Hov is one of the smallest settlements on Suðuroy island. The village is mentioned in the very fisrt documents about the Faroe islands making it one of the oldest settlements in the archipelago.
The village is connected to the main village Tvøroyri by a 2,435 metre tunnel. The entrence of the tunnel is situated in the same valley as Hov just above the village. The tunnel is called Hovstunnilin.