Audio tours in Klaksvík​

Self guided tours for deeper insight into The Faroe Islands

Yes, our mountains are pretty, but is it enough?

Do you also think travelling is a little flat without deeper insight into the people and their lives?

At Tell Me North, we believe that stories enhance mutual understanding. 

That’s why we’re thrilled to offer you a unique experience that combines the convenience of self-guided tours with the captivating storytelling of a knowledgeable guide.

Explore society, culture, and history from knowledgable, local storytellers, while roaming relevant places in the Faroe Islands.

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Where to find our stories

APP

Bring your own device and download our app directly on the App Store or Google Play store. Tours can be made available offline upon download.

Offline audio player

No internet or smart phone? Our tours are also available offline through in-person purchase in the Faroe Islands.

With a guide

If you ask really nicely, exclusive face-to-face guided tours with a local guide are also sometimes available upon request.

Oh, you don't know the Faroe Islands?

How rude of us to not start with a formal introduction. But we’re also not a formal people.

We come from a small archipelago with 18 islands between Iceland, Norway, and Scotland. We are 50,000 people.

Yes, you need to zoom in on the map! Try pressing “+” five times.

We can tell you a lot more through our stories of the Faroe Islands. 

Our tours

The Rebellion in Klaksvík

The true story about a doctor, his hidden past, medical disputes, power struggles, bombs, imprisonments and much, much more happening in the 1950s in this otherwise peaceful, little town.

Understanding Klaksvík

Get a deeper understanding of contemporary Klaksvík, it’s people, and factors which have impacted the local community. Hear about faith, football, fishing hooks and sub-sea tunnels.

Short local insights

This is a complimentary short audioguide. This story offers an insightful introduction to our unique universe, covering two captivating and unique Faroese subjects.

The Rebellion in Klaksvík in the 1950s

Experience this riveting chronicle of fierce battles, arrests, weapons, bombs, bloodhounds, and imprisonments while walking in its setting. 

Understanding Klaksvík

Faith, football, tunnels, and fishing hooks are four essential elements in Faroese culture and are especially important in everyday life Klaksvík, where these subjects will be discussed during coffee breaks at work, at home and in other everyday social contexts.

Short local insights

To assist you in making an informed decision about purchasing our products, we’ve created a complimentary audioguide. This audioguide offers an insightful introduction to our unique universe, covering two captivating subjects.

Our story

Mission

Tell Me North focuses on narrating stories to everyone – tourists and locals alike – wishing to deepen their understanding of The Faroe Islands. Our mission is to tell stories to enhance understanding.

Founders

The founders are Faroese locals but have a rich background in transitioning into other societies and learning about their deeper layers.

Having lived for 7+ years in China and 3+ years in Iceland, being a tourist has been our everyday life for the past decade. We have eagerly studied these countries and learnt to master their languages while analyzing their rich histories, businesses, and cultural ambiguities through literature.

Explaining and exploring these complexities became our job as we have made series of national radio shows in Faroese on both China and Iceland in the past couple of years. Additionally, we have slow traveled through Asia and Europe for the past 10 years, often visiting friends in obscure countries while applying the same eagerness to understand them.

Aim

Our tours aim to reveal the complex social structures in a seemingly very homogeneous society.

The Faroe Islands have a beguiling history with colonial powers such as Norway and Denmark colonizing the islands for the past 1000 years.

Still, the local culture has been left mostly untouched by outsiders for the past millennia often shocking the visiting modern, big-city dweller due to the contrasting cultural elements of modernity, economic growth, internationalism versus cultural traditionalism and a conservative outlook on faith still present in everyday life here.

Through Tell Me North, we now want to introduce stories from The Faroe Islands. These are the stories we wish to hear when we travel, made for travelers by fellow travelers in their local habitat.

Offline self-guided audio tours

Our stories are available on offline audio devices at Visit Norðoy in Klaksvík during opening hours.

Monday9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
SundayClosed
MP3-player, map, headphones

Visit Norðoy Tourist Information Center, Biskupstorg 1, 700 Klaksvík, Faroe Islands

FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Tell Me North tours.

Is the Tell Me North app available for Android and iPhone?

The app is available on Android and iPhone. Click the name of your phone type to open it in the relevant app store.

How can I download the Tell Me North app?

Find the full pdf guide here.

Or choose from one of these options:

With an iPhone:

  • On the device you want to use the app, click here. Click on “Get” and wait while the app downloads or
  • Scan this QR code. Remember to choose the one for App Store. Click on “Get” and wait while the app downloads or
  • Open App Store, type “Tell Me North” and press search, click on “Get” and wait while the app downloads.

With an Android device:

  • On the device you want to use the app, click here. Click on “Install and wait while the app downloads or
  • Scan this QR code. Remember to choose the one for Google Play Store. Click on “Install” and wait while the app downloads or
  • Open Google Play Store, type Tell Me North and press search, click on “Install” and wait while the app downloads.
Is it free to download the Tell Me North app?

Yes. The app is free and has some free content. But most of the tours on the app can only be accessed through in-app purchases.

Do you have a user guide for the Tell Me North app?

Yes. Click here to download the pdf user guide from the Tell Me North website.

I do not have internet on my phone while visiting the Faroes. Does the app work offline?

Yes, the tours work without internet. You only need internet to download and buy the tours. When you open the app the first time, it will be “caching content”, which will download all the content on the app. We recommend doing this on WIFI rather than cellular internet.

After this, you either buy a story on the app or use an access code given to you by any of our distributors. Now, the app works 100% offline.

Where can I purchase the Tell Me North self-guided tours??
  • On the app: Our tours can be purchased directly through the Tell Me North app. Click on a tour and press purchase and pay through your iPhone or Android phone. Find the full instruction guide here.
  • In person: Alternatively, you can purchase our tours through our partners such as Kafé Fríða in Klaksvík.
  • Online: You can also buy all our tours online in the events section of Kafé Fríða’s website or in person at the café in Klaksvík or online on Guide To The Faroe Islands and receive an access code from them.
Where do I enter the access code?

Find the full user guide here.

On an iPhone

On the app, go to the tour you have a coupon code for, click on “Login”, click on “Login” again, then “Login” one more time. Finally, you have a screen saying “Login. Enter your login code.” Here you type your coupon code and press “Login”.

On an Android device

On the app, go to the tour you have a coupon code for, press “Login” and enter the access code and press “Unlock.”

Where do I find the maps for the Tell Me North tours?
There are two ways to find the map on the app:
  • When you have entered one of our tours, you can click on the map symbol in the top right corner of the screen.
  • The maps, which are color-coded, are also accessible in each episode in all our tours. Just click on an episode, scroll down to “Story map”and press the arrows facing one another in the top right corner.
If you are in doubt, check out our full user guide here.
What do the colors on the map mean?
On the app, on each separate episode, the color-codes for current episodes and next episodes are explained above the story map.
I do not have a phone. Can I still experience the Tell Me North tours?

Yes, you can experience our tours without a smartphone. Café Fríða has Mp3 players available for rent. Just keep in mind that the Mp3 players have to be returned during Café Fríða’s opening hours.

I did not bring my own earphones. Where can I purchase them?

Visit Norðoy and Café Fríða have standard earphones for purchase.

Can I change the system language?

Yes. Click on “Profile” on the bottom navigation bar of the app, then the cogwheel icon, “Language” and switch language.

Can I change the distance unit from kilometers to miles or vice versa?
Yes, you can change the distance unit on the app. Click on “Profile” on the bottom navigation bar of the app, then the cogwheel icon on the top right corner, click “Distance unit” and choose your preferred distance unit.
The episodes are pausing when the iPhone locks. What can I do?

This is most likely due to the screen settings on your phone. This differs from device to device. Try Googling your device name and model and screen settings.

I have purchased a Tell Me North tour on this device before. Can I restore my previous purchase?

Yes, you can restore your purchase. Click on “Profile” in the bottom navigation bar of the app, then the cogwheel icon on the top right corner, and finally press the “Restore purchases” button on the bottom of the screen to restore previous purchases.

Can I update the Tell Me North app on my phone?
Yes, you can update the Tell Me North app on your device. Click on “Profile” in the bottom navigation bar of the app, then the cogwheel icon on the top right corner, and press the “Check for updated content” button to update the app.
What is your return policy?

Please consult Apple’s and Google’s guidelines on refund of app purchases. For refunds from partners, please consult them directly.

Which languages are the tours available in?

As of now, all Tell Me North tours are available in English and some in Faroese. But we are always working on adding more tours and languages. Get in touch with us if you’re curious to learn more about if a tour is coming in your language.

Where do I find more information about the stories?

Summaries of the tours are available on the Tell Me North website and on the app under the specific tours. After purchase, each episode also has a small summary of the specific episode.

Is there any free content I can listen to before buying one of your tours?

Yes, you can find free content on the Tell Me North app. The Short Local Insights are complementary tours for you.

Do you have gift cards?

No, we don’t have gift cards per se. But you can purchase our product through one of our partners and gift someone the access code in a card you make or select yourself. That’s a personal gift if we ever saw one!

How far in advance should I book?

The Tell Me North app tours are completely flexible. You can book far in advance and on the day. You can also purchase and pre-listen to our tours before you ever come to the Faroe Islands and then listen to them again at the right places, it’s all up to you.

Get in touch

Don’t hesitate to get in touch directly here or at north@tellmenorth.fo if you have any inquiries or want to request a private tour.