Sørvágur lays in a deep inlet on the island Vágar’s west coast.
The village is pretty large by Faeroese standards and also has a relatively large harbour.
The ferry to Mykines goes from the harbour in Sørvágur.
There is a museum in Sørvágur called ‘Sørvágs Bygdasavn’. Tools for fishing are put on display here among other things.
The only airport in the Faroe Islands is located close to Sørvágur.
Sørvágur, Vestmanna, Sandavágur and Miðvágur in turn have a civic festival in the beginning of July.
There were buildings in Sørvágur as early as in year 1000.
In 1952 a factory producing fish-fillet was started in Sørvágur. This was the first one in the Faroe Islands but many have followed and now these factories are found in most villages over a certain size.