New cemetery in Hoyvík to open within the next 8-12 months

Due to a shortage of burial plots and land and an ever increasing population work has begun on a new cemetery in Hoyvík, a suburb of Tórshavn. reported yesterday that ”the second round of construction is now completed, and about 350 new grave spaces in Hoyvík will be available within the next 8-12 months.” added that ”construction firm KONSAX has been commissioned to complete the work, which is estimated to cost DKK 8.5 million.”

Hoyvík is the third largest town in the Faroe Islands. It has grown in size for many years and is now merged with Tórshavn becoming a northern suburb of the Faroese capital.

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