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Húsar – an ancient village

Húsar, the second village from the south on Kalsoy, is an ancient village, evidenced by the old burial site north of the river Gjógvará. It is said that the first house in the village could not be seen from the sea, hidden by a hillock north of the house. In this way, the village was hidden from bandits. A village house is still named “By the Hillock.” The current church was consecrated in 1920. Compared to other village churches, it is quite large. At that time the village was growing, fisheries having become the primary industry after the Danish Royal Trade Monopoly had been abolished.

The village hall, belonging to the parish organisation Sigursglæman, stands in the middle of the village and hosts many events. The smolt farm south of Húsar is now the largest employer in the municipality. The catering firm Vijin has an authorised commercial kitchen and is growing rapidly, operating throughout the Faroes. Rhubarb cordial from Húsar is very popular and sold throughout the country.

The village is also known for a tale about house robbers in the 1600s.

As of 2015, according to official statistics, 40 people live in Húsar.

This text and photo is from visitkalsoy.fo

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