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Klaksvik

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Introduction

Klaksvik harbour

Klaksvik harbour

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Klaksvik is the second biggest town on the Faroe Islands and is located on the northern island of Borðoy. It has about 4,500 inhabitants and is a good base when exploring the region.

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Getting There

By Helicopter

Three times a week (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with an additional flight on Monday in summer), a helicopter connects Klaksvik with the remote islands of Svinoy and Fugloy, northwest of the town, and south towards Tórshavn and other places including the international airport at Vágar. Atlantic Airways has more information regarding prices and schedules.

By Car

You can reach Klaksvik easily by travelling from the airport or Tórshavn in about 75 minutes through Eysturoy and taking the undersea tunnel from Leirvik to Klaksvik, costing 130 kroner return.

By Bus

Buses regularly connect Klaksvik with the capital Tórshavn and some places in between. Less frequently, buses connect Klaksvik to local towns in the north.

By Boat

With the opening of the undersea tunnel to Eysturoy in 2006, the boat to that island is no longer in operation. The only ferry goes to Kalsoy, about 20 minutes north of town.

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Drink

Klaksvík has one of the 6 Rúsdrekkasøla Landsins (Government Monopoly Stores), where you can buy regular beer, wine and all stronger stuff. There are a few bars and restaurants where they have alcohol as well. Alcohol is expensive, even cans of Tuborg are €1.50 at the government stores. In bars a glass of 0.3L beer goes for around 30 kroner (around €4), while 0.5L is usually around 50 kroner (€6.50). Wine and hard liquor adds up even quicker, so fill up with a few beers from the government stores first.

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Sleep

For Klaksvík and the northern islands, try and contact the Central Tourism Office to check the options. They have a few options of B&B's in Klaksvík which are excellent value (€35-40 per person). There are a few more expensive hotels in Klaksvík as well, though these are certainly not better value. There is a campsite just on the outskirts of town if you fancy cold conditions.

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Keep Connected

Internet

Free internet is available at the library, near the post office. It's usually open from 8:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays, though internet is usually available after 1:00pm, as it is reserved for school children during the morning.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Postverk Føroya is the postal service of the Faroe Islands. There are 34 postal offices throughout the country and if you want to send a postcard or letter, go either to one of them or just put them in one of the abudant blue postal boxes you will find throughout the islands. The postal office in Klaksvík is immediately south of the bay, at the crossroads of the roads running nort on both sides of the bay.

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