Skarvanes lies on Sandoys west-coast.
It has a view over the sea towards the island of Skśvoy.
Skarvanes means foreland of cormorant.
There is an old preserved water-mill in the village. Every village had one of these in the old days. They are able
to work with only a small amount of water. They were used for milling grain.
In the area there is a rock called Kyriusteinar. It was considered a shrine in the old days. When leaving the village
this was the last point from where the church was in sight. (Not a real church but a holy place where people prey!?!)
Here people would turn around mumble Kyrie eleison and throw a little stone over their shoulder before continuing.
Kyrie eleison is Greek and means Lord, have mercy upon us.