Kalsoy

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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,433 contributions
Couples
This was the highlight of our trip to the Faroe Islands! There's so many cool things to see on this island, that it is not to be missed. Let me give you the step by step on how to get there, and what you'll see.

First, make your way to the town of Klakvik (roughly 45 minutes drive from Torshavn). Then, get in line for the ferry (if driving a car), and there are three lanes; lane 1, locals only, lanes 2 and 3 for tourists. I highly recommend getting there at least 45 minutes prior to departure, as there is only 12 spots on the ferry for small cars.

Then, its a 20 minute scenic boat ride to Kalsoy. You will then drive the one way road, and thru at least 5 creepy tiny, one lane only, claustrophobic old tunnels. As bad as it sound, one of the coolest drives I've EVER done anywhere in the World!

Once you arrive at the very end of the road, you'll be in the tiny town of Trøllanes, the most visited village on Kalsoy island. This is where you can do the medium/hard trek up to the magical beauties of the Kallur lighthouse, as well as visiting the newly gravestone of James Bond!

The other popular attraction is the Seal Woman in the village Mikladalur, where you also have a gorgeous waterfall, and the only cafe/restaurant on the island. This is a great spot to unwind and enjoy the beauty this island has to offer! I highly recommend visit this stunning island!
Written July 12, 2022
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sophisar
314 contributions
Despite being well traveled to and Instagrammed to death, when the lighting is right it is still a remarkable spot. From the northern end you can see the tips of many of the islands in Faroe lined up, giving you a feeling that you’re at the edge of the known world. Take the first boat or spend the previous night on Kalsoy to avoid the big crowds that seem to come around 10 or 11 as they take the mid-morning ferry over.

There was also a a gorgeous but potentially dangerous band of cliffs above the village of Trøllanes. It's a nice accompanyment if you're already visiting the Kallur Lighthouse but take care when hiking the cliff edge.

A word of warning that most visitors seem to leave around the same time and try to get on board the first after return ferry, which was full as it can only take around 15 cars. If you miss that ferry you have a one hour wait for the next one.
Written February 24, 2020
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RoelR
Wuustwezel, Belgium1,485 contributions
Take the ferry from Klaksvik to Syðradalur (be sure to be there on time, as it will fill up quickly) and be amazed by the landscape and views on the unique island that is Kalsoy. When driving up to Trøllanes, there are a few stops along the way (Mikladur, Húsar) not to be missed. Obviously the hike to the lighthouse is the most popular, and 100% worth it. I'll reward you with the best views in the world. (Bold statement, but I've seen my share) The hike will take about 50 minutes one way.
Written April 15, 2020
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kajteks
Rybnik, Poland149 contributions
The island Kalsoy was the place on magnificent Faroe Islands I liked the most. The long and narrow island is sometimes called “the flute”, because of the four tunnels which drill thru the mountains and connect the ferry terminal in Syðradalur on the south, with the village Trøllanes on the north edge. I recommend making a half day trip to the lighthouse at Kallur, the northern-tip of Kalsoy. It’s best to take the ferry from Klaksvík, and then the connected bus to Trøllanes, which takes us thru all the dark tunnels. After arriving to the last stop, you head north from the village, and after about two hours you arrive to the lighthouse placed on the top of a high cliff. The view from there is superb, the most thrilling I have experienced on the island.
Written November 2, 2010
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Daniel F
100 contributions
Couples
Me and my partner went to the light house at the northern part. It was the most beautiful place in the world! We just stood there speech less looking at the giant cliff. Please go here!
Written August 24, 2016
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,443 contributions
This island should be relatively easy to get to. The ferry is only 20 minutes long. You can bring your car (sometimes). The car ferry is often commandeered by other islands which means you take the passenger boat. A bus meets you to take you to Trollanes. You can hike to the Kallur Lighthouse (see my separate posting), view the Selkie statue in Mikladalur as well as a cute town, and have amazing views back to Kunoy. Only issues are 1) the time between ferry drop off and return is 7 hours. Not that much to see and do 2) if you go by foot, the bus runs in one direction upon arrival and doesn't return until the boat is to return (that means you can wait in Trollanes with nothing to do or hike the 17km back to town). On a nice day when the car ferry is working, certainly consider visiting. Bring a good book and your food as there are no services available.
Written May 19, 2016
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Miranda M
Washington DC, DC48 contributions
Friends
Kalsoy was the smallest island I had the pleasure to visit in the Faroes. We drove through stopping in each valley, including one with no village that's only for sheep! Had fun visiting the small kiosk on Trøllanes and of course the magnificent cliffs and lighthouse at Kallur at the very tip!
Written April 19, 2012
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Laura0609b
Wickham Market, UK255 contributions
Couples
Had an amazing day on this island. We took the ferry sam from klasvik across to kalsoy. The crossing was around 20 minutes and cost around £20. Once across the water there is a mini bus for walkers but we had a hire car so didn't need to use this very useful service. Our main area to explore was Mikladalur, this has the beautiful selkie statue. Once in Mikladalur it is a walk down a hill and quite a lot of steps to the sea front to view the beautiful statue with the lovely legend attached to it! Not only the statue but once down there there is two beautiful waterfalls and if the tide is out and the weather clear it's a great view and stunning setting. The walk back up is not to bad if your not fit you may struggle.. one plus is there is a toilet ! We loved the whole island the ferry time table can be found online and in the summer months runs more regularly.
Written February 7, 2017
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Lisa
Vilnius, Lithuania11 contributions
Couples
Kalsoy Island was one of our favourite destinations during our trip. The ferry ride from Klaksvik takes about 20 min (per person 40 DKK, per car+driver 160 DKK, return is free, you buy tickets directly on the ferry) and it is another 20 km drive through a few tunnels to the town of Trøllanes. There are connecting buses from the ferry to Trollanes but hitchhiking works as well.

In Trøllanes you will find the starting point of the hike to the Kallur Lighthouse (it was still for free). There are toilet facilities like in any other village and a small kiosk but there is no shop so bring enough food. Walk down the stairs to the sea to see some puffins.

The hike takes around 30-45 min one way and has some steep parts but it is not difficult. Actually we ended up doing the hike twice as the first day it was super cloudy and foggy so we could not see anything which had its own charm but the next morning we were lucky enough that the sky cleared up and we were able to enjoy stunning views. It was truly amazing! The narrow paths to the two viewpoints actually seem more dangerous from the distance but once you walk on them, it is less scary. But only walk them in good weather!

If you plan to camp, I can recommend the campsite in Mikladalur. It is right next to the football field with wonderful views and there is a house with bathroom and warm and free showers close by. Only thing missing is some tables to sit. There is a kitchen and a loft to sleep in the house as well but you only can book it for groups. The small town is worth visiting itself. There is shelter house next to the bus station and down at the sea you will find the statue of the Seal Woman - Kopakonan. If you continue walking the road next to facility house at the camp site you will see an area with lots of trees – there were planted a long time ago and inside you will find some walking paths, many benches and even a small pond.

Camping costs 100 DKK but you have to pay it before or after in the Tourist Information in Klaksvik. They told us an older man would come by in the evening to check our recipes but in the two nights of our stays we did not see him.

When you come by car make sure to park your car early enough in the line for the ferry as in summer time it can get very busy and only around 17 cars will fit on the ferry. It will return though if more than three cars are still waiting.
Written July 19, 2019
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Nelleke Z
Heemstede, The Netherlands3 contributions
Couples
We went to Kalsoy with boat and bus, to do the lighthouse-hike in Trollanes. But when we arrived,we discovered that it was not possible unless we paid for a guide. 

The amount we had to pay was 448 DKK pro person. ( to compare : Mykines is 110 DKK)

No one had told us that and it was not mentioned in any subscription or book.

We were allowed to go without a guide, but only when we would pay this same amount. 

We were told that it was for the owner of the property.

At the end, we didn't make the hike and had to wait for a bus to take us back.
Written August 8, 2018
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