Day Tour to Kalsoy and Kallur Lighthouse
Come and take your own picture of the most spectacular lighthouse in the Faroe Islands in astonishing surroundings. This is your chance to experience Kalsoy island.
On this tour you will first drive from Tórshavn to Klaksvík, the second biggest town in the Faroe Islands very much anchored in its fishing tradition. From Klaksvík you will take the ferry to Syðradal on Kallsoy. You will wait in the ferry line for an hour in order to be secured a space for th ecar on th esmall ferry.
Arriving to Kallsoy you will make your way north on the only road on this sparsely populated island. Only 150 inhabitants dwell here year round, but the island is well served by infrastructure featuring several road tunnels connecting the four villages on this island.
You will drive north to Mikladal to visit the Seal Woman, a statue by the shore of the village Mikladalur which represent the seal woman who, according to ancient Faroese legend, was forced to live with a human, but who all the time was longing to get back to live in the sea as a seal.
By the northern most village on the island, Trøllanes, you will go off-road and head for the lighthouse on foot. This is a medium mountain hike and the first part of the trail requires some effort. There is no path, but you are walking on grass and stony surface. It is highly recommended to follow your tour guide and do not undertake the hike on your own unless you are an experienced hiker.
On your way up to the lighthouse you are likely to pass sheep, mountain dwelling birds and maybe you can spot occasional hare. Underneath you is the Atlantic ocean populated by seals and whales.
The view by the lighthouse is absolute breathtaking and entirely unique. To the south you see the vertical side of the 537 m high mountain Borgarin. To the west you see Eysturoy and to the east you see the north side of Kunoy and Viðoy.
At the end of the day, you will head back to Tórshavn. You will spend some time at the ferry harbour on Kalsoy island to secure yourself a space for the ferry back to Klaksvík. WHen back in Klaksvík, your tour guide will take you back for Tórshavn which is an hours drive away from Klaksvík.
Do not hesitate booking this tour to Kalsoy and Kallur Lighthouse. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 9 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Minimum age: 7 years.
- Languages: English, Spanish, German, French
Kalsoy has two famous sights one being the legendary Kallur lighthouse in the most northernly part of the island and the other attraction is the Seal Woman or Kópakonan in the village Mikladalur. The highest peak on Kalsoy is the beautiful Nestindar mountain which elevates up to 788 metres.
If you do not fancy narrow tunnels, you can park your car in the fishing town Klaksvík, which is situated on the nearby island Borðoy. From here you will take the public ferry to Kalsoy island and then the public bus to the four small villages on the island.
A famous statue located in Mikladalur on the small island of Kalsoy. Kópakonan (the Seal Woman) is one of the best-known folk tales being told on the Faroe Islands.
Klaksvík is the second largest city in the Faroe Islands. Klaksvík is very much anchored in its fishing culture. You can enjoy a great view of Kunoyarnakki from Klaksvík.
Streymoy is the largest island of the 18 islands that make up the Faroe Islands. It is situated in the middle of the archipelago and makes up 24% of the total land area and 50% of the entire population. You will find stunning sights on Streymoy island such as the villages Saksun and Tjørnuvík and the tallest waterfall Fossá.
The best known attraction on the island is the Vestmanna Sea Cliffs in the village Vestmanna. Streymoy is connected by roads to two neighbouring islands Vágar island and Eysturoy island by a 5 kilometre (3,1 miles) sub-sea tunnel and a 250 metres (820 feet) bridge, respectively.
The village lies in a deep valley away from the crowd. In order to get to Trøllanes you will drive through four tunnels that are all 3,5 metres wide. The final tunnel before entering the valley where you will find Trøllanes is 2,2 kilometres and is the longest tunnel on Kalsoy island.
Trøllanes made headlines in autumn 2019 as scenes were shot on Kalsoy island for the 25th James Bond movie "No Time to Die". There are 13 people living in Trøllanes.
Mikladalur is a village on Kalsoy island. Mikladalur means "the great valley" and is the largest of four villages on the island. There are several beautiful turf houses in the village
The iconic statue Kópakonan stands by the shoreline in Mikladalur. In order to reach Kópakonan directly translated to the Seal Woman, you will walk down a steep hillside on good stairs. There is a great view of the nearby Kunoy island from Mikladalur.
The most popular sight in the village is the turf house with a small turfed shack beside the house. You will find this attraction when you drive down the valley and into the village.
Kallurin is the northermost point on Kalsoy island. Here you will see the famous lighthouse and a breathtaking view. Kallur Lighthouse is a popular attraction in the Faroe Islands. The hike to the lighthouse is easy and the view is fantastic. This is a must-see destination when in Faroe Islands.
Hikes to Kallurin start from the village Trøllanes. The hike takes 1 hour each way.
When at Kallurin, you will have a great view to the west where you will see the island Eysturoy and Streymoy. When looking in this direction you will also spot the two rock formations Risin & Kellingin.
Eysturoy is the second largest island in the Faroe Islands and hold many popular sights among them: Gjógv, which is the most northernly village on the island and the nearby settlements Funningur and Eiði. The island is just a short drive from the capital Tórshavn. You will find Slættaratindur the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands on this island elevating 880 metres above ocean level.
Borðoy is the main island in the Northern Islands. You will find Klaksvík on this island. Klaksvík is the second largest town i the Faroe Islands. The highest mountain on the Norðoy is Norðan fyri Lokkaskarð (772 m).
Departure time : 07:45.
You will meet the tour guide at the bus terminal at the harbour in Tórshavn.
Transport from Tórshavn
Sub-sea tunnel fee
What to bring:
Wind proof jacket
Good walking boots