The Famous Kallur Lighthouse | Departure from Tórshavn
Put on your hiking boots and get ready for an unforgettable afternoon adventure to Kallur Lighthouse. This tour will get you to one of the most sought after attractions in the Faroe Islands only explored by very few people. You will experience the mythical Kalsoy island, the unspoiled villages, and the Kallur Lighthouse.
This adventurous small group tour will let you experience Kalsoy island's most iconic sites. Everything is included in this guided tour.
The trip begins when you are picked up in Tórshavn. Enjoy the free pick up in Tórshavn that also includes the suburbs Hoyvík and Argir.
Now, your tour guide will take you on a one hour drive up north to the island Borðoy. When you reach this island after passing through the sub sea tunnel Norðoyartunnilin, you will enter the fishing town Klaksvík. You will take the ferry from this town to Kalsoy island.
Your ferry ride will take 20 minutes and now your tour guide will take you to the northernmost village on Kalsoy island. In a deep valley, you will find the village Trøllanes from where your epic hike towards Kallur Lighthouse starts.
The friendly farmer in the remote village Trøllanes will greet you here and he will now be your local guide for this 3 hours roundtrip hike. When you reach the lighthouse, you will get a delicious packed lunch. You will have plentiful time to soak in the moment and the undisturbed landscape.
If you prefer not to do the hike but want to explore Kalsoy island deeply, this is also the tour for you. Travellers who fancy more sightseeing on Kalsoy island and don't want to do the moderate hike to Kallur Lighthouse will join the tour guide and drive around the island to see the most beautiful places. Among the highlights is a stop by the village Mikladalur. You will experience the legendary Kópakonan, which translates into the seal woman. If you join the hike to Kallur Lighthouse, you will skip the Seal Women statue in Mikladalur.
The final thing that you will do on Kalsoy island is to visit the local café before you commence the journey back to the capital, Tórshavn. You will first take the ferry from Syðradalur to Klaksvík and then drive for one hour before you reach Tórshavn. Expect to be back in Tórshavn around 20h.
Visiting Kaloy island and Kallur Lighthouse is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Do not let this fantastic opportunity pass you by. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: May. - Aug.
- Duration: 7,5 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Languages: English, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
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.
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.
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).
Pickup time : 13:00.
Transport from Tórshavn
Sub-sea tunnel fee
Ferry Ticket to Kalsoy
What to bring:
Warm and Waterproof Clothes