Coastwise around South Western Part of Suðuroy
Suðuroy (literally South Island) is the southernmost of the Faroe Islands. The island covers 163.7 km². In 2004 there were 5041 inhabitants, but there has been a gradual decline in the population numbers ever since the 1950s.
These are the settlements of Suðuroy (listed from north to south): Sandvík (re-established as a settlement in the late 19th century) Hvalba, Froðba, Tvøroyri, Trongisvágur, Øravík, Fámjin, Hov, Porkeri, Vágur, Akrar, Lopra and Sumba.
One ancient settlement Víkarbyrgi was abandoned late in the 1990’s. Another settlement Akrarbyrgi was abandoned in medieval times, and legend has it that people in Hørg (in Sumba) can trace their ancestry back to this settlement, which was situated on the southernmost point of the island.
Two more settlements were started in the mid 20th century: Tjaldavík in a bay east of Øravík, and Fámará in a valley west of Vágur, but they have both been abandoned again.