Discover the Faroe Islands

Discover the Faroes from your base in Torshavn
8 days
Jun - Aug
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From your base in Torshavn, enjoy the best natural and cultural experiences. Together with your local guides, you’ll get to meet the Faroese people and experience the many wonders of  this astonishing and unique place, one of the most isolated and beautiful island communities on this earth.

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Day 1 Arrival
Arrival with Atlantic Airways flight and transfer from the airport to your overnight accommodation. Meet with your guide for a review of the coming days programme.

Day 2 Eysturoy and Gjogv
Drive from Tórshavn along the coast through colourful villages, crossing 'the bridge over the Atlantic' and continue to the northern most 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, the rock formations 'the Giant and the Witch' and the highest mountain in the islands, Slættaratindur at 882m. Lunch is served in cosy surroundings and then the tour continues via the village of Funningur to the idyllic village of Saksun which lies picturesquely bound in a small fjord with high mountains on both sides.

Day 3 Vestmanna Bird Cliffs & Kvivik
The morning is free to relax. In the afternoon travel by boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs. From Tórshavn we drive via the mountain road to the village of Vestmanna where we sail out to the bird cliffs, then into and through several sea caves – a fabulous experience. En-route back to Tórshavn, we make a stop at an old viking farmstead in the beautiful and quaint village of Kvívík.

Day 4 Sandoy - Kirkjubøur
Day tour to the historic island of Sandoy, one of the most unspoiled islands where you can still experience the old, Faroese way of life. We drive from Tórshavn over the mountain to the ferry harbour Gamlarætt where we catch our ferry. On the sail across the sound we enjoy the views of Hestur and Koltur. The guide tells us about the sagas from the island - some captivating stories. Experience a church visit, fantastic view points, small villages and bird cliffs. A bag lunch is eaten en-route. Before returning to the hotel we visit the cultural centre of Kirkjubøur.

Day 5 Torshavn Walking Tour
Walking exploration in the old city quarter in Tórshavn, Tinganes and Reyn with its small alleys and charming houses with grass roofs. The local guide will tell stories about the past and present. You might meet the Prime Minister, or one of William Heinesens – Lost Musicians. The tour also goes by the Cathedral and its charming adjacent neighbourhood, Vágsbotn, with its many boats. Here you can see how important the sea and fisheries are to the local inhabitants. The tour ends with lunch. Time at leisure, you may like to visit the National Faroese Museum.

Day 6 Borðoy, Viðoy, and Kunoy
We drive from Tórshavn towards the most northerly island. From the village of Leirvík we enter the sub-sea tunnel which was decorated by local artist Tróndur Patursson. On this tour we will experience the islands of Borðoy, Viðoy, and Kunoy. The natural beauty is breathtaking and the landscape is dominated by high and steep mountains. We explore the second largest village, Klaksvík, one of the most important fishing villages. We also visit Christians Church. Lunch is served on the tour. In the evening you might like to enjoy an optional Faroese Fish Buffet at Hotel Hafnia. 

Day 7 Day at Leisure
Day on your own to relax and explore or take an optional tour to either Nólsoy or Mykines Island.

Day 8 Departure
Transfer from your accommodation to the airport and departure with Atlantic Airways flight.

Partially Guided: A Partially Guided Tour is one where you are accompanied by a local English speaking guide whilst you are on an included excursion. For the remainder of the tour time you are unescorted.

Departures: Every Thursday in June, July and August 2017.

Includes: Roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways from/to Copenhagen including taxes/fees, 7 nights accommodation* in Tórshavn with breakfast daily, excursions, other meals and transfers as shown in the itinerary. 

Excludes:  optional tours - Faroese Fish Buffet at Hotel Hafnia (Day 6); day trip to the island of Mykines or the island of Nolsoy (Day 7).

Tour notes:

* The tour is available with 2 types of accommodation: hotel (with private facilities) or a combination of Bed and Breakfast/Guesthouses (with shared facilities). The price shown is for the mixture of bed and breakfast and guesthouses.

* Arrangements and costs may differ based on dates of travel.

* The price 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.

* You can also take the tour from/to any other Atlantic Airway cities on the route network, days of departure and price may alter.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2502.00
Single AUD$ 2860.00

Includes:  roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways from/to Copenhagen including taxes/fees, 7 nights accommodation* in Tórshavn with breakfast daily, excursions, other meals and transfers as shown in the itinerary. 

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