Suðuroy is the only Faroese island with coal quantities capable of sustaining commercial production. Mine entrances are visible along the old ‘coal road’.
The Faroese mining history dates back to the 18th century. Many attempts were made to establish an industry for international coal export, but production was limited to domestic demand.
Today, a single mine remains.
Guided tours can be arranged for visitors in search of a unique experience. Ask at the local tourist information centre in Tvøroyri, and we’ll be happy to set it up for you.
The tour starts by the tunnel to Hvalba, on the Hvalba side and takes about 1 hour. The price is 150 DKK per person and you pay the guide in cash.