Velbastaður. At left the island Koltur
|State||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Constituent country||Faroe Islands|
|Population (1 January 2006)|
|• Summer (DST)||EST (UTC+1)|
|Postal code||FO 176|
Velbastaður is on Streymoy’s west coast in the south of the island, about five kilometres from Kirkjubøur. It has a beautiful view across the strait Hestsfjørður towards the islands of Hestur and Koltur.
There has been a village here for many centuries, but it was deserted for some time after the Black Death in 1349.
A treatment centre for alcoholics called Heilbrigdið was founded in 1986.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Velbastaður.|
- Jón Fossá. "Velbastaður". Faroeislands.dk All villages on the Faroe Islands. Retrieved 2006-07-15.
- Swaney, Deanna (June 1999) . Iceland, Greenland & the Faroe Islands (3rd edition ed.). Lonely Planet Publications. ISBN 0-86442-453-1.
|This Faroe Islands location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|