The very northern point of the island is called Stongin. The name takes after the mast, which, with a barrel in the top, was used as a lighthouse. Here on the northern part of the island – 74 metres above the ocean – this lighthouse was built in 1849 to be used as a leading light into the port of Tórshavn. To day you still can see the big circular stonemasonry, which held up the mast. The year 1849 is carved into a stone facing the ocean.