Situated on an isthmus between two fjords and the surrounding hills,
Klaksvik is the second city of the Faroe Islands. An independent
muncipality since 1908, the town grew from five small districts in the
Northern Isles in the middle of the 19th century to the best fishing
port in the country by around 1960. Thus it was quite natural for
Klaksvķk, which is located next to one of the best harbours in the
Faroes, to become the commercial centre of the region. Today some 5,000
people live in the biggest fishing community in the Faroes. Since 2006,
Klaksvik, Boršoy and the northern isles have been connected with the
central Faroes via the undersea Noršoya road tunnel to Leirvķk on
Eysturoy (served by Bygdaleišir bus routes
400 to the capital Tórshavn and 410 to Fuglafjųršur).
new initiative started on
14th August 2014 with the introduction of town buses in Klaksvik. The
principal circular route covering the districts on both sides of the
harbour operates half-hourly Monday to Friday daytime, with an evening
service hourly until 2200 hours. Two other routes, one northwards off
the left hand edge of the map to Anirnar, the other
south-easterly off the top right hand corner of the map to Noršoyri,
operate hourly (two-hourly in the evening). All
routes start from Sandin (marked 18/48 on the map below), which is also
the terminus of the Bygdaleišir
interurban buses. There are morning deviations to cater for schools
traffic. Two buses in yellow livery operate the routes, KG967 and
KG318, believed to be Volvo B12 with Säffle bodywork; and thought to
have been purchased by the Kommuna. Travel is free without payment.
From August 2016
Įrnafjųršur will also get a free Bussleišin connection to Klaksvķk, for
which a new bus will be bought. It will make 11 trips per day.
PreviouslyĮrnafjųršur was served by an 'on request' diversion of
Bygdaleišir bus route
500 from Klaksvik to Višareiši.