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Name: Bųur Municipality: Sųrvįgs (list of municipalities) Leave cursor on image to see image text 
Population 71 (01.01.06) Football team: -  
Zip: FO 386 Rowing Club: -  
Location: N62°5'27 W7°22'3      
         

Bųur is a beautiful little village on the west-side of Vįgar.
It has a magnificent view over the sea and the rocky islet Tindholmur with its many peaks.
The village has charming old wooden houses and a traditional church from 1865.
Close to Tindholmur is a rock called Eiriksboši.
Tradition says that two brothers Eirik and Simon inherited all the land in Bųur.
As they could not agree on how to split the inheritage Eirikur decapitated his brother with an axe. After this Eirikur got absolution from the bishop in Kirkjubųur in return for high taxes to the church and a fat ox for the bishop once every year.
On his way back to Bųur Eirikur paused for a while in his boat and enjoyed the sight of the land and hills that were now his property. But due to the fact that Eirik forgot to praise the Lord for letting everything work out for him a rock suddenly emerged from the sea and overturned the boat. Eirikur fell into the sea and was drawn to the bottom where he drowned. The new rock was called 'Eiriksboši' which means 'Eiriks rock'.

 
         
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