Projects

There were eleven different maintenance projects, spread out across the country.

Access to these locations was restricted during the maintenance period, which ran from Friday morning 26 April to Saturday evening 27 April

Difficulty level

Projects were of various difficulty levels, meaning volunteers did not need to be highly skilled. A willingness to assist was the only criteria. Volunteers primarily handled equipment such as hammers, screwdrivers, wheelbarrows and shovels.

The maintenance weekend was so successful that we will be repeating it in 2020. To learn more about how to sign-up, read here.

1 – Mykines

On the island of Mykines, most travellers take the hike to the bird colonies, which in return has resulted in a quite worn path that is difficult to walk, especially when wet. In order to relieve the bird-colony and the village itself, a new route and bird-watching site was built, enabling visitors to spend time just outside the village and close to the ocean while watching birds at the same time.

1 – Mykines

On the island of Mykines, most travellers take the hike to the bird colonies, which in return has resulted in a quite worn path that is difficult to walk, especially when...

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2 – Gásadalur

In Gásadalur, the old path from Gásadalur to Bøur needed maintenance. Before the tunnel to Gásadalur was built in 2004, this path was the only connection to the small village of Gásadalur. In the old days, the village-people used to spend a day or two every year maintaining the path, primarily by clearing small rocks, etc. from the path. Since the tunnel was built, the regular maintenance work stopped. The job was to resume this yearly maintenance job of clearing and mending the walking path, which is a popular hiking route.

2 – Gásadalur

In Gásadalur, the old path from Gásadalur to Bøur needed maintenance. Before the tunnel to Gásadalur was built in 2004, this path was the only connection to the small v...

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3 – Miðvágur (Trælanípa)

In Miðvágur, the path leading out to Trælanípa, also called the ‘hanging lake’, was maintained and existing infrastructure was expanded.

3 – Miðvágur (Trælanípa)

In Miðvágur, the path leading out to Trælanípa, also called the ‘hanging lake’, was maintained and existing infrastructure was expanded.

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4 – Gjógv

In Gjógv, the current path above the village to one of the scenic viewpoints was mended and steps were built in the steep areas where traffic has led to erosion. There is a very scenic view of the majestic island of Kalsoy from above the village of Gjógv.

4 – Gjógv

In Gjógv, the current path above the village to one of the scenic viewpoints was mended and steps were built in the steep areas where traffic has led to erosion. There is a...

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5 – Klaksvík (Klakkur)

Klakkur is one of the high mountains surrounding Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands. Because of its easy accessibility, the hike to the mountain top is very popular.

There is not a proper path to the top, so the trodden path has been worn and muddy. There was a need for a proper gravel path and the maintenance crew began building this path, nearly completing it!

5 – Klaksvík (Klakkur)

Klakkur is one of the high mountains surrounding Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands. Because of its easy accessibility, the hike to the mou...

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6 – Kirkjubøur

The path between Tórshavn, the capital, and Kirkjubøur, our most important historical site, has cairns that needed to be maintained and new cairns to be built. Moreover, the path was mended, drained and wayfinding signs were set up.

6 – Kirkjubøur

The path between Tórshavn, the capital, and Kirkjubøur, our most important historical site, has cairns that needed to be maintained and new cairns to be built. Moreove...

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7 – Nólsoy

The island of Nólsoy, just outside Tórshavn, is a nice refuge and day-trip from Tórshavn. The path to the lighthouse located in the south of the island is a nice 4-5 hour walk. The path was marked with wooden wayfinding posts, ensuring that visitors walk the right way. The path was fixed where needed and a hiking sign that includes hiking guidelines and a map was erected.

7 – Nólsoy

The island of Nólsoy, just outside Tórshavn, is a nice refuge and day-trip from Tórshavn. The path to the lighthouse located in the south of the island is a nice 4-5 hour ...

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Dalur – Skarvanes

On Sandoy, the old cairn path from Dalur to Skarvanes is a nice hike. Hikers have a difficult time finding the right path. The path was marked with wooden wayfinding posts. Moreover, the path was mended in places, a gate was fixed and steps were built over a fence.

An additional two other popular sites in Sandoy were marked with wayfinding posts and signs.

Dalur – Skarvanes

On Sandoy, the old cairn path from Dalur to Skarvanes is a nice hike. Hikers have a difficult time finding the right path. The path was marked with wooden wayfinding post...

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10 – Suðuroy (Hvannhagi & Eggjarnar)

Hvannhagi is one of the most popular hikes in the southernmost island, Suðuroy. The proper path was marked with wayfinding posts and the gate leading to the outer fields was mended. Moreover, cairns and stone-walls were fixed. (one day project: Friday)

The other place that was a working site in Suðuroy is on ”Eggjarnar”, near the village of Vágur. There is a narrow road leading up to an old radar station which is located next to the steep cliffs of Suðuroy. The project including building a path and a viewpoint near the edge of the cliff. (one day project: Saturday)

10 – Suðuroy (Hvannhagi & Eggjarnar)

Hvannhagi is one of the most popular hikes in the southernmost island, Suðuroy. The proper path was marked with wayfinding posts and the gate...

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(no number on map) – Elduvík

The path from Elduvík to Oyndarfjørður was mended where needed to ensure safe travel. Also, wayfinding posts were placed along the path which made it more clear where the correct route is.

(no number on map) – Elduvík

The path from Elduvík to Oyndarfjørður was mended where needed to ensure safe travel. Also, wayfinding posts were placed along the path which made it mor...

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