About the village
Sumba is the southernmost village in Suðuroy, and thereby also the southernmost village on the Faroe Islands. The village is a very old habitation, and is thought to be a landnam village, dating back further than year 1200. The village has an interesting and varied history. Excavations have shown traces from people from the 7th century. Sumba is an impressive village in its natural setting. The church in Sumba is from 1887.
Sumba is the largest village in Sumba municipality, which also includes Lopra, Akrar, Víkarbyrgi og Akraberg. The headquarters of Sumba’s municipality is in Sumba.
Poul F. Joensen (1898 – 1970) is one of the most famous Farose poets; he was born in Sumba and grew up here.
Source: fo.wikipedia.org; en.wikipedia.org