Nature Lovers Exploration

Self Drive
Self drive with an emphasis on bird life and nature
8 days
Jun - Aug
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The Faroe Islands are one of best places in the world to see abundant bird life in the wild. The unspoiled nature of the islands and their isolation means the birds are free to breed and nest without fear, so you can often approach very close. 

You can expect to see Puffin, Gannet, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Strom Petrel, Red-necked Phalarope, Whimbrel, Arctic Tern and many others. What better place to indulge your passion for birds and the natural environment, than in the magnificent and unique landscapes of these amazing islands?

Day 1 Copenhagen* - Vagar, Faroe Islands
Make your own way to Copenhagen* airport for your flight to the Faroe Islands. On arrival at Vágar Airport  pick up your rental car and enjoy the rest of the day on your own - perhaps visit the small villages of Bøur and Gásadalur, or take a walk from the village of Miðvágur to the rock formation the Witches’ Finger. This hike offers rich scenery and great look out points. 2 nights on Vágar.

Day 2 Vagar - Mykines - Vagar: Gannets & Puffins
Drive to the village of Sorvagur, then head to the island of Mykines by ferry. Mykines is unique with it's rich bird life. On arrival meet your guide and begin a guided hike to Mykinesholm. Along the path to the island thousands of puffins breed and nest, and it is possibe to get very close to them. There is also a gannet colony on the island. A picnic lunch is provided to enjoy en route. Return by ferry for your 2nd overnight on Vagar. 

Day 3 Vagar - Eysturoy: Streymoy, the Giant and the Witch and Slættaratindur
Drive from Vagar through the island of Streymoy, past the old whaling station Við Áir and over the bridge to Eysturoy. First stop en route is the village of Eiði, an area where sheep are prohibited to graze so you can experience the rich bird and plant life. Enjoy the panoramic views from the top. Continue on to the village of Gjógv and en route see the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur at 882 metres and the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch, situated out in the sea. Spend one night on Eysturoy.

Day 4 Eysturoy - Sandoy: Gjógv and Søldafjørður 
Today perhaps enjoy the village of Gjógv, which is known for its lovely natural harbour. Here it is possible to hike up the mountain with a beautiful view over the adjacent islands and over bird cliffs. In the afternoon drive to the village of Søldafjørður, via Funningsfjørður, to visit a private home with a unique garden, where coffee and cake will be served. Continue via Tórshavn to the ferry harbour Gamlarætt, to board the ferry to the island of Sandoy. 2 nights on Sandoy.

Day 5 Sandoy: Fresh Water Lakes & Sand Dunes Guided Walk
From the village of Sandur take a guided walk with one of the locals, to the freshwater Gróthúsvatn Lake to see and hear more about the birdlife, and to the sand dunes with a wide array of flowers, including spotted orchids, moss and lichens. Your senses will be surrounded with impressions from the unique natural surroundings!  2nd night on Sandoy.

Day 6 Sandoy - Nolsoy: Storm Petrels Guided Walk
Return to Tórshavn and in the early evening take the ferry to the island of Nólsoy. Take a walk in this cosy little village, where there are almost no cars. Late in the evening enjoy a guided walk to the Storm Petrel colony, the largest in the world, an exciting walk from approximately 11pm to 3am. Spend the night on Nolsoy. 

Day 7 Nolsoy - Torshavn: Day at Leisure
From Nólsoy take the ferry back to Tórshavn and enjoy the delights of this smal town. We suggest a visit to the National Museum and the Open Air Museum, which is situated in beautiful surroundings by the old village of Hoyvík. The village of Kirkjubøur, the cultural centre of the Islands, is also worth a visit. Overnight in Tórshavn.

Day 8 Faroe Islands - Copenhagen
Drive back to Vagar Airport to return the rental car prior to your flight back to Copenhagen. On arrival in Copenhagen airport, your tour arrangements end.

Departures: Every Sunday in June, July and August.

Includes: round trip flights with Atlantic Airways to/from Copenhagen*;  7 nights accommodation with breakfast daily; small manual rental car Category A with unlimited mileage, CDW, airport fees, additional driver and GPS system; Day 2 return ferry, picnic lunch and guided hike; Day 3 ferry and visit with coffee and cake; Day 5 guided walk; Day 6 ferry and guided walk; Day 7 ferry. 

Excludes: petrol; any road or tunnel tolls payable; optional excursions being Day 3 local guide in Eiðiskollur; Day 7 boat trip to Vestmanna sea cliffs; Day 7 Meet the Locals for coffee and cake; Day 7 Guided Walk of the plants of Nólsoy. 

* You can also take the tour from/to Reykjavik, Bergen, Edinburgh and Billund, however if so days of departure, excursions and prices may alter.

This tour is available with 2 types of accommodation: hotels 6 nights (with private facilities) + 1 night B & B (with shared facilities) OR 7 nights Bed and Breakfast (with shared facilities).  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.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3190.00
Single AUD$ 4684.00

Includes: round trip flights with Atlantic Airways to/from Copenhagen*;  7 nights accommodation with breakfast daily; small manual rental car Category A with unlimited mileage, CDW and airport fees; Day 2 return ferry, picnic lunch and guided hike; Day 3 ferry and visit with coffee and cake; Day 5 guided walk; Day 6 ferry and guided walk; Day 7 ferry. 

This tour is available with 2 types of accommodation: hotels 6 nights (with private facilities) and 1 night B & B (with shared facilities) OR 7 nights Bed and Breakfast (with shared facilities). The prices shown here are for 7 nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

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.

 

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3311.00
Single AUD$ 5019.00

Includes: round trip flights with Atlantic Airways to/from Copenhagen*;  7 nights accommodation with breakfast daily; small manual rental car Category A with unlimited mileage, CDW and airport fees; Day 2 return ferry, picnic lunch and guided hike; Day 3 ferry and visit with coffee and cake; Day 5 guided walk; Day 6 ferry and guided walk; Day 7 ferry. 

This tour is available with 2 types of accommodation: hotels 6 nights (with private facilities) and 1 night B & B (with shared facilities) OR 7 nights Bed and Breakfast (with shared facilities). The prices shown here are for hotels 6 nights and 1 night B & B accommodation.

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.

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