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The Church of Sandavágur
The church of Sandavágur is the oldest Faroese church that is both designed and built of Faroe islanders. The church is also home of a runic stone, that was found in the village.
The church in Sandavágur was built during world war 1. The building started in 1914, and the church was ready to use 3rd sunday after Easter, 29th April, 1917. The church of Sandavágur is the oldest Faroese church that is both designed and built of Faroe islanders.
Architect Magnus Jacobsen both made the blueprints and supervised the building. The magnificent colourscheme was made by Petur Alberg.
10th august 1891, an altarpiece was given to the church in Sandavágur, and it is still the same one hanging in the church today. Lucie Ingemann (1792-1868) painted the alterpiece, which is estimated to be around 150 years old.
Seven smaller paintings are decorating the back wall of the church. These were painted by Kristin í Geil, and are based on older paintings that belonged to the church.
The church is the home of a rune stone, that was found in the village.
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The waterfall Bøsdalafossur itself is a magnificent sight as it thunders down towards the sea.
Múlafossur - the Waterfall in Gásadalur
Múlafossur is a must see for any visitor to the Faroe Islands!
Home to the beautiful waterfall Múlafossur, Gásadalur sits tucked away between lush green fields and soaring mountains to all sides
The Runic Stone
The runic stone is an ancient finding from around year 1200. The stone is kept and preserved in the church of Sandavágur.
Tindhólmur - Islet
Tindhólmur is an islet west of Vágar. The view of the small island is spectacular and rare.
Experience Vágar from above (Atlantic Airways)
Take a tour with the helicopter and see the Faroe Islands from above
Trøllkonufingur, meaning the Troll woman’s finger, is a 313 m (1026 feet) tall monolith on the south-east side of Sandavágur.