Nólsoy, Nólsoy

Nólsoy Harbour, showing the whale-bone arch
Nólsoy Harbour, showing the whale-bone arch
Nólsoy is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°00′33″N6°40′7″W / 62.00917°N 6.66861°W / 62.00917; -6.66861Coordinates: 62°00′33″N6°40′7″W / 62.00917°N 6.66861°W / 62.00917; -6.66861
State   Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country   Faroe Islands
Island Nólsoy
Municipality Tórshavn Municipality
 (December 2018)
 • Total 227
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (EST)
Postal code
FO 270
Climate Cfc

Nólsoy (Danish: Nolsø) is the only settlement on the island of Nólsoy in the Faroe Islands. Its population was 227 in 2018.[1]

It takes 20 minutes to reach Nólsoy from Tórshavn by boat. The town can be accessed from the port by walking through the jawbones of a giant whale. The small coastal village is made up of colourful homes and buildings, placed extremely close to each other to help shelter each other from storms. It is located on the west coast of Nólsoy island, facing the much larger Streymoy island to the west. Each day, up to 40 inhabitants travel to work at Tórshavn, some taking advantage of the less expensive real estate on the island.[1]

Each year in the beginning of August, Nólsoy holds a civic festival called Ovastevna. It is held to commemorate Ove Joensen, who in 1986 rowed from the Faroe Islands to Denmark in a traditional Faeroese boat, but drowned in 1987.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Village of Nólsoy". Retrieved 9 October 2017. [permanent dead link]

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