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Klaksvik, Faroe Islands

Klaksvik, Faroe Islands

Klaksvík is located on Borðoy, one of six islands that make up Denmark’s Norðuroyggjar, the Northern Isles. The town is not only the capital of the Northern Islands but also the second largest town of the Faroe Islands. With the opening of the Leirvík sub sea tunnel, Klaksvík is physically linked with the mainland of the Faroe Islands and can now be considered one of its key ports. Residents are found to be enterprising, appreciative of nature and are deeply rooted in the Faroe cultural heritage.

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Klaksvik, Faroe Islands

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Other Fun Things to Do

  • Summer events and festivals – Each year, the warm summer weather brings notable summer fests and town celebrations such as Norðoyarstevna, a festival filled with town decorations, music, and rowing events and Seaman’s Day, an annual event held on the third weekend of August with competitions, lectures and exhibitions relating to the fishing industry.
  • Organized excursions – Among great excursions arranged daily, Norðoya Kunningarstova offers historic sightseeing tours of Klaksvík, diving expeditions (the sea around the Faroe Islands is said to be one of the cleanest in the world), sea angling and perhaps a boat trip to the one of the world’s highest headlands.
  • Expand your Danish sightseeing curiosity - Travel the 5,6 km-long underwater tunnel (150m beneath sea level) between Klaksvík and Leirvík, opened to the public since April 2006.
  • Visit one of the most interesting churches on the Faroes – The Christians church is the first large church in Scandinavia to be built in the ancient Nordic style and its font is considered to be approximately 3,000 to 4,000 years old.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Some of the world's finest raw products are discovered in the capital of the Faroe Islands. In the sea, the shellfish and Norway lobster are among the best to be found and much sought after by leading gourmet chefs. Some of the organic meat is dried to become skerpikjøt a Faroese delicacy. In the meadows, common vegetation growing includes Angelica (rich in vitamin C), the Common Nettle (high in iron and mineral), potatoes and turnips. And finally, in local restaurants populating Klaksvík, you’ll taste world-class Sushi, famous far beyond Nordic borders and rustic food prepared alongside avant-garde gourmet cuisine.

Local Currency

The unit of currency in Denmark is the Krone (DKK). U.S. dollars are accepted in some of the more touristic stores and major credit cards are also widely accepted.

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