Saksun is a village near the northwest coast of the Faroese island of Streymoy, in Sunda Municipality.

Saksun
Village
View of Saksun from the lake
View of Saksun from the lake
Saksun is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Saksun
Saksun
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°14′56″N 7°10′33″W / 62.24889°N 7.17583°W / 62.24889; -7.17583Coordinates: 62°14′56″N 7°10′33″W / 62.24889°N 7.17583°W / 62.24889; -7.17583
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Faroe Islands
IslandStreymoy
MunicipalitySunda Municipality
Population
 (1 January 2006)
 • Total9
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (EST)
Postal code
FO 436
ClimateET

GeographyEdit

Saksun lies in the bottom of what used to be an inlet of the sea, surrounded by high mountains. The inlet formed a good deep natural harbour, until a storm blocked it with sand. The old harbour become an inaccessible seawater lagoon, only accessible by small boats on high tide.

FacilitiesEdit

The village has a church and museum. The church was originally built in Tjørnuvík, but in 1858 it was disassembled, carried over the mountains and reassembled in Saksun. The Museum occupies a seventeenth-century farm house called Dúvugarður. The house belongs to the Dúvugarður farm, still an active sheep farm with approximately 710 ewes.

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