This village on the western side of the island Viðoy is a traditional fishing settlement. This is the last village before getting to the village Viðareiði. Hvannasund is known for its beautiful church which is situated by the seaside.
The boat to the two smallest islands in the northern part of the Faroe Islands departs from Hvannasund. The boat sails from Hvannasund to both Svínoy and Fugloy.