So me and Maria arrived safely to Svínoy with the helicopter, little did we know that getting home would be the hard part.
Upon arrival to Svínoy we figured that the smart thing to do would be to ask someone where to catch the ferry back to the mainland.
The man at the helicopter pad told us that there were two places that the boat usually got in on the island and showed us where those were but the last part kinda got us worried – He said “If the boat even can come today!”.
Little did we know that the sea weather around the island wasn’t that good and just kept getting worse. So we had to hope for the best, but expect the worst. And that we did!
But although we were a bit worried we decided to walk around the village and see everything there was.
It’s a small village with around 60 houses, but not even half of them are lived in most of the year. Although some houses are new, most of them are old faroese building style. Very charming!
One thing I can say for sure. There were a lot of friendly sheep. I actually love sheep, they are my 2nd favorite animal after dogs. Can’t really tell if it is because I grew up on a sheep farm and have been around sheep as long as I can remember. I even had names for all of my grandfathers 75 + sheep wen I was younger. Or it is simply just because of there sweet nature and friendly looking face.
As you can see, not really good sailing weather.
This is where er were suppose to get home from – not really safe!
The villages old church, very charming if I must say! Love the window’s!
975 Viking Chief Svínoyar-Bjarni is mentioned in the Færeyinga Saga. A headstone in the church is assumed to be Bjarni’s memorial stone.
Maria worried about not getting home!
They even have a dance hall in the village, how cool is that? Build in 1908!
Although all odds were against us we got on the boat! 🙂 And believe me we sure were happy!
I don’t have any pictures from the boat ride, since what we expected to be a small ferry actually turned out to be a very small boat that had no good references for sea sickens, not even from the crew. So I pretty much threw up the entire 2 hour ride home.
All in all our little adventure to Svínoy was still worth it!
But I would recommend for everyone to check the sea level before planing a trip there. And make sure that it is the Ferry that is sailing and not Súlan. Even the locals gave us that advice.