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Hov, seen from Hovsegg, where the columnar basalt is.

Hov is a village in Suðuroy, Faroe Islands.


Get in[edit]

You can travel to Suðuroy by the ferry Smyril which has 2-3 daily departures from Tórshavn, or by the helicopter which has 2-3 weekly departures from several destinations in the Faroe Islands. In order to get to Hov from the ferry port Krambatangi or from the heliport in Froðba, you can either drive yourself (you can bring your car with the ferry), take a local buss or call for a cab (taxi). Walking is also an option from the ferry port, if you love walking, it is not that far, but the heliport is further away, it is in Froðba which is on the northern side of the fjord of Trongisvágur (east of Tvøroyri). Hov is located around another fjord, further south than Trongisvágsfjørður.

Get around[edit]

Taxi and busses in Suðuroy:

  • Phone: 373380 or 213380, Hjørleif Holm, Vágur. Taxi.
  • Phone: 222918, Jákup Lindenskov, Vágur. Taxi.
  • Phone: 239550, Ludvig Poulsen Busses, Sumba/Vágur. Several buses which 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.
  • Phone: 506888, Taxi and Bus, Kartni Fornagarð, Taxi for 6 persons and minibus for 16 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 Trongisvágur, phone +298 371466

See[edit][add listing]

  • Columnar basalt formations above the village in Hovsegg
  • Mýri Museum, Café and Gallery, down in the harbour
  • The Grave of Viking Chieftain Hovgrímur
  • Ergifossur and Ergidalur west of Hov
  • The old wooden church

Do[edit][add listing]

Go for a walk around the village or visit the area west of the village, where Ergifossur (waterfall) is. There are also lakes there. It is said that Celtic people have lived there before the Vikings. You can go for a walk up to the place where it is said that Viking Chieftain Hovgrímur is buried. You will find a sign pointing to the road and another one after 100 meters or so, pointing towards north, a path goes a part of the way, but you must go a bit further on the grassy field in order to see the two stone piles, where the grave is said to be. There is not much to see of the tomb, only two piles of stone, but the story is interesting and the view is great up there. You can continue, go back to the former main road in Hovsegg, follow the road until you see the curious basaltformations. Somewhere they go zig-zag and somewhere they are like columns. They get most visible next to the road just before the road turns around the mountain. While you walk around in Hov you will probably see different kind of domestic animals like sheep, geese and horses. Hov is known to have many geese.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are currently (2011) no shops in Hov.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are currently no restaurants in Hov. If you are a group you may be able to order a meal from the Café Fiskastovan in the harbour (the museum).

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are no bars in Hov. There is a café down in harbour, in the same building where the museum is. In Faroese it is called Fiskastovan. The museum is called "Savnið á Mýri". The café is not open all year, mainly in summertime, but they don't have regular opening hours.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

B&B and Vacation Rental in Hov, ask the Tourist Information Center in Vágur, website:


You can contact the Tourist Information in Vágur or in Tvøroyri. More info on the website: Suduroy Tourist Information

Get out[edit]

Hov is connected with Øravík by a two lane road tunnel with lights inside. The tunnel opened in 2007. The mainroad goes to the south to the villages Porkeri, Vágur, Lopra, Sumba and other destinations. You can travel with the buss line 700, you can find the time squedule on SSL's website: (SSL is short for Strandfara Skip Landsins).

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