Klaksvík - A centre in the North Atlantic
Looking for hotels in Sweden?
|The second largest town in the Faroe Islands
is Klaksvík. Towering above the entrance to the harbour is the pyramid mountain on the
impressive island of Kunoy, and around the well-sheltered bay and harbour, the dwellings
are beautifully spread on the hillsides.
The main source of income in the borough is fish and fishing. Over the years the locals have developed an expertise which ensures high standards of quality and production from modern fish processing plants.
Transport and communications
In the late sixties a large indoor sports centre was erected, in the mid-seventies the Olympic-size indoor swimming pool was completed, and in the mid-eighties the local football-ground was covered with artificial grass. The town has additional in- and outdoor facilities for popular sports, such as volley-ball, badminton, judo, handball and tennis.
Health and social services
Even if the Faroe Islands might seem remote, they are no further away than a telephone call - and for the ships ploughing the waves of the North Atlantic, the islands will often be the most convenient port of call.
Klaksvík is commonly called the fishing capital of the Faroes, and its natural and protected harbour offers excellent shelter from the winter storms.
For generations, the people of Klaksvík have amassed their skills in fishing, fish-processing and servicing the fishing fleet. The fish-processing plants are modern and up-to-date, and are able to offer fish products to the world from a maritime environment which the World Health Organisation has declared to be the cleanest on planet Earth.
The expansion within the fishing industry has given birth to a number of other supporting firms, such as shipyards, cold storage, an oil-depot, marine equipment, ship's chandler, radio and electrical services, a specialist in computer systems etc.
Klaksvík also offers good possibilities for expanding trade and industry in the harbourarea.
General facts about the harbour:
For further information, please contact us.
· Home · Search · About Randburg · What's New · Sign Up! ·
Copyright © randburg.com - All rights reserved.