Visit Saksun beach for free
This coming Thursday is a public holiday, Kristi himmalsferðardagur – known to most English speakers as Ascension Day but once famously translated into English by an elderly Faroese man as “Jesus Christ full-speed-ahead Day”.
On this day, Saksun locals have decided to waive the DKK 75 charge for access to the popular beach.
“We set up the toll gate in an effort to cope with the ever-increasing tourist numbers in the village,” local farmer André Kruse said shortly after the gate was set up – amid some controversy – in 2019.
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Fellow Saksun farmer Jóhan Jógvansson said last week that Saksun villagers now want to prove that they have no problem with Faroese residents walking in the area.
In addition to opening the gate, the locals have arranged a concert with popular Faroese singer/songwriter Signar í Homrum, followed by a special church service.
Visitors to the village will also be offered a tour of one of the centuries-old houses in the village.
Read the Faroese version of this article here.
Translated by prosa.fo.
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