In the old days, it was common to work indoors in the evenings. Wool had to undergo several different processes before it could be turned into a garment. To make the work more pleasant, old legends and sagas were told and old ballads and medieval songs sung whilst working. This way, the work was done while a treasure trove of folklore, legends and history was handed down to the children.
This tradition is still honoured in the village of Dalur and it is possible to enjoy an interesting evening in the village hall where the old and young gather to work and play. Guests are offered a hearty meal with home-baked rye bread and Faroese specialities such as dried mutton and fish. You can watch the work being done and maybe even try some of the different activities yourself.
The event concludes with traditional chain dance, in which both the villagers and guests take part.
It is possible to combine the cultural evening with the walking tour from Skarvanes to Dalur with a local guide. On the walk you can enjoy splendid views of Skúvoy and of the two islands Stóra Dímun and Lítla Dímun. The walk starts at 14.30. The evening will be in Faroese or Scandinavian. An English interpreter will be present.
Please let us know if you want to book transportation from Skopun to Skarvanes or from Dalur to Skopun.
If you want to return to Streymoy on the same day, it is possible to take the 13.15 ferry from Gamlarætt and the 20.40 ferry from Skopun.