Sumba Travel Guide

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    by eileen.sanda Written Oct 27, 2009

    Sumba is the southernmost village in the island Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands. First you must come to the island Suduroy by taking the local ferry Smyril from Tórshavn. You will arrive at the port of Krambatangi near Tvøroyri. From there you can take the bus. There are two buss lines in Suðuroy, number 700 and 701. You should take line 700 if you wish to visit Sumba. The village Sumba is the end station. The price was 50 DKK in 2009. The trip takes around 50 minutes, but remember to tell the bus driver, when you would like to leave Sumba again, the bus come to Sumba only when people tell the driver to go there or to collect them there. You can find the time scedule on this website: www.ssl.fo, all the times are departing times. The red T after the time means "Only by request", call phone number 23 95 51 (this can change of course, have a look at the website). If you rent a car instead or have your own car, then you are more free to deside when to come and go. There are two roads to Sumba. The tunnel from 1997 and the old road from Lopra. You can see the tunnel when you come to the village Lopra and a sign shows where to turn right, just before the tunnel, if you wish to drive up the mountain instead. You might get sea sick if you take the old road. It is narrow and very curvy. But there is a high mountain cliff called Beinisvørð, which you can see if you take this old road. It is a vertical bird cliff facing the North Atlantic Ocean. You can see the top of Beinisvørð from many places in Suðuroy. It is 469 meters high and the second highest of its kind in the Faroe Islands. If you wish to avoid the curvy old road but still wants to visit Beinisvørð, than you could drive up to Hesturin, which is the highest point next to Beinisvord, from the village Sumba. And after your visit, you can turn your car and return to Sumba and take the road tunnel back instead.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Hiking and Walking

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