Hov
in Hov of Suðuroyar sýsla, Faroe Islands

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
61.506 and -6.760 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 61° 30' 22" and W -6° 45' 37"
Currency and Currency Code:
Krone - DKK
Spoken languages:
Faroese, Danish
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 08:47 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Atlantic/Faroe
UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
4:21 am and 10:25 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-46.583 and 169.417 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Tautuku
References
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Discover Hov

Hov in Hov (Suðuroyar sýsla) with it's 149 citizens is a place in Faroe Islands about 35 mi (or 56 km) south of Torshavn, the country's capital city.

Current time in Hov is now 08:47 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Atlantic / Faroe with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 1 airports near Hov. The closest airport in Faroe Islands is Vagar Airport in a distance of 42 mi (or 68 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Tvoroyri, Sandur, Torshavn, Midvagur and Eystur. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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Juletræet tændes på Færøerne

Published: November 25, 2013
Length: 01:04 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Hellpien

Dette er en video jeg har lavet under mit praktikophold på Færøerne, nærmere bestemt er det fra byen Tvøroyri på øen Suðuroy. Og her er der lige et link til min blog: http://helleogsuduroy....


Valcafé á Seglloftinum - Miðnámsskúlanæmingur spyr um lestrarstuðulin

Published: October 28, 2011
Length: 10:36 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Eileen Sandá

Valfundur á Seglloftinum á Tvøroyri, sum Valkyrjurnar skipaðu fyri saman við Seglloftinum 21. oktober 2011. Í hesum brotinum síggja og hoyra vit ein næming frá Miðnámsskúlanum spyrja...


Smyril Line - Faroe Islands 2013

Published: December 28, 2013
Length: 39:52 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Johan Wyckmans

Travelling from Hirtshals in Denmark to Iceland by Ferry. Passing the Faroe Islands on wednesday 19.06.2013.


Sunraise over Froðba, Faroe Island

Published: October 21, 2009
Length: 14:59 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Thomas Skipper

A friday morning in Froðba, Faroe Island.


Fimleikaframsýning 2012 - 13. partur

Published: April 25, 2012
Length: 47:54 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Suduroyarportalurin

Leygardagin 21. apríl 2012 var árliga fimleikaframsýningin hjá Tvøroyrar Fimleikafelag. Suðuroyarportalurin var framvið við upptøkutólinum. 13. partur: Gentur í 6., 7. og flokki.


Suðuroyingur verður flotaður 3. apríl 2012

Published: April 04, 2012
Length: 12:14 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Suduroyarportalurin

Nýggi Suðuroyingur, hjá Suðuroyar Kappróðrarfelag, verður flotaður 3. apríl 2012.


Fimleikaframsýning 2012 - 4. partur

Published: April 23, 2012
Length: 55:31 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Suduroyarportalurin

Leygardagin 21. apríl 2012 var árliga fimleikaframsýningin hjá Tvøroyrar Fimleikafelag. Suðuroyarportalurin var framvið við upptøkutólinum. 4. partur: Gentur í 6., 7. og 8. flokki.


Suðureftir í summar

Published: June 28, 2012
Length: 44:34 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Dokumentar. fo

Suðureftir í summar. Sjónvarpslýsing fyri www.visitsuduroy.fo.


View over the Ryskivatn and Miðvatn lakes

Published: July 27, 2013
Length: 33:07 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Robert Green

A view from the mountain ridge surrounding the Miðvatn and Ryskivatn lakes and reservoir in Suðuroy - the southernmost of the Faroe Islands. The water from these lakes serve the hydro power...


Why Don't We Spend The Night

Published: July 23, 2010
Length: 07:46 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Jogvan Elias Thomsen

Section from Vágur play Why Don't We Spend The Night.


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Hov, Faroe Islands

Population:\t133 Postal code (Zip):\tFO 960 Location:\t\t{{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:61|30|30|N|6|45|29|W| | |name= }} Municipality:\tHovs Hov is a village located on Suduroy's east coast, in the Faroe Islands; it is frequently mentioned in the country's history. Salmon sea farming has been practiced in Hov since the 1980s. North of Hov along the old road to Øravík are interesting basalt columns that march along the hills.

Located at 61.5083, -6.75806 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy

Trongisvágur

Trongisvágur is a village on the island of Suduroy in the Faroe Islands. Population: \t415 Postal code (Zip): \tFO 826 Location: \t\t{{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:61|33|50|N|6|50|40|W| | |name= }} Municipality: \tTvoroyrar Trongisvágur is the village in the bottom of Trongisvágsfjørður on the east coast of Suduroy.

Located at 61.5639, -6.84444 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy

Suðuroy

Suðuroy (literally South Island, Danish: Suderø) is the southernmost of the Faroe Islands. The island covers 163.7 km². In 2012 there were 4678 inhabitants, but there has been a gradual decline in the population numbers ever since the 1950s. In 2005 the population was 5036.

Located at 61.5333, -6.85 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Suðuroy, Islands of the Faroe Islands, Important Bird Areas of the Faroe Islands

Nónfjall

Nónfjall is a 367 metre high mountain on the island Vágar in the Faroe Islands, the mountain is located south of the village of Sørvágur, near Vágar Airport and east of the mountain Høgafjall. The name Nónfjall translates to 'Noon mountain'. However, the Faroese use the word noon differently from the current English usage. In the Faroese language noon refers to 15:00 in the 24-hour clock or 3pm in the 12-hour clock, whereas in the English language noon usually now refers to 12:00 or 12pm.

Located at 61.517, -6.833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountains of the Faroe Islands

Sumba, Faroe Islands

Sumba is the southernmost place of the Faroe Islands on the island of Suðuroy. It is located in the Sumbiar municipality. The municipality has 353 inhabitants (2012). 239 of these people are living in Sumba. The other villages in the Municipality of Sumba are: Lopra (88 inns. ), Akrar (26 inns. ), Víkarbyrgi (0 inns.). Sumba is known for several things, e.g. its beauty, for the high bird cliff Beinisvørð and the skills of the local people regarding Faroese chain dance.

Located at 61.4144, -6.70389 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Faroe Islands, Populated coastal places in the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy

Vágur, Faroe Islands

Vágur, Faroe Islands bgcolor=#F9F9F9 | Postal code | FO 900 |- | mayor | Dennis Holm |- bgcolor=#F9F9F9 | Homepage | Official homepage |- bgcolor=#F9F9F9 | Coordinates | 61°33′21″N 6°48′12″W |} Vágur meaning Bay is a town on the island of Suðuroy, part of the Faroe Islands. It is situated on the east coast of the island on the Vágsfjørður fjord, and was founded in the fourteenth century. Expansion has meant that the nearby town of Nes is now a suburb of Vágur.

Located at 61.475, -6.80694 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Faroe Islands, Populated coastal places in the Faroe Islands, Ports and harbours of the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy

Øravík

Øravík is a village on the east coast of the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands. The village is located in the center of the island on a crossroad where the road to Fámjin goes towards west over the mountains to the west coast. One part of the village is located in the bay of Øravík, the other part is 3 km further north near the ferry port Krambatangi. The northern part of Øravík and the southern part of Trongisvágur have grown together.

Located at 61.5361, -6.80861 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Faroe Islands, Populated coastal places in the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy

Porkeri Mountains

The Porkeri Mountains are a mountain range near the village of Porkeri in the Faroe Islands near the Porkeri Mountains,just north of Vágur on Suðuroy's east coast.

Located at 61.492, -6.778 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountains of the Faroe Islands

Trongisvágsfjørður

Trongisvágsfjørður is a fjord on the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands. There are four villages around the fjord. Furthest east on the northern side of the fjord is Froðba, in the bottom of the fjord is Trongisvágur. In between Trongisvágur and Froðba is Tvøroyri, the largest of these villages. South of Trongisvágur in a bay is Øravík, a part of Øravík is called Øravíkarlíð, it is located close to Trongisvágur and not visible from Øravík. These villages are in the Municipality of Tvøroyri.

Located at 61.5447, -6.79417 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Fjords of the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy

Vesturi á Eiðinum Stadium

Vesturi á Eiðinum Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Vágur, which is one of the larger villages in the southernmost island Suduroy in the Faroe Islands. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FC Suðuroy, formerly called VB Vágur (until 2005) and VB/Sumba (until 31 Dec. 2009). The stadium holds 3,000 people, but has only 330 seats.

Located at 61.4658, -6.83639 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in the Faroe Islands

Víkarbyrgi

Víkarbyrgi is a former village on the Faroese island of Suðuroy, Faroe Islands. It no longer has a population. It retains a postal code (FO 928) and is located at N 61° 26' 34 W 6° 43' 28. The etymology of its name is reputed to be connected with an early settlement of Irish monks who predated the arrival of the Vikings. The last inhabitants had left Víkarbyrgi by 2003.

Located at 61.4428, -6.72444 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Ghost towns in the Faroe Islands

Lopra

Lopra is a village on the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands, with the postal code FO 926. In 2009 its population was 96. It is located in the Municipality of Sumba along with the villages Akrar, Sumba and Víkarbyrgi, constituting the southernmost settlements in the Faroe Islands. The name Lopra may have its origin in the gaelic word "lobar" which translates into English as leprosy, and Lopra may be a pre-Norse settlement of Gaelic hermits from c.6th to c.8th AD.

Located at 61.4428, -6.77139 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Faroe Islands, Populated coastal places in the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy, Whaling stations, Whaling in the Faroe Islands

Nes, Vágur

Nes is a village on the Faroese island of Suðuroy located in the municipality of Vágur (Vágs kommuna). It is located west of Porkeri and east of Vágur. Its postal code is FO 925. It should not be confused with another village by the same name on Eysturoy. There is another village in Suðuroy with the same name, it is located on the southern side of the bay of Hvalba. Nes means cape in the Faroese language.

Located at 61.4722, -6.75917 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Faroe Islands

Porkeri Church

Porkeri Church is a church in the settlement of Porkeri in the Faroe Islands. Porkeri is situated in the island Suðuroy, which is the southernmost of the islands. It is a wooden church and it has a roof of turf. The church is from 1847 and contains things donated by seamen who survived lethal storms on the sea, maintaining the tradition of almissu (seamen in danger promised - according to Nordic tradition - to donate churches, the material or such to God if they got back home alive).

Located at 61.4808, -6.7463 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Churches in the Faroe Islands, Religious buildings completed in 1847

Fámjin stone

The Fámjin stone is a runestone located in the church of Fámjin on the Faroe Islands. The stone bears both Latin and Runic letters. The stone is dated to the time after the Faroese reformation in 1538, and proves that runes were used up to as late as the 16th century. It is the youngest of the .

Located at 61.5258, -6.88028 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
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Runestones on the Faroe Islands

Gluggarnir

Gluggarnir is a mountain in the Faroe Islands. At 610 metres, it is the highest mountain on the southernmost island Suðuroy. The mountain is located between the villages Fámjin and Trongisvágur.

Located at 61.55, -6.86667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountains of the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy

Vágsfjørður

Vágsfjørður is a fjord on the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands. The fjord is located in the southern part and on the eastern side of the island. The distance between the east and the west coast of Suðuroy is very short from Vágsfjørður to Vágseiði. Between the fjord and Vágseiði is a lake which is called Vatnið (The Lake). There are five villages around the fjord. In the bottom of the fjord is Vágur, which is one of the largest village in Suðuroy.

Located at 61.4625, -6.76972 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Fjords of the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy

Beinisvørð

Beinisvørð (Beinisvord) is a 470 m high sea cliff in Suðuroy, Faroe Islands, the highest sea cliff in Suðuroy. It is located between the villages of Lopra and Sumba. Beinisvørð has vertical cliffs facing the sea and a green slope down towards the village of Sumba. The triangular top of Beinisvørð is visible from many places in Suðuroy, including Lopra, Nes and Marknoyri, the easternmost part of Vágur.

Located at 61.4264, -6.76722 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
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Mountains of the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy, Cliffs of the Faroe Islands, Cliffs of Suðuroy, Landforms of the Faroe Islands

Eggjarnar

Eggjarnar (also called Skúvanes, 200 metres above sea level) is a place south of the village Vágur on Suðuroy island in the Faroe Islands, which is known for its scenic view point to the sea cliffs of the southern part of Suðuroy all the way to Beinisvørð in the south and to Vágseiði and Gjógvaráfjall in the north.

Located at 61.457, -6.83 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
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Suðuroy, Cliffs, Cliffs of Suðuroy, Cliffs of the Faroe Islands, Mountains of the Faroe Islands

Krambatangi

Krambatangi is the ferry port of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands. The ferry Smyril M/F disembarks 2-3 times daily from Krambatangi to Tórshavn. Krambatangi is located on the southern side of Trongisvágsfjørður halfway between Trongisvágur and Øravík, opposite of Tvøroyri. The ferry port was earlier on Drelnes, which is a few hundred meters further east of Krambatangi. But in 2005 a new ferry arrived, which was much bigger than the prior one, and therefore they built a new ferryport on Krambatangi.

Located at 61.5481, -6.8185 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Ports and harbours of the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy, Landforms of the Faroe Islands

Borgarknappur

Borgarknappur is a mountain in Suðuroy, Faroe Islands. The mountain is 574 meter high. It is located in the center of the island, west of the village Hov and south-east of Fámjin, south-west of Øravík and north of Vágur. Another mountain peak, which is called Borgin (570 meters high) is just west of Borgarknappur, and a mountain called Hvannafelli (558 meters high) is further south.

Located at 61.5, -6.83333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountains of the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy

Kirkjuvatn

Kirkjuvatn is a lake in Suðuroy, Faroe Islands. The lake is located just north of the village Fámjin, which is located on the west coast of Suðuroy. Fámjin is the only village on the island which is facing directly towards west. Only one other village, Sumba is also located on the west coast, but Sumba is facing south-west. The name of the lake means Church Lake, kirkja means church and vatn means lake in this case, the most common meaning of the word vatn is water.

Located at 61.5264, -6.87694 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lakes of the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy

Church of Tvoroyri

Church of Tvoroyri is a national church in Tvøroyri, Faroe Islands. It was constructed in Norway as a building set, moved to Tvøroyri and then built there in 1908.

Located at 61.5539, -6.801 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Churches in the Faroe Islands, Religious buildings completed in 1908

Sund, Faroe Islands

Sund is a small town in the Faroe Islands, located north of Tórshavn. In 2012, it had a population of only 3 people.

Located at 61.4144, -6.70389 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Faroe Islands, Populated coastal places in the Faroe Islands, Streymoy

Vágseiði

Vágseiði is an area in Vágur, Faroe Islands, located on the west coast of Suðuroy west of the village Vágur, from which it takes its name. Eiði is the Faroese word for Isthmus. The distance between the east and the west coast of Vágur is only one km. There is a lake between the village and Vágseiði, the lake is called Vatnið, which is the Faroese word for Lake. The football stadium of FC Suðuroy and the sports hall Vágshøll are located on Vágseiði, 100-200 m from the cliffs.

Located at 61.466, -6.84 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cliffs of Suðuroy, Visitor attractions in the Faroe Islands, Landforms of the Faroe Islands

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