| Kingdom of Denmark|
Wednesday 7:43 AM
| Faroe Islands|
30 (1 Jan 2006)
Sunda, Faroe Islands
| 3°C, Wind E at 18 km/h, 65% Humidity|
Saksun (Danish: Saksen) is a village near the northwest coast of the Faroese island of Streymoy, in Sunda Municipality.
Saksun lies in the bottom of what used to be an inlet of the sea, surrounded by high mountains. The inlet formed a good deep natural harbour, until a storm blocked it with sand. The old harbour become an unaccessible seawater lagoon, only accessible by small boats on high tide.
The village has a church and museum. The church was originally built in Tjørnuvík, but in 1858 it was disassembled, carried over the mountains and reassembled in Saksun. The Museum occupies a seventeenth century farm house called Dúvugarður. The house belongs to the Dúvugarður farm, still an active sheep farm with approximately 300 ewes.