Discover Iceland and the Faroe Islands

Visit Reykjavik and the unique Faroe Islands
8 Days
May - Sep
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This great tour starts in Reykjavik, Iceland, then continues on to Torshavn, in the Faroe Islands. Fantastic guided day excursions taking you to the highlights of both these unique, arctic countries are combined with plenty of time at leisure. And you stay in just 2 hotels, so you can make the most of your days, to further explore on your own!

Day 1 Copenhagen – Reykjavik, Iceland.
Make your own way to the Copenhagen Airport for your flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. Upon your arrival at Keflavik International Airport, make your own way to your hotel.  After check in, time at leisure. The city centre is a small area characterised by eclectic and colourful houses, good shopping, dining and drinking. Reykjavík has recently established itself as a haven for food lovers, with numerous restaurants taking advantage of the abundance of local seafood, meat and game. 4 nights in Reykjavik.

Day 2 Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon  
Today a guided excursion to visit the 3 sights that make up Iceland's Golden Circle. First is Thingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Altinget was established in 930; here you can also see the amazing geological sight of the 2 continental tectonic plates that are slowly splitting Iceland. Continue on to the magnificent waterfall Gullfoss, called the "Golden Falls"  and then finally visit Geysir and Strokkur, a geothermal area full of hot springs and bubbling pools of mud. Next stop is at the famous Blue Lagoon to enjoy a relaxing dip in the thermally warmed water, which is rich in minerals and has a healing effect. 2nd overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 3 Reykjavik: Day at Leisure
Time on your own today to wander along Reykjavik's main shopping street Laugavegur, or see Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland, which was inspired by Iceland’s volcanic rock formations and is visible from almost everywhere in the town. Visit the Harpa Concert Hall which is situated on the waterfront and was inspired by the northern lights and the dramatic Icelandic landscape, which in the evening turns into a large, luminous sculpture.  

Reykjavik also has many wonderful museums including the National Museum displaying artefacts from the first settlement to the modern age, giving an excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture, the Reykjavik 871+2 Settlement Museum, an archaeological museum based around a 10th-century Viking longhouse unearthed in 2001, the Reykjavik Art Museum and the National Gallery. 3rd overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 4 South Coast, Waterfalls and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Today's guided excursion starts with pick up from your hotel. You will drive along the south coast with the Atlantic Ocean on one side, green farmland, mountains and glaciers on the other. Discover natural treasures such as the iconic waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Skaftafell National Park and Vatnajokull glacier, where icebergs float in the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - the ice comes from the Vatnajokull glacier and flows continuously out into the cold lagoon, on its way to the sea. 4th overnight in Reykjavik. 

Day 5 Reykjavik - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Check out from your hotel and make your own way to the airport for your flight to the Faroe Islands. Upon your arrival at Vagar Airport, take the taxi transfer to your hotel.  After check in, there is time for a walk through the old part of Tórshavn. As you wander, you will discover a maze of lanes and alleys, steps and protruding rocks and small-tarred houses with white windows and grass roofs. There are many restaurants and cafés in Tórshavn where you can try the excellent cuisine, both traditional and modern.  3 nights in Tórshavn.

Day 6  Island of Eysturoy: Gjogv
Travel by bus from Tórshavn along the coast through colourful villages and across 'the bridge over the Atlantic', connecting the islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy. Continue to the northernmost village on the island of Eysturoy, Gjógv, known for its unique natural harbour and Crown Princess Mary’s bench. Among other things, you will see classic sea cliffs and the rock formations the Giant and the Witch, as well as the highest mountain in the islands, Slættaratindur at 882m. The tour continues via Funningur village to Soldarfordur, then back toTórshavn along the coast road.  2nd overnight in Tórshavn.

Day 7 Tórshavn: Day at Leisure 
Day at leisure - explore the old part of Tórshavn, Tinganes & Reyn, with narrow alleys, and charming houses with grass roofs, then relax one of the many cafes. In the afternoon, perhaps visit Østrom, down by the end of the harbour, where you can see and buy contemporary Faroese art and fine craft. Back on the main street, have a closer look at the exquisite Faroese designed woollen wares and the latest fashions, at some of the great boutiques including 'Sirri'  and "Guðrun and Guðrun".  Wander past the cosy old bookstore and tourist office, and visit the art museum close to the park, where the permanent collection has a wide variety of Faroese art, showing how nature and landscape have been the dominant motifs throughout Faroese art history. You can also see the Nordic House, a Scandinavian culture centre, or the Art Museum and Gallery, with a wide range of more contemporary Faroese art. 3rd overnight in Tórshavn.

Day 8 Departure Tórshavn – Copenhagen
Transfer to Vágar airport for your departure flight to Copenhagen. On arrival at Copenhagen Airport your tour arrangements conclude.

Departures 2018: daily from May to September

Includes: Round trip flights with taxes from Copenhagen; airport transfers in the Faroe Islands; guided Golden Circle Tour and Blue Lagoon visit (Day 2); guided South Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Lagoon excursion (Day 3); guided excursion to Island of Eysturoy (Day 6); 7 nights accommodation including breakfast daily (Reykjavik 4 nights and Torshavn 3 nights)

Excludes: airport transfers in Iceland

The price shown is based upon a certain class on flights to and from the Faroe Islands; if this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost of other classes at the time of booking. The price may also alter based on dates of travel.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4334.00

Includes: Round trip flights with taxes from Copenhagen; airport transfers in the Faroe Islands; guided Golden Circle Tour and Blue Lagoon visit (Day 2); guided South Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Lagoon excursion (Day 3); guided excursion to Island of Eysturoy (Day 6); 7 nights accommodation including breakfast daily (Reykjavik 4 nights and Torshavn 3 nights)

The price shown is based upon a certain class on flights to and from the Faroe Islands; if this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost of other classes at the time of booking. The price may also alter based on dates of travel.