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Færøyene (Faroe Islands) mai 2018


Vågar Gåsadalur,  Vågar Trælanipa og Bøsdalafossur
Streymoy Vestmanna, Eysturoy Eidi og Slættaratindur, Eysteroy Gjøgv
Eysteroy Elduvik, Bordoy Klaksvik, Kunoy, Streymoy Torshavn,
Streymoy Kirkjubøar, Streymoy Torshavn Skanse o-a, Streymoy Vestmanna med båttur
Streymoy Leynar

Grete Emblemsvåg
Endringer 27.8.2019

Søndag 20. mai 2018

Med Norwegian til Bergen
og overnatting på Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport

Rommet vårt i Bergen
                                                                                 Middagen: fish and chips
Mandag 21. mai 2018
Bergen - Færøyene med Atlantic Airways

Vi fikk nøkkelen til leiebilen,
kjørte til hotel Vågar.
Der sjekket vi inn før vi begynte å utforske Færøyene.

Faroe Islands
Located in the Northeast Atlantic, the Faroe Islands comprise 18 small
islands, characterised by steep cliffs, tall mountains, narrow fjords – and
a population of 50,000.
The Faroese language derives from Old Norse, which was spoken by the
Norsemen who settled the islands 1200 years ago.
Through the centuries, the Faroese have defied the harsh nature and living
conditions. Enduring today is a nation in which the living standard is one
of the highest in the world. A highly industrial economy mainly based on
fisheries and aquaculture continues to flourish, while a Nordic welfare
model ensures everyone the opportunity to explore his or her own potential.
Faroese maritime expertise is widely renowned and the Faroe Islands
export seafood to all six continents.

Vágar is the first port of call for most foreigners travelling to the Faroe Islands,
as it is home to the islands’ only airport, Vágar Airport.
An airfield was built there during World War II by the British, who occupied
the Faroe Islands with the islanders' consent. After the war it lay unused for
about 20 years, but was then put back into service and expanded/modernised
as required. It handles about 290,000 passengers a year (2016). Such large
numbers by Faroese standards put a considerable strain on transport facilities,
with the result that a road tunnel (Vágatunnilin) measuring 5 km (3 mi) in
length and running under the sea now connects Vágar with the two largest
islands in the Faroes and thus the capital Tórshavn.
Vágar (Danish: Vågø) is one of the 18 islands in the archipelago
of the Faroe Islands and the most westerly of the large islands.
With a size of 178 square kilometres (69 square miles), it ranks
number three, behind Streymoy and Eysturoy. Vágar region also
comprises the island of Mykines.
The Vagar island shape is very distinct, since it resembles a
Sørvágsfjørður is the mouth and Fjallavatn is the eye.

Tur til Sørv
águr, Bøur og Gásadalur

Hotel V
ágar med kort vei til flyplassen.

Mykines (Danish: Myggenæs) is the westernmost of the 18 main islands of the
Faroe Archipelago.

On the northern side of the island is the valley Korkadalur, where there are
great columns of basalt, called the Stone-wood. To the west of Mykines is the
1 km long islet Mykineshólmur, with several sea stacks clustered at its western
end, where a lighthouse was built in 1909. A 40 m long footbridge connects its
eastern end with Mykines.

Mykines belongs to the oldest part of the Faroe Islands and was
formed about 60 million years ago. The Faroese basalt is divided into three
phases of eruption, the lower and oldest, the middle, and the upper and
youngest; the lowest formed by the eruption of low-viscosity lava through
long fissures, forming flat volcanoes. In the sound between Mykines and Mykineshólmur, Holmgjogv, one can see one of the most copious such flows on
the Faroes, with a depth of about 50 m. The interspersed layers of softer
volcanic tuff between the layers of basalt are differentially eroded, so forming,
especially on the steep northern side of the islet, some of the richest bird
cliffs in the world.


Mykines til høyre i bildet under

Leiebilen vår på Færøyene.
I bakgrunnen tettstedet Sørv

The name Sørvágur translates to "The Bay of Sør". While the second half of
the name makes sense given the fact that the village is located at a bay,
the first half is more mysterious. Legend has it that the first man to settle
at this place was called 'Sørli' and hence the village was named in honour of
him.  Another explanation on the origin of 'Sør' comes from the old-Norse
'Seyr' which is a word for sand (seyr is also a word for foggy rain).
Sørvágur has quite a large sandbeach in comparison with other
Faroese villages and towns, and therefore it was speculated that the
original name of Sørvágur was Seyrvágur, and during the course of
time, Seyrvágur became Sørvágur. During the first half of the
20th century local people in Sørvágur tried to correct this historical
injustice and used the name Seyrvágur instead of Sørvágur. However,
this trend died out again. One reason may be that there is no proof in
the Faroese historical records that justifies the name Seyrvágur.

As of today (2005) nobody has come up with at reasonable explanation to
the origin of the name Sørvágur.

Sørvágur is considered to be one of the oldest villages in the Faroe Islands.
Population (january 1, 2017)  1032



Tindhólmur  (right and above) is
an islet west of Vágar.
The view of the small island is
spectacular and rare. 

The scape of the island is unique
due to the five peaks.
These are
named Ytsti, Arni, Lítli, Breiði,
Bogdi which can be translated
into: Farthest, Eagle, Small,
Broad and Bent. The islet is
uninhabited and has an area of
650,000 square meters.
The highest point of Tindhólmur
is 262 meters.
A definite must see while
visiting the Faroes.



Tindhólmur has a very gloomy legend attached to it:
Tindhólmur is now un inhabited, there is a reason for this.
Legend has it that a local farmer named Rasmus used to live on the islet.
Rasmus was originally from Sørvágur, but he had so many disagreements
with his fellow villagers, that they offered him their part of the land on
Tindhómlur islet to get rid of him and make him move there.
Rasmus had a rich life on the islet. He had a lot of sheep, the outfield on
the islet was overgrown, and there were a lot of birds and fish at his
disposal on the islet.
But one day everything changed. A huge eagle came and took Rasmus’
two-year-old child and flew with it on the highest peak on the islet.
The mother of the child hurried up on the peak but by then it was too late.
The young of the eagle had already eaten the eyes of the child.
This peak is called Ørnatindur that can be translated into
“the peak of the Eagle”.
After that, Rasmus and his family moved away from Tindhólmur islet –
and it has been uninhabited ever since.
On Tindhólmur islet it is still possible to see the remains of Rasmus’
residence and boathouse.


Bøur (Danish: Bø) is a village in the Sørvágur Municipality of the Faroe Islands,
4 km west of Sørvágur, with a population of 75 (2012)
Bøur is an ancient settlement and is mentioned in the so-called Dog Letter dating
from 1350 AD, but it is probably older. The village is also mentioned as having a
church in a document dated 1710, but it is not known when the first village
church was built.


Bøur og Tindholmur
There is a story that the village was
named after a woman called Gæsa,
who came from Kirkjubøur.
She had eaten meat during the
Lent fast, and for this
unholy deed all her property
was confiscated. She fled to
the valley on Vágar, which
was named after her. Most
other village stories are
about spirits and elves.
A more likely explanation is
that Gásadalur (Goose Valley)
is named after the wild geese,
which from ancient times have
travelled to the valley.


Gásadalur (Danish: Gåsedal) is a village located on the west side of Vágar,
Faroe Islands, and enjoys a panoramic view over to the island of Mykines.
Gásadalur is located on the edge of Mykinesfjørður, surrounded by the
highest mountains on Vágar. Árnafjall towers to a height of 722 metres to
the north, and Eysturtindur to the east is 715 metres high. Here too, the
view south to Tindhólmur and Gáshólmur is quite magnificent.
The landing site is very poor, because it is located somewhat higher than
the seashore. So if the residents wanted to fish they were obliged to keep
their boats near Bøur. In 1940, during the British occupation of the Faroe
Islands, a stairway was built from the beach up to the village.
In order to reach any of the other villages, they had to take the strenuous
route over mountains more than 400 metres high. This explains why the
village population has become smaller and smaller. In 2002 there were
only sixteen people living in Gásadalur, and several of the houses stand
empty today. It had a population of 18 in 2012.

Karl Martin på en fin tursti fra landsbyen Gásadalur

In 2004 a tunnel was blasted through the rock, and it is possible to drive
through by car. The residents hope this will mean that the village
population will increase again. There are good opportunities for farming,
and the same number of fields as in Bøur, but here only a few are royal
estate. Most of them are freehold land.




Grete på tur i Gásadalur


ólmur sett fra Gásadalur


Gásadalur is a gorgeous waterfall named after a small village Gásadalur,
on the Island Vágar/Faeröer.
Gásadalur is fed by a small river that runs from north to south and ha a
descent of 600 meters.
The waterfall Gásadalur drops down, in a single drop, over 60 meters and
ends in the Atlantic Ocean.
When driving on road 45 to Gásadalur there is a left turn (just before the
village) going to the perfect viewpoint on the waterfall Gásadalur.

Mulafossur og landsbyen Gásadalur
Gásadalur har en liten kafe (2018) som
er verd et besøk

The name Faroe Island originally means Sheep Island. And you can understand
why. Over 70,000 sheep live here. That is more sheep than the entire population
of the country. Our old coat of arms from the 15th century even pictures a sheep.
So as you can see, sheep is an important part of our culture and history.
They have always been a symbol of the Faroe Islands

Fra Gásadalur kjørte vi til Midtvágur. Der gikk vi
tur langs stien til Trælanipa og Bøsdalafossur

At 3.4 square kilometres, Lake Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvatn (name is debatable,
depending on who you ask) is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands.
The lake has also been dubbed “the lake over the ocean” as the view from
a particular angle functions as an optical illusion, appearing to look as
though the lake is hovering directly above the ocean. At the end of the lake
is the impressive Bøsdalafossur waterfall.
The hike out to Bøsdalafossur is easy and takes about 45 minutes.
Please follow the gravel path out to the end of the lake. On the main road,
turn onto the road by the church in Miðvágur. From there, follow the signs
to “Trælanípa/Bøsdalafossur” until you reach a parting spot. Go through
the gate and walk along the gravel path. The path stops in some places but
if you continue walking along the lake, you shouldn’t have any problems
finding the path again. Please remember to read our 
guide to safe hiking
before you head off.



Bratte fjell og myke vidder

Fuglefotografer i arbeid

Grete tar også bilder, men ikke av fuglene.
Karl Martin fikk et brukbart bilde av måkene.

Trælanípa (Slave Cliff) is a perpendicular rock wall, which juts 142 meters
upwards out of the sea. Supposedly, it has gotten its name from the Viking
Age when slaves were pushed off the mountain. Be careful not to get too
close to the edge as it is steep!
From here, you can see the southernmost part of Streymoy, Hestur,
Koltur, Sandoy, Skúvoy and Suðuroy.


Karl Martin synes det er langt ned til sjøen, selv om han ikke er på toppen
av klippen.


Ikke gå for langt ut!
Grete går mot Bøsdalafossur.
This is the view of Bøsdalafossur waterfall – where the Sørvágsvatn
lake actually meets the Atlantic Ocean. As you can see the water
levels aren’t so different after all!



Rund steinbygning ved Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvatn

Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvat. Tettstedet er Miðvágur

Miðvágur (IPA: [ˈmiːvɔavuɹ], dansk: Midvåg) er et tettsted på Færøyene, sør på øya Vágar. Miðvágur var administrasjonssentrum i Miðvágs kommuna frem til
1. januar 2009, da fikk tilsvarende funksjon i nye Vága kommuna. 1. januar 2009 hadde Miðvágur 1 062 innbyggere, en liten økning fra 1980- og 1990-tallet.
Dette gjør Miðvágur til et av Færøyenes største tettsteder.
Miðvágur med kirken fra 1952

Båten er godt fortøyd, selv i hagen.

Antageligvis var Miðvágur, fra vikingtiden, et av Færøyenes opprinnelige
tingsteder. Miðvágur er imidlertid første gang nevnt i Hundebrevet fra
slutten av 1300-tallet, men ting tyder altså på at stedet er eldre. I 1899
gjorde Færøyene sin største grindfangst noensinne, med 1 300 individer
i Miðvágur.
Et kjennetegn på dialekten i Miðvágur er at «i» og «ið» i slutten av ord
uttales som /i/, og ikke som /e/ slik som i øvrige færøyske dialekter.

Tirsdag 22. mai 2018
Vi begynner bilturen
rundt på Færøyene.

Dagens etappe: Vestmanna,
Eidi, Slættaratindur, Gjøgv.

Overnatting på Gjåargardur

Vestmanna (dansk: Vestmanhavn) er en bygd og et sogn på Færøyenes største øy, Streymoy. Vestmanna ligger i en bukt ved Vestmannasund, som skiller
Streymoy fra Vágar.

Den 1. januar 2015 hadde Vestmanna 1 214 innbyggere, noe som gjør bygden
til den
største bebyggelsen på Norðstreymoy.
Vestmanna er en av Færøyenes beste, naturlige havner. Fiskeri, havbruk og
maritim industri
har avløst landbruket som bygdens viktigste
næringsveier. Halvparten av Færøyenes
vannkraft produseres i
Vestmanna, hvor SEV også har hovedkontor.
Vestmanna var et viktig fergested frem til åpningen av
Vágatunnilin i 2002. Mange turister kommer til bygden for å beskue
fuglefjellene på nordvestkysten, Vestmannabjørgini.

Karl Martin ser ut over Vestmanna.

Vi reiste innom Vestmanna for å undersøke tider for turistbåten som går derfra.
Den hadde akkurat gått ut. Neste tur skulle være om et par timer.
Vi valgte å reise til Slættaratindur i steden. Det var nydelig vær for en topptur.

Havna i Vestmanna
Eiði på Eysturoy

 is part of the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. Eysturoy, meaning
East island (pronounced ['estroi], is the second-largest island in the Faroe
Islands, both in size (286.3 km²) and population (10,586). The population is
spread over 38 towns and villages. It is separated by a narrow sound from the
main island of Streymoy. Eysturoy is extremely rugged, with some 66 separate mountain peaks, including Slættaratindur, the highest peak in the archipelago. Important towns on Eysturoy are Fuglafjørður in the north and the densely
populated area of the municipalities of Runavík and Nes in the south.

Eiði is in the far north-west of Eysturoy and the road goes
left just after the 'bridge across the Atlantic.
There is also a superb mountain road linking Eiði with Gjogv.


Eiði [ˈaiːjɪ] (About this sound listen) (Northern Faroese [ˈɔiːjɪ]; Danish: Ejde) is a
village located on the north-west tip of Eysturoy, Faroe Islands.

Its name means isthmus in the Faroese language. The town has a
population of 669 inhabitants. Eiði was settled by Vikings in the
9th century AD. In the center of the village there is a large stone
church from 1881.

Eiði kirke fra 1881
Litt mat må man ha før en

Slættaratindur, translated as “flat summit”, is the highest mountain in the
Faroe Islands, towering at 880 metres. On a clear day, all 18 islands of the
Faroe Islands can be viewed from the top (some claim that Iceland’s
Vatnajökull mountain can also be seen!).
On June 21, the longest day of the year, it is tradition to climb Slættaratindur
and watch the sun set and rise again.
There are two points from which to start climbing to reach the summit; the
first, from Gjógv, takes about four hours of hiking; the second, from
Eiðisskarð, takes under an hour.
As the country’s highest mountain, the mountain has an alluring effect on
both old and young, Faroese and visitors. You start your trip at Eiðisskarð,
which is the pass between Eiði and Funningur. Go over the fence at the
parking lot where Eiðisskarð is highest.
At this first leg, there is no path as such up to Slættaratindur, but when you
go up, stay in a straight line from the parking lot. The fence is on your
right-hand side. When you get to about 670 metres’ altitude, or after about
a 30-40 minutes’ walk, you will come to the path that leads to the top. The
path is inclined uphill to the left. Here, you are already so high that you
have a view of, e.g. Haldórsvík, with the eight-sided church and a string of
mountains that encircle the villages in the north.
Throughout the hike, you will be accompanied by sheep that graze at the
top of the Faroe Islands.

Første hinder på vei til toppen var et sauegjerde.
Det er bratt, Grete må ta en pustepause.


Follow the path one kilometre uphill. You then come to a point about
30 vertical metres from the top where the path turns a bend and goes
to the right again.
There are several trails of the path up here, but it is recommended that
you ascend up on the back of the mountain where you turn the corner
to the right.
After a few metres, you are on the path again where you proceed uphill,
keeping the top to your right. Be careful here, as it is gravelly and there
may be loose stones. The last few metres up to the top are like a staircase
made of rocks.
Here, you also need to be careful because it is steep on your left-hand side.
Feel that sense of butterflies in your stomach when you’ve reached the top.
The view is nothing less than spectacular; especially, if you are lucky with
the weather. On a clear, sunny day, the view covers practically all of the
Faroe Islands.
It is often said that if the weather is very clear and dry, you can see right
across to Vatnajøkull in Iceland. The distance is 550 kilometres.
Experts are, however, in some doubt as to whether this is possible and
point to the possibility of this being a mirage.



Haldórsvík på den andre siden

Nesten oppe

Risin and Kellingin (bilde til høyre)

Once upon a time, an Icelandic chief witch sent a giant and his wife, a witch,
to the
Faroe Islands to steal the islands and bring them back to Iceland.
Off they went in the
dusk and arrived in the north-westernmost part of the
Faroe Islands.

They decided to tie a rope around a mountain called Eiðiskollur, and pull the
Faroe Islands towards Iceland.

They struggled and worked hard to get the rope in place. Their first attempt
unsuccessful because part of the mountain split. However, they were
and worked all night to make it work

Risin og Kellingin

Like all creatures of the night, the giant and the witch knew they had to
hide before the sun came up, for fear of being turned into stone.
This particular night, they were so pre-occupied with their task that they
failed to notice the first beams of sunlight appearing on the dark horizon.
Inevitably, they were turned into stone.
Ever since, the giant and the witch have stood, staring westward, longing
for their home country.
These stone stacks are located close to Eiði. Another good place to view
them is from Tjørnuvík on the island of Streymoy.



Grete går den siste meteren til topps.


Den flate toppen på Slættaratindur.


Medbragt kvikk-lunsj nytes på toppen.
En liten hvil på vei ned igjen også.  Vannet er
Lake Eiði (Faroese: Eiðisvatn) is a lake on the island of Eysturoy in the
Faroe Islands.
Lake Eiði is located between the villages of Eiði and Ljósá. It is the fifth-largest
natural lake in the Faroe Islands, with a natural size of 47 hectares (120 acres)
that has been increased to 1.14 square kilometers (0.44 sq mi). The size of the
lake was increased by walls 22 and 13 m high, constructed by the SEV company
in connection with the Eiði power plant, which uses the lake as a reservoir.
Electricity production was started in 1987. Two tunnels redirect water from
adjacent valleys to Eiði.




Langt burtur frá dagliga sjagginum, umgirdur av vakrari náttúru,
liggur Gjáargarður – eitt tað hugnaligasta gistingarhúsið í Føroyum.

Vælkomin á Gjáargarður


Föroya Bjór er navnet
på et bryggeri på
Færøerne og betyder
Færøernes øl.
Bryggeriet ligger i
og er landets
eneste siden 2007,
Restorffs Bryggjarí lukkede.
Gjógv is the most northern village on the
island of Eysturoy, named after a
200-metre long sea-filled gorge that runs from the village into the ocean.
Nominated by the Nordic Council for the Nature & Environmental Award in 2014,
this beautiful quiet and well-preserved
village is idyllically located, closed in by mountains to all sides.
With less than 50 inhabitants, all living
in old timber-walled and turf-roofed
cottages, Gjógv has an abundance of
charm and appeal.
Add to this some great hiking and
walking trails that offer spectacular
views of the North Atlantic and the surrounding islands and you won’t
want to miss out on this special
The village includes a charming
teashop, a guesthouse (Gjáargarður)
and a campsite, and is located
approximately a one-hour drive from Tórshavn.

 Föroya Bjór producerer hovedsagelig til Færøerne, men der sælges dog
øl flere steder i Danmark, mest i København, men også i byer så som Vejle, Aalborg og Århus.
Navnet er lidt ejendommeligt: Øl hedder almindeligvis også øl på færøsk,
mens bjór er sjældent. Og bogstavet ö i Føroya (genitiv af Føroyar – Færøerne)
bruges sædvanligvis kun i festlig, gammeldags stil. Denne stil understreges
også ved, at bryggeriet selv skriver Klakksvík med kk – den ældre form.
Bryggeriet blev grundlagt i 1888 af Símun í Vági (1863-1935).
Dermed er Föroya Bjór en af de ældste virksomheder på Færøerne.

Bebyggelse i

The village church dates from 1929. It was the first one to be consecrated in
the village and the first one to feature services in Faroese.
Before that, the villagers walked to Funningur for church and burial services.


The church in Gjógv has a history of its own. It was built in 1929 and was
the first church to be inaugurated in Faroese. Its altarpiece is of a particular
interest; it shows Jesus walking on water – not the lake
of Genesareth, but “í Djúpunum” which is the name for the waters off Gjógv.


Vi kom i prat med en mann fra Gjógv. Han fortalte litt om stedet og om kirken.

Den var plassert nord-syd og ikke øst-vest som andre kirker på Færøyene.
Sånn var den mer synlig når båtene kom inn fra havet.

On the opposite side of the road
(from the church) a sculpture
stands as a memorial
to fishermen lost at sea, bearing
the names and ages of men from
the late nineteenth to the mid
twentieth century.
The sculpture of a mother and two
children looking out to sea was
created by Janus Kamban.


Til høyre: bebyggelsen i Gjógv og elva som renner gjennom byen.

En fin hage i Gjógv




Denne fine hagen er nærmeste nabo
til hotellet
på stedet, Gjáargarður.

Onsdag 23. mai 2018

Dette var den eneste dagen på turen med "dårlig vær".
Det var overskya og blåste kraftig.
Men det regna heldigvis ikke.

Vi skulle være i
Gjógv hele dagen.

The flag of the Faroe Islands is an offset cross, representing Christianity.
It is similar in design to other Nordic flags – a tradition set by the
Dannebrog of Denmark, of which the Faroe Islands are an autonomous

The flag is called Merkið, which means "the banner" or "the mark".
It resembles the flags of neighbouring Norway and Iceland.


Grete utenfor Gjáargarður. Det ser ut som hun fryser,
men det er vel heller litt mye vind for en østlending

Båten er godt festa her også, selv
på land.
De er vant med litt vind på
disse kanter.

Mary’s benk
If you take a walk along the bank of the gorge, you will get a first-hand look
at puffins in and around the cliffs. A bench has been erected at the tip to
which the trail along the bank will lead you in memory of Crown Prince
Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s visit in Gjógv in 2005. The bench is
named “Mary’s bænk” – in English Mary’s Bench after Crown Princess Mary.
Gjogv, walks and adventures   (22.8.2019)

Vi gikk først en tur ut til
Kronprinsesse Marys Benk.

En fin spaservei fører dit ut.

Grete ved Kronprinsesse Marys Benk.

Etterpå gikk vi opp i høyden over landsbyen.
Her er et bilde av Gjógv tatt like etter vi startet oppstigningen.

Kløfta som har gitt byen navn.

Bratt er det overalt.

Sauene er fornøyd bare de har nok gress.
Vi må over et sauegjerde igjen.
If you really want to get the Faroese nature under your skin, you should take
a walk in the mountains surrounding Gjógv. The mountain walk opportunities
around Gjógv are endless!

You can take a walk along the bank of the gorge, out to “Ovara Nasa”, then
uphill along the coastline until you reach a sheep house at the top.
From here you have a spectacular view of the bird cliffs before and below you
so close that you can almost reach out and touch the fulmars nesting there.
This walk only takes about 45 minutes and will boost your blood circulation.

Gjogv, walks and adventures   (22.8.2019)

Stien vi gikk. Det er gjerde mot stupet, men vi holdt oss mye enda
litt lenger inn på land på grunn av den sterke vinden.

Ned i kløfta. Karl Martin snakker med en lokal mann
som er nede for å se til båten sin.

Kløfta og trappa ned.

Grete begynner på trappene opp igjen.

The gorge, which is one of the main attractions of Gjógv, is in the northern
part of the village.
A flight of steps enables you to walk down to the landing place for boats.

Gjogv, walks and adventures,   (22.8.2019)

Etter lunsj gikk vi en tur i motsatt retning.
Her ser vi Gjógv og høyden vi gikk opp til om formiddagen.


Vi var også innom kafeen i
Gjógv, Gjåarkaffi

Torsdag 24. mai 2018
Vi forlot Gjógv etter frokost.
Reiseruta var: Elduvik, Glyvrar/Runavik, Søldarfjordur, Klaksvik
En fotopause langs veien. Herfra ser vi ned til bygda Funningur og

Veikryss. Herfra ser vi over til Kalsoy.
Elduvík is located in the Funningsfjørður-inlet on Eysturoy's northeast side.
The village which has a population of 23 is split into two parts by a small
river. The church in Elduvík dates from 1952.
Visible from Elduvík is the nearby island of Kalsoy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elduv%C3%ADk   (22.8.2019)

After about three kilometres, the lovely village of Elduvík appears ahead.
Elduvík is an ancient settlement. It is not known exactly how old it is,
but according to historical documents it dates back to no later than
1350 -1400, but it may well be older. Elduvík has retained much of its old,
charming characteristics. In the old days, there was no church in the
village, and therefore all important religious ceremonies, including funerals,
had to take place in Oyndarfjørður.


Vi gikk først en tur ut til Elduvíksgjógv. Det var en fin turvei ut dit.

At the western end of
the village, there is a
magnificent gorge
called Elduvíksgjógv,
which is worth a visit.





Vi gikk denne stien i motsatt retning, og ikke helt fram til Oyndarfjørður.

Once you have walked about one kilometre you will come to Elduvíkslíð,
the grassy sloping hillside between the two villages. To the left, you will
see the mountains Middagsfjall and Tyril, and to the right, you have a
fine view to the north of Kalsoy. Note specifically the two characteristic
peaks, the jagged Nestindur and the somewhat flat Borgarin, creating
a wonderful harmony together.
The Faroese national flower is
the buttercup – in Faroese called

Caltha palustris, known as


It was in the area below Nestindur that Páll Fangi hid from authorities in the
1600s because he was wanted for murder.
Páll was a farmer’s son in Mikladalur. A maid on the farm was in love with
him, but the feelings weren’t mutual. The jilted maid took revenge by
insinuating that Páll had murdered his father because the father had
given the farm to his brother. Páll was convicted of murder and imprisoned
in Tórshavn, but he managed to escape from prison three times.
On one of the occasions, he hid for a whole year in a cave in the rugged area
 under Nestindur.
The terrain in Elduvíkslíð is rather steep, but the path is good.
Further on, you have a view of the small village of Funningur that lies
wedged between the high mountains on the other side of the fjord.
One of them is Slættaratindur, which – with its 880 metres – is
the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands.
After about three kilometres, the lovely village of Elduvík appears ahead.

https://whatson.fo/en/place/oyndarfjordur-to-elduvik/      (22.8.2019)

Her går det rett i havet.

Sauene klarer seg bra i bratt.


Vi kom helskinna tilbake til Elduvik

When you arrive in the village,
you see a flat rock on the right
side of the road. It is called
Líksteinur (Corpse Stone).
This is where the people of
Elduvík said farewell to their
loved ones before their coffin
was carried to Oyndarfjørður.



Vi skulle på hjemmebesøk klokka 15 00, og hadde litt god tid til det.
Vi fant ut at litt sør for der vi skulle få kaffe og kaker skulle det være en kafe.
Vi kjørte dit og spiste hamburger med pommes frites, masse pommes frites.

Etterpå rusla vi litt rundt i området ved kafeen.
Vi fant blant annet Vinmonoposter, eller Rusdrekkasøla på færøyisk.

Det ser ut til å være slutt på
Tåka legger seg over toppene.
Heldigvis var det bare



Her fikk vi god kaffe og god kake.

Huset var koselig og hagen flott,
men vertinnen hadde dessverre litt liten tid til å prate med oss.

Vi var der en snau halvtime, så fortsatte vi mot Klaksvik på Bordoy.

The first settlement at Klaksvík dates back to Viking times, but it was not
until the 20th century that the district merged to form a large, modern
Faroese town that became a cultural and commercial centre for the
Northern Isles and the Faroe Islands as a whole.

Klaksvík is located between two inlets lying back to back. It has an
important harbour with fishing industry and a modern fishing fleet.
Originally, four farms were located where Klaksvík is now.

In time, they grew into four villages: Vágur, Myrkjanoyri, Gerðar and
Uppsalir; which finally merged to form the town of Klaksvík in 1938.

 (Danish: Bordø) is an island in the north-east of the Faroe Islands.
Its name means 'headland island'. There are eight settlements: Klaksvík
(the second largest town in the Faroes), Norðoyri, Ánir, Árnafjørður, Strond, Norðtoftir, Depil and Norðdepil.

There are also three abandoned settlements: Skálatoftir, Múli and Fossá,
all in the north. Múli was one of the remotest settlements in the Faroes –
there was no road link until 1989, before which goods had to be brought
in via helicopter or boat. The last people left in 1994.


What triggered the development of the town was the establishment of a
centralized store for all the northern islands on the location.
The brewery Föroya Bjór in Klaksvík is a Faroese family brewery, founded in
1888. The ram has been the symbol of the brewery since the early beginning.
Since August 2007, when Restorffs Bryggjarí went out of business, Föroya
Bjór has been the only producer of beer and soft drinks in the Faroe Islands.
With the opening of the Leirvík sub sea tunnel, the Norðoyatunnilin in April
Klaksvík gained a physical link with the mainland of the Faroe Islands and
can now be considered one of its key ports. Several developments are under
way to exploit this symbiosis, including a new industrial park located by the
tunnel entrance. Klaksvík is home to Summarfestivalurin.

Klaksvik havn




Fipan Fagra by
Hans Pauli Olsen
accidentally on
our way into the town.
It is made of
bronze and granite and was erected to celebrate the centenary of the
founding of the
municipality in
It is an unusual
piece with a naked man
wedged sideways between two
pieces of rock.



Fredag 25. mai 2018

Vi skulle forlate Klaksvik,
men førstmåtte vi se

Vi lot bilen stå ved hotellet
(Klaksvik hotel)
og spaserte ned til kirken.

Bildet er fra huset på bildet
til høyre.

Koselig hus og hage i Klaksvik

Christianskirkjan, the Lutheran church in Klaksvík, was consecrated on
7 July 1963, and is dedicated to the memory of the Faroese sailors who
lost their lives during World War Two.

Christianskirkjan is the first large church in the Northern countries, which is constructed with inspiration from the old Viking halls and the common hall
in old Faroese homes.
The roof construction appears to be very well suited for churches –
Chirstiankirkjan’s acoustics are said to be better than in other Faroese
churches of the same size.


The altarpiece originally hung in Viborg Cathedral, Denmark but was later
moved to the Danish National Museum of Art before it finally was installed
in the church in Klaksvík, where it is still to be found.
The altarpiece was restored in 2012. Conservators from all over the world
came to restore this extraordinary altarpiece. In this period, other parts of
the church were refurbished as well. The restoration was completed for the
50th anniversary of the church in 2013, which was marked with
a grand celebration.
For the churches 50th anniversary, the artist Edward Fuglø and the artisan 
Sjúrður Sólstein made an impressive work of art for the church called “Jesus
from Nazareth.” It consists of ten pieces, each piece depicting a story from
the life of Jesus.
Christianskirkjan is open to visitors Monday to Saturday from 15 May to 15 Aug.




For the churches 50th anniversary,
the artist Edward Fuglø and the
artisan  Sjúrður Sólstein made
an impressive work of art for
the church called “Jesus from
It consists of ten pieces,
each piece depicting a story
the life of Jesus.


Farvel til Klaksvik

With six mountains higher than 800 meters, Kunoy is the highest island
in the Faroes. The landscape is rough, may appear unfriendly, but it is
fascinating. It makes one feel small, standing below these grass-grown

Fra Klaksvik skulle vi til Torshavn,
men først tok vi en tur ut til Kunoy.

På bildet: Kunoy-tunnelen.


The northern end of Kunoy, the cliff Nakkur, rises 819 meters straight up
from the rough North Atlantic Ocean. The cliff is widely known for its
birdlife, which includes puffins, guillemots and kittiwakes.
Today there are two villages on Kunoy, the village of Kunoy on the western
side and Haraldsund, named after the narrow waters between Kunoy and
Borðoy, on the eastern side. The island is reachable from Borðoy by a
bridge over Haraldsund, the strait separating the two islands. The village of
Kunoy is reachable by a tunnel from Haraldssund.
The third village, Skarð, located at the northern end of Haraldssund, was
abandoned in the winter of 1919 in the wake of a great tragedy that
occurred right before Christmas in 1913. All the grown men in the village
were lost at sea, and the only survivors where the women and children,
a 14 year old youth and an old man.


Kunoy is the oldest of the villages on Kunoy and is a popular recreational place.
Kunoy is a cosy village with a stunning view of the neighbouring island of Kalsoy.
There is an old park, where the local youth often barbeque and hang out in the
gentle summer evenings, maybe challenging each other to climb the large rock
in the centre of the park.


2006 it had a population of 64.

Kunoy med utsikt mot Kalsoy

Kunoy kirke

På en klippeafsats mod Kalsoyarfjøður, ligger Kunoy Kirke.
Den afløse en tidligere kirke af den kendte færøske type med græstag. K
oret og midtergangen havde trægulv, mens resten af gulvet var af trampet
jord. Kirken er indviet d. 1/12-1867, opført af Símun i Haraldssundi og er
bygget af bræddeklædt tømmer på en sokkel af sten.
Den er bygget som et langhus, med en tagrytter (står med siderne flugtende
med selve kirkebygningen) imod vest, som ender i et pyramidespir.
Øverst en smedet fløjstang.

Da kirken blev indviet, var taget af skiffer, men dette er senere udskiftet til
rødt bølgeblik.
På hver side har kirken grønmalede vinduer. Indgangsdøren sidder på
vestgavlen, der vender ud mod sundet. Kirken er allerede kort efter
opførelsen, blev malet indvendigt, hvilket er lidt usædvanligt.
Det meste af inventaret stammer fra kirkens opførelse.
Altertavlen forestiller "den korsfæstede" af Vilh. B.
Kirkesølvet fra 1830'erne er overført fra den tidligere kirke.
I tårnet hænger en klokke omstøbt fra den tidligere kirke.


Fjellene på Kunoy

Terrasser på Kunoy

Hus i Kunoy

Elva gjennom landsbyen

og broa over elva

Kirken sett fra fjøra

og trappene ned til fjøra.


Fra Kunoy kjørte vi direkte til Torshavn og sjekket inn på Torshavn hotel

Torshavn, the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands is located
in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy.

Torshavn means ‘Thor's Harbor’, named after the god of thunder and
lightning in Norse mythology. Founded in the 10th century, it is considered
to be one of the oldest capitals in Northern Europe.
The city of Torshavn has fish-processing plants, a shipyard, and produces
woolen products that add to the economy and of the town.

Known mostly for the Vikings, Torshavn is surrounded with mountain
Húsareyn to its north at a height of about 1,140 ft and Kirkjubøreyn to
the southwest at 1,100 ft height. Fishing, fish processing, shipbuilding,
construction and handicrafts are the major activities of the Faroese people.

The Faroese government situated in the remarkable Tinganes peninsula
of Torshavn town was initially located on Tinganes. Since 1856, it has
been located on the town square, Vaglið where the city was temporarily
occupied during World War II by few dynasties.

The early days of Viking settlement at Torshavn begins more than thousand
years ago where it’s administrative and political centre and the Faroese
Government offices positioned in the old listed buildings add to the historic
glory of the town.


Today, Torshavn looks like a modern town owing to modern
communication and infrastructure. It is not much isolated as it used
to be in the past centuries. It has even retained its unique character,
mesmerizing charm that sets its different from any other capital in the
The city witness a budding number of people who come to it to
enjoy its harbors, striking and dramatic scenery, countryside sea,
age-old history, culture and the old fortress built in 1630 to protect
the market from pirates. This has remarkably increased its population.

En fin dag for utepils på Torshavn Waterside.

Det lå en norsk seilbåt i havn.
Flagget på Tinganes

Tinganes is the historical core of the country’s capital. Dividing two harbours,
this flat rocky outcrop is dominated by delightfully muddled turf-roofed
structures that, quite unassumingly, are home to the Faroese Home Rule
government (Føroya Landssýri).

Tinganes is said to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest, parliamentary
meeting places in the world, along with Tynwald Hill in the Isle of Man
and Þingvellir in Iceland.
It was here, in around year 900, that the Viking parliament first began
meeting every summer to discuss matters of national importance.

No armed security guards here, visitors are free to wander at will – who
knows, you might even catch the Prime Minister on his way to lunch!
Guides can explain the history of each structure, but random strolling is
enough for most visitors.

Tórshavn domkirke (færøysk:Havnar kirkja [ˈhaunaɹ ʧɪɹʧa], eller
Dómkirkjan er den nest eldste bevarte kirken på Færøyene.
Den er en luthersk domkirke og menighetskirke i Torshavn.
Kirken ligger i byens eldre del, og ble oppført i 1788.
Bare Olavkirkjan i Kirkjubøur er eldre.
Tórshavn domkirke er hvitkalket med skifertak.
Domkirken ligger i den nordlige enden av halvøya Tinganes,
og er en av Tórshavns hovedattraksjoner.
Den har vært sete for Færøyenes biskop siden 1990. 




  Trange gater og koseligehus.




Nólsoyar Páll (originally,
Poul Poulsen Nolsøe)
(11 October 1766, Nólsoy – 1808
or 1809, near Sumba) is a
Faroese national hero.
He was a seaman, trader, poet,
farmer and boat builder who
tried to develop direct trade
between the Faroes and the
rest of Europe and introduced
vaccination to the islands.
He went missing in the winter
of 1808/09 sailing home
from England.


Nólsoyar Páll statue by Hans Pauli Olsen

Lørdag 26. mai 2018

Tur til Kirkjubøur

Located only half an hour from the capital is Kirkjubøur, the islands’ most
significant historical site. In medieval times, this small village was the
cultural and episcopal centre of the Faroe Islands. Today, it effectively
consists of three main elements; firstly, the 900 year-old
farmhouse/museum Roykstovan, which is thought to be the oldest wooden
house still in use today (the Patursson family have lived there for
17 generations); secondly, the present Parish church, Ólavskirkja, built
in 1111 and used as the main church in the Faroe Islands for centuries;
and thirdly, the medieval Magnus Cathedral, built in the 1300s and the
effective seat of power over several centuries.
http://events.fo/place/kirkjuboeur/    (22.8.2019)

Veien til Kirkjubøur


Kirkjubøargarður (Faroese for Yard of Kirkjubøur, also known as
King's Farm) is one of the oldest still inhabited wooden houses of the
world, if not the oldest.
The farm itself has always been the largest in the Faroe Islands.
The old farmhouse of Kirkjubøur dates back to the 11th century.
It was the episcopal residence and seminary of the Diocese of the
Faroe Islands, from about 1100.
The legend says, that the wood for the block houses came as driftwood
from Norway and was accurately bundled and numbered, just for being s
et up. Note, that there is no forest in the Faroes with the exception of a wood
in northern Tórshavn, and wood is a very valuable material. Many such wood
legends are thus to be found in Faroese history.
The oldest part is a so-called roykstova (reek parlour, or smoke room).
Perhaps it was moved one day, because it does not fit to its foundation.
Another ancient room is the loftstovan (loft room). It is supposed that Bishop Erlendur wrote the 'Sheep Letter' here in 1298. This is the earliest document
of the Faroes we know today. It is the statute concerning sheep breeding on
the Faroes. Today the room is the farm's library.
The stórastovan (large room) is from a much later date,
being built in 1772.

Though the farmhouse is a museum, the 17th generation of the
Patursson Family, which has occupied it since 1550, is still living here.
Shortly after the Reformation in the Faroe Islands in 1538,
all the real estate of the Catholic Church was seized by the
King of Denmark. This was about half of the land in the Faroes,
and since then called King's Land ('kongsjørð'). The largest piece
of King's Land was the farm in Kirkjubøur due to the
above-mentioned episcopal residence.
This land is today owned by the Faroese government,
and the Paturssons are tenants from generation to generation.
It is always the oldest son, who becomes King's Farmer,
and in contrast to the privately-owned land, the King's Land
is never divided between the sons.

Bilder fra Kongsgården

Modell av Magnuskatedralen
Saint Olav's Church is a medieval church in the village of Kirkjubøur in
Streymoy, Faroe Islands. It was built before 1200, which makes it the
oldest church of the Faroe Islands. Until the Reformation, it served as
the seat of the Catholic bishop.
The pew ends from the church were transferred in 1875, after the church
was restored, to the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen and were
returned to Faroe Islands and exhibited at the National Museum of
the Faroe Islands in 2002.
There are 14 pew ends, 11 depicting the Apostles, and the three remaining
ones depicting other Biblical figures. They were on several occasions
featured on postal stamps — in 1980 (4 stamps), in 1984 (4 stamps), and
in 2001 (4 stamps).
A runestone, the Kirkjubøur stone, was found in 1832 in the church.
Today it is in the National Museum of the Faroe Islands


Glasskunsten ved inngangen til kirken er utført av Tróndur Patursson.

Olavskirken og kirkegården

Olavskirken og kirkegården

Kongsgården, Magnuskatedralen og litt av Olavskirken


Olavskirken og Magnuskatedralen
Bilder fra Magnuskatedralen
Bilder fra Magnuskatedralen

St. Magnus Cathedral (Danish: Magnuskatedralen) is a ruined cathedral
in the village of Kirkjubøur on the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands.
The ruins are the largest medieval building in the Faroe Islands.

Bishop Erlendur (1269–1308) started construction in about the year 1300.
However, the building was never completed, because it was never roofed.

Bilder fra Magnuskatedralen
The cathedral remains in an unfinished state to this day. 
The only known relic of St. Thorlak of Iceland is contained with other
saints' relics in a lead box in the sanctuary's end wall ("The Golden Locker").

Conservation work on the Cathedral started in 1997, as it became clear
that the ruin was deteriorating at a rapid pace, with more and more
mortar falling away due to the elements, mostly from rain, but also salty
sea air and sea water. During 2002-2004, a wooden shed was erected
around most of the ruin, giving it enough shelter to dry out, before work
could begin on preservation. The shed drew considerable criticism
because of its looks.


Ved Kirkjubøur
Torshavn museum, Nordens Hus, Vestur-kikjan, Torshavn Skanse o.a
Utenfor Nordens Hus
The Nordic House (Faroese: Norðurlandahúsið) Coordinates: 62.022039°N 6.784631°Wis a cultural institution in the Faroe Islands. Its aim is to support
and promote Nordic and Faroese culture, locally and in the Nordic region.

Erlendur Patursson (1913-1986), Faroese member of the Nordic Council,
brought forward the idea of a Nordic cultural house in the Faroe Islands.
A Nordic competition for architects was held in 1977, where 158 architects participated. Winners were Ola Steen from Norway and Kollbrún Ragnarsdóttir from Iceland. By staying true to folklore the architects built
the Nordic House to resemble an enchanting hill of elves. The building is
considered to be one of the most beautiful in Scandinavia. The house opened in Tórshavn in 1983.

The Nordic House is organized as a cultural organization under the Nordic
Council of Ministers. The Nordic House is run by a steering committee of 8,
of which 3 are Faroese and 5 from the outside Nordic countries. Also there is
a local advisory body of 15 members, representing the Faroese cultural
organizations. For a 4-year period, the steering committee appoints a
director of the house.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_House_in_the_Faroe_Islands    (22.8.2019)

Bilde fra Nasjonalmuseet i Torshavn

The National Museum of the Faroe Islands has exhibitions in the museum
building on Brekkutún 6 in Tórshavn. The galleries tell the natural and
cultural history of the Faroe Islands. This goes back to the origin of the
landmass dating back 65 mya, through the pre-settlement era and the
culture etc. from the Viking Ages and the Middle Ages. Displays include
rocks and minerals, birds, plants and fish, as well as items from the
farming live and the maritime live in the Faroe Islands. The famous
Kikjubøstólarnir, which are parts of the original benches from the
Ólavskirkjan (St. Olav's Church) of Kirkjubøur are amongst the most
valued cultural items of the National Museum on Brekkutún 6. These were
in Denmark for many years but have now returned to the Faroe Islands.


Bilder Fra Nasjonalmuseet i Torshavn


Spekkhogger på Nasjonalmuseet i Torshavn
Kirkestol fra Olavskirken på
Olav den Hellige over
abbedhelgenen Brendanus

Jomfru Maria med barnet.
Denne sto i også  i Olavskirken på
til kirken ble ombygget i 1874

Trappa nedenfor Havnar kirke i Torshavn.
Et populært sted å slappe av på fine dager.



Vesturkirkjan er en kirke i Tórshavn på Færøerne. Den stilrene og moderne
kirke med kobbertaget blev indviet i 1975. Vesturkirkjan er blevet et af
Tórshavns vartegn, og dens form ligner et skib med sejl. Det 42 meter høje
tårn er formet som en lodret halveret spids pyramide. Den ligger i den
vestlige del af byen, på hjørnet mellem Jóannes Patursonargøta og Frælsið,
og fungerer som sognekirke for vestbyen, mens Tórshavn Domkirke
betjener den østlige del.

Kirkerummet med 800 siddepladser står med sine hvide murstensmure i
kontrast til de sorte stengulvfliser. Kirkens orgel er et Frobenius orgel fra
1973 med 16 stemmer.
Alterkorset er lavet af den danske guldsmed og
billedkunstner Bent Exner (1932-2006).
Den 5. juni 2006 blev der foran kirken indviet et mindesmærke lavet af
billedhuggeren Hans Pauli Olsen for Sigmundur Brestisson, som ifølge F
æringesagaen i år 999 førte kristendommen til Færøerne.


Utsikt fra Vestukirkjan

Streymoy (Danish: Strømø) is the largest and most populated island of the
Faroe Islands. The capital, Tórshavn, is located on its southeast coast.
The name means "island of currents". It also refers to the largest region of
the country that also includes the islands of Hestur, Koltur and Nólsoy.
The island is oblong in shape and stretches roughly in northwest-southeast
direction with a length of 47 kilometres (29 miles) and a width
of around 10 kilometres (6 miles). There are two deeply-indented fjords in
the southeast: Kollafjørður and Kaldbaksfjørður. The island is
mountainous, especially in the northwest, with the highest peak
being Kopsenni (789 metres (2,589 ft)). That area is dominated by
over 500-metre-high (1,640 ft) cliffs.
The area is known as Vestmannabjørgini, which means Cliffs of Vestmanna.
Like the rest of the Faroe Islands there are numerous short streams and
minor lakes. The main vegetation is grass, with no trees. Some of the villages
have planted trees inside or just outside the village. These parks need to have
fences around them in order to keep sheep out.
Streymoy is separated from the nearby Eysturoy to the east, the
second-largest island of the Faroe Islands, by the narrow sound of Sundini.
To the west lies the island of Vágar, and to the south the island of Sandoy.
Three additional smaller islands are situated around the southern tip of Streymoy: Koltur, Hestur and Nólsoy.

There are about 23,693 inhabitants on the island (7-2017), which represents
more than 45% of the whole population of the Faroe Islands. The majority of
them reside in the capital Tórshavn which has a population of about 21,000 in
the municipality, of which 13,089 live in Tórshavn, 3,956 in Hoyvík and 2,110
in Argir, Hoyvík and Argir are suburbs of Tórshavn, but they have grown
together. Around 1,202 people live in Vestmanna, 789 in Kollafjørður.
Besides being the seat of the government Tórshavn is also the chief port,
seat of the university and the commercial centre of the islands.


Søndag 26. mai 2018

Først en tur til Skansen i Torshavn,
så kjørte vi tilbake til Vestmanna for å ta båtturen de

Utsikt fra hotellrommet vårt. Pyramiden er Vesterkirkjan.

Også utsikt fra hotellrommet. Litt tåke på toppen denne morgenen.
Torshavn Skansin
Skansen og fyret


In 1580, the great Faroese adventurer Magnus Heinason ordered the
construction of a fort to protect the trading centre of Tórshavn from a
steadily increasing number of seaborne attacks across the North
Atlantic – in many cases from pirate raids.
The original fortification only lasted until 1677, when French pirates
destroyed the fort after their final demand for 100 oxen, 200 sheep,
500 pairs of gloves, 1,200 pairs of stockings and 60 nightshirts
wasn’t met by the people of Tórshavn within the 12-hour deadline.
The fort served as a British Royal
Navy headquarters during the Second
World War.
The two guns which face out to sea
from behind the fort were used to
defend the islands against German
Skansin also includes four older
brass cannons from the time of the
Danish Trade Monopoly and a
Although not much remains of the
fort today, skansin still offers quite
exceptional views out over the sea
to neighbouring island Nólsoy.
The grass lawn is a great spot
for a packed picnic.


Skansin lighthouse og de gamle kanonene

Skansin og Skansin Lighthouse


Fríða (Frida) by Hans
Pauli Olsen, a modern
sculpture, at Torshavn,
Faroe Islands

Fríða og Grete

Torshavn sett fra Skansin. Det er kø til Smyril Line.

Smyril Line går ut. Fortsatt ligger det tåke på toppene.

Tørrfisk utenfor restaurant i den
gamle bydelen.


One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands is the
boat tour to the Vestmanna Birdcliffs and Grottos. You sail into grottos,
through narrow sounds, and close to the almost 2.000 feet high vertical cliffs,
where birds such as puffins, guillemots, fulmars and kittewakes nest each
summer. The trip will last about 2 hours.

Vestmanna, båttur
Vestmanna turistsenter og båten Freyur


Vær forsiktig når du går fjelltur på Færøyene

Den fraflyttede byen Slettanes



Sikkerhetstau, brukes under utsetting og innsamling av sauer



Det er trangt inne
mellom klippene.

Heldigvis hadde
skippern god




Klippen Elefanten





Sauene klarer seg godt i det bratte terrenget

Blomster mellom steinene

Vi er tilbake i Vestmanna. Noen gutter skal vise seg for oss.

Leynar (Danish: Lejnum) is a village in the Faroe Islands,
a self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark.
The village is on the western coast of the island of Streymoy in the
municipality of Kvívíkar. The 2005 population was 120.
Leynar is the birthplace of Faroese
actor Sverri Egholm (1930–2001).


Leynar (IPA: [ˈlɛiːnaɹ], dansk:
Lejnum) er en bygd på Færøyene.
Den ligger i Kvívíkar
kommuna på Streymoys vestkyst.
Bebyggelsen ligger spredt i åsene
ovenfor stranden Leynasandur,
som er et populært badested
og rekreasjonsområde om
I dalen like ved Leynar ligger
innsjøen Leynavatn, hvor det
er populært å fiske.
Fra Leynar går Vágatunnilin over til Vágar.
Leynar er første gang nevnt i
1. januar 2009 hadde Leynar
113 innbyggere, mot 70 i 1985


Grete skal bade

Karl Martin nøyer seg med å vasse.

Karl Martin på Leynar strand.

Noe av bebyggelsen i Leynar.
Så var det egentlig slutt på ferien på Færøyene.
Den siste natta bodde vi flyplasshotellet Vágar hotel,
for vi skulle ha en tidlig avgang til Bergen.
Derfra med Norwegian til Oslo og tog og båt hjem.

Tekst og bilder: Grete og Karl Martin Emblemsvåg
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