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Toward Runavík Risin and Kellingin - The Giant and the Witch On a hillside in Fuglafjørd, Eysturoy
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"Wool is Gold"
Eysturoyar Heimavirki
FO - 600 Saltangará
Tel: +298 44 73 30

We did not create nature. Mother Nature created us. She gave us the materials and the conditions for their use. It is this development of materials that can be bought from us. Our trademark is: handmade, natural products combined with Faroese creativity.

Mon. - Fri. 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
Sat. 10:00 am - 01:00 pm


Tøting P/f
FO - 510 Gøta
Tel: +298 44 10 20
Fax: +298 44 20 91

An old Faroese saying goes "wool is the gold of the Faroes". From the Viking age up to this century, wool and wool products have been of major importance for the existence of the Faroe Islanders. Tøting is the Faroese word for “wool work”. In the village of Gøta you will find the knitwear factory Tøting, a small family business that has been buying wool, spinning yarn and knitting jerseys for more than a generation. The comfortable Tøting jerseys and cardigans are perfect for leisure and more formal wear.

Mon. - Fri. 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
Sat. 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
FO-490 Strendur

For four generations Snældan has excisted as a combined spinning mill and knitting factory. It is today one out of only two spinning mills still excisting in the Faroes. Three generations are still working together under the same roof securing know-how on both tradition and development. The strong boundary makes the atmosphere quite unique.

During the summer there are daily excurcions made to Snældan. Ask the local Tourist Information Office tel. +298 44 94 49 and +298 44 48 60.

In the factory you will be able to experience how to spin in the old fashion way and feel history pass right through your fingers as you see, hear and smell how the oldest now-living craft in the Faroes is practised. You will feel the atmosphere.

Duration: 2,5 hours
Departure: Eysturoyar Kunningarstova, Saltangará
Price: DKK 75
Min/max pers.: 5/20
Weather dependent: Yes
Telephone +298 44 94 49
or +298 44 48 60

The photos at the top of the page are: 1. Toward Runavík, Eysturoy 2. Risin and Kellingin - The Giant and the Witch, Eysturoy 3. On a hillside in Fuglafjørd, Eysturoy
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