A walk in Lamba, lost in thought. On New Year’s Eve 1707, the Danish ship Norske Løve sank close to the village, after having been blown off course on its way to India. Just a few steps from here, the Norske Løve was driven onto Eysturoy's rocky shore and relentlessly dashed to pieces. Most of the crew and treasures were rescued and brought ashore, whereas the ship was additionally buried by a landslide; lying under both earth and water down to the present day.
Yet, the ship’s bell was recovered and given to Tórshavn Cathedral. One of the votive ships in the church is a model of the Norske Løve – said to have been built by one of the sailors rescued on New Year's Eve 1707 close to Lamba.
Tórshavn Cathedral. Votive ships and beautiful church. My Faroe Islands' video: https://vimeo.com/239323751