Stories and Legends

In the Faroes, we love stories and legends and you can find many of these on Eysturoy.

In many of the tales, we meet creatures like elves, trolls, witches, and giants.
On this site, you can read tales about the sorceress from Oyndarfjørður, a merman in Elduvík, a feared farmer from Skála, and Grímur Kamban, the first person to settle in the Faroe Islands.

If you wish to read more or listen to audio recordings of some of the Faroe islands’ most well-known myths and legends, you can do so on this link below:
Myths & Legends – Visit Faroe Islands

Marmennilin in Elduvík

Marmennilin in Elduvík

Marmennil is a creature that is said to live ...
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Rinkusteinar – the rocking stones

Rinkusteinar – the rocking stones

The village Oyndarfjørður is famous for its two rinkusteinar, ...
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Grímur Kamban

Grímur Kamban

Legend has it that Irish monks were the first ...
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Funningur and Grímur Kamban

Funningur and Grímur Kamban

Funningur Legend has it that Irish monks were the ...
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Ormur, the feared farmer from Skála

Ormur, the feared farmer from Skála

Ormur was a big and strong man, who owned ...
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Norska Løva

Norska Løva

Drawing by an unknown artist from the book Norske ...
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