Self Drive 6 days

Introduction to the Faroe Islands
6 days
May - Sep
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This self drive circle tour takes you from the capital Torshavn to the bird island of Mykines, Suðuroy Island and the Northern Islands. Suggested optional excursions can be added to your tour or you can simply enjoy the fantastic views and investigate the local culture in your own way.

Day 1 Copenhagen- Faroe Islands 
Make your own way to Copenhagen airport for your flight to the Faroe Islands. On arrival at Vágar Airport  pick up your hire car and enjoy the rest of the day on Vágar island. We recommend a visit to the small village of Gásadalur, to walk along the marked path and enjoy the impressive views of Tindhólm. Also don't miss the attractive waterfall that runs down into the sea. Overnight on Vágar.

Day 2 Vagar - Torshavn
Today perhaps take an optional day trip to the bird island of Mykines. Drive to the harbour in Sørvágur and park your car then take the ferry across to the island - an impressive sailing trip alongside the majestic sea cliffs. On the island you will see charming puffins with their colourful red beaks and striking gannets that only breed on Mykines. Cross a footbridge over the Atlantic Ocean to reach the holm and lighthouse. A picnic lunch can be arranged or once back in the village visit one of the local cafés. On your return to Sørvágur, pick up your car and drive to Tórshavn for overnight. 

Day 3 Tórshavn - Suðuroy
Take the ferry from Tórshavn to the island of Suðuroy where you can take an optional guided geology tour (Monday and Thursdays only) or walk or hike - the nature on Suðuroy varies considerably from that further north and is particularly well suited to hiking. We recommend visiting the lighthouse at Akraberg on the southernmost tip of the island and also Beinisvørð to enjoy the magnificent panorama that unfolds when you reach the top. The village of Famjin, situated in beautiful and dramatic surroundings, is also well worth a visit - the original Faroese flag hangs in the church. In Tvøroyri visit some of the historic buildings used by the Danish Royal Monopoly Store and have a coffee in the cosy café and bar Pubbin, situated down on the harbour. Overnight on Suðuroy.

Day 4 Suðuroy - Torshavn
Return to Tórshavn by ferry. Explore on your own. Perhaps take a walk through the old town,Tinganes & Reyn. Soak up the atmosphere of the small houses with their white window frames and turf roofs. The old town is unique, not only in the Faroes but in the entire world. We recommend you also visit Kirkjubøur which is the historical and cultural centre of the country.  Overnight in Tórshavn.

Day 5 Torshavn - Northern Isles
Drive across Streymoy, passing the old whaling station Við Áir and over the bridge to the island of Eysturoy. Continue towards the village of Eiði as you take the panoramic route to Gjógv. See the impressive rock formations called Risin and Kellingin (the Giant and the Old Hag) and the highest mountain, Slættaratindur at 882m. Explore the village of Gjógv, famous for its natural harbour. Drive from Leirvík through the subsea tunnel to Klaksvík. The tunnel is decorated with ‘light’ art by the well-known Faroese artist, Tróndur Patursson. When you arrive in Klaksvík, we suggest a visit to the elegant Christian’s Church and the exhibition in the church cellar. It is easy to explore the other Northern Isles from Klaksvík, each with its own dramatic landscape. Or in the village of Søldarfjørður you can enjoy an optional stop for lunch in a private home and peruse their well-kept, beautiful garden. Overnight on the Northern Isles.

Day 6 Faroe Islands - Copenhagen
Drive back to the airport and return your rental car before your departure on the Atlantic Airways flight to Copenhagen. On arrival in Copenhagen airport, your tour arrangements end.

Departures: 15 May - 1 September

Includes: Round trip flight with Atlantic Airways from/to Copenhagen including all fees/taxes; manual rental car catergory A with unlimited mileage; 5 nights accommodation* including breakfast daily. 

Excludes: petrol, any road or tunnel tolls; optional tours - visit to island of Mykines (Day 2), Guided geology tour on Suðuroy (Day 3);  Private visit to a family home in Søldafjørður including lunch (Day 5); Boat trip to Vestmanna sea cliffs (Day 6).

The tour is available with 2 types of accommodation; hotels (with private facilities) or a combination of Bed & Breakfast/Guesthouses (with shared facilities.) The price shown is for guesthouse accommodation and the standard Group A car. 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$ 1735.00
Single AUD$ 2328.00

Includes: Round trip flight with Atlantic Airways from/to Copenhagen including all fees/taxes; manual rental car catergory A with unlimited mileage; 5 nights accommodation* including breakfast daily. 

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