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Eggjarnar, view towards south to Beinisvørð

Eggjarnar (also called Skúvanes, 200 metres above sea level) is a place south of the village Vágur on Suðuroy island in the Faroe Islands, which is known for its scenic view point to the sea cliffs of the southern part of Suðuroy all the way to Beinisvørð in the south and to Vágseiði and Gjógvaráfjall in the north.

The Loran-A Station[edit]

During World War II the Americans built a LORAN A station south of Vágur on Eggjarnar and raised four high masts. The first signal went on air on 15 October 1943. The British military which had occupied the Faroe Islands shortly after Germany occupied Denmark, used the Loran-A station to guide British aircraft and ships. The Loran-A station continued to work after the war ended, it was taken over by the Danes in 1946; and it was in function until December 1977.[1] The ruins of the Loran-A station and of some of the other buildings from the World War II period can still be seen on Eggjarnar.


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Coordinates: 61°27′25″N 6°49′48″W / 61.457°N 6.830°W / 61.457; -6.830