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Funningsfjørður is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Location within the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°14′17″N 6°55′44″W / 62.23806°N 6.92889°W / 62.23806; -6.92889Coordinates: 62°14′17″N 6°55′44″W / 62.23806°N 6.92889°W / 62.23806; -6.92889
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Eysturoy
Municipality Runavík
Founded 1812
Population 1st January 2015
 • Total 52
ZIP code FO 477
Climate Cfc

Funningsfjørður (Danish: Fundingsfjord) is a village located at the end of a fjord of the same name ('Fjørður' is the Faroese word for 'fjord'). It was founded in 1812, with Elduvíkar as its municipality.

Whaling station[edit]

In 1901, the Norwegian Conrad Evensen, bought the old whaling boat Emma from a company in the Finnmark, and founded the whaling station in Funningsfirði the name Emma. The first year the station produced 1160 barrels of whale oil.

The company only had one boat from 1901 to 1909, though in 1905 Emma was whaling from a station in Iceland, in 1909 the company bought a new whaling boat Funding.[1]

1909 was the best year for whaling in the Faroese whaling history, with 13.850 barrels of whale oil produced in total.

In 1912 the station expanded with a bone meal factory, and this increased earnings somewhat, especially because Emma was the only company who whaled "norðanfjørðs" - North of the fjord in 1913 and 1915, meaning north of Suðuroy.

1915 was the best year for Emma, with 3000 barrels of whale oil, and 3000 200lb bags of bone meal. The onset of world war I, however meant that there was never activity at the station again.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jacobsen, Helgi (2007). Hvalurin er Mín. Forlagið Ritstarv. p. 59. ISBN 978-99918-816-0-7. 

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