Discover Kalsoy Island - Denmark

Discover Kalsoy Island – Denmark

Kalsoy Island
Kalsoy Island

Kalsoy Island is one of those places in the Faroe Islands that I really wanted to visit. Even in the preparation phase, the impressive photographs of sheer cliffs and narrow paths with bottomless cliffs on both sides gave me a mixed sense of admiration and dread. But in the struggle of the photographer with the instinct of self-preservation, the first one won this time, so I was looking forward to the trip to Kalsoy Island with special impatience.

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Kalsoy Island

You can get to Kalsoy Island by ferry from the town of Klaksvík. The trip is short – only 20 minutes, which fly by unnoticed in constant running from one side to another and photographing the most beautiful landscapes around. The ferry never sets out on the open sea, so even seasick travelers shouldn’t be inconvenienced. Departure times depend on the day of the week, check the schedule here . You can also take a car on the ferry, which is very useful, since it is more convenient to explore Kalsoy by car. There is a bus service on the island, but buses are rare, which significantly limits freedom of movement.

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Kalsoy Island

Unfortunately, it is impossible to buy a ferry ticket in advance, travel is paid on board (the price for two people and a car there and back was, if I am not mistaken, 200 Faroe crowns). Everything would be fine, but the boat is small enough and can accommodate about 15 cars, so if there are a lot of people who want to cross, then you may not get on board.

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Kalsoy Island

Kalsoy Island, Denmark

In our case, it happened – although we arrived 25 minutes before departure (for the morning flight at 10:00), we were only the 17th or 18th car in the queue. Fortunately, even after our arrival, the queue continued to grow, so the management of the ferry decided to organize an additional trip as soon as the ship returned. True, in the end we still lost a whole hour waiting for the ship to reach Kalsoy Island, unload, submerge and return. So in high season it is better to arrive at the port in advance. (more…)