The breathtaking scenery is captivating. Dramatic high mountains with steep falls to the sea and scattered small villages. Norðoyggjar is the northern most part of the Faroe Islands. The name – The Northern Isles – represents six islands where you in one single day can experience the blinding contrast between the bustling fishing industry in the Faroe Islands’ second largest town, Klaksvík and the silence and tranquility in the smaller villages.
You can drive from the mainland straight to Klaksvík through a subsea tunnel from Leirvík on Eysturoy. Three of the islands, Borðoy, Kunoy and Viðoy are connected with each other by roads, while the other three, Kalsoy, Fugloy and Svínoy are reachable by boat.
Klaksvík, which is situated on Borðoy, takes pride of being the fishing capital of the Faroe Islands. Large high tech fishing ships, weather beaten trawlers and small family boats operate out of Klaksvík to supply the fillet factories with fresh fish. But at the same time, with 5000 inhabitants, Klaksvík is a busy, energetic melting pot of music, arts, sports and classic Faroese culture. It is the natural point of departure for visitors to the other Norðoyggjar.
From Klaksvík there is daily access to some of the most harsh and spectacular places in the Faroe Islands. The majestic defiance of the relentless North Atlantic is what makes a visit to Norðoyggjar so special.
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