Self Drive 8 Days

Explore the Faroe Islands highlights
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The Faroe Islands offer unique nature, exciting history and a rich culture. There are amazing views, stunning landscapes, birds, and warm, friendly people. There is a captivating silence, which is only broken by cascading waterfalls and tumultous surf. Take your senses with you on this self guided road trip.

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Day 1 Arrival
Arrival on your Atlantic Airways flight. Pick up your rental car at the airport and explore the island of Vágar on your own. We recommend a visit to the small village of Gásadalur. From here you can walk out on marked nature trails and enjoy the impressive view over Tindhólmur. Also don’t miss the beautiful waterfall that runs in to the ocean. Spend the night in Vágar.

Day 2 Vestmanna Bird Cliffs, Saga Museum, Giant & The Witch
Today you might like to visit the unique Saga Museum or if travelling between June and August make your way north and take an optional two hour boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs* (operates in June, July & August only), where the boat takes you in between the cliffs and into sea caves and grottoes. Continue on to the village of Tjørnuvík, surrounded by steep mountains. Here you can see the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch. Cross the bridge that connects the islands of Eysturoy and Streymoy, and continue to the village of Eiði. Here more beautiful surroundings and nature await you and some of the best views of the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur, 882 metres. 2 nights in Eysturoy.  *The boat trip to Vestmanna bird cliffs is not included.

Day 3 Gjogv Village, bird cliffs and Ambadalur Valley
Enjoy the day at the village of Gjógv, which is known for its unique natural harbour. Here it is possible to hike on your own and enjoy the view of the birdcliffs and the beautiful valley Ambadalur. Hiking maps are available in Hotel Gjáargarður in Gjógv. 2nd night in Eysturoy.

Day 4 Northern Islands
From Leirvík you drive through the sub-sea tunnel to the town of Klaksvík. The tunnel is decorated with lights by the famous Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson. From Klaksvík it is possible to explore the other Northern Islands, each offering dramatic landscapes. On the island of Viðoy lies the most northern village in the Faroe Islands, Viðareiði, which is definitely worth a visit. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a slice of cake at the local restaurant. Overnight in the Northern Islands.

Day 5 Kunoy and Kalsoy Islands & Return to Torshavn
We suggest that you visit the island of Kunoy in the morning. From the tiny village of Kunoy is a beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy. Above the village is a small cosy park. A local legend tells that up on a high mountain in Kunoy lies a plank from Noah’s Ark, with clams and sea shells growing on it. People who have gotten lost in the fog are said to have seen the plank, but no one who has gone looking for it has ever found it! Back on Eysturoy drive towards the village of Søldarfjørður, where you visit a private home with an impressive garden. Here coffee and cake will be served. Overnight in Tórshavn.

Day 6 Sandoy Island - the Saga Island
Visit the beautiful and green island of Sandoy, also called the Saga-island. The island is, compared to the other islands, characterised by mostly flat terrain. The island has a wealth of history and wonderful nature.   Take the ferry from the harbour Gamlarætt to the village of Skopun. Do not miss the villages of Dalur and Húsavík which lie in beautiful surroundings. Return to Tórshavn for the night.

Day 7 Torshavn
Enjoy the day in Tórshavn on your own. Perhaps visit the village of Kirkjubøur which is the Faroe Islands’ historical and cultural centre. The picturesque old farm is home to a family who for 17 generations have run the farmstead and ecclesiastic site. See the unfinished Magnus Cathedral and the small medieval church of St.Olav.  Spend the night in Vágar.

Day 8 Departure
Your tour ends with the return of your rental car at the airport and your departure flight with Atlantic Airways

Departures: daily all year round

Includes:  Roundtrip flight with Atlantic Airways from/to Copenhagen including all taxes/fees; manual rental car category A, with unlimited mileage; 7 nights accommodation* including breakfast daily;  private home visit with coffee and cake (Day 5); return ferry fee to the island of Sandoy (Day 6).

Excludes: petrol; any road or tunnel tolls payable, optional tour - Boat trip to Vestmanna bird cliffs (Day 2)

Tour Notes:

* the tour is available with 2 types of accommodation: hotels (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.

*you can choose to upgrade to a larger car

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

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

* 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.

* The suggested route for this tour has ideas for sights and activities but please note these are NOT included in the tour price

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2056.00
Single AUD$ 2868.00

Includes:  Roundtrip flight with Atlantic Airways from/to Copenhagen including all taxes/fees; manual rental car category A, with unlimited mileage; 7 nights accommodation* including breakfast daily;  private home visit with coffee and cake (Day 5); return ferry fee to the island of Sandoy (Day 6).

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