Information about Sandoy

The island Sandoy alludes to sand from the large beach of Sandur. Many of the villages have been inhabited since the viking era.

The island is characterised by its essentially flat landscape and green countryside. Sandoy is relatively flat. You will experience lush green valleys when drive through lakes and small villages. The highest mountain Tindur elevates 479 metres above ocean level.

Sandoy will give you solitude and contemplation. In order to get to Sandoy, you will take the ferry teistin from the Streymoy island to Sandoy island. Sandoy offers quite of contrast to the looming sea cliffs and steep mountainous passes that you have see most other places in the Faroe Islands.

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Attractions nearby Sandoy

Sandur

Sandur is the largest and most important historical settlement on the island Sandoy. With several lakes and flat grass fields, Sandur is a oasis for F...

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Skálavík

Skálavík is a the end of a long grass valley. In order to get to Skálavík, you will drive for fifteen minutes from th...

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Húsavík

Húsavík is a tidy settlement on the island Sandoy. Húsavík means the Bay with Houses. The village has a beautiful white be...

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Fagridalur

Far to the north of Skúvoy you will find the beautiful valley Fagridalur. ...

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Skopun

This is the village where the boat the Sandoy island arrives to. This harbour village is the youngest settlement on the island. From Skopun, you can e...

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Skúvoy

The small island Skúvoy has a rich birdlife. Here you will find puffins, guillemont, and skua. Skúvoy is named for the large numbers of ...

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Dalur

Dalur is a small village on the island of Sandoy. Dalur means valley and is nestled at the end of a beautiful valley. ...

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Kirkjubøur

Kirkjubøur, located on the south of Streymoy, is regarded as the' most important historical site Faroe Islands. Here you will f...

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Hestur

The main attraction on the island of Hestur is the mystical caves on the east side of the island. Both Eggjarrók and Múlin reaches exact...

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Velbastaður

This village on the western side of Streymoy island is a 15 minutes drive from Tórshavn. Velbastað has a great view of the two islands Hest...

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Argir

Argir is a suburb in Tórshavn. You will have a great view towards Tórshavn from undir Kongavarða in Argir. ...

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Stóra Dímun

This island is home to 10 residents. The highest peak on the island is Høgoyggj (396 m). Stóra Dímun means Large Dímun and...

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Tinganes

Tinganes is the oldest part of Torshavn. Among it's grass roofed houses you will also find the Prime Minister's office and other govern...

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Tórshavn Bus Terminal

The Tórshavn Bus Terminal is situated at the harbour in Tórshavn. The national bus and ferry service, Strandfaraskip Landsins, oper...

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Skansin

This is the only fort in Tórshavn built in the 16th Century. Skansin is nestled just beside the harbour in Tórshavn and the Tórsh...

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Reyn

This is the oldest district in Tórshavn. Úti á Reyni is covered by small turf roofed houses dating centuries back. Near Reyn, you...

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Tórshavn

Tórshavn is the capital in the Faroe Islands. This is the hub from where most people go out and explore the untouched nature on the 18 island...

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Oyggjarvegur

This is the old mountain road leading you from Tórshavn to the villages North of Tórshavn. Enjoy the beautiful sight when sliding up and...

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Koltur

The island Koltur has a beautiful and striking shape. Koltur is the second smallest island in the Faroe Islands. Its highest point is the monumental c...

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Nólsoy

The island of Nólsoy is a remarcable spot in the Faroe Islands. Almost wherever you are in Tórshavn you will see this island and the h...

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