Víkarbyrgi is a former village on the Faroese island of Suðuroy, Faroe Islands.

Víkarbyrgi
Abandoned village
View of Víkarbyrgi
View of Víkarbyrgi
Map of south Suðuroy showing location of Víkarbyrgi
Map of south Suðuroy showing location of Víkarbyrgi
Víkarbyrgi is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Víkarbyrgi
Víkarbyrgi
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 61°26′34″N 6°43′28″W / 61.44278°N 6.72444°W / 61.44278; -6.72444Coordinates: 61°26′34″N 6°43′28″W / 61.44278°N 6.72444°W / 61.44278; -6.72444
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Faroe Islands
IslandSuðuroy
MunicipalitySumbíar kommuna
Population
 • Totalnone
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (EST)
Postal code
928

It no longer has a population. It retains a postal code (FO 928) and is located at N 61° 26' 34 W 6° 43' 28. The etymology of its name is reputed to be connected with an early settlement of Irish monks who predated the arrival of the Vikings. The last inhabitants had left Víkarbyrgi by 2003.

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Further readingEdit

  • Johansen, Sámal (1963). "Suðuroy sunnara sysla". Foroya Landalaera (in Faroese). Torshavn: Foroya Skulabokagrunnur. OCLC 858367544.

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