There will be 8 or 9 different maintenance projects, spread out across the country.
6 projects are confirmed so far.
On the island of Mykines, the path from the village up to the memorial, which leads to the bird colonies, is quite steep. When wet, the path gets muddy and difficult to walk on. The work will include draining the area, and building steps and a new path.
In Gásadalur, the municipality has chosen to repair the beginning of the path along the Old Postman’s route from Gásadalur to Bøur. Today, the path is difficult to find and to avoid unnecessary wear and tear, it’s important to make a proper path that all hikers follow.
3. Miðvágur – Trælanípa
In Miðvágur, the path leading out to Trælanípa, also called the ‘hanging lake’, will be maintained and existing infrastructure will be expanded.
In Gjógv, we will mend the current path above the village to one of the scenic viewpoints and also erect fences so that hikes remain safe. There is a very scenic view of the majestic island of Kalsoy from above the village of Gjógv. A bench will be built that will function as a viewpoint and a place for hikers to eat lunch or have a snack.
The path from Oyndarfjørður to Elduvík is difficult to spot and will, therefore, be signposted. A local sport’s association will take part in this project.
The path between Tórshavn, the capital, and Kirkjubøur, our most important historical site, has cairns that need to be maintained and new cairns will be built.
Projects will be of various difficulty levels, meaning volunteers do not need to be highly skilled. A willingness to assist is the only criteria. Volunteers will be handling equipment such as hammers, wheelbarrows and shovels. Those who have never handled any of these pieces of equipment – fear not! You will still be assigned some work that will help us maintain the Faroe Islands.