Vágur

What is Vágur known for?


called

fish from British (Great Britain) smacks and processed it to clipfish (Dried and salted cod), which was exported. *From 1870s Vágur and Tvøroyri (also in Suðuroy) became the main harbors for the large scale fishery by Iceland and Greenland; Vágur was for many years one of the fastest growing societies of the Faroe Islands. *1905 - Vágs Bóltfelag, VB (football and handball club) was founded on 6 June. The handball club is still called VB, the football club changed its

which eventually led to the abolition of monopoly trading in 1856. The memorial was erected in memory of the fact that in 1804 on this spot, now called Fløtan Fríða, the first Faroese (Faroe Islands) ship

, when the wind came from east and the eastern harbor could not be used. Vágseiði has also been used to dump garbage into the sea, but that stopped many years ago. Now all garbage is gathered and burnt by IRF. Sports Vágur had a football club, which was called VB (VB Vágur), it was founded in 1905. ISF.fo (''in Faroese'') In 2005 VB merged with Sumba ÍF (Sumba, Faroe Islands) to VB Sumba and in 2010 they founded a new football club


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dramatic light scenery in the Faroe Islands: The town of Vágur, winter 2004 thumb right 200px Church of Vágur on Suðuroy (File:Faroe stamp 503 church of vagur.jpg) The tourist attractions include a wide variety of excursions during the summer. Amongst other things on offer is a boat trip on the old fishing boat, Jóhanna TG 326, west around the island to an area where birds flock and nest by the thousand, close to the world's steepest cliff, Beinisvørð. Hiking trips are arranged every summer by the Tourist Information. There is a Ruth Smith (Ruth Smith (artist)) Art Museum in Vágur. It doesn't have regular opening hours, but there are phone number which visitors can call to. The Ruth Smith Art Gallery is situated in the western part of the village of Vágur in a yellow building on the mainstreet Vágsvegur 101. RuthSmithSavn.com For visitors arriving by boat, Vágur is situated 61° 21' north and 06° 49' west. Notable landmarks Eggjarnar thumb 250px View from Eggjarnar towards north, the western part of Vágur, Vágseiði (File:View From Eggjarnar Faroeislands To FC Suduroy Stadium.JPG) and the football stadium of FC Suðuroy is visible. Eggjarnar is high up in the mountains south west of Vágur, a road leads all the way up there, because a Loran C station was built there during World War II. Vágseiði Vágseiði was used as a second harbor for the men of Vágur, when the wind came from east and the eastern harbor could not be used. Vágseiði has also been used to dump garbage into the sea, but that stopped many years ago. Now all garbage is gathered and burnt by IRF. Sports Vágur had a football club, which was called VB (VB Vágur), it was founded in 1905. ISF.fo (''in Faroese'') In 2005 VB merged with Sumba ÍF (Sumba, Faroe Islands) to VB Sumba and in 2010 they founded a new football club, which is called FC Suðuroy. But VB is not completely history yet, the VB women still play handball using the name VB. VB is short for Vágs Bóltfelag. Vágur has a famous swimmer, Pál Joensen, a Freestyle (Freestyle swimming) swimmer, won 3 gold medals at the 2008 European Junior Swimming Championships. He has also won gold later, swimming with the adults in 2009 in Moscow and 2010 in South Africa. In August 2010 he won silver at the European Swimming Championships on long course. Omegatiming.com Budapest 2010, Men's 1500m Freestyle Pál Joensen is swimming with Susvim, which is a swimming club for Suðuroy. There is a rowing club in Vágur, which is called Vágs Kappróðrarfelag. They have wooden rowing boats in all sizes: Vágbingur is a 10-mannafar, Toftaregin is an 8-mannafar, Smyril is a 6-mannafar and Royndin Fríða is a 5-mannafar. Facebook.com, Vágs Kappróðrarfelag Photos from Vágur Image:Vágur.Suðuroy.1.jpg The old school, houses and boat houses in Vágur Image:Vágseiði Vágur Faroe Islands.jpg Vágseiði Image:Vágseiði and Vágur.1.jpg Vágur, seen from Eggjarnar Image:Vagur Suduroy Faroeislands East and West Coast.JPG Vágur, the east and west coasts and the lake Vatnið Image:Church of Vagur.jpg The Church of Vágur Image:Vágur Faroe Islands, Vágsfjørður, The Harbour and Rávan Mountain.JPG Vágur and the fjord Vágsfjørður Image:View from Eggjarnar towards Westcoast of Suduroy and Beinisvord.JPG View from Eggjarnar, south of Vágur towards Beinisvørð, a 470 meter high sea cliff Image:British Concrete Pillbox from World War II on Eggjarnar Faroe Islands.JPG British pillbox on Eggjarnar, a ruin from World War II Image:Vágur.jpg Vágur Image:Vagur, faroe islands, football field.jpg Vágseiði and the football field of FC Suðuroy Image:2010 Rowing Competition on Jóansøka in Vágur Faroe Islands.JPG Rowing competition in Vágur at the Jóansøka Festival 2010. See also * List of towns in the Faroe Islands References Wikipedia:Vágur, Faroe Islands Commons:Category:Vágur


Boats

, a fleet of fishing vessels and a filleting factory. History thumbnail Wooden row boats from Vágur on Vágseiði, the oldest one was built in 1872 (File:FaroeBoats Grindabatar from Vagur.JPG) thumbnail The Church of Vágur (File:Church of Vagur.jpg) thumbnail Ship models from the World War II Museum in Vágur, models of the ships from Vágur which were lost during WWII. (File:World War II Museum in Vágur Faroe Islands.JPG) *1350 Vágur is mentioned for the first time in historical documents

). The cableway was built from Múlagjógv towards east to the shore of Vágseiði. The cableway made it easier and more safe to land the boats. They had boat houses there. They could transport both fish and boats this way. In 1906 there was no electricity so the cableway worked by handcraft until they got electricity. *1921 - Vágur Municipality built the first power plant of the Faroe Islands, when they built the hydro-electric power plant in Botnur, north-west of Vágur. *1939 - The new Church

course. Omegatiming.com Budapest 2010, Men's 1500m Freestyle Pál Joensen is swimming with Susvim, which is a swimming club for Suðuroy. There is a rowing club in Vágur, which is called Vágs Kappróðrarfelag. They have wooden rowing boats in all sizes: Vágbingur is a 10-mannafar, Toftaregin is an 8-mannafar, Smyril is a 6-mannafar and Royndin Fríða is a 5


art works

directions In the western part of the village next to the DJ Vilhelm supermarket. phone +298 597368 tollfree fax hours By appointment price 30 DKK content Ruth Smith (1913-1958) was born in Vágur and grew up here too. Later she moved to Denmark, where she studied art. She is famous in several countries. In the museum you can see art works by Ruth Smith. The nature around Vágur is beautiful and breathtaking. *'''Vágseiði''' is on the west coast, only around 1 km west


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, a fleet of fishing vessels and a filleting factory. History thumbnail Wooden row boats from Vágur on Vágseiði, the oldest one was built in 1872 (File:FaroeBoats Grindabatar from Vagur.JPG) thumbnail The Church of Vágur (File:Church of Vagur.jpg) thumbnail Ship models from the World War II Museum in Vágur, models of the ships from Vágur which were lost during WWII. (File:World War II Museum in Vágur Faroe Islands.JPG) *1350 Vágur is mentioned for the first time in historical documents


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, because it takes longer time to embark with Regina Baltica, therefore the ferry can't sail 3 times daily from Tórshavn three time weekly like Smyril did, but two time daily every day.754 SSL.fo, Ferðætlan hjá M F Regina Baltica (Time Schedule of M F Regina Baltica). Sudurras1.com (''in Faroese'') Smyril came

. The schedule had to be changed, because it takes longer time to embark with Regina Baltica, therefore the ferry can't sail 3 times daily from Tórshavn three time weekly like Smyril did, but two time daily every day.754 SSL.fo, Ferðætlan hjá M F Regina Baltica (Time Schedule of M F Regina Baltica). Sudurras1.com

ferry port near Tvøroyri. The schedule had to be changed, because it takes longer time to embark with Regina Baltica, therefore the ferry can't sail 3 times daily from Tórshavn three time weekly like Smyril did, but two time daily every day.754 SSL.fo, Ferðætlan hjá M F Regina Baltica (Time Schedule of M F Regina Baltica).


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, because it takes longer time to embark with Regina Baltica, therefore the ferry can't sail 3 times daily from Tórshavn three time weekly like Smyril did, but two time daily every day. SSL.fo, Ferðætlan hjá M F Regina Baltica (Time Schedule of M F Regina Baltica). Sudurras1.com (''in Faroese'') Smyril came

. The schedule had to be changed, because it takes longer time to embark with Regina Baltica, therefore the ferry can't sail 3 times daily from Tórshavn three time weekly like Smyril did, but two time daily every day. SSL.fo, Ferðætlan hjá M F Regina Baltica (Time Schedule of M F Regina Baltica). Sudurras1.com

ferry port near Tvøroyri. The schedule had to be changed, because it takes longer time to embark with Regina Baltica, therefore the ferry can't sail 3 times daily from Tórshavn three time weekly like Smyril did, but two time daily every day. SSL.fo, Ferðætlan hjá M F Regina Baltica (Time Schedule of M F Regina Baltica).


traditional small

in such a manner is a pilot whale boat. The pilot whale boat is not a traditional small Faroese rowing boat, neither is it a vehicle used by the coastal navigation, and it does not include the modern Faroese factory fleet. A pilot whale boat simply describes the temporary condition of a small boat during a hunt, which is otherwise used for line fishery or leisure purposes. thumb left 200px The sea having turned blood red. (File:Hvalba beach whaling, Faroe Islands.jpg) File:Killed pilot wales, faroe


local life

have a look at local life. The main road is called Vágsvegur. The first road you come to when arriving to Vágur is Marknoyrarvegur, the road then splits into two, the left one is the main road Vágsvegur and the road to the right is Toftavegur. Vágsvegur continues all the way to the end of the fjord, where it splits into two, one road goes straight ahead to the west coast and the road changes its name at some point to Eiðisvegur, and the other road follows the curve of the fjord and continues


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are for 13, 19, 42 and 49 persons. * Phone: 227228, AH Taxi, Trongisvágur. Taxi (two cars). * Phone: 215210 or 250350, David Findleton, Taxi and minibus. * Phone: 226566, Mikkjal Pauli Johansen, Trongisvágur,bus * Phone: 212324, Fámjins Bygdaleið, Fámjin, Two busses for 14 and 19 persons. '''Rent a car in Suðuroy''' * '''ADI Auto Service''', Sjógøta 79, FO-800 Tvøroyri, phone +298 222328. Description: ADI Auto Service has a few cars and pick-up's for hire. Two Skoda Sabia, one Ford Mondeo, one

Daewoo, 2 pick-up's and one jeep in which you can drive up in the mountains. Price for one of the cars is 500 DKK for one day. If you hire the car for more than one day the price is 350 DKK pr. day. Free kilometer. (These information are from 2010, the cars and prices may change in time). * '''Magn''' petrol station in Trongisvagur, phone +298 371466 See *

directions In the western part of the village next to the DJ Vilhelm supermarket. phone +298 597368 tollfree fax hours By appointment price 30 DKK content Ruth Smith (1913-1958) was born in Vágur and grew up here too. Later she moved to Denmark, where she studied art. She is famous in several countries. In the museum you can see art works by Ruth Smith. The nature around Vágur is beautiful and breathtaking. *'''Vágseiði''' is on the west coast, only around 1 km west

Vágur

'''Vágur''' meaning ''Bay'' ( ) is a town on the island of Suðuroy, part of the Faroe Islands.

It is situated on the east coast of the island on the Vágsfjørður fjord, and was founded in the fourteenth century. Expansion has meant that the nearby town of Nes (Nes, Vágur) is now a suburb of Vágur. Vágur has a sports hall next to the football grounds on Eiðinum (Vesturi á Eiðinum Stadium), near Vágseiði, a swimmingpool by the school and a clinic which offers the services of doctors, nurses and dentists. There is also a hotel, one bank and various shops. Vagur.fo, Shops

The port area, which is 14 m in depth, is situated on the northern part of the fjord. Vagur.fo, Vágs Havn (The Harbour) The port authorities can offer services of piloting (lods), water and fire-fighting, and in connection with the harbour there is a modern fish factory and auctioneers for fish. Salmon farming is also a part of the fish industry in Vágur, this includes salmon farm rings on the fjord and in other places near the east coast of Suðuroy and a salmon factory. The town has a slipway, a fleet of fishing vessels and a filleting factory.

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