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Highlights of the North ( Special Tour – Six Islands In One Day )

From: DKK697.50

From: DKK 1395

Wednesdays 08.45-19.00

Incl, Transportation, Tour Guide, Fery Tickets, All Fees, Packed Lunch and Drinks.
All tours are normally in English or Scandinavian.
Adults € 185/ Children (0-12 years) € 93

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Borðoy/Klaksvík

Klaksvík is the second-largest town in the Faroe Islands and is located on the island of Borðoy. Klaksvík has an important harbour with its modern fishing fleet and industry.

The first settlement of Klaksvík dates back to viking times, but it wasnt until 1908 that Klaksvíkar municipality was formed. Originally there were four villages in the area, that eventually grew together and became Klaksvík.

There are some ruins of a farm that was buried by an avalanche in 1745 located on the eastern end of Borðoyarvík. This area is also home to some excavated viking ruins called Islendingatoftir.

The oldest brewery in the Faroe Islands is located in Klaksvík, Føroya Bjór has been brewing great beer since it was established in 1888.

Another major attraction of Klaksvík is the beautiful church, Christianskirkjan, built in 1963. The church is built in old norse style, with a roof construction similar to that of old viking halls. Hanging from the ceiling inside the church is an old 8-man rowing boat that was originally used to transport the priest between villages. The church is dedicated in memory of the sailors who lost their lives during World War II.

Klaksvík is home to an annual music festival called Summarfestivalurin which was established in 2004. This family friendly music festival caters to a wide audience that varies greatly in age and musical taste.

 

Kalsoy

An island rich with interesting folklore and history. Kalsoy has also been identified as an important bird area by BirdLife International due to its significance as a breeding site for various seabirds. The plantlife on the island is also interesting because of several rare plant species. The island’s highest mountain top, called Nestindur, is 787 metres tall.

The only way to reach the island is by boat or ferry. The ferry sails between Klaksvík and the village Syðradalur. Kalsoy has four inhabited villages, Syðradalur being furthest south. North of Syðradalur is the village of Húsar and north of that is Mikladalur. The northernmost village is Trøllanes.

 

Syðradalur

There used to be a village west of Syðradalur called Blankskáli, but an avalanche that struck in 1809 made the villagers fear for their safety. Between 1810 and 1816 the inhabitants of Blankaskáli abandoned their village and relocated east to what would become the village of Syðradalur.

In 2000 a memorial monument was erected in Syðradalur, in remembrance of the lives lost at sea. The village has a public restroom and shower

The village celebrated its 200 year anniversary in 2016.

Húsar

Húsar is a very old village, and according to some sources the oldest on the island, this is most visible by looking at the old cemetary. The oldest houses were built behind a hill so they couldn’t be seen from the ocean, this was done as a defence against pirates and other wrong-doers at sea.

The beautiful stone church at Húsar is also interesting, as it is very large for such a small village. It was built in 1920, while the village was under steady growth, but the population never grew large enough to fill the large church. Another interesting aspect of the church is its construction material, as stone churches are quite rare in the Faroe Islands.

Húsar is also known for an old tale of house robbers from the 1600s, who were said to have used human flesh as fishing bait.

Mikladalur

Like Húsar, Mikladalur is a very old village. It is mentioned in Seyðabrævið, a legal reform document from 1298, in stipulations regarding sheep and dogs. Land tenants in Mikladalur are well documented back to 1584.

Historically, Mikladalur has been famous for its skilled boat builders, stonemasons and blacksmiths

There is a lot of folklore based in Mikladalur, the most famous of which being the Selkie – or seal woman. In 2014 a statue was erected on a rocky knoll on the village shore, commemorating the story of the seal woman.

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