pp return. Seasonal twice-weekly direct flights to the Faroe Islands (Edinburgh to Vágar Island) operate from March to December and cost from £199 pp return. Visit www.atlantic.fo for further information.
For more information, see www.visitfaroeislands.com/place/gasadalsgardur-guesthouse.