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Sandavagur Church

Sandavagur, Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
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A very beautiful church

A lovely sermon in a language I normally dont understand, but the liturgy made it possible. Just... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Searoberts
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abenra
True Beauty

THis church was a simple example that you do not need opulence to be beautiful. The church is... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
csarchibald
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San Marcos, California
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Sandavagur, Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

A lovely sermon in a language I normally dont understand, but the liturgy made it possible. Just so pretty.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

THis church was a simple example that you do not need opulence to be beautiful. The church is simple nicely painted with large chandeliers and even have a boat hanging from the ceiling as a symbol of their ties to the sea.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Sandavágs Kirkja (Sandavágur (=sandy bay) church) was built in 1917. It is known for its 13th century runestone. The inscription reads 'Þorkell Ônundar sonr, austmaðr af Rogalandi, bygði þenna stað fyrst.' Þorkell Ônundr's son, man of the east from Rogaland, lived in this place first....More

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very nice looking church! Looks like a gingerbreadchurch! Some carpenter hav had very much fun once.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This church really is pretty. Situated overlooking the village and beach it is in an enviable position. It was locked on the day we visited but we walked round the grounds. really pretty and peaceful

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were fortunate to arrive when the church had been opened for other visitors and were able to view the runestone, thoguht to be 13 century. I was intrigued by the row of six white crosses marked 'Sod Sad Bar Lilee' of similar and have...More

Thank Megan P
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

We came here on a tour and thoroughly enjoyed the simple architecture, inside and out. Climb the stairs to the balcony to see the organ with square wooden pipes. A small cemetery just outside the main entrance gives this church an added serenity.

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Reviewed 24 August 2015

An unexpected open church, that is mentioned in the tour guide. We visited with a group of Americans off their cruise boat and their tour guide on a whistle stop tour of the Faroe Islands (all in 3 hours?). This is one of the only...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2015

These to "bygds" are lying very close to each other. The church in Sandavagur is the first thing you see when you enter Sandavagur. It is a very special and beautiful church. We went by this place many times during our stay in Midvagur, and...More

Thank SusanneBaumannHvidov
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

I am not one for visiting churches but went to the Sandavagur Church to see the ancient rune stone which is kept there. And what a uniquely lovely church it is, painted in pastel colours with a choir gallery, a fresco, flowers painted on the...More

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