Excursion to Northern Islands ( Special Tour )

Excursion to Northern Islands ( Special Tour )
Excursion to Northern Islands ( Special Tour )
Excursion to Northern Islands ( Special Tour )
Excursion to Northern Islands ( Special Tour )
Excursion to Northern Islands ( Special Tour )
Excursion to Northern Islands ( Special Tour )
Excursion to Northern Islands ( Special Tour )

Join this tour to see all the best sights of the Northern Islands.

Klaksvík You will see the iconic church in Klaksvík built in old norse style with a roof construction similar to that of old viking halls. The church is dedicated in memory of the sailors who lost their lives during World War II.

Kalsoy is an island with beautiful nature. The island has a tremendous bird life. You will see the island’s highest mountain summit  Nestindur ( 787 metres).

The only way to reach the island is by the local ferry SAM. 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. However, 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 a nice 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. 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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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Sep.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish
  • Highlights: Kalsoy, Kópakonan, Klaksvík, Mikladalur, Vidareidi, Syðradalur (K)
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

Be in good time at the pickup point. Chose between these pickup opportunities:

Hotel Tórshavn 07:30 o'clock

Hotel Streym 07:45 o'clock

Hotel Føroyar 08:00 o'clock

Included:
  • Sub-sea tunnel fee

  • Tour guide

  • Ferry tickets

  • Transport from Tórshavn


What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Wind and rain proof jacket



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