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Sandvík

Sandvík is the northernmost village in the island of Suðuroy.

On the 1st of September 2008 the population in Sandvík was 104.

Sandvík is one of two villages in the Municipality of Hvalba.

Until 1913 the name of this village was Kvalvík (The Bay of the Whales), but because there was another village in Streymoy with the same name, the people of Kvalvík in Suðuroy decided to change the name to Sandvík (Sandy Bay).

From Sandvík you can see the mountain Borgin, which is 429 m high, see the 2nd photo with the sunset on this page.

To come to Sandvík, you must turn right from Krambatanga, (where the ferryboat comes to), or you can take the bus rute 701 to Sandvík. You will pass throug two old tunnels. The first one is from Trongisvágur to Hvalba and the second is from Hvalba to Sandvík. Both tunnels are from 1960's.

Sandvík has a beautiful sandy bay, boathouses and many sheeps. Not far from Sandvík is a fantastic view towards Ásmundarstakkur.

The third photo to the right on this page is taken fo the bridge over Glyvrabergsgjógv and takes you to Rituskor, where you can enjoy the great view to Glyvraberg, 357 m high and other bird cliffs.

Erik from Porkeri describes the road to the west coast here: "A narrow road leads from Sandvík to the west coast with many birdscliff with a rich life of seabirds. Ásmundarstakkur is a 97 meters high detached rock on which puffins and other seabirds are nesting." 

When you are in Sandvík, you can see the two small islands Lítli Dímun and Stóri Dímun. Only one family lives in Stóri Dímun. Lítli Dímun is the smallest island in the Faroes, only sheep and birds live there. It belongs to people of Hvalba.

 

Photos: Erik Christensen, Porkeri. See more of Erik's photos from Suðuroy on Flickr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The tourist information centre in Suðuroy - Tvørávegur 37 - FO-800 Tvøroyri - tlf. +298 611080 - fax +298 371814. - infotvoroyri.fo
The tourist information centre in Suðuroy - Vágsvegur 30 - FO-900 Vágur - tlf. +298 733090 - fax +298 733001 - infovagur.fo
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