Download GPX file for this article
61.526389-6.876944Map mag.png

Fámjin

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search
View to Fámjin

Fámjin is a village in Suðuroy, Faroe Islands.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

Fámjin is situated on the west coast of Suðuroy. You travel to Suðuroy with the ferry Smyril (2-3 times daily) or by helicoptor (2-3 times a week). If you have travel in Suðuroy by car, you must first find Øravík, which is on the east coast, a few km south of the ferry port Krambatangi and north of the village Hov. From Øravík there is a road crossing the island to the village Fámjin. The road ends there and you need to take the same way back again. Bus 701 drives to Fámjin from Tvøroyri and Krambatangi or one of the other villages on the northern part of the island. Be aware that the bus does not drive in the evenings, you find the time schedule on www.ssl.fo (See Bygdaleiðir). Taxi is another option to reach Fámjin.

Get around[edit]

The easiest and best way to get around in Fámjin is by walking. The distance is not far from one end of the village to another. You can of course drive around in a car if you have one. It you like to go to the lake of Kirkjuvatn however, you need to walk, and it is a quite short walk, around 15 minutes.

By taxi / bus[edit]

  • Phone: +298 212324, Fámjin Bygdaleið by Arnbjørn í Smiðjuni, Fámjin. Two busses.
  • Phone: +298 227228, Annie Hentze, Trongisvágur. Taxi.
  • Phone: +298 215210 or 250350, David Findleton, Tvøroyri, Taxi and minibuss.
  • Phone: +298 239550, Ludvig Poulsen Busses, Sumba/Vágur. Mini buss and buss.
  • Phone: +298 222690, Trygvi Midjord, Minibuss taxi.
  • Phone: +298 226566, Mikkjal Pauli Johansen, Trongisvágur,buss
  • Phone: +298 222918, Jákup Lindenskov, Vágur. Taxi.
  • Phone: +298 373380 or 213380, Hjørleif Holm, Vágur. Taxi.
  • Phone: +298 282931, Poul Kjærbech, Hotel Tvøroyri, taxi and minibuss.


See[edit]

  • Church of Fámjin (Fámjins Kirkja), Fámjinsvegur 1, FO-870 Fámjin, +298 611080. The church of Fámjin was built in 1876. The first Faroese flag is placed on the wall of the church in Fámjin. This flag was made in 1919 by a young student from Fámjin Jens Oliver Lisberg and his friend Emil Joensen, while they were living in Copenhagen. Lisberg died a few years later. The flag is called Merkið and was recognised as the Faroese flag in 1940 by the British government, during the Second World War, when the Islands were occupied by Great Britain and Denmark was occupied by Germany. The Faroese flag is celebrated every year on the 25 April in Fámjin as well as in other villages and town around the country. You can contact the Tourist Information Centre in Tvøroyri, if you wish to visit the church in Fámjin.
  • Gorge of the Priest (Prestgjógv), Fámjin, Faroe Islands (Follow the road through the village, the main road along the seafront. You will see Prestgjógv where the road ends.). Prestgjógv is a beautiful place just outside the village Fámjin, a little bit north of the village. Vertical cliffs and breaking waves just a few steps from the village.

Do[edit]

Go for a walk along the beach, enjoy the nature and the peace, you can also walk to the gorge Prestgjógv a few hundred meters north-west of the village, or go for a walk to Kirkjuvatn, a lake just above the church of Fámjin. Go fishing down at the harbour or at the lake Kirkjuvatn. Ask in the Coffee Shop where you can rent fishing rods if you don't have one.

Buy[edit]

There are no shops in Fámjin except for the coffee shop: Café Fámjin. More info under the section "Drink" on this page.

Eat[edit]

There are no restaurants in Fámjin, but there is a café, see the listing under the section "Drink" else where on this page.

Drink[edit]

  • Café Fámjin - The Old Shop (Kaffistovan í Fámjin), Neystavegur 1, FO-870 Fámjin (Near the churh. Next to the beach.), +298 371446. Cosy place with inside and outside terraces, popular with Faroese and foreigners. Serves coffee, tea and waffles with whip cream and marmalade along with ice cream and sweets. You can call in advance to make sure they are open. If the phone number does not answer, try to ask the Tourist Information in Tvøroyri +298 611080 for another phone number. The owners are Eirikur and Ragnhild Olsen, who also own the Guesthouse Fámjin and the Guesthouse undir Heygnum in Tvøroyri.

Sleep[edit]

  • Guesthouse Fámjin (House of Eirikur and Ragnhild Olsen), Fámjinsvegur 25 (The house is next to the beach, in the beginning of the village, before you come to the church. The house is standing a bit by itself just west of a river.), +298 371446. Eirikur Olsen has a house with two flats in Fámjin, which he rents to tourists. The house has two floors, each floor has an apartment for 7 persons. 700 DKK pr. night pr. flat..
  • Holiday Homes in Fámjin (The Tourist Information Center), Tvørávegur 37, 800 Tvøroyri, +298 611080. You can rent a holiday home in Fámjin from the Tourist Information Centre in Tvøroyri.

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]


This city travel guide to Fámjin is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!