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Sandoyar

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Sandoy is an island in the Faroe Islands. It is located south of Streymoy and north of Suðuroy, Skúvoy and the two small Dímun islands.

Understand[edit]

As Sandoy is approached from Streymoy, there are views of a tiny island to the west of Sandoy. This island, Trøllhøvdi belongs to Kirkjubøur and is used for stock grazing.

Islands[edit]

  • Sandoy
  • Skúvoy
  • Stóra Dímun

Villages[edit]

  • Sandur - the largest village on Sandoy and the port for the ferry to Skúvoy. There is a rough and in places narrow road from here to the uninhabited bay of Søltuvík.
South coast of Sandoy
  • Skopun - north of the island, the arrival port from Streymoy; a very pleasant little harbour.
  • Dalur - This is the southernmost village on the east coast of Sandoy. It is reached by a corniche road.
  • Húsavík
  • Skálavík

Get in[edit]

Take the ferry from Gamlarætt on Streymoy to Skopun. In order to get to Gamlarætt you can take a bus from Tórshavn to Gamlarætt ferry port. The trip with the ferry takes around half an hour.

Get around[edit]

There is an infrequent bus between Sandur and Skopun.

See[edit]

There is a local museum and an art museum in Sandur village. If you travel by car you can go to the small charming villages on the east coast: Húsavík, Skálavík and Dalur, or to the small village Skarvanes south of Sandur.

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