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Velbastaður is among the oldest villages in the Faroe Islands
Velbastaður is among the oldest villages in the Faroe Islands. At the excavation site, Niðri á Bakka, by the waterfront, archaeologists have found objects from the Middle Ages. In Fossdalur, north of the village, they have also found ruins from ancient settlements.
Velbastaður is an agricultural village. The rich culture has deep roots in Velbastaður. In 1895 the youth association Sólarmagn was founded and the community house was built in 1945. The road was paved in 1924. The village has a school and kindergarten and it is continually growing. The brewery Okkara is in this village and is one of only two breweries on the islands.
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When standing on Norðadalsskarð, you will be greeted by the view over the village Norðradalur, its winding road and the island of Koltur.
Port of Honour
In the small harbour in the village center, you can find the Gate of Honor. This is the jaw from a 25 metre large whale.
The Dale of Corn
In Korndalur, a few hundred meters southwest of the village, some remarkable ruins are to be found. A tale says that a Scottish princess once dwelled in Korndalur. For a guided tour to Korndalur pleas
The lighthouse in Nólsoy
Two lighthouses are on the south end of Nólsoy. The smaller, placed on Borðutanga, can be seen from Tórshavn. The larger lighthouse was built in 1893 on a place called Tumbin.