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—  Municipality and village  —
Eiði is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°17′57″N 7°5′25″W / 62.29917°N 7.09028°W / 62.29917; -7.09028
Country  Denmark
Autonomous province  Faroe Islands
Island Eysturoy
Population (2004)
 - Total 669
Time zone GMT
 - Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Risin and Kellingin
Stamp FR 287 of Postverk Føroya
Issued: 1996 (voted the most beautiful Faroese stamp of 1996)

Eiði (IPA: About this sound aiɛ ) is a larger village in the Faroe Islands. Its name means isthmus in the Faroese language.

Eiði is located on the North-west tip of Eysturoy.

In the center of the village there is a large stone church from 1881. It was built in connection with the village's centennial.

Eiði has a hotel; one can also camp there.

Within walking distance of Eiði is the 343-meter-high promontory Eiðiskollur, from the top of which a beautiful view can be had over the sea and the islands, including a view down onto Risin og Kellingin, two legendary rocks that rise 75 meters up from the sea.

A couple of kilometers south-east of Eiði is a dammed lake called Eiðisvatn. The water from the dam supplies a hydroelectric power station below.

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel


Eiði is a village in Eysturoy, Faroe Islands

Get in

Eiði is in the far north-west of Eysturoy and the road goes left just after the 'bridge across the Atlantic. There is also a superb mountain road linking Eiði with Gjogv.

Get around



There is a museum in th village. From the top of an easy mountain to the north you can lie on your stomach and look vertically down on the sea stacks of Risin and Killingin (see Tjornuvik for the legend of these.)

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