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Stunning Kallur Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

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With its location in the North Atlantic, the 18 volcanic islands that make up the Faroe Islands archipelago can feel incredibly remote and yet they’re a short flight from the United Kingdom. Whilst in the Faroe Islands, you have to try traditional Faroese food. Delicacies include fermented lamb, whale blubber, mutton and stewed rhubarb. You may not be a fan, but it's well worth the experience.


Stunning Kallur Lighthouse, Faroe Islands
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Klaksvik is the second largest town in the Faroe Islands with a population of about 4,600 and is a great place to stay for exploring the northern islands. On the day that I went to Kalsoy, my goal was to hike up to the Kallur Lighthouse that is at the tip of the island. To do this, you park in the town of Trøllanes and head north out of town where you will find a small path with a gate. Perched on top of a grassy slope with no other man-made structures in the vicinity, the Kallur Lighthouse cuts a lonesome figure. Then we drove as far north as the road went and did the rest by foot.

The Faroe Islands look like a place like no other. From a northern promontory on the Faroe island of Kalsoy, the Kallur lighthouse boasts a panoramic view of the sea and neighboring islands. Another hallmark of the Faroe Islands, we say with confidence that this island offered the most stunning hiking we’ve ever done.

Stunning Kallur Lighthouse, Faroe Islands
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The hiking in the Faroe Islands is fantastic and you will never run out of trails or mountains to climb. The only thing that might hold you back is the weather which can change very quickly and be unpredictable. Battered by a fury of waves, the biggest of the Faroe Islands takes its name from the word streymur, which fittingly means ‘strong current in Faroese.

Vehicle rentals on the Faroe Islands tend to be very expensive compared to other countries, but it allows you more freedom, and with the small size of the islands, you can see a lot in a small amount of time.

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