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Suðuroy Travel Guide

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Suðuroy is the southernmost of the 18 Faroe Islands. Many people come to Suðuroy to enjoy the picturesque villages of Sandvík, Famjin, and Sumba.

You will experiencing outstanding views when driving around the island. There are great options for hikes in the mountains. The west coast on the island is especially impressive.

The highest mountain here rises 610 metres from sea level. The mountain is called Gluggarnir.

In order to reach Suðuroy island, you will sail from the capital, Tórshavn on Streymoy island. There are between 2-3 daily departures to Suðuroy island from Tórshavn with the ferry SMYRIL. You will pass stunning islands along the route. The most remarkable islands being Lítla Dímun and Stóra Dímun.

The ferry docks in the Trongisvágsfjørður fjord, which is centrally located on Suðuroy island. From here you can either explore the island independently in a car or by public bus. Alternatively, you can also join a guided tour on the island.

One of the most unique cultural events in Suðuroy is the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in the village Vágur. The celebration includes lots of people marching with torches before throwing them on a wooden boat.

The event takes place in the village square Tríkanturin, which translates to the Triangle. This used to be a place where people dried fish. Now Tríkanturin is the epicentre how the spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration in Vágur. The New Year’s Eve in Vágur is a celebration like nowhere else.

New Year’s Eve celebration in Vágur on Suðuroy island.

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