Saksun

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Saksun
Village
View of Saksun from the lake
View of Saksun from the lake
Saksun is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Saksun
Saksun
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°14′56″N 7°10′33″W / 62.24889°N 7.17583°W / 62.24889; -7.17583Coordinates: 62°14′56″N 7°10′33″W / 62.24889°N 7.17583°W / 62.24889; -7.17583
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Streymoy
Municipality Sunda Municipality
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 30
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 436
Climate ET

Saksun (Danish: Saksen) is a village near the northwest coast of the Faroese island of Streymoy, in Sunda Municipality.

Geography[edit]

Saksun lies in the bottom of what used to be an inlet of the sea, surrounded by high mountains. The inlet formed a good deep natural harbour, until a storm blocked it with sand. The old harbour become an unaccessible seawater lagoon, only accessible by small boats on high tide.

Facilities[edit]

The village has a church and museum. The church was originally built in Tjørnuvík, but in 1858 it was disassembled, carried over the mountains and reassembled in Saksun. The Museum occupies a seventeenth century farm house called Dúvugarður. The house belongs to the Dúvugarður farm, still an active sheep farm with approximately 300 ewes.

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