About the village
Hov is a village located on Suduroy’s east coast, in the Faroe Islands; it is frequently mentioned in the country’s history.
Salmon sea farming has been practised in Hov since the 1980s. North of Hov along the old road to Øravík is impressive basalt columns that march along the hills.
The wooden church in Hov was initially built in Vágur on Kirkjukletti in 1862. It was moved to Hov in 1942. A new church was built in Vágur, it was ready in 1939, after that they could start to take down the old church and move it to Hov, as it was promised 25 years earlier in 1914.
West of Hov is a waterfall with the name Foldarafossur. It lies in Hovsá, which runs from Vatnsnes and is the line of demarcation between the villages of Porkeri and Hov. The waterfall is formed at the place where Hovsá runs over the edge at Foldarshamri. A bit further to the south there is a mountain pass which is called Foldarsskarð. These three place-names all have the same origin, and linguists think that the name comes from the soil (in Faroese also foldin) below these localities.
There is an old building down in the harbour of Hov, which now is a museum, an art gallery and a café. The eastern part of the house is called Fiskastovan. The western part of the house has been a shop until sometime in the 1980s. Some exciting items and old books with peoples names and how much they earned etc. are still in the house.