Sightseeing in Klaksvík
Experience a bustling fishing port set in beautiful surroundings. Klaksvík is the second-largest town in the Faroe Islands with a population of ca. 5,300 inhabitants.
Klaksvík is the fishing capital of the Faroes, and the fishing industry sets its notable mark on the town. Down by the quay, you can experience the atmosphere of the small open-deck boats that set out to sea. You can walk past the old baiting sheds and maybe get a chat with one of the fishermen.
Archaeological excavations date the earliest settlements in Klaksvík to Viking times. You can learn more about the town’s past in the museum, which is housed in the old royal trade monopoly buildings.
If you are interested in a walk, try the lovely path out to Norðoyri. On the way there you will pass Gerðabøur and the memorial of the two great avalanches of 1745 and 1765.
Klaksvík is also known for its vibrant music scene, so keep an eye out for a concert when you visit the town.
Everywhere you go in Klaksvík, you will see the magnificent church, Christianskirkjan. Built in 1963, it is an architectural marvel. Down by the sea you will find a fine example of modern architecture, Betesda, the new home of the local Brethren congregation, which opened in 2014. It was financed by the local members and stands as a symbol of the strength of the local community.
You can easily explore Klaksvík on your own. But if you would like to hear more about the stories hidden beneath the town’s surface, please contact the tourist office, and we will arrange a guided tour around Klaksvík with a local guide.