150 whales killed on Gøtuvík beach today

Around 150 pilot whales were killed on Gøtuvík Beach on Eysturoy today, reports Faroese news webpage writes that the killings went fast and well and that many people came to the beach to witness the killings.

It was shortly after 11 o’clock this morning when a boat first sighted a pod of pilot whales around 6 miles from Borðoyanes. The whales dived and it took at good while – around an hour or so – to find them again.

Around 3 o’clock this afternoon they were killed.

Karl Johansen, the sheriff of the area, confirmed earlier today that the pod of pilot whales would be driven onto the beach of Gøtuvík (Eysturoy) as the need for whale meat is greater on Eysturoy than it is in the Northern Islands (Norðoyggjar).

Image credits: Toke Lorenzen



Due to the Corona virus, is asking it’s many readers to consider start paying small amounts for their dose of the latest local news from the Faroe Islands. currently has only 31 supporters who are making small monthly financial contributions. All funds go towards steering through the Corona times and making better!

Share this article on social media:

More in Society