Visit the remote island of Skúvoy and hike to Fagridalur. On the small island lies the famous valley Fagridalur – The Beautiful Valley.
Beautifully covered in its green cape it spreads over the north end of the island. Only one rock can be seen on the grassy slopes. A rock that has its own place in the history of the Faroe Islands. The rock is called Tróndarsteinur. It was there that one of the two mighty leaders of the Faroese people, Tróndur í Gøtu, sat and worked his magic, while fighting the other for the power over all the islands in the year 1,000 A.D.
About 100 m from Tróndarsteinur you can find the remains of a little bothy. A spring with delicious clean drinking water runs just outside the bothy.
A young woman, named Rannvá, lived in the little bothy. She was sentenced to live in solitary for the rest of her life, for giving birth to her son out of wedlock. A story about love and sorrow, about happiness and hard work, about judgement and of justice.
How to get to Skúvoy
The bus (route 101) leaves Tórshavn bus station (Farstøðin) at 6:55 to Gamlarætt. The ferry, Teistin, then sails from Gamlarætt to Skopun at 7.20.
The bus (route 600) then takes you from Skopun to Sandur at 8:00 o’clock, where the smal ferry Sildberin sails at 8:30 from Sandur to Skúvoy.
At around 9:00 in the morning you will meet the local guide in the small coffe shop Hjá Ingu (the red house in the north end of the small village of Skúvoy). You will get a bottle of water (included in the price) and a short briefing of the walk.
You will get a packed lunch upon arrival.
At around 9:30 you will start the hike. It is an easy route to walkhike and will take 2 -3 hours. When you get back to the village, feel free to sit down and have a cup of coffe or tea (also included in the price).
You will get your hot drink at Inga’s coffe shop, where you of course can buy something to go with your coffee or tea.
At 14:50 the ferry Sildberin leaves the island of Skúvoy again. If you want to stay just a bit longer, the ferry Sildberin sails again at 17:10.
Join this walk through history – and the fantastic scenery – on the island of Skúvoy every Thursday. Add this tour to the cart.