Hiking to Kallur Lighthouse | Experience the Northern Islands
Reach the fantastic scenery at Kallur Lighthouse or simply Kallurin. When in the Faroe Islands, you want to experience the great hike and stunning sight at Kallur Lighthouse.
This famous lighthouse is surrounded by breathtaking nature. Hiking to Kallur Lighthouse is a must-do experience while you are in the Faroe Islands. Besides exploring this amazing attraction, you will visit the gobsmacking villages Viðareiði, the fishing town Klaksvík and the island Kunoy.
You will be picked up in Tórshavn in the morning and head north to the northern islands. Before you make it to Kallur Lighthouse, you will visit Kunoy island and Viðareiði which is the northernmost village in the Faroe Islands surrounded by beautiful mountains.
Now, you are ready to head to Kalsoy island where Kallur Lighthouse is waiting for you. The ferry SAM will take you from Klaksvík to Syðradalur on Kalsoy island.
Remember to enjoy the ferry ride and to observe the many birds that you will see on the sea and in the air. Your tour guide will tell you insider knowledge about living near the Faroese ocean.
Once you reach Kalsoy island after a 20 minutes ferry ride, you will head up north, pass some stunning valleys and small villages before entering the most northernly village on the island Kalsoy. Here you will find the tiny village Trøllanes. From this picturesque village you go off road and head for the lighthouse. There is no path, but you will walk on grass and stony surface. You will hike for 3 hours in total.
The view by the lighthouse is absolute stunning. To the south there is the sheer cliff (Borgarin 537 m / 1761 feet) and the spiky mountain Nestindar (788 m / 2585 feet). To the west you see the island Eysturoy and to the east you see the north side of the islands Kunoy and Viðoy.
You will join a local guide to Kallur Lighthouse. Besides giving you insights to his vast knowledge, the guide will make sure that you hike safe and that you will get the best view possible at Kallur.
When back in Trøllanes you will have your packed lunch. After you have finished your packed lunch you will experience Kópakonan or the Sealwoman by the seaside in the village Mikladalur. Afterwards, you will take the ferry back to Klaksvík and finally head back to the capital Tórshavn.
What are you waiting for? Get ready to hike your way to the majestic sight at Kallur Lighthouse and to experience the northern islands. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 10,5 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Languages: English
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.
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.
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.
Viðareiði is in the Northern region and the northernmost village in the Faroe Islands. Visiting Viðareiði on Viðoy island is always rewarding.
You can reach the Cape Enniberg on foot from Viðareiði. Cape Enniberg is the tallest vertical sea cliff in the world.
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.
There is road connection all the way from Tórshavn to this island. When getting to Kunoy from the capital, you drive through tunnels, a bridge, an undersea tunnel and finally crossing an embankment to reach Haraldssund on the island Kunoy. From Haraldssund there is a tunnel that leads to the village Kunoy. The tunnel through the mountain has one lane only and is very narrow.
The name of the highest peak is Kúvingafjall (830 m). Kunoy translates directly to Woman island.
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).
This is the most northernly island in the Faroe Islands. The island is home to the much visited village Viðareiði where you will also experience Villingadalsfjall which is the highest mountain on the island. Villingadalsfjall peaks at 841 metres making it among the highest mountain in the archipelago.
Pickup time : 09:00.
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What to bring:
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You will be picked up at your hotel in Tórshavn in the morning. From Tórshavn, you will drive for 1 hour to Klaksvík. Before the hike to Kallurin, you will visit the nearby island Kunoy and the village Viðareiði. From this village you will have great views towards the islands Svínoy and Fugloy.
Afterwards, you will go to Klaksvík where the local ferry will sail you to Syðradalur on the island Kalsoy. The ferry ride will take 20 minutes.
When in Syðradalur you will drive further north and pass 5 tunnels and tiny villages. When you reach the northernmost village Trøllanes, the local farmer will take you to Kallur Lighthouse. The hike takes a bit more than 1 hour. Expect to hike for 3 hours in total.
When at Kallur Lighthouse you will get a packed lunch and beverages. After you have enjoyed Kallur Lighthouse you will hike back to the village Trøllanes where the coach awaits you. You will then stop by th evillage Mikladalur and get close to the statue of the Sealwoman. Now, you will return to Syðradalur and take the ferry to Klaksvík.
Now the bus will take you back to Tórshavn. On your way back to the capital Tórshavn, the bus driver will stop a couple of times when there are great photo locations. In Tórshavn you will be dropped off at your preferred drop-off point.