A short hike up the surrounding hills offers a great view of Klaksvík town and the neighbouring islands. After our relaxing city tour, we headed up to Klakkur mountain, a relatively easy climb – especially after the previous evening’s challenging trek. Judging by the number of locals on the trail, this is probably one of Klaksvík’s favourite walks. We were also blessed with great weather, a welcome change from the day before.
While you could walk from downtown to the peak, we chose to start the hike at Hálsur, a popular viewpoint and the saddle between Hálgafelli (546m) and Klakkur (414m) mountains. The trail is easy to follow on the grassy hillside, and becomes progressively steeper as you near the top, but nothing too challenging.
The views from the peak are spectacular. To the east, the town of Klaksvík is laid out before you, with its harbour and two inlets; to the north, the island of Kunoy rises majestically; to the west, the Kalsoy island which we would be exploring a few days later; and south, the impressive peak of Hálgafelli.
This is definitely a must-do hike if you are in the Klaksvík area – major rewards for little effort!