Klaksvik
Klaksvik (c) Klaksvik

Klaksvik

Klaksvik is the second biggest town of the Faroe Island, and the biggest white fish town too. The town is located on Bordoy, which is one of the northernmost islands. Klaksvik is located between two inlets lying back to back. It is an important harbour with fishing industry, and a modern fishing-fleet.

Originally four farms were at the location where Klaksvik is now. By time they grew into four villages that finally merged to what now is called Klaksvik. What really kicked off the development towards a town was the set up af a centralised store for all the northern islands on the location.

The church Christians-kirkjan dates from 1963. Its architecture is unconventional with a detached bell-frame. It is made of Faroese basalt and wood. Inside the church a Faroese rowing boat is hanging down from the ceiling. The font is made af a 4000 years old heathen sacrificial bowl originating from Denmark.













Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
320
Max. Draught, M:
12
More Info Draught:
-
Max. Air Draught, M:
-
More Info Air Draught:
no restriction
No. Of Quays:
3
Quay Length Total, M:
-
Quay Depth, M:
12
Anchorage Available:
yes
Anchorage Compulsory:
yes
Passenger Terminal:
no
Pilotage Compulsary:
no
Tugs Available:
yes
Bunkering:
on request
Tidal Movement/range, M:
-
Water:
yes
Ships Tenders Allowed:
yes
Garbage Disposal:
on request
Airport Distance, Km:
100
City Centre Distance, Km:
2
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