The island of Sandoy

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Søltuvik, Sandoy
Sandoy is one of the smaller Færoe Islands to be inhabited, though nowhere near the smallest. It can be reached ay Skopun on its north coast from the south-west coast of Streymoyand Sandur, on the south coast has a ferry to the smaller island of Skugvoy. If you are based at Torshavn, you can get sight of three more islands from here, albeit Suðuroy is only a large looming shape in the background. The other two are Stora Dimun and Littla Dimun, very shapely but with very little population and no  regular means of contact.

Sandoy is probably the least mountainous and most agricultural of the Færoes. Even so it does not fall short on beauty. We missed a highly praised route on hte west coast but made up for it by following what is described as an unclassified road to an uninhabited but strikingly beautiful bay, Søltuvik. The arctic terns did not make us very welcome here - to put it mildly. However this 'road was very beautiful and led past a lake with two species of geese to steep 'puffimated' cliffs (to coin a word!)

The ferry fare is very cheap and you get good views of Hestur, Kotor, and in the distance Vagar from the Skopun ferry.
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Søltuvik, Sandoy
Søltuvik, Sandoy
South coast - looking west.
South coast - looking west.
Sandur Church
Sandur Church
The Dimuns and Suðuroy
The Dimuns and Suðuroy
Graveyard at Sandur and the Dimuns
Graveyard at Sandur and the Dimuns
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photo by: davidx