Glyvrar

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Glyvrar
Village
Church of Glyvrar
Church of Glyvrar
Glyvrar is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Glyvrar
Glyvrar
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°7′53″N 6°43′27″W / 62.13139°N 6.72417°W / 62.13139; -6.72417Coordinates: 62°7′53″N 6°43′27″W / 62.13139°N 6.72417°W / 62.13139; -6.72417
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Eysturoy
Municipality Runavíkar kommuna
Population
 • Total 406
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 625

Glyvrar is a village located on Eysturoy, in the Faroe Islands.

It is one of several villages on the eastside of Skalafjørður (fjord) that have grown into a 10 kilometre long conurbation.

In Glyvrar there is a museum called ’Bygdasavnid Forni’. The church in Glyvrar is originally from 1927 but it was heavily restored in 1981.

From 1903 to 1928 there was a school for navigators in Glyvrar. Graduates from here would become masters of fishing-ships.

Bible translator Victor Danielsen worked as a teacher in Glyvrar in 1914.

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