Hoyvík has grown in size for many years and is now merged with Tórshavn . Hoyvík is now the east part of Tórshavn .
Many new houses have been built in Hoyvík. Detached houses and also row houses. When purchasing a row house one buys the two outer walls and then builds the intervening house in colours and design of own wish. This results in a funny looking chain of homes each with the personal ‘touch’ of the family living in it.