Hvítanes

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Hvítanes
Village
Hvítanes is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Hvítanes
Hvítanes
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°02′48″N 6°46′10″W / 62.04667°N 6.76944°W / 62.04667; -6.76944Coordinates: 62°02′48″N 6°46′10″W / 62.04667°N 6.76944°W / 62.04667; -6.76944
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Streymoy
Municipality Tórshavnar
Founded 1837
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 94
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 187

Hvítanes (Danish: Hvidenæs) is a village in the Faroe Islands, noted for its beauty[citation needed]. It is on Streymoy's east coast, northeast of Hoyvík and Tórshavn. Its name means "White Point" in Faroese.

Hvítanes is located in a little bay with a stone beach and a harbour where the small boats can be pulled up a ramp out of reach of the sometimes destructive sea.

It was founded in 1837.

The Faroese government is currently planning an undersea tunnel from Hvítanes to Skálafjørður on the island of Eysturoy.

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