Skipanes is located midway on the eastern arm of Skálafjørður fjord.
The village lies on a green hillside near the shore, where a natural sea barrier guards against sea waves, ensuring calm water in the fjord. This made Skipanes an ideal winter port for ships, hence the name, which means ‘ship foreland’.
A boathouse with walls made of grass sods stood by the shore until late last century. Locals called it ‘Tróndarneyst’, as it was believed to have belonged to the Viking chieftain Tróndur í Gøtu.
Peace & Tranquillity:
- Sit down by the shore and watch the ebb and flow.
- Lie down in the grass as night falls and revel in the peace that washes over you.