Gásadalur is a village on Vágar, Faroe Islands. Until 2004 it was one of the most isolated places in Europe - without street connection and harbour. But they built a tunnel for the 14 inhabitants.
Due to its position high over the sealevel at a steep rocky coast is there no harbour.
All the post had to be carried over the mountain. Jákup Andreas Henriksen did this job from 1915 till 1976 and was honoured on a stamp, when he quit his job at an age of 80.
Eli Smith: Gásadalur.
On the mountain trail to Gásadalur, the island of Mykines to the left...
...but now you can also take the tunnel after centuries of isolation.
View from east. In the foreground you can see the heliport.
View on Gásadalur from the other side with a cloud drifting through the valley.
The stream Dalsá becomes a waterfall into the Atlantic.
View to the bizarre islet Tindhólmur.
Stockfish is a tasty meal for every Faroese household.
The parish hall was once the village school.
Village idyll without fog.
Smaller house with turf roof.
View from the village up to the Heinanøva (612m left) and the Árnafjall (722m).
Sunshine in Gásadalur.
Best sunshine in the foreground and dense fog in the background.
This stairway down to the sea was built in 1940 during the British occupation.
A cottage northwest of Gásadalur.
The mountain Heinanøva (612m) northwest of Gásadalur.
Basalt stacks at Heinanøva.
The finished tunnel in October 2005, as seen from Gásadalur.
The tunnel, as seen from Bøur.