Húsavík, Faroe Islands

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Húsavík
Husevig
Municipality and village
Húsavík, Faroe Islands.
Húsavík, Faroe Islands.
Location of Húsavíkar kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Location of Húsavíkar kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Húsavík is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Húsavík
Húsavík
Location of Húsavík village in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 61°48′38″N 6°40′35″W / 61.81056°N 6.67639°W / 61.81056; -6.67639Coordinates: 61°48′38″N 6°40′35″W / 61.81056°N 6.67639°W / 61.81056; -6.67639
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Sandoy
Municipality Húsavíkar
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 80
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 230

Húsavík (Danish: Husevig) is an old village located on the east of the Isle of Sandoy, in Húsavík Municipality, Faroe Islands.

In the center of Húsavík there is a ruin called ‘Heimi á Garði’. It is said to be the remains of a farm that was built by ‘Lady of the House in Húsavík'. She was a strict and wealthy lady who lived in the 14th century. She owned all the land in Húsavík and also had some properties in Norway. Legend has it that she buried two servants alive. It is also said that she got all her wealth, when she sold a golden horn to the King. The story goes that she found the golden horn in the ground, after dreaming of its location.

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