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Akrar

About the village

Akrar is located on Lopransfjørður, an inlet, which itself is part of Vágsfjørður, on the eastside of Suðuroy. It was founded in 1817 by a resettler from Sumba, who was later followed by other people.
The most famous man from Akrar is Poul Johannes Midjord (1823-1908), who was a ballad poet. He married the daughter of the farmer who lived on the other side of the fjord. This was against the farmer’s wish and it is said that Poul Johannes went to fetch his girlfriend and brought her home without her parent’s knowledge. His most famous balled is about his father-in-law, in which he makes fun of him.

 

Source: fo.wikpedia.org; sumba.fo

Photo: Eileen Sandá