The road to Skarvanes is not for the faint of heart

Skarvanes is a small coastal village located on the west-side of Sandoy, in the Faroe Islands. It's one of the scariest roads of the island.


The stunning road to the town is totally paved but extremely narrow, totally impassable for 2 medium cars at the same time. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse.  It’s called Skarvanesvegur (also known as Route 37). The road does get busier at weekends and holidays seasons.

Starting from Route 40, the road to the town is 4.5km (2.79 miles) long. Drive with care as this is a coastal road with dangerous drop offs. You might want to take this into consideration if you have passengers that don't like heights It's normal for your palms to sweat looking at those photos, imagine what it must have been like before the barriers.