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Slættanes

Slættanes is an abandoned village north of Sandavágur.

Slættanes lies on the northern coast of the island. It was founded in 1835 by Hendrik Thomasen and belonged to the municipality of Sandavágur. During its best years (1945 to 1950) around 130 people lived in the village, but the average population was around 70. There were 12 houses in Slættanes. However, in 1965 the last inhabitants left the community because of its relatively isolated location.

A road was never built to Slættanes, but there are many trails there. One goes to Sandavágur in the southeast, another to Sørvágur to the south.

Hiking to Slættanes

A popular hike is from the village of Sandavágur to Slættanes and back to the village of Gásadalur. This is hike nr 16 in the hiking guide from Visit Faroe Islands.

We always recommend you to do some general reading on hiking in the Faroe Islands

This hike is fairly long and lasts 12-15hours. Hence, the recommendation is to do it in stages. Slættanes is the ideal place to stay-over in the middle of this hike. It is important to notice that there are no public wildernesses or common areas in the Faroes. Hence, camping is not permitted in the wild.

the School on Slættanes

Slættanes, being an abandoned village, at an isolated location, offers very few accommodation possibilities. The old school is one of them. This is very basic accommodation, and you would have to bring sleeping bag etc. yourself. Furthermore, there are no toilet and shower facilities at the school. The cost for the rent of the School is 100dkr per person per day. Contact us for booking at vagar@visitvagar.fo