The ‘world’s loneliest lighthouse’ made famous by featuring in James Bond

A small lighthouse among the green slopes of one of the Faroe Islands has been called the loneliest lighthouse in the world.

The lighthouse is sat on top of one of the giant hills on the island of Kalsoy in the Atlantic ocean and had recently become famous for being part of the new James Bond blockbuster.

Located almost precariously on the close to a steep hill, leading off a cliff into the water, the island gave the film the perfect setting for a dramatic location.

The island was used to portray part of Poison Island in the new James Bond movies ‘No Time to Die’.

In the movie, they used Kalsoy to become part of the fictional island in disputed territory somewhere between Russia and Japan, although it is actually 200 miles from Scotland.

Posion island was also the base of the film's villain Lyutsifer Safin, played by Rami Malek.

This has prompted the Faroe Islands’ Tourist Board to name Kalsoy, ‘most remote Bond location ever’, even though none of the actors ever set foot on it due to it being more used to set the scene.

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Although images show the lighthouse to be nowhere near any civilisation, there are locals on the island, which they have nicknamed ‘The Flute’.

According to the tourist board, there are four villages on the island, Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar, Syðradalur.

The is a population of around 100 people on the small remote island with many of its workers helping with tourism projects.

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On Kalsoy the inhabitants work to develop more tourism products with production of local food as souvenirs.

In the north of the island in Trøllanes, there is an Economusée Blacksmith and at Húsar, a café.

The island is also home to a local tale about a seal woman, which is commemorated with a statue in the village of Mikladalur.

Kópakonan, known as the Seal Woman, is the Faroe Islands type of mermaid but instead of becoming half a sea creature, it is believed they turned into a seal completely.

Legends say that all seals were once human and turned into creatures by voluntarily looking to die in the ocean.

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