Hov is a village on the island Suðuroy (South Island), which is the southernmost island in the Faroe Islands. The population is around 100. Hov is located on the east coast of Suðuroy, north of Porkeri and south of Øravík. There is a road tunnel which connects Hov with Øravík, it opened in 2007. This photo is taken Undir Homrum, between the Hovegg road and the village. Hovsegg is the old road between Hov and Øravík. Beside the road in some places, just before the road goes around the mountain, there are columnar basalt formations, they are not like the ones in Froðba, these are different. I will upload some photos of them too. Hov is the only village in Suðuroy which has a Viking Grave. The Viking Chief Hovgrímur lived here in the Viking Ages around year 1000. The grave was opened in 1834, but it was not a succes. The people who live in Hov say that they have always heard about where the grave was. There are two bunches of rocks, one of them is the grave of Hovgrímur and one of them is the grave of his horse.
- Salmon farm rings. There is only one salmon farm in Suðuroy now. When this industry started some 20-30 years ago, there were many small companies, almost one in every village. It is going very well now, as far as I know.
- This mountain is called Kambur, it is 206 meter high. The village Porkeri is just on the other side. One can see the rows of basalt here, and how they are dissapearing into the sea. The island has sunk quite a bit, so the eastern part of the island is more down in the sea. Difficult to explain in English. And of course this has happened a long time ago. The west coast is very steep.
- The graves of Viking Chief Havgrímur and his horse.
The Viking Grave of Chief Havgrímur, Hov, Suðuroy, Faroe Islands - Havgríms Grøv
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