Eysturoy is the second biggest island of the Faroe group. Its name means
"East Island". It is 286 sqkm large and has about 10.000 inhabitants. Half of
them lives in small but very beautiful cottages at the Skalafjord. The highest
mountain is the Slaettaratindur (882m a.s.l.).
For tourists this island offers a lonesome landscape preserving the original
nature with many trekking possibilities and several curiosities from the past.
The man who is said to have settled on the island first was Grimur Kamban in
825. He founded the town Funningur which has one of those curiosities. About 3m
off the coast there are a few big rocks which move with every little wave. It is
said that these are pirate vessels which were transformed to rocks by
Amateur radio: This island belongs to Faroes, prefix OY.