The Faroe Islands are an experience in themselves. The islands are home to unique natural environments, a rich history and a rich cultural life. The ever-changing weather conditions with rain, mist, warmth and sunshine make for breathtaking natural sceneries. There are birds and sheep, unspoiled nature and remote villages, and the captivating silence, which is only broken by cascading waterfalls and ear deafening surf.
The Faroe Islands are very much about unspoiled nature, but it is also many other things. On the Faroe Islands, you will find the smallest and coziest capital in the world. The hotels are good and so are the culinary and cultural offers. Taking walks in the evocative and historic islands is an experience of which you cannot get enough.
- Tórshavn, the smallest capital in the world
- Selection of day tours to choose from, self drive.
- Remote islands with breathtaking scenarios
- Unique bird cliffs
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DAY 01: ARRIVAL TO FAROE ISLANDS
In the morning direct flight from Reykjavik or Copenhagen to Tórshavn (international flight is not included in price offer). Airport shuttle to hotel in Tórshavn. Check in to hotel and walk around the town at own leisure.
DAY 02-04: TRAVEL AROUND THE ISLANDS AT YOUR OWN PACE
Next day, pick up a rental car and start the tour. Next 2 days you can choose the following day tours and routes to enjoy the islands on your own at your own pace:
Option 1: National Museum, the Nordic house, Rib boat tour
At the national museum in the Faroe Islands you will see everything from how the Faroe Islands was created to how the Faroese people survived on these rough circumstances that the Faroese Nature had to offer. You will also be able to see the story of some of the animals that have lived and still live in the Faroe Islands along with the chairs removed from the Cathedral in Kirkjubøur. From here you could visit the Nordic house which has been the leading venue of many cultural events, concerts and even conferences with its architecture and Nordic history. In these fascinating surroundings you will enjoy some lunch and the house café. After lunch, it is nice to drive to the west side of Streymoy and go on a sailing tour on a rib bout around the island of Heystur (depending on the weather it might be the island of Nólsoy instead). Here you will be seeing the magnificent high bird cliffs and sail in grottos if mother nature will allow it. Booking in advance for the Rib boat tour is necessary.
Option 2: Gjógv, Saksun and home hospitality
Today, head to the picturesque village of Saksun. It is said to look like the Shire from the Lord of the Rings with its small stone houses with grass roofs. Visit the old house of Dúvugarðar: a relic from the old days of the way of living now displayed as a museum. From Saksun you will drive to the village of Søldarfjørður, and then continue to the village of Gjógv, driving over the mountain you descend to the secluded village of Gjógv to explore its hidden marvel, a chasm cut deep into the basalt by the relentless sea. This charming village is named after this gorge. Take the time to enjoy a walk along the gorge while sinking in to the peaceful surroundings. From here you head back to Tórshavn.
Option 3:-Vestmanna sea cliffs, Tjørnuvík and Fossá
Follow the road over the mountain to the village of Vestmanna. By prebooking, you can join the two hour boat tour to see the Vestmanna Seacliffs. The Vestmanna sea cliffs are some magnificent sea pillars raising high above the ocean. The last couple of years the birdlife here has become very rich here and you might be able to see many different birds on the tour as well. Once back in Vestmanna you will have the chance to visit the only vax museum in the Faroe Islands. The figures portray some historic characters in the Faroese history. Enjoy some lunch before you head back.. Drive to the village of Tjørnuvík which is surrounded by high and rocky mountains. One of the largest beaches in the Faroe Islands in located in Tjørnuvík, and from here you will be able to see the famous rock formations: The Giant and the Witch. From Tjørnuvík you drive to the waterfall of Fossá. Fossá is the largest waterfall in the Faroe Islands seen on land.
Option 4: Kalsoy and hike to Kallurin lighthouse
Drive from Tórshavn to Klaksvík and sail form the town of Klaksvík to the island of Kalsoy – known to the Faroese as the flute, due to the many tunnels that run through the island. On Kalsoy you will be able to visit the seal woman whose legend is known to even the smallest child in the Faroes. Visit the charming village of Mikladalur with one of the still functioning watermills in the Faroes. Continue to the village of Trøllanes which is the starting point if you want to take the hike to the lighthouse at Kallurin. From Kallurin you can see the islands to the north, east and west.
Option 5: Vágar island and hike to Trælanípan
Drive from Tórshavn through the subsea tunnel to the island of Vágar where you will make the first stop at the Trøllkonufingur. A rock formation that is a treat for the eye. You will continue to the village of Gásadalur to see the waterfall Múlafossur. Here you can enjoy the waterfall going in to the Atlantic Ocean with the little village in the background.From here you will drive to the village of Bøur – a charming little village with the view to the islet of Tindhólmur and the famous Drangarnir. Here you will enjoy some lunch on the road with this magnificent view. After lunch, you get the chance to walk through the village of Bøur. From here you will take the road back to Tórshavn. Ever heard of the astonishing Lake Above the Ocean? On the Island of Vágar you can hike to the waterfall of Bøsdalafossur running 30 m from the lake and into the Atlantic Ocean. From here you can walk up to the viewpoint of Trælanípan which was uses as a slave cliff in the old days – a high cliff that goes 142 m upwards from the ocean. It is said that the cliff got its name from the Viking age when slaves were pushed of the cliff. From Trælanípan you can see the southernmost part of Streymoy, Hestur, Koltur, Sandoy, Skúvoy and even Suðuroy if the weather is clear.
Dates and Prices
Prices p/p in Euros, for 2 p travelling together
|Travel Period||Dbl share p/p||suppl for sgl occ of room
2 pax drive together
|Hotels||Type of travel|
|June, Jyly, August||from 720||From 290||4*
Type of Travel: vforvacation offers two types of travel
a) Shared services which means “seat in coach” basis tours with multinational fellow travelers’ groups.
b) Private services which means that all arrangements and land services are on individual basis.
Single supplement: Cost of Single supplement is only valid on a basis of minimum 3 paying passengers travelling together.
For Solo travelers on private service tours, rates should be recalculated and proposed to you by mail.
Location Hotel Names Room Types Tórshavn 4* Hotel Hilton Garden Standard room
Shuttle bus from airport to hotel on arrival and back for departure.
Rental car on day 2 and 3, mid size, VW Golf or similar.
- International air tickets
- Personal items
- No lunch and dinner.
- Optional activities or trips. Please notice for some activities booking in advance is necessary.
- In case of more travelers or groups please request especially and we’ll send you our proposal by email.
- For special groups and custom-made programs with private transfer and driver-guide, please request and we’ll send you our proposal by email.
- This tour can be lengthened or shorten as per request.
Notes about travel to Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands, part of the Kingdom of Denmark are remotely located in the North Atlantic Ocean, but all the same, reaching the islands is much easier than most people think. The Faroe Islands are only a short flight from mainland Europe!
Two airlines fly to the Faroe Islands, Atlantic Airways and Scandinavian Airlines.
Flights from Reykjavik, Edinburgh and Bergen to the Faroe Islands with Atlantic Airways are only one hour long, and flights from Copenhagen with either Atlantic Airways or Scandinavian Airlines last only two hours. Direct flights from Paris to the Faroe Islands with Atlantic Airways last 2 hours and 45 minutes. There are between two to four direct flights from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands each day, depending on season. There are also seasonal flights from places like Barcelona, the Gran Canary Islands, Mallorca, Crete and Malta.
The tranquil, idyllic Faroe Islands, are a unique archipelago that collects 18 rocky, volcanic islands connected by road tunnels and panoramic bridges. Explore this untouched destination where time stands still and immerse yourself in boundless natural beauty. A place like no other: fjords, sheep, lush green valleys, turf-roofed houses will be your playground in this destination, named “Europe´s best-kept secret”. The Faroe Islands comprise 18 small islands, characterized by majestic cliffs, tall mountains, narrow fjords and more.
Only 720 / person
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