The island Sandoy alludes to sand from the large beach of Sandur. Many of the villages have been inhabited since the Viking era.
Sandoy is a beautiful yet sparsely populated and little visited part of the Faroe Islands. Here you will experience the serenity of the landscapes and a laid-back village life.
The island is essentially flat landscape and green countryside. You will experience lush green valleys when drive next to peaceful lakes and through 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 island Streymoy. Sandoy offers quite of contrast to the looming sea cliffs and steep mountainous passes that you see most other places in the Faroe Islands.