Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy | Self Drive Tour
Explore the awe-inspiring sight from Kallurin where you will see the famous lighthouse standing only metres from the black promontory. Your tour guide will take you from the small village Trøllanes on Kalsoy and along the mountain path to the lighthouse on the very tip of this outlying island.
This is a three hours hike taking you to one of the most iconic sigts in the Faroe Islands. When you reach the edge of the cliff where men planted the lighthouse, you will get one of the most otherworldly experiences in nature with breathtaking views of the sheer rock wall Borgarin that goes vertically into the open ocean and the neightbouring islands.
You will feel amazing when standing on Kallurin and watching the birds fly underneath you and also above your head. Travellers describe the tour as an immense feeling of serenity. You will make some photo stops along the route.
Your tour guide will greet you in the northernmost village Trollanes on the island. This is a self drive tour and you can choose either to bring your own car onboard the ferry Sam from Klaksvík to Klasoy island and then drive to Trøllanes or take the public bus. You will buy your ferry ticket from the staff onboard the ferry.
If you drive yourself, make sure to be at the harbour in Klaksvík an hour or so before the ferry sails to Kalsoy. Expect a queue especially during May to September. This hiking tour to Kallur Lighthouse is made all year round.
The departuring time for this hike is in the afternoon. Tours are made on weekdays to this stunning attarction far from stressful daily life.
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- Available: All year
- Duration: 3 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Bird Watching
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 7 years.
- 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.
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.
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.
Departure time : 14:50. 15:30,
You will meet the tour guide in the village Trøllanes.
Transport from harbour in Kalsoy to the village Trøllanes
Ferry transport from Klaksvík to Kalsoy
What to bring:
Good walking boots
Wind proof jacket
Good to know:
Summer schedule (1 May – 31 Aug). Depart on the ferry SAM (Klaksvík ->Kalsoy) 14.50
Winter schedule (1 Sept – 30 April) – Depart on the ferry SAM (Klaksvík ->Kalsoy) 15.30