Eiði [ aɪ̯jɪ ] (Danish: ejde, literally: Isthmus ) is a place of the Faroe Islands in the far northwest Eysturoys.
Eiði is one of the larger villages in the Faroe Islands and capital of the municipality of the same name, including the regions of Ljósá and Svínáir belong. Together, the municipality has 670 inhabitants ( 2011).
Eiði was founded in the first half of the 14th century. The church dates back to 1881. Since 1986, here is the most important hydroelectric plant in the Faroe Islands. It draws its water from the southeast and higher lake Eiðisvatn. To the north is the 343 meter high Eiðiskollur, the two famous cliffs Risin and Kellingin are upstream. To the east of the town rises the 882 -meter high Slættaratindur, the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. There, along the road to the Gjógv.
Alongside the myth of Risin and Kellingin is from here the legend of " childbed of Elfenweibs " ( Huldukonan í barnsneyð ).
The football field of Eiði true of its scenic location ago as one of the most beautiful in the entire Danish kingdom. The town has also the hotel Eiði, and a local history museum located in a renovated farmhouse with a so-called Roykstova ( " black room ").
In Eiði is a LORAN-C transmitting station that was once operated by Denmark. When Denmark tried to break up the station, took over the operation of France.
A special feature of the Faroese language is the use of the prepositions à ( to ) and av (of ) with respect to Eiði. It is, eg búgvi á Eiði ( " I live on Eiði " ) and eg eri av Eiði ( " I am from Eiði " ) instead of í ( in ) and úr (off) Eiði. This apparent oddity is explained by the fact that Eiði " isthmus ", that means isthmus. Even in the German one is on an isthmus or comes from her.
Sons and daughters Eiðis
- Sigrun Gunnarsdóttir Niclassen ( born 1950 ), painter
- Heidi Andreasen ( born 1985 ), successful swimmer in international disability sport