Mikladalur - Kópakonan - selkie-statue

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While on the island of Kalsoy, a visit to the village of Mikladalur (population 44) is a must - to see the selkie-statue - Kópakonan. The legend of Kópakonan is one of the best known folk-tales on the Faroe Islands. The Selkie legend can be found across many cultures - from the Faroe Islands, to Scotland and Ireland in the south and to the north in Iceland. Selkies are mythological beings who can change form from seal to human. The statue at Milkadalur was erected in August 2014 to commemorate the legend. A 450 kilogram bronze statue, it is set on the rocks and designed to withstand 13 metre waves from the sea. You can walk down to the beach from statue and pass a small waterfall along the way. Access to the statue is via steps from the village, past the old post office. There are toilet facilities in the village for visitors.
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  • 16 Bakkavegur, Mikladalur 797, Faroe Islands
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