Not a desert, not a Fata Morgana, but still! Sandur beach. The place to be, in case you’re looking for white sand, barefoot moments and beach grass. Mølheyggjar, sketchbook of winds. The sand dunes of Sandoy, gently decorated with wave-like patterns and yesterday’s footprints.
Sandoy, the „Sand Island“ of the Faroes. 125 square kilometers, 1,235 inhabitants. In comparison to all the other islands: smoother, flatter, shinier. More silvery and pastel-colored. Looks and vibe: Champagne instead of craft beer. As for me, that’s exactly what Sandoy feels like on many days.
A „Tórshavn close-by prime site“, now more than ever. A projected subsea tunnel will connect Gamlarætt on Streymoy to Traðardalur between the villages of Skopun and Sandur on Sandoy. The completion of the tunnel is scheduled for 2023. Whether or not the tunnel will be finished on time: The winds that toy with Sandoy’s dunes couldn't care less. Unwaveringly, they give birth to shapes and ripples in the sand, the neighboring sandy beach always within sight.