About the village
Sumba is the southernmost village in Suðuroy and the Faroe Islands. The village is thought to date 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.
Poul F. Joensen (1898 – 1970) is one of the most famous Farose poets; he was born in Sumba and grew up here.