Vágur is the second largest town in Suðuroy. 1st of September 2008 there were 1413 inhabitants in Vágur. Vágur is situated around the fjord Vágsfjørður, which is on the east side of Suðuroy. To the west, there is a lake called Vatnið, there is a walking path all the way around Vatnið, where locals and visitors enjoy a quiet walk.
To the west there is a natural harbour, which the people of Vágur used for their fishing boats. They even built a construction, where the boats were lifted up in the air and taken past the rocks to the place, where the boat houses were.
In The Municipality of Vágur there is also the village Nes. The famous artist Ruth Smith was born in Vágur, but lived in Nes, some of here paintings have motives from Nes. Other places which belong to the Municipality of Vágur are: Fámara, Botni and Eggjarnar.
In Fámara there is a farm, one family lives there, they moved to Fámara in 2010, before that nobody lived there for almost two decades. In Botni the first water powercraft was built in 1921, providing electricity to the people of Vágur. People were living there for several years, even families. But today there are no inhabitants in Botni. The power craft is still running, even though most of the electricity now comes from the power plant in Vágur.
Eggjarnar is a beatiful spot with a breathtaking view to the west coast of Suðuroy and to Beinisvørð in the south, which is the second higest birdcliff in the Faroes. During second World War, American Troops built a Loran-Station (long range aid to navigation) in Eggjarnar. It was taken over by the Danes after the war and was in function until 1977. The building are still there.
Read more about Vágur in English on the website Wikipedia.
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