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Klaksvík is the second largest town on the Faroe Islands, located on the northern side of the island of Borðoy. It is known for its stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, and its vibrant and colourful harbour.

Klaksvík was founded in the late 19th century, and was the first town in the Faroe Islands to be granted a city charter. It has since grown to become the second largest town in the Faroe Islands, with a population of around 6,000 people.

Klaksvík is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful scenery, and its many cultural and historical attractions. The town is home to the Faroe Islands’ National Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the islands. There are also several churches in the city, including the old Church of the Virgin Mary and the Church of St. Olav.

The city is also home to a number of cultural events, including the annual Klaksvík Music Festival and the Klaksvík Summer Festival. The city is also home to the Faroe Islands’ largest football stadium, which is home to the local team, Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag.

Klaksvík is also home to some important historical events. During World War II, the city was occupied by Nazi Germany, and was the site of several battles between the German forces and the Faroese resistance. In more recent years, Klaksvík was the site of the Faroe Islands’ first democratic elections, which took place in 1946.

Klaksvík is an important city in the Faroe Islands, and is an ideal destination for anyone looking to explore the history and culture of the islands. With its stunning scenery and its vibrant culture, Klaksvík is a great place to visit.

Excursion tips for a day in Klaksvík

Klaksvík on the Faroe Islands is a picturesque town with plenty to explore and experience. Here is a list of activities that visitors can enjoy in Klaksvík on a day:

1. Visit the Klaksvík Church and take in the stunning views of the harbor.
2. Explore the old town and admire its colorful buildings.
3. Take a boat trip to the nearby islands and enjoy the breathtaking views.
4. Visit the Klaksvík Museum to learn about the Faroe Islands’ culture and history.
5. Spend some time in the local shops and pick up souvenirs.
6. Take a walk along the harbor and watch the fishing boats come in.
7. Enjoy a meal at one of the town’s many restaurants.
8. Take a hike up to the nearby mountains and enjoy the views.
9. Visit the local art galleries and explore the Faroese art scene.
10. Take a dip in the nearby lake and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Experience Klaksvík with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Klaksvík. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Klaksvík

Klaksvík on the Faroe Islands has a cool, temperate oceanic climate with mild summers and cool winters. During the summer months, temperatures range from 10-15°C, with plenty of sunshine and relatively low humidity. The winter months are cold and wet, with temperatures ranging from 0-5°C, and frequent rain and snowfall. Spring and autumn are mild and wet with temperatures ranging from 5-10°C and frequent rainfall. Overall, the climate in Klaksvík is cool and wet throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Klaksvík

Our weather forecast for Klaksvík helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 12.9 °C
min: 10.6 °C
9.4 m/s
22.0 m/s
96.4 %
20.7 m
90.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 10.4 °C
23.4 m/s
56.2 m/s
84.6 %
17.9 m
94.7 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 10.7 °C
min: 9.9 °C
21.4 m/s
45.7 m/s
89.8 %
18.9 m
91.7 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 13.0 °C
min: 10.4 °C
36.0 m/s
69.5 m/s
93.8 %
24.1 m
90.0 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 10.8 °C
min: 10.3 °C
28.1 m/s
35.6 m/s
49.0 %
23.8 m
91.6 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 10.7 °C
min: 10.2 °C
37.0 m/s
44.4 m/s
100.0 %
1.0 m
98.2 %
999 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 10.2 °C
min: 10 °C
46.8 m/s
58.3 m/s
79.1 %
8.1 m
96.2 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 10.8 °C
min: 10.2 °C
27.7 m/s
34.2 m/s
79.6 %
15.5 m
93.5 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 11.2 °C
min: 10.6 °C
16.4 m/s
19.0 m/s
100.0 %
18.9 m
96.4 %
998 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 10.5 °C
min: 9.3 °C
34.6 m/s
43.6 m/s
86.8 %
20.4 m
87.9 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 9.8 °C
min: 9.3 °C
33.5 m/s
36.7 m/s
99.3 %
23.3 m
89.9 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 10.4 °C
min: 9.4 °C
25.0 m/s
25.9 m/s
89.6 %
24.1 m
91.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 10.4 °C
min: 10 °C
40.3 m/s
48.6 m/s
100.0 %
9.3 m
95.9 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 10.0 °C
min: 9.7 °C
31.7 m/s
36.4 m/s
99.7 %
23.8 m
86.3 %
1,009 hPa

Cruises to Klaksvík

Would you like to travel to Klaksvík on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Klaksvík.

Scheduled ship calls in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 03:00 pm 11:00 pm
Jul. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Jul. 2025 Azamara Quest 07:30 am 01:30 pm
Jul. 31st 2025 Thursday, 31st of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 10:00 am 11:00 pm

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