Klaksvík - Hálsurin - Klakkur

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Route information

Island:
Borðoy
Difficulty:
Easy Hike
Length:
2 - 5 KM
Pref. Wind:
South-west, West
Klaksvík - Hálsurin - Klakkur

Trip to Hálsur and Klakkur

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If you want to see Klaksvík and the neighbouring islands from above, then hike up to the viewpoint Hálsur, the pass between the mountains Hálgafelli (546 m) and Klakkur (414 m). It is an easy hike. You walk all the way from Klaksvík to Hálsur on a gravel road the locals call “the lovers’ path.” The hike takes about one hour from the tourist information office up to Hálsur. If you prefer to drive, this is possible as well.

At Hálsur you can find a spot called “Á Vaktini” (the watch post). Here people used to keep an eye out for pirates that ravaged and robbed the people of the Faroes in the past.

Hálsur is a relatively flat area, where you can enjoy the view over Klaksvík on one side and Eysturoy and Kalsoy on the other.

If you walk further up the mountain of Klakkur, you will see breath-taking views of Eysturoy and the village Leirvík to the west. To the northwest you will see Kalsoy and three of its villages, beginning from the south, Syðradalur, Húsar and Mikladalur. The northernmost village on Kalsoy, Trøllanes, is not visible. Across from you the island of Kunoy shoots up from the sea. To the south of Kunoy is Kunoyarnes, a headland protecting the bay of Klaksvík. The strait between Kunoy and Borðoy (to the east of Kunoy) is called Haraldssund. And finally, there is the view of Klaksvík and the surrounding mountains.


Good to know:
Please remember to take good care of the fragile nature and be careful around the birds and their nests. Always remember to wear good hiking shoes when walking around in the Faroese nature. And never forget to enjoy the view!

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Pól Sundskarð

Pól is born in 1957 and grew up in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands. As a youth Pól already showed his skills as a proven sportsman in many different categories. The interest in the extreme sport started at a relatively late level in his life. In 2015 Pól ran 526 km in 5 days, and the same year he and his wife Bjørg, as the first couple in the Faroes, climbed all 340 Faroese mountains.
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