Klaksvik, Faroe Islands

Friday, September 6:  9:00 am to 6:00 pm

 
The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland. The islands form a self-governing
country under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark. The total area is approximately 1,400 km² (540 sq mi) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people. Over the years, the Faroese have taken control of most domestic matters. Areas that remain the responsibility of Denmark include military defense, police, justice, currency and foreign affairs.

There are several islands in the Faroes that are linked by tunnel, bridges or ferries.


Currency: Danish Krone (DKK). Symbol is kr   Quick converter

Map of Klaksvik: link to map of the port and town.

General Information

Weatherbase: current and average temperatures in Faroe Islands.

Tour Operators

62°N - private tours from Klaksvik

Tora Tourist: private tours from Klaksvik.

GreenGate Incoming - private tours from Klaksvik.

Private Tours

Tour of the Faroe Islands

This tour is with Tora Tourist. Pick-up and a short city-sightseeing in Klaksvík - then to the island of Kunoy - via the sub-sea-tunnel to Eysturoy. The glass artist Tronður Patursson has decorated the tunnel with amazing colours. We will stop for lunch at Hotel Gjáargarður in the fantastic village of Gjógv.

After lunch to the village of Eiði where we will pass the highest mountain in the Faroes - Slættaratindur 882m and short after a view to the twin sea starks, Risin (75 m) and Kellingin (73 m), remnants, it is told, of an unusual attempt to tow the Faroes to Iceland by an Icelandic giant and his troll wife. Struck by the beauty of the islands, they laid a rope around Eiðiskollur, the north end of Eysturoy, but quarreled for so long that they were caught by the rising sun and transformed into cliffs.

Further to the smallest capital in the World Tórshavn - where we will visit the World oldest parliament Tinganes. Have a walk in the old part of town and feel the atmosphere as placed in the Middle Ages but still alive with hens and children and all the buzz of ordinary life.

We will visit the old cultural centre of the North Atlantic "Kirkjubøur", where we also will have coffee/the/cake at the oldest wooden house in Europe "Roykstovan" still in use for the 17th generation.
See the imposing ruin of Saint Magnus Cathedral and the oldest church in the Faroes, St. Olavs church erected in the year 1111.

Cost: DKK 100 per hour (or about $150 per person total), deposit payable when you sign up and balance due June 1, 2013. This tour is in a 19 passenger van.

Coordinator:  Betty (Maggiemae)

Participants (2 spaces available)

138east - Carol

Cruise4me - Jan & Dave 

Fancytales - Carol &  Jim 

Feliseop - Felise  & Steve 

LadyDoubleD - Glen and Donna   

Westisbest - Laura 

Dknyc - Denise 

Maggiemae - Betty and Anna 

and friends - Marge, Felise, Mary, John, Richard


Highlights of the Faroe Islands

There are two tours available that pick up and return to our ship, a group tour and a deluxe private tour for up to four people. Both tours are booked directly with 62°N, the same company that is doing many of the private tours for our group. Here is a link to their tour information. You sign up directly with the company and both tours include lunch and coffee stop.

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Northern Eysturoy and Gjogv

We will be picked up at the port at 9:30 am and taken by bus to Eysturoy via the sub-ocean tunnel.  Drive along Skalafjord, the longest fjord in the Faroe Islands and continue along Funningsfjord and pass the village where the first Viking stepped ashore. We will continue to the village of Gjogv with its natural harbor that has given name to the village.  We will walk along the gorge where we might see a few puffins. After a visit to the local church, we will drive past the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands - Slaettaratinfur.  Next a photo stop viewing freestanding cliffs "the Giant and the Hag."  Pass the village of Eioi and pass the "bridge over the Atlantic" connecting Eysturoy and Streymoy. We will return to Klaksvik at 2:00.

Our tour is with tour is with Greengate in an 18 passenger van and the cost per person is US $75 per person any admission charges and gratuity. A $26 deposit is due in January and the balance is due July 19th.

Coordinator: Larry (Larry5440)

Participants (Tour is full)

bandmom1 - Vicki and Andre

cnmg8tor - Lynne and Dwight

Larry5440 - Liz and Larry

Ledris - Lynda and Pete

MitchLV - Mitchell and Dorothy

nursemom2 - Karan and Michael

sewsalty - Ursula and Terry

Tennesseean - Betty

twopats - Trish and Pat


Highlights of the Faroe Islands

This tour is with 62°N. Pick-up is at the port at 10:00 am followed by a short city-sightseeing in Klaksvík - then to the island of Kunoy - via the sub-sea-tunnel to Eysturoy. The glass artist Tronður Patursson has decorated the tunnel with amazing colors. We will stop for lunch at Hotel Gjáargarður in the fantastic village of Gjógv.

After lunch to the village of Eiði where we will pass the highest mountain in the Faroes - Slættaratindur 882m and short after a view to the twin sea starks, Risin (75 m) and Kellingin (73 m), remnants, it is told, of an unusual attempt to tow the Faroes to Iceland by an Icelandic giant and his troll wife. Struck by the beauty of the islands, they laid a rope around Eiðiskollur, the north end of Eysturoy, but quarreled for so long that they were caught by the rising sun and transformed into cliffs.

Further to the smallest capital in the World Tórshavn - where we will visit the World oldest parliament Tinganes. Have a walk in the old part of town and feel the atmosphere as placed in the Middle Ages but still alive with hens and children and all the buzz of ordinary life.

We will visit the old cultural centre of the North Atlantic "Kirkjubøur", where we also will have coffee/tea/cake at the oldest wooden house in Europe "Roykstovan" still in use for the 17th generation. See the imposing ruin of Saint Magnus Cathedral and the oldest church in the Faroes, St. Olavs church erected in the year 1111. We will return to the Brilliance at 5:00.   

NOTE: Our itinerary may be modified to suit shorter docking planned time. If sailing times change our tour times will change accordingly.

Cost: DKK 700 (about $119) per person, payable when you sign up. Price includes; bus, guide, lunch in Gjógv and entrance fee w/coffee/tea/cake in Kirkjubøur.

To sign up for the tour, please use this link: 62°N. Be sure you are signed up for the Janet S private tour and review their cancellation policy. Please let Janet know by sending her an email or posting on the board so that you can be added you to our list.

Coordinator: Janet (janets)

Participants (Tour is full)

Azkaban - Bill and Lisa

bobpaula - Bob, Paula and Jeff

Bumpa - Paul and Connie

CallyDanny - Beth and Murray

Canna517 - Anna and Naveed

Emdee - Miriam and Colin

janets - Janet and Jim

with janets - Kathy and John

with janets - Dave and Valerie

with janets - Phyllis and Mike

with janets - Cookie and Bob

Kellie Poodle - Janet and Barry

litprinz - Jim and Karen

Lud016 - Des & Sue

paris321 - Richard

Rotsy - Rotsy and Sue

ShawninFL - Shawn and Don

susanjeffrey – Susan and Jeff

suzyluvs2cruise - Sue and Jim

tercol - Terry and Colleen

with tercol - Maree and Terry






 

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