Classic Winter Explorer

Enjoy the Faroes in winter
5 days
Sep - Apr
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Experience the Faroe Islands in winter and enjoy the best that nature offers with constantly changing weather, beautiful sunny days, fascinating scenery, foaming seas, waterfalls and streams. Snowfalls occur, but they are short-lived; the Gulf Stream encircles the islands  and tempers the climate, so the harbours never freeze and winter temperatures are moderate. At night, you only have to step outside to seek the fabled Northern Lights!

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Day 1 Copenhagen - Faroe Islands
Flight from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands  - on arrival pick up your rental car at the airport and experience the island of Vagar with a visit to the small villages of Gásadalur and Bø. From here you can enjoy the impressive view over Tindhólm. Leave Vágar via the sub-sea tunnel to Streymoy and drive towards the bridge crossing the North Atlantic Ocean. As you arrive on Eysturoy you can make a photo stop by the bridge - the only bridge over the Atlantic. Continue to your accommodation on Eysturoy where you will spend the next 2 nights.

Day 2 Eysturoy - Klaksvik 
We suggest a visit to the Northern Islands. From the village of Leirvík drive through the sub-sea tunnel to the town of Klaksvík. The tunnel is decorated with lights by the well-known Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson. From the town of Klaksvík you can take a brisk walk to the top of Klakkur where you have an excellent view of the magnificent Kunoyarnes, Haraldsund and the town of Klaksvík. For lunch we suggest Jórun´s Bakery in Klaksvík where you have a fantastic view over the fjord Borðoyarvík. If you have time it is well worth the drive to the village of Kunoy, on the island of Kunoy where you have an excellent view of the island of Kalsoy.

On your way back to your accommodation visit the village of Fuglafjørður. The harbour is a busy place where a steady traffic of local and foreign boats gives life and color, note the rust-red sculptures and do visit the Arts and Crafts center, Ribarhús & Piddasahandil located in an old historic building (open 1500–1730). Continue to the village of Søldafjørður to meet the Faroese and to have coffee and cake in a private home. 2nd night in Eysturoy.

Day 3 Eysturoy - Torshavn
From Eysturoy visit the small villages of Tjørnuvík and Saksun. Tjørnuvík is surrounded by steep mountains and offers a fantastic view to the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch. Saksun is a picturesque village where the bay used to be a protected natural harbor, but today the entrance to the bay is blocked by sand. At low tide you can walk far out along the sand to the ocean. On arrival in Torshavn check-in at your accommodation then time to explore on your own, walk through the old parts of town, Tinganes and Reyn with their narrow alleys and charming houses with grass roofs. You can relax in one of the cosy cafés, down by the harbour with many colourful boats. At the end of the harbour is Østrom where you can see and buy contemporary Faroese art and fine crafts and on the main street you can visit the pleasant old bookstore and tourist office.   2 nights in Torshavn.

Day 4 Torshavn - Kirkjubour
Day at leisure.  Perhaps take an optional privately guided walking tour in Torshavn.  We also suggest a visit to 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. In Tórshavn visit the art museum (open 13:00-16:00hrs) close to the park. The permanent collection hosts of a wide variety of Faroese art and shows how nature and landscape have been the dominant motifs throughout all of Faroese art history. From there it is not far to the Nordic House (10:00-17:00hrs) which is also worth a visit. Or visit the National Museum (14:00-17:00hrs) that houses discoveries from the ancient Vikings and the famous Kirkjubø chairs that were part of the furnishing of the Magnus Cathedral in Kirkjubøur. 2nd night in Tórshavn.

Day 5  Departure
Return your rental car at the airport and departure flight with Atlantic Airways to Copenhagen.

Departures:  Every Monday in September to April. 

Includes: Roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways to/from Copenhagen including all fees/taxes, manual car rental category A with unlimited mileage, 4  nights accommodation* with breakfast, private home visit with coffee and cake (Day 2)

Excludes: petrol, ferry rides not specified as inclusions; any road or tunnel tolls;

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)

* you can choose to upgrade to a larger car

* the price shown is for guesthouse accommodation and the standard Group A car

* 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.           

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

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

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1724.00
Single AUD$ 2259.00

Includes: Roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways to/from Copenhagen including all fees/taxes, manual car rental category A with unlimited mileage, 4  nights accommodation* with breakfast, private home visit with coffee and cake (Day 2)