On the south-eastern tip of Vagar is –Trøllkonufingur – Troll-woman’s finger. The bottom part of it is attached to land but the upper part is loose and resembles a large finger.
The old people used to say that it was the finger of a troll-woman who wanted to throw the Faroe Islands to Iceland. But the sun came up and she was turned to stone and fell in to the sea. Only her finger and her neck are protruding out of the water. Her neck is – Koltursnakki -. The finger is 313 meters high ( 1.026 feet ) so the woman must have been tall.
One legend is that a man climbed to the top of the finger. On his way down again he realised that he had left his favourite gloves at the top and climbed back up to get it. On his way up he fell down and died.
Before Fredric the 7’th became king of Denmark he travelled up to the Faroe Islands in 1844. He delighted in seeing good climbers and while his ship stopped by the finger two men from Sandavág wanted to see if they could climb to the top.
Pól Jóhannus í Horni and Kolturs Jóannes, both capable mountain men. Above the part where the finger is loose from the cliff the climb became difficult and dangerous. They managed to climb up to where the finger gets narrow and here they stopped because they could not see a way up. Around this time the people on the ship encouraged them to come back down again. So they did and came back down safe.
On July 17’th 2012 and again on July 7’th 2015 the finger was climbed again.
Vakhús, Manssetur og Toftin uppi á Palli
In the field outside – Skarvatanga – is the ground for a small house called – Vakhús – guard house.
When the people in the village knew that pirates were somewhere in the islands they would have a guard on watch in the house. From here he would have a view over the sea and be in close proximity to the village.
An even better viewpoint can be found at – Manssetur – Man’s seat where they would have a man sitting from time to time keeping watch.
When the people keeping guard saw a ship they would run back to the village and gather all the people up to a safe house at – Uppi á Pall - up on the platau.