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The Witches Finger

The Witches Finger

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    There is a freestanding rock on the beautiful island Vágar called Trøllkonufingur, which means Witch’s finger. It is said to have been climbed only once, and the story goes all the way back to 1844, where a man climbed the Witch’s finger so that he could wave to the king Frederick VII of Denmark, when he sailed past the island. Later, when the man had come down, he realized that he had left one of his gloves on the top of the rock, so decided to climb back up after the gloves. On his way to the top he hadn’t enough strength left, and died in his fall.Ride out to the end of the track, leave your bike and hike the last 3 minutes to the path edge to get the best view.

    • September 5, 2018

  • It offers here a very nice panorama.

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    • December 30, 2018

  • The naturally formed rock in the form of a Trollweibfingers / Hexenfinges, which sticks out of a cliff, therefore, has its name.
    Supposedly he was first climbed, but you can not climb yourself, as it would be too dangerous. But the breathtaking view alone is worth a stopover.

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    • November 23, 2019

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