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.

Visitors to Suðuroy travel by ferry from Tórshavn. The crossing takes about two hours and if the weather is nice, the trip is beautiful and a fantastic experience in itself. There are scenic views of nine of the total of eighteen islands that make up the Faroese archipelago. They will appear in the following order: Streymoy, Nólsoy, Hestur, Koltur, Sandoy, Skúvoy, Stóra Dímun, Lítla Dímun and Suðuroy. As you travel past the two Dimun islands, the coastline of Suðuroy is in the background. It is possible to go by bus from the harbour of Drelnes to Tvøroyri and all other villages on the island.

From Tvøroyri one can take a nice walk across the mountains to a valley called Hvannhagi. There is a nice view over the valley and the sea from above the valley. It is also possible to go down into the valley by following the track after the gate.

Tvøroyri and Vagur take turns in hosting an annual civic-festival called Joansøka. It can be described as a smaller version of the Olavsøka held in Tórshavn. It runs in late June.
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