Skipanes

Skipanes is a very small, but picturesque village located on the Eysturoy Island which is part of the Faroe Islands.

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Founded in 1841, Skipanes is part of a chain of villages which are stretching over a distance of 10 kilometers (6 miles) on the east side of the Skálafjørður-inlet on Eysturoy. It is unknown when the first settlers inhabited the area, but there is a strong evidence that the Vikings had their ships harboured where the village is today sometime around 8th century.

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The translation of the village’s name from Faroese is ‘foreland of ships’, which is even stronger evidence about the past it had. With a very low number of inhabitants, only 59 in 2005, it has some very interesting houses which are very colorful, and have that unique Nordic style.

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