The eastern island is towered by the Faroe Island’s highest mountain, Slættaratindur. 882 metres above sea level, the peak provides a grand view over the archipelago. Beside Eysturoy’s largest town Runavík, located in the large fjord Skálafjørður, there are many small, picturesque villages which give you an impression of the rugged traditional way of Faroese life. One of these is Gjógv, named the narrow gorge that gives it access to the sea and is an example of man’s ingenuity in living with nature’s harsh powers. The football stadium Svangaskarð, its flat football field an unusual feature on the rocky, uneven Faroe Islands, poses a challenge for international football teams.