Akraberg Lighthouse
Akraberg Lighthouse
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John G
United Kingdom647 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We walked the 2km from the village of Sumba to the lighthouse which was lovely as it was a nice day. You can walk down to the lighthouse (along the house) to experience the end of the Suduroy in the bracing wind. There view isn' t amazing compared to the other cliff views on Suduroy and is slightly underwhelming. On the wslk back , you can avoid the long switch back roads to Sumba and walk along a path with a few History info
Boards.
Written 5 August 2019
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Jan HL Nielsen
Hvidovre, Denmark25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is the most southern part of Suðeroy and the Faroe Islands. It probably even is the first place where man set his foot in the country.
Beautiful and windy view over the Atlantic Ocean and the old lighthouse.
Wear warm clothes and bring binoculars.
Written 12 July 2019
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Peter S
Amersham, UK995 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We arrived to be greeted by a playful small dog near a house. The path to the lighthouse was not obvious and then it loomed out of the mist.
Written 31 August 2018
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warwickconway
Adelaide, Australia490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
A highlight of visiting Suduroy, Akraberg can be reached with public transport (ferry and bus) and walking on a day trip from Tórshavn with a bit of forward planning. The hike from Sumba takes less than an hour, passing plenty of sheep and nice scenery at the end. A quite easy hike and well worth checking out.
Written 9 June 2018
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springbank
Greve, Denmark3,867 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Akraberg is the southern tip of Suðuroy, 5 km south from the village Sumba. The landscape and the view is fantastic with horizon to three corner of the World (south, east and west). Only the endless North Atlantic Ocean as far as you can see. It is possible to park close to the cliffs and the lighthouse.
In 1909, a lighthouse and some family houses were built in Akraberg. The lighthouse itself is 14m tall. Today, there are only two houses and a lighthouse, but there are no inhabitants. No one living there except for birds and sheeps. The lighthouse is now automatic.
During World War II, Akraberg lighthouse and radio were serviced by technical Royal Air Forcesoldiers, working on one of the first radar stations, which scanned the water and air south of the Faroe Islands. There are still some buildings in from the period, which were built by the British soldiers using armed concrete.
Written 14 April 2017
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Sambawalk2025
Singapore761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
The scenery here is spectacular and the lighthouse compliments the landscape which overlooks the beautiful ocean. From the car park area, you can reach the lighthouse either between the fences or along the edge of the fence along the cliffs.

I got a ride to come to this place. Without your own vehicles, it will be quite impossible to get around in Suduroy.
Written 31 July 2015
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Matt H
Auckland Central, New Zealand92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Akraberg lighthouse is on the southernmost point of the Faroe Islands, only a short 2km from Sumba. We came here during a busy period where most of the village men had come to herd the sheep in from the cliffs for shearing. As such, we felt a little in the way, but the views where worth the inquisitive looks we received.
Written 3 July 2015
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Eileen S
Vagur, Faroe Islands82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Akraberg is located near Sumba on the southernmost tip of Suduroy (Suðuroy), which is the southernmost of the Faroe Islands. There is a lighthouse there, which was built in 1909. It is still in function, although now it works by automatic. A lighthouse keeper is still working there, but now he has also other lighthouses around the islands to see too. Nobody lives in Akraberg now, but legend says, that Friesian people were living there from around 1040 and until the Black Death killed them around year 1350.
Akraberg has a rich birdlife, so be careful not to step into a nest, if you are walking towards north. The landscape and fauna is very special there. And the view!!! What a view! You have the horizon to the east, south and west, as far as you can see there is only the endless North Atlantic Ocean.
If you have enough time, you could go for a walk up in the mountain north of Akraberg and see how the nature changes dramatically. There are almost no rocks on the mountain side in Akraberg, but on the other side of the mountain, there are lots and lots of white rocks. There is a cave down there, which is called The Cave of Casper (Kasparsholan). Two men who stole sheep in the 18th century were captured and imprisoned in Tórshavn. But they managed to escape, they stole a boat and row all the way back to Suduroy, where they hid in the Cave of Casper. In another cave the stored some meet from sheep. They dried the meat in the cave, which today is called The Meat Cave (Kjøtholan). Those caves are very hard to find, you would need a local guide to show you where they are. You can ask the Tourist Information Centre in Vágur, if you are interested.
Written 15 December 2009
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