Located on the island of Borðoy, Klaksvík is the Faroe Island's second largest town and, thanks to the backdrop of rolling hills, craggy cliffs and a gorgeous bay, one of its most beautiful. This unique town, with its charming Christianskirkjan Church, traditional farms and busy port, is considered the cultural and commercial hub of the Faroes. The roundabout featuring a sculpture of a fish hook several meters high emphasises Klaksvík’s importance as a fishing port.
Úti í Grøv, an idyllic spot across the bay home to Viking-era remains, has inspired many poets and artists over the years. Its trickling streams and fragrant flora ensure it's the perfect place for a relaxing stroll and to admire Klaksvík’s incredible surroundings. The formerly isolated island of Borðoy is now connected to the mainland by the impressive 6300-metre-long Norðoyatunnilin Tunnel. It now links Klaksvík to Leirvík, a town on the rugged, mountainous island of Eysturoy, identified by Birdlife International as an 'Important Bird Area'. The bus ride there to spot Manx shearwaters, black guillemots and other native seabirds in their natural habitat is a valuable experience.