Skúvoy Travel Guide

By Verified Expert

Skúvoy island is located in the southern part of the Faroe Islands. The island is blessed with a rich birdlife and breathtaking views.

Here you will find puffins, guillemots, and the great skua. Skúvoy is named after the large number of skuas on the island.

Knútur rises to 392 metres above sea level making it the highest peak on the island. Skúvoy has a total land area of 4 sq mi.

The only village on the island is calles Skúvoy. The small settlement sits at the top of a short slipway from the harbour. The village is sheltered from the west winds by a long high mountain ridge behind it.

The small passenger ferry SILDBERIN secures the inhabitants regular transfer to other islands. The ferry departs from the village Sandur on Sandoy island.

Other interesting attractions

Velbastaður

Sandavágur

Hvíthamar