Sandavagur Church, Sandavagur

Among meadows dotted with wildflowers, Sandavagur Church stands on a hillock and overlooks the small town. Built in 1917, it has served as a place of worship for the locals ever since. In addition to its distinctive bright red roof, the church contains a 13th-century rune stone bearing an inscription that a Norwegian man, Torkil Onandarson, was the first settler here. Inside, spend some time examining the painted walls--something particular to this and only one other church in the country. To visit Sandavagur Church and other attractions in Vagar Island, use our Vagar Island trip planner.
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  • Worth a stop to see and get a fun picture. Beautiful scenery and a nice old structure. We were not able to go inside but the walk around the area is nice with some incredible views. Voted as one...  more »
  • This beautiful little church is one of my favorite things in the Faroes... and I didn't even go inside. :) I drove by it a number of times as I was exploring the islands and I stopped every time...  more »
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