Vestmanna trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +
Trip Planner Europe  /  Faroe Islands  /  Streymoy  /  Vestmanna


Vestmanna is a town in the Faroe Islands on the west of the island of Streymoy.It was formerly a ferry port, until an undersea tunnel, the Vágatunnilin, was built from Vágar to Kvívík and Stykkið further south on Streymoy. The cliffs west of Vestmanna, Vestmannabjørgini, are very popular for excursions by boat.A 'Vestmann' was a "Westman", or Gael in Old Norse. The original name was Vestmannahavn, i.e. "Westmen's/Irishmen's harbour".HistoryIn December 1759, during the Seven Years' War, François Thurot's squadron sheltered from stormy conditions at Vestmanna. The lack of supplies available from the islanders motivated the subsequent raids by the squadron on the north Irish coast.GeographyIt is surrounded by the mountains of Hægstafjall (296m), Økslin (317m), Loysingafjall (639m), Moskurfjall (624m).TourismVestmanna is often called the tourist village on the Faroe Islands. The main tourist attraction is Vestmannabjørgini. In 2012 a camping site was established at Inni á Fjørð with a capacity of 120 caravans in addition to tents.
Vestmanna is in Streymoy. Our Faroe Islands online vacation maker allows you to schedule your trip to Vestmanna, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Vestmanna

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Vestmanna

Duration: 2​h
Duration: 30​min
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Vestmanna

Duration: 1​h 30​min
Duration: 1​h
Duration: 4​h
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Places to visit with Vestmanna