Trongisvágsfjørður

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Trongisvagsfjordur and the villages of Tvoroyri and Trongisvagur. Tvoroyri is to the left, Trongisvagur is a bit further to the right and at the bottom of the fjord. Trongisvagur.10.jpg
Trongisvágsfjørður and the villages of Tvøroyri and Trongisvágur. Tvøroyri is to the left, Trongisvágur is a bit further to the right and at the bottom of the fjord.
Trongisvagsfjordur seen from the northern side of the fjord, from the hiking path to Hvannhagi. Krambatangi ferry port and the Saltsilo on Drelnes are visible. Trongisvagsfjordur and Tvoroyri Faroe Islands.JPG
Trongisvágsfjørður seen from the northern side of the fjord, from the hiking path to Hvannhagi. Krambatangi ferry port and the Saltsilo on Drelnes are visible.
Trongisvagsfjordur and Tjaldaviksholmur, the ferry Smyril is approaching the port of Krambatangi. Trongisvagsfjordur.JPG
Trongisvágsfjørður and Tjaldavíksholmur, the ferry Smyril is approaching the port of Krambatangi.

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.

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The ferry port on Krambatangi

The ferry port of Krambatangi is on the southern side of the fjord between Trongisvágur and Øravík. The ferry port was on Drelnes before 2005 when the new ferry Smyril arrived, which necessitated building a new ferry port. Drelnes is just a few hundred metres further east than Krambatangi. [1]

The Salt Silo on Drelnes

There is an old Salt Silo on Drelnes which is a ruin, but there is a plan called Project Salt which intends to restore the Saltsilo into a concert hall and cultural house. There was a big concert there in May 2010. All the bands played for free in order to support the project. [2]

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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. In clear weather it is also visible from Smyril M/F just before she enters the fjord of Trongisvágur, Trongisvágsfjørður. Men from Sumba used to rappel down the steep mountain side of Beinisvørð on bird lines in order to catch sea birds and to collect eggs. Both birds and their eggs were important food for the people of Sumba in the past. Several men have been killed while doing this; sometimes a stone fell on a man's head, fatally injuring him. In 1975 a big avalanche at Beinisvørð destroyed numerous bird habitats and landmarks.

Krambatangi

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Borgarknappur mountain

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 is just west of Borgarknappur, and a mountain called Hvannafelli is further south. Before the roads were made between the villages in Suðuroy, there were paths between the villages over the mountains. In one place in Suðuroy several of these paths met near Borgarknappur, in a place called Mannaskarð and a mountain called Laðanfelli. To help people find their way up in the mountains there were cairns along the paths. Most of these cairns are still there and now mostly used for hiking trips for people who enjoy walking in the nature, including tourists. The paths which meet in Mannaskarð, near Borgarknappur come from the villages: Øravík, Fámjin, Porkeri, Hov and Vágur.

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Coordinates: 61°32′41″N6°47′39″W / 61.54472°N 6.79417°W / 61.54472; -6.79417