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Arne List: Position of Streymoy, Faroe Islands, 11 September 2005

Streymoy, meaning "Island of currents", is the largest and most populated island of the Faroe Islands with 21,000 inhabitants (40% of total population of the Faroe Islands). The capital, Tórshavn is located here. The shape of the island is an oblong shape and stretches roughly 47 kilometres in length and 10 kilometres in width.

The island is mountainous, espesically in the Northwest with the highest peak at 789 metres in Kopsenni. Like the rest of the Faroe Islands there are numerous short streams and minor lakes. The main vegetation is grass, with no trees.


Sir48: Streymoy in the Faroe Islands, 22 September 2005

The whole island is connected by surfaced roads and so there won't be any problems travelling around settlements. The main entry road to Tórshavn passes through a 2.8 km long tunnel. The connection to the island Eysturoy is via a bridge over the Sundini sound.

Streymoy is connected by regular ferry service to the islands of Sandoy and Suðuroy and the closest airport to Streymoy is on Vágar island.

where to stay

Erik Christensen: Power plant of Vestmanna on Streymoy, Faroe Islands, August 2004

There are two hotels in this region this island. Hotel Tórshavn and Hotel Føroyar both provide a comfortable stay close to restaurants. Streymoy has quite a few attractions, so enjoy your stay while you're here. There are 3 art galleys and 2 musemums. The busiest ones would be the museum of Natural History, with a small botanical garden with 150 Faroese plants, The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands, the most important cultural institution in the Faroes, The historical museum in Hoyvik, with all its treasures.

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