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Municipality and village
Skálavík in July 2012
Skálavík in July 2012
Location of Skálavíkar kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Location of Skálavíkar kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Skálavík is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Location of Skálavík village in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 61°50′0″N 6°39′0″W / 61.83333°N 6.65000°W / 61.83333; -6.65000Coordinates: 61°50′0″N 6°39′0″W / 61.83333°N 6.65000°W / 61.83333; -6.65000
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Sandoy
Population (1 July 2016)
 • Total 131
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 220
Climate Cfc

Skálavík (Danish: Skålevig) is a village and municipality on the eastern coast of the Faroese island Sandoy.


The village's stone church was built in 1891.[1] The famous Faroese writers Heðin Brú (born Hans Jacob Jacobsen) (1901–1987) and Kristian Osvald Viderø (1906–1988) were both born in Skálavík.

In late January 2008 Skálavík was hit by a strong hurricane. The port was destroyed, along with many boats and houses. The damage was so great that emergency aid was provided from Iceland.[2]

Depilin í Skálavík - Hotel Skálavík[edit]

Depilin í Skálavík

In May 2011 a new center opened in Skálavík. It was donated by shipowner Eiler Jacobsen (1930-2010),[3] who was born in the village. He did not live to see the opening, but he visited the building during the construction. There is a restaurant, a hotel and conference center, activities for children etc.[4] The center was named Skeiðs- og frítíðardepilin Immanuel, but they also use the name "Depilin í Skálavík" (The Center in Skálavík). It was named Immanuel after the ship by the same name in which Eiler Jacobsen's father went missing in 1932.

On 23 March 2015 Smyril Line took over the operation of the hotel, and at the same time the name was changed to Hotel Skálavík. The hotel had 25 room at the time.[5]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Faeroe "Skálavík". Faeroe Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Politiken. "Færøerne får stormhjælp fra Island". Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "". 
  4. ^, Nógv virksemi í deplinum í Skálavík (in Faroese)
  5. ^ "Depilin í Skálavík verður nú hotell". 

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