Sandoy ride, cruising around aimlessly, after visiting some friends, accompanied by a mixture of sun and clouds. The beach of Sandur is still one of my all-time favorites in the Faroes, quaint dunes, beach grass and white sand, a pleasant barefoot zone and a great picnic and knitting place. Next stop: Húsavík, an old village that’s also blessed with a beautiful beach, a perfect spot to feel the power of winds and watch vigorous waves on many days, especially in the dead of winter. Note: summer’s already a thing of the past over here, except for the occasional one. Beastly good: a casual meeting that came up close to Skopun, northbound, the animals being supermodest, despite their dazzling appearance.
The cozy houses close to the sea are part of the village Skarvanes. Camera shot direction: Stóra Dímun, Lítla Dímun, and, further out, the southernmost island Suðuroy. In order to get to Sandoy, I took the ferry, route 60, Skopun – Gamlarætt, nowadays: the dinosaur. The new subsea tunnel between Streymoy and Sandoy is currently under construction. On Streymoy, the tunnel will surface in Gamlarætt, which is close to Tórshavn; on Sandoy in Traðardalur between the villages Skopun and Sandur, actually, it’s already visible, and it will make a difference. Length of the new subsea tunnel: almost eleven kilometers. The Sandoy tunnel project is expected to be finished in 2023. In the near future, Sandoy will be 24/7 within easy reach, and the islands will be even more connected. Latest number of inhabitants in the Faroes: 51,900.