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V. U. Hammershaimb memorial Statue
Hammershaimb is the father of the Faroese written language.
Vencil Ulricus Hammershaimb, is well known and famous as the father of the Faroese written language. He was an educated Lutheran minister and is the son of the last Faroese leader of parlament, Jørgen Frantz Hammershaimb, before the Faroe Islands became a Danish administrative district in 1916.
V.U. Hammershaimb was, on top of being a minister, also a politician and a philologist. He established the Faroese written language, based on the Icelandic language, which like Faroese, derives from Old Norse
V.U. Hammershaimb is believed by many to be the direct reason for the survival of the Faroese language. in 1919, the 100th year of V. U. Hammersheimb, a memorial statue was built in his honor close to Løgmansgarðurin, his birth place.
In every nation we find people of such preeminent importance that summarizing their lives and their stupendous work presents us with the changes they effected for their native country. Such a man was Venceslaus Ulricus Hammershaimb (1819-1909). By virtue of his numerous linguistic, literary and cultural activities, Hammershaimb became by far the most important person in 19th century’s cultural life in the Faroes. (posta.fo)
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Home to the beautiful waterfall Múlafossur, Gásadalur sits tucked away between lush green fields and soaring mountains to all sides
The waterfall Bøsdalafossur itself is a magnificent sight as it thunders down towards the sea.
Trøllkonufingur, meaning the Troll woman’s finger, is a 313 m (1026 feet) tall monolith on the south-east side of Sandavágur.
Múlafossur - the Waterfall in Gásadalur
Múlafossur is a must see for any visitor to the Faroe Islands!
Tindhólmur - Islet
Tindhólmur is an islet west of Vágar. The view of the small island is spectacular and rare.
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.