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Suðuroy

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Suðuroy (Suduroy means South Island) is the southernmost of the islands in the Faroe Islands.

Understand[edit]

There are two Tourist Information Centres in Suðuroy, they provide information about Suðuroy and rent out houses for tourists. The Tourist Information Centres are in the two largest towns Tvøroyri and Vágur.

Settlements[edit]

  • 1 Fámjin - A tiny hamlet of less than 100 people.
  • 2 Froðba - According to legend it is the oldest settlement on the Faroe Islands, founded by the stranded king Frode around 625 CE.
  • 3 Hov - An small but old village, once a viking hof-temple building.
  • 4 Hvalba - One of the larger villages.
  • 5 Lopra - An old whaling centre, today with less than 100 people.
  • 6 Øravík - A tiny hamlet of less than 100 people.
  • 7 Porkeri - Known for its wood church.
  • 8 Sandvík - A tiny hamlet of less than 100 people.
  • 9 Sumba - It is the southernmost village in the Faroe Islands.
  • 10 Tvøroyri - is one of the largest towns in Suðuroy. The population of the municipality is around 1750.
  • 11 Vágur - The second largest settlement at the island.
  • 1 Lítli Dímun - the smallest and only uninhabited island of the 18 Faroe Islands. It is east of the village Hvalba.

Get in[edit]

Smyril leaving Krambatangi ferry port between Øravík and Tvøroyri (Trongisvágur).

The public ferry Smyril M/S has 2-3 departures from Tórshavn to Suðuroy every day. The journey takes 2 hours. You can find information about the price of the ticket Strandfaraskip, Suðuroyarleiðin means "Suðuroy Route", which is Smyril. In 2011 the price is 90 kr for an adult and 45 kr for children. You pay only on your way back to Tórshavn. If you bring a car with you to Suðuroy the price is 225 kr for the car incl. the driver, and also here you pay only between Suðuroy and Tórshavn, you don't pay on you way to Suduroy. It is the same for the other islands except for Mykines.

The public helicopter has 2-3 weekly departures to Suðuroy from Tórshavn and Vágar Airport.

Get around[edit]

Porkeri, the church and the museum.
Sumba, the southernmost village of Suðuroy.

Public busses from Bygdaleiðir drive from the ferry port Krambatangi to the southern and to the northern part of the island. To Sumba in the south via Vágur (route 700), Hvalba and Sandvík in the north via Tvøroyri (route 701) and to Fámjin in the west, via Øravík (route 701). Time schedule is on the website: www.ssl.fo.

Rent a car

  • ADI Auto Service, Sjógøta 79, FO-800 Tvøroyri, phone +298 222328, has a few cars and pick-ups for hire. Two Skoda Sabia, one Ford Mondeo, one Daewoo, 2 pick-ups and one jeep in which you can drive up in the mountains. Price for one of the cars is 500 kr for one day. If you hire the car for more than one day the price is 350 kr per day (2010).
  • Magn petrol station in Trongisvagur, phone +298 371466.

You can also rent a car before you come to Suðuroy:

  • Avis in Tórshavn, Staravegur 1-3, FO-100 Tórshavn, phone: +298 313535, e-mail: avis@avis.fo, website: www.avis.fo
  • Avis in Vágar Airport, phone: +298 358800 or 358801. Website: www.avis.fo, e-mail: johsberg@olivant.fo

Taxi and busses in Suðuroy:

  • Phone: 373380 or 213380, Hjørleif Holm, Vágur. Taxi.
  • Phone: 227228, Annie Hentze, Trongisvágur. Taxi.
  • Phone: 222918, Jákup Lindenskov, Vágur. Taxi.
  • Phone: 506888, Kartni Fornagarð, Hvalba. Taxi for 6 persons and minibus for 16 persons.
  • Phone: 215210 or 250350, David Findleton, Taxi and minibus.
  • Phone: 239550, Ludvig Poulsen Busses, Sumba/Vágur. Mini bus and buses.
  • Phone: 212324, Fámjins Bygdaleið, Arnbjørn í Smiðjuni, Fámjin. Two buses.
  • Phone: 222690, Trygvi Midjord, Minibus taxi.
  • Phone: 226566, Mikkjal Pauli Johansen, Trongisvágur, bus
  • Phone: 282931, Poul Kjærbech, Hotel Tvøroyri, taxi and minibus.

See[edit]

Beinisvørð, a 470-m-high sea cliff.
Akraberg, 2 km south east of Sumba

Fámjin[edit]

  • Church of Fámjin (Fámjins Kirkja), Fløguvegur 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 recognized as the Faroese flag in 1940 by the British government, during the Second World war. The Faroe Islands were occupied by Great Britain while 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.

Hov[edit]

  • Hovsegg (Hov). Columnar basalt formations above the village. Somewhere they go zig-zag and somewhere they are like columns. They get most visible next to the road just before the road turns around the mountain.
  • Mýri Museum (down in the Hov harbour). Café and Gallery
  • The Grave of Viking Chieftain Hovgrímur (Hov). You can go for a walk up to the place where it is said that Viking Chieftain Hovgrímur is buried. You will find a sign pointing to the road and another one after 100 m or so, pointing towards north, a path goes a part of the way, but you must go a bit further on the grassy field in order to see the two stone piles, where the grave is said to be. There is not much to see of the tomb, only two piles of stone, but the story is interesting and the view is great up there.
  • Ergifossur and Ergidalur (west of Hov). A waterfall. It is said that Celtic people have lived there before the Vikings.
  • The old wooden church (Hov).

Hvalba[edit]

  • Fiskieiði, also called Hvalbiareiði, the old harbour of Hvalba, on the west coast, south of Grímsfjall (mountain).
  • Norðbergseiði, (Hvalba) also called Á Drátti, vertical cliffs, a natural hole is in the cliff (there is a fence around it), a big rock is lying next to the northern cliff of Grímsfjall, it fell down sometime in the 1980'ies. The cliff down by the sea, just below the parking area at Norðbergseiði there is columnar basalt formations.
  • Memorial of Hvalba in memory of people lost at sea. It is on the northern side of the fjord, just before the boat harbour. It is also in memory of people who lost their lives in the coal mines of Hvalba and on Lítla Dímun (island) or who fell down from a mountain side near the village.

Øravík[edit]

  • Uppi millum Stovur. On your way to Fámjin you will see a sign which points to Tingstaðið which is "Uppi millum Stovur", the sign refers to the old Thing (court) of Suðuroy.
  • Tjaldavík and Tjaldavíkshólmur. You can also follow the old road between Øravík and Hov, the old road starts just before the tunnel to Hov. There is a place called Tjaldavík, this is where people stayed in tents when there was Thing (court) Uppi millum Stovur above Øravík. Just outside the bay of Tjaldavík there is an islet which is called Tjaldavíkshólmur.

Porkeri[edit]

  • The Church of Porkeri (Porkeris Kirkja). The church of Porkeri is the oldest church in the island Suðuroy, Faroe Islands. It was built in 1847. The church is small and charming. Black wooden church with grass roof.
  • [dead link] The Museum of Porkeri (Porkeris Bygdarsavn) (Near the church), +298 373850. An interesting little museum with items from daily life in Porkeri, agricultural and maritime history.

Sumba[edit]

  • Beinisvørð (Beinisvord), a 470-m-high sea cliff, one of the highest of Europe. The road (not the tunnel) between Lopra and Sumba passes by the cliff, around 50 m from the edge.
  • Akraberg, a peninsula in the southernmost part of the island, 2 km south east of Sumba. There is a white lighthouse, built in 1909, on the cliff. Friesian people lived here before 1350. Akraberg is a peninsula with a white painted lighthouse with red roof and a couple of red houses. There are high masts here also and lots of birds, when it is season for them, mainly in May to August. From Akraberg there is a beautiful view and a nice place to go for a walk. You can se Flesjarnar, which are a few rocks/islets further south.

Tvøroyri[edit]

  • Art Gallery Oyggin (Gallarí Oyggin), Sjógøta 184, FO-800 Tvøroyri, +298 227938. Daily 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-19:00. Art Gallery Oyggin is a gallery with art works by Faroese and Nordic artists. There is a beautiful garden around the gallery. In the garden there are many sculptures, most of them are made by the owner of the gallery, Palle Julsgart. 20 kr.
  • Hvannhagi (Tvøroyri. Follow a narrow street above the town, find the sign and follow the cairns.). A beautiful place north east of the town Tvøroyri. There is a lake there and a valley, which is sourrounded by high mountains. Hvannhage has won a price.
  • Museum of Tvøroyri, The Doctor's House (Doktarahúsið, Bygdarsavn), Tvørávegur (Tvøroyri. In the center of the town on the main road, near Doktaragøta.), +298 611080. This museum tells the local history of Tvøroyri and the area around Tvøroyri. It is a historical and maritime museum. The building is one of the fist, which was built in Tvøroyri, built in 1852. The villages around Tvøroyri, Frodba and Trongisvagur are older settlements. There are many interesting items and photos in the museum. Contact the local Tourist Information if you wish to visit the museum, it is open on request and on Sunday afternoon 13:00-15:00.

Vágur[edit]

The nature around Vágur is beautiful and breathtaking.

  • Vágseiði is on the west coast, only around 1 km west of the village. Just follow the main road and drive or walk strait ahead in stead of following the bay. The road goes all the way to Vágseiði, a rocky place where the sea often is rough. There is an old harbor there, which only occasionally is used now, but in the old days it was very important for the fishing boats. They were rowing out from this harbor, when the wind came from the east, north-east or south-east. There used to be many boat houses, but they were blown away in the hurricanes in the 1980s and the 1990s.
  • Eggjarnar is on top of a mountain south west of Vágur, a beautiful and breathtaking place with vertical cliffs. It is near Skúvanes. If you wish to go to Eggjarnar just follow the main road in Vágur, turn left when you come to the bottom of the bay, drive or walk a few metres past the Magn petrol station and turn right when you see a road called Eggjarvegur. Follow this road up the hill until you reach Eggjarnar on the top. The road ends up there, only around 20 m from the edge. Be careful not to walk over the edge, and don't leave the road, if there is fog. If the weater is clear or just a bit clear, than you can enjoy the view to the west coast of the southern part of the island, all the way to Beinisvord in the south.
  • Ruth Smith Art Museum (Ruth Smith Savnið), Vágsvegur 101 (in the western part of Vágur next to the DJ Vilhelm supermarket), +298 597368. By appointment. Ruth Smith (1913-1958) was born in Vágur and grew up here too. Later she moved to Denmark, where she studied art. She is famous in several countries. In the museum you can see art works by Ruth Smith. 30 DKK.

Do[edit]

  • [formerly dead link] Rappelling in Hvalba (Síging á Norðbergseiði), Nordbergseidi (West of the village Hvalba), +298 237575. Every second Friday night between 20:00-21:00 in summertime and by appointment for groups at other hours (2010, this may change, more info on their website). More info on the website siging.info or on visitsuduroy.fo. The rappelling is on a beautiful cliff, which is called Norðbergseiði. The sea cliff is west of the village Hvalba. The price is for rappelling only (2010). If a boat trip is included it will cost 100 kr more (2010). 300 kr.
  • [formerly dead link] Broadway Bowling Centre (Bowlinghøllin), Bryggjan 4 (In the harbor in the centre of the town.), +298 374999. The Broadway Bowling Centre is the only bowling centre in Suðuroy. There are also pool and air hockey tables in the bowling center and a restaurant with permission to serve wine and beer.
  • Swimming Pool (Svimjihøllin á Tvøroyri), Kirkjubrekkan 3 (Tvøroyri. In the public school in the centre of the town, go up the hill after the Tourist Information.), +298 372266. The swimming pool is 12.5 m long. It is open Tuesday and Thursday 16:00-19:00 for adults and children. Friday 17:00-20:00 for children and adults. Saturday 13:00-14:00 for women only, 14:00-17:00 for children and adults. 20 kr adults/10 kr children.
  • Jóansøka is the biggest regional festival in Suðuroy. Jóansøka (Sct. John's Festival or Midsummer Festival) is held every year in the last weekend of June. Every second year Jóansøkan is held in Tvøroyri (odd years) and every second year in Vágur (even years).
  • Trip to Lítla Dímun, from Hvalba, (only twice a year, in mid June and mid July), check the website litladimun.com or kunning.fo

Hiking Trips[edit]

Lopra and Lopransfjørður
Øravík and Trongisvágsfjørður. Froðba is on the other side of the fjord.

Hiking trips are popular and can be recommended in Suðuroy. Be aware of fog and make preparations before you go. A mountain can end very sudden and without any warning sign. There are many cairns in Suðuroy, they were used in stead of roads in the old days. There are also guided hiking trips, which the Tourist Information or private persons arrange. Ask on one of the Tourist Information Centres, if you want to know when and where these guided trips are made. More info on the website: www.visitsuduroy.fo.

  • Hvannhagi is situated north east of Tvøroyri. One can only reach Hvannhagi by feet or boat. The hiking trip is a great experience, beautiful nature with high mountains around and a lake in a valley in Hvannhagi, great view to Lítli Dímun, and the smallest of the island in the Faroes. The path to Hvannhagi starts above the town, above the hospital towards east. A sign shows you where the path starts. Follow the cairns, but keep the direction towars east, the path splits into two, the left one takes you to Hvalba and the right one takes you to Hvannhagi. You can also ask for directions on the Tourist Information or ask for a guided trip. The price is 200 kr per people if you need a guide. The trip is not suited for people who have problems with walking or are afraid of highs. The first part of the trip is easy, until you reach the gate to Hvannhagi, there it starts to get a little difficult for some people who are not used to climb down a bit steep mountain side. But even if you only walk to the gate to Hvannhagi, it is worth the effort, there you get a fantastic view to the small island Lítli Dímun and feel the peacefulness.

Boat Trips[edit]

There are two fast going boats (RIB), which make boat trips along the west coast of Suðuroy or wherever you wish to go. If you are a group it is cheaper, if it is a planned trip the price is around 350 kr. The boats are called Tornado, website: http://www.rib62.com/ and Scorpion, website: http://www.vagur.com/scorpion/UK/index_uk.html.

The old English smack Johanna TG326 from Vágur sometimes makes boat trips for tourist and can also be hired for shorter or longer trips but with the regular crew to sail the vessel. Johanna was built in 1884 in Sussex, England. Website: http://www.johanna.fo/index_uk.htm [dead link]

Buy[edit]

  • Bónus Supermarket, Tvørávegur (Tvøroyri. In the centre of the town, next to the Effo petrol station.), +298 371155. M-Th 09:00 - 17:30, F 09:00 - 19:00, Sa 09:00 - 17:00. Supermarket.
  • FK Supermarket (Keypsamtøkan), Tradarvegur 165 (Tvøroyri. Traðarvegur is the upper road in Tvøroyri, FK is closer to Trongisvagur than to the center of Tvøroyri. In the western part of Tvøroyri.), +298 371780. M-Th 09:00 - 17:30, F 09:00 - 19:00, Sa 09:00 - 17:00. Supermarket.
  • Heimavirki - Souvenirs, books, knitwear (Suðuroyar Heimavirki), Vágsvegur 47 (In centre Vágur, near the harbor.), +298 373960. M-F 09:00-17:30, Sa 09:00-12:00. Heimavirki sells Faroese knitwear and yarn, Faroese silver, souvenirs, Faroese books. Heimavirki is also a mini farmacy (pain killers, vitamins etc.)
  • Supermarket DJ Vilhelm (DJ Vilhellm á Gørðunum), Oyrarvegur 6 (In the western part Vágur. Visible from the mainroad Vágsvegur. Next to the Ruth Smith Art Museum. Near the Cultural House Stóra Pakkhús and the bottom of the bay.), +298 373006. Supermarket on the mainfloor. Furnitures on the first floor.
  • Tangabúðin, Sjógøta (Tvøroyri. Opposite of the Art Gallery Oyggin), +298 371976. M-F 13:00-22:00, Sa 11:00-23:00, Su 13:00-23:00. Cozy little shop opposite of the Art Gallery Oyggin. On the square next to the shop there are several sculpture and table with benches, where you can sit and enjoy an ice cream, etc. There is a café in the Art Gallery Oyggin, it is the same owners, which own the shop Tangabúðin and the Art Gallery and Café Art. Enjoy the great view.
  • Torgið - Shopping Centre in Suðuroy (Torgið - Handilsstaðið í Suðuroy), Vágsvegur 62 (in the center of Vágur on the main road, opposite of a shipyard, a few hundred metres west of the church), +298 612096. This is the only shopping center in the island Suðuroy. There are two floors with a few shops, on the ground floor there is: a Samkeyp supermarket, a shop with sweets and bakeries and a café. The tables are in the hall, you can buy coffee and cakes from the shop to the right on the ground floor. There are also toilets on the ground floor. On the second floor there are two-three shops, where you can buy: homeware, glassware, kitchen accessories, bathroom accessories, clothing, Sirri (Faroese design, wool wear).
  • Zacharias Muller Supermarket (Hjá Zachanum), Klovavegur 19 (Porkeri), +298 373179. This shop is a grocery shop with bread, etc., from a bakery. The supermarket is a member of the Samkeyp shops, which have special offers regularly.

Eat[edit]

  • Bakkin Restaurant and Pizzeria, Vágsvegur 69, 900 Vágur (In the center of Vágur), +298 373961. Restaurant Bakkin is in the Hotel Bakkin. The restaurant is normally open in the evening from 17:00-22:00 and sometimes also at noon for 1 hour (12:00-13:00). In the evening you can order fish and chips, pizza, steak etc.
  • [formerly dead link] Broadway Restaurant (Broadway Bovlinghøllin), Bryggjan 4 (In the Vágur harbor.), +374999. The Broadway Restaurant is in the Bowling Center. They serve mainly fastfood. The restaurant is open when the bowling center is open. In 2009 that is Thursday-Sunday from 17:00-22:00. Website: www.broadway.fo. E-mail: bowling@email.fo
  • Café Art, Sjógøta 184, FO-800 Tvøroyri (Inside the Art Gallery Oyggin), +298 227938. 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-19:00. Café Art is a nice café inside the Art Gallery Oyggin in Tvøroyri. You can order coffee, bread with salmon or schrimps, soup, wine, beer,soft drinks etc.
  • Fiskastovan (Hov, in the same building where the "Savnið á Mýri" museum is.). The café is not open all year, mainly in summertime, but they don't have regular opening hours. A café down in harbour. The only place for meals or drinks in Hov.
  • Grillbarrin (Fast Food), Bíarvegur 121, FO-850 Hvalba (Hvalba), +298 375555. Fast food, take away. You can buy burgers, sausages, french fries, etc.
  • Hotel Tvøroyri - Restaurant and Pizzeria, Miðbrekkan 5 (Tvøroyri), +298 371171. The restaurant is open at noon, from 12:00 - 13:30. They serve a warm meal "course of the day". In the evening the restaurant is open from 18:00 - 20:00. The pizzeria is in the basement, it is open Friday and Saturday 17:30-22:30 and Sunday 18:00-21:30.
  • Messan Restaurant, Vágsvegur 109 (Vágur. At the bottom of the fjord.), +298 374222. 12:00-13:00 and 17:00-22:00. Opening hours may be different than they were, when this was written, please check. They serve steaks, fish & chips and fast food. Messan has permission to serve wine.
  • [formerly dead link] Øravík Restaurant and Pizzeria (Gistingarhúsið við Á), Við Á 5, Øravík, +298 371302. The restaurant serves breakfast for the people who stay there, lunch is also mainly for the guests. In the evening the restaurant is open for everyone. The menu includes steaks, pizzas and burgers. The restaurant/hotel Øravík has licence to serve alcohol.

Drink[edit]

  • Bakkin Bar, Vágsvegur 69 (Vágur), +298 373961. The Bakkin Bar is in the Hotel Bakkin in the center of Vágur, but separated from the Bakkin Restaurant. Nice sea view.
  • 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.
  • Ruth'sa Café and Tourist Information (Ruth'sa Kunningarstova og kafé), Bíarvegur 145, Hvalba (Hvalba, Opposite of the Sports Hall Roynhøllin), +298 237575. Café and Tourist Information Centre that arranges sightseeing into the coal mine, síging (a type of rappelling) on Norðbergseiði, hiking trips, etc.
  • Stora Pakkhus (Large Storage House) (Mentanarhúsið Stóra Pakkhús), Oyrarvegur 7 (Vágur), +298 373438. Stóra Pakkhús (the Large Storage House) is a cosy bar on the old harbor of Vágur, in the western part of the town. The storage house was restored a few years ago and is now a bar/café on the first floor with live music some weekends, and a maritime museum on the 2nd floor. A cultural centre.

Sleep[edit]

  • B&Bs in Northern Suðuroy (Bed and Breakfast), Tvørávegur 37 (at the Tvøroyri Tourist Information Center), +298 611080. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. You can rent a room from Bed and Breakfast in Tvøroyri, Trongisvágur , Fámjin, and Hvalba, which are villages in the northern part of Suðuroy (Suduroy Island), from the Tourist Information Center in Tvøroyri. Most of the houses are former family homes, which now are rented out for tourists. 300 kr for single, 450 kr for double (2011).
  • B&Bs in Southern Suðuroy (Bed and Breakfast), Vágsvegur 30, FO-900 Vágur (the Tourist Information Center in Vágur), +298 733090. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. You can rent a room from a Bed and Breakfast in the southern part of Suðuroy from the Tourist Information Center in Vágur, e-mail: info@vagur.fo. In 2011 there were B&B' in Vágur and Sumba. 300 kr single, 450 kr double (2011).

Fámjin[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 kr per night per flat.

Øravík[edit]

Tvøroyri[edit]

  • Guesthouse in Midbrekkan (Gistingarhúsið í Miðbrekkuni/Guesthouse Virgin Cage), Miðbrekkan 12 (Tvøroyri), +298 506604, e-mail: . The Guesthouse in Miðbrekka is in the centre of Tvøroyri. The Guesthouse is in the 1st and 2nd floor. On 1st floor are 3 double rooms, kitchen and sitting room with television and radio, two toilets and two showers. On the 2nd floor are 7 single rooms, kitchen and sitting room with television and radio, three toilets and three bathrooms with shower. There is wireless internet in the Guesthouse Miðbrekkan.
  • Guesthouse undir Heygnum (Gistingarhúsið undir Heygnum), Undir Heygnum 32 (Tvøroyri. Around 200 m from the center of the town. The mainroad splits into two roads, take the right one, where the farmacy is and continue strait ahead a few hundred metres.), +298 372046, e-mail: . The Guesthouse undir Heygnum is near the centre of Tvøroyri, it takes just 5 min. to walk to shops, restaurants, museums etc. The guesthouse has beautiful surroundings and its own boat bridge and boat. Safety equipment and fishing equipment is available, BBQ is also available. The owner is a retired skipper; he might take you on a boat trip, if he finds the time. He is also the owner of a nice café in Fámjin, and he might take you there or he could tell you how to get there. The guesthouse has three floors, and it has 9 bedrooms: Two double, 5 twin, 1 triple and one single room. Toilets and showers are shared; there are two on the top floor, one on the 1st floor and 1 on the ground floor. Most of the rooms have sea view. There is a nice terrace around the guesthouse. On the 1st floor there is a large kitchen with dining table and a nice living room with TV set with many channels. There is a television in all the rooms with the local Faroese channel. Wireless internet is available. Laundry is on the ground floor (self service). There is no staff in the guesthouse, but the owners live nearby.
  • Hotel Tvøroyri, Miðbrekkan 5 (Tvøroyri), +298 371171. In the center of the town. 5 double, 4 single and 5 twin rooms. Some of the rooms have shared bathroom, but most of them have private bathrooms. There is a restaurant on the hotel. Breakfast is included in the price. A bar is in the hotel, in the weekends they serve pizzas in the bar.

Vágur[edit]

  • Hotel Bakkin, Vágsvegur 69 (In centre of town, near the sea), +298 373961, e-mail: . Hotel Bakkin is a small hotel/inn, which is situated in the center of Vágur. Hotel Bakkin has 10 rooms: 2 single rooms with bathroom, 2 double rooms with bathroom, 3 single rooms with shared bathroom and 3 double rooms with shared bathroom. There is a restaurant and a bar on the hotel. Sea view.
  • The Scouts House (Skótahúsið í Vági), Geilin 103 (Vágur. A bit difficult to find. Geilin is one of the streets which is up on the mountain side, just below the park. The street is a dead end, you must drive from east, find the street Geilin and continue towards west until the street ends.), +298 574865. The Scouts house is for groups or for individuals, who don't wish much comfort and wish to travel on a low budget. There is one large room on the ground floor and a few smaller rooms on the 1st floor, where 1-2 persons can sleep. There are no beds, only mattresses. You need to bring a sleeping bag with you. There are kitchen and toilet/bathroom facilities. You can also camp outside the Scouts House. 100 kr.

Connect[edit]

You can contact the Tourist Information in Vágur or in Tvøroyri. More info on the website: Suduroy Tourist Information

Stay safe[edit]

In case of emergency dial 112.

Be aware that sheep can be on the street, it can be difficult to spot them especially at night and if the sheep is black. The mountains on the west coast are very steep and suddenly they end and go strait down to the ocean, there are normally no warning signs, so take care! The edge can be a bit loose, don't go too near the edge. Like elsewhere in the Faroes fog can come quite suddenly, be aware of the fog, that you don't go over the edge somewhere.

In some places the ocean can be dangerous, if you stand on the coast in certain places or in certain harbours.

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