Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach Klaksvik

Klaksvik

Featuring rich hiking, dramatic boat journeys, and fascinating heritage, Klaksvik opens up the Northern Isles' slender fingers of scenic land for your exploration. Klaksvik is the second largest of the Faroe Islands' towns, and this scenic fishing capital is set amongst a dramatic valley, overlooking the conical protrusion of Kunoy island – the Faroe's highest peak. View more

This is a town full of stories - so don't be afraid to ask questions when you see a local, who will proudly regale you with the details and intricacies that lie just out of sight. Viking-era history and breathtaking natural scenery entice visitors to Klaksvik, making it the perfect base for further explorations of these wild and remote fantasy islands. Pretty Christianskirkjan church was constructed from local materials and rises as a modern, elegant church, inspired by old Norse architecture. Dating back to 1963 it's elegantly lit and full of detail. Look up to see the suspended wooden boat, which survives from 1890, and was used by the sea-faring local priest to visit the surrounding communities. The boat is now dedicated to those lost at sea, having survived a storm in 1913. The granite font alone has 4,000 years' worth of history. These islands may be remote, but they are teeming with birdlife. Sail out to the sheer cliff faces, where adorable puffins and kittiwakes breed. Gorgeous hikes will take you across scenic mountain passes, through historic hamlets, and high up above stunning viewpoints like the one waiting at Hálsur. Or climb on a bike to feel the wind in your hair, as you explore at your own pace, along paths roaming through fertile green valleys.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Exkursionen in Klaksvik

Eysturoy Island & Countryside

Embrace the pristine natural beauty and history of Eysturoy Island and its exquisite countryside during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Klaksvík Town & Viewpoint, Kunoy Island & Mountain, Subsea Tunnel, Eysturoy Island

Depart the pier for the short drive into panoramic Klaksvík. Towering above the entrance to the harbour of Klaksvík is the pyramid mountain on the impressive island of Kunoy. Around the well-sheltered bay and harbour, the dwellings are beautifully spread on the hillsides. After a panoramic photo stop above the town of Klaksvík at the Klaksvík Viewpoint, re-board your coach and drive through the 3.5-mile-long (about 5.6-kilometre-long) subsea tunnel. The tunnel is located approximately 492 feet (about 150 metres) below sea level, and connects Klaksvík with Leirvík, located on the island of Eysturoy. The second-largest island in the Faroes, Eysturoy is home to beautiful mountains, valleys and fjords.


Leirvík, Gøta, Blasastova Museum, Old Turf Houses

Upon arrival in Leirvík, continue on to Gøta, a place of great importance in the history of the Faroe Islands. Tróndur Gøtuskegg, one of the key figures in the Icelandic saga, Færeyingasaga, lived here. Tróndur was a heathen Viking-chief who ruled all of the islands for a period of time. He defended the old Viking ways against the desire of the Norwegian king and the Faroese chieftain, Sigmundu Brestisson, to convert the Faroese to Christianity. A visit to the Blasastova Museum, with its several old turf houses, offers a unique insight into the culture and way-of-life in the Faroes in past centuries.


Toftir, Sheephouse, Navia Woollen Clothier, Shopping

Next, re-board your coach and drive further south towards Toftir for a visit to a Sheep House. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the farmer and escorted on a guided walking tour of the farm. Learn about sheep-farming, see the sheep up-close, and enjoy a small taste bite of Faroese dry meat and a local rhubarb refreshment. Afterward, proceed for a visit to Navia, a Faroese producer of woollen clothing. Here, modern designs are combined with age-old methods and traditions, lending each piece a unique character and the highest quality. The result is unique, both as comfortable clothing of high quality and original leisure wear. Following your guided tour, you are invited to browse the beautiful woollen items available for sale. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.