Sandavágur is an old settlement. In the village there have been found signs of pre-midival settlement: in Eingjartoftum where a stone containing runic writing was found, also beside Mataránna and Norðuri í Toftum
( North in the ruins ). Here were found items dating back to the viking-age.
Miðvágur is historically a significant village. It has been a Seat of Court, The Rectory and the Almshouse. Miðvágur was also considered the best bay for harvesting grind in the Faroe Islands, where more then 50.000 whales have been harvested over the last 300 years.
Vagar in history
We here in vagar are exceedingly proud to be blessed with such a versatile and exiting history. Everything from trolls and pirates to fake cannons and axe wielding priests are to be found on our little island here in the middle of the north atlantic.
Slættanes is one of the most interesting destinations in the Faroe Islands. Over a period af 130 years it showcases the proses of a Faroese village from settlement till emigration. To this day can be seen how the villagers have lived their lives. Even though no people actually live there today. There is an eerie feel about the place, walking the paths where only sheep travel now.
The youngest village in the Faroe Islands. People first settled here in 1921. It is the only village in the Faroe Islands without direct access to the sea.