8-bedroom youth hostel opens on the remote island of Svínoy

A new youth hostel has opened on the remote island of Svínoy, reports

The hostel has accommodation for 32 people and consists of eight rooms, a common room and a kitchen. The hostel will be administered by Visit Norðoy in consultation with locals.

According to, the first public event at the hostel, locally known as Gamligarður, was a free-for-all breakfast last weekend as part of the Outlying Islands Festival.

Svínoy is an island located in the north-east of the Faroe Islands, to the east of Borðoy and Viðoy. Svínoy is a comparatively isolated island, in that there are no bridge, tunnel or causeway links to it. Svínoy is reachable by helicopter or by the old postal route served by the ferryboat Ritan.

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