Explore the Faroe Islands

Explore the real Faroe Islands, travelling by local ferry & bus
Mykinesholmur, Faroe Islands © Kimberley Coole/Visit Faroe Islands

Experience the Faroe Islands, including some of the more remote islands, in a truly local way as you travel through the islands by ferry and bus. Discover small village communities and their traditional ways of life. The bird paradise Mykines and the Viking island of Skúvoy are just some of the high points of this tour. Your tour arrangements include accommodation, airport transfers and excursions.

Itinerary

Day 1 Copenhagen - Vágar

Make your own way to the Copenhagen airport for your flight to the Faroe Islands. On arrival, transfer to your accommodation on Vágar Island. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 Vágar: Mykines Island

This morning travel by ferry (included) from the village of Sørvagur on Vágar Island to Mykines Island, sailing past magnificent cliff faces; the travel time is approximately 45 minutes. On arrival, enjoy a guided hike to Mykinesholmur, where you can see the charming and comical puffins with their colourful beaks. Walk along the footbridge across the North Atlantic Ocean, 35m above the sea, that connects this small islet with the main island, and marvel at the free standing rock formations that surround the lighthouse at the edge of the sea cliff here. You can also see many impressive gannets, which breed only on the islet. Packed lunch provided. Return by ferry to Vágar for 2nd overnight.

Day 3 Vágar - Skúvoy

This morning travel by local bus and ferry via the island of Sandoy to Skúvoy, where the famous Viking chieftain Sigmundur Brestisson built the Faroe Islands' first Christian church. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed at a private home to enjoy coffee and cake - your host can also recommend some suitable self guided walks for you.  Dinner and overnight on Skúvoy.

Day 4 Skúvoy - Sandoy, the Saga Island

Return by ferry from Skúvoy to Sandoy, also called the Saga Island. Upon arrival on Sandoy, meet your local driver/guide for a sightseeing tour of the island, which has been inhabited since the age of the Vikings. Visit the villages as you listen to exciting sagas and stories, then continue on to the village of Skálavík. A packed lunch is included.  Overnight on Sandoy. 

Day 5 Sandoy - Suðuroy 

Today travel by bus and ferries via Tórshavn to the island of Suðuroy. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you sail past the islands of Sandoy, Stóra Dímun and Lítla Dímun. In Tvøroyri you can see some of the historic buildings used by the Danish Royal Monopoly Store. Overnight on Suðuroy.

Day 6 Suðuroy - Tórshavn

Sightseeing with driver/guide who will show you around the island of Suðuroy, which has a rich history and unforgettable view points. Lunch en route. In afternoon/evening return to Tórshavn by ferry. Overnight in Tórshavn. 

Day 7  Tórshavn: Nólsoy

Today travel by ferry to the island of Nólsoy. Enjoy a guided village walk and listen to the story about the local hero, Ove, who decided to row single-handed to Copenhagen. Then perhaps take a walk on your own to the top of the island, where you have the most wonderful panoramic views of Tórshavn and the surrounding islands. Return to Tórshavn for 2nd overnight.

Day 8 Tórshavn - Vágar - Copenhagen

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Copenhagen. On arrival at Copenhagen airport, your tour arrangements end.


2022 departures: daily June - August

Notes:

You can extend your stay with two extra days on the island of Fugloy.  Includes local guide and accommodation with full board. 

Four nights accommodation are spent in hotels with private facilities, and three nights accommodation in Bed and Breakfast Guesthouses with shared facilities.

Bus and ferry tickets are not included (with the exception of the ferry to the island of Mykines). Tickets can only be purchased on the bus/ferry (Est DKK400 pp cash accepted only). Information regarding ferry and bus schedules will be provided. 

In the event of bad weather, it may be necessary to make changes to the program including excursions and accommodation.

You can also take the tour from/to Reykjavik, Bergen, Edinburgh, Billund and Paris - days of departure, excursions and prices may alter.

Arrangements and costs may differ based on dates of travel. The price shown 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.

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Explore the real Faroe Islands, travelling by local ferry & bus
  • Tour Category

    Independent
  • Duration

    8 days

    Departures

    Jun - Aug

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices may vary according to dates of travel.  Single price is on request.

      INCLUDES: Roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways from/to Copenhagen*; return airport transfers in the Faroes; 4 hotel nights with private facilities and 3 B&B nights with shared facilities; breakfast daily; 2 x dinners; 1 lunch; 2 x packed lunches; ferry Sørvagur-Mykines-Sørvagur and guided hike on Mykines (Day 2); coffee and cake in a private home on Skúvoy (Day 3);  guided sightseeing on Sandoy (Day 4); guided sightseeing on Suðuroy (Day 6);  guided village walk on Nólsoy (Day 7)

      EXCLUDES: Airport transfers in Copenhagen, optional 2 day extension on Fugloy; buses and ferries Sørvagur-Sandoy-Skúvoy (Day 3), Skúvoy-Sandoy (Day 4); Sandoy-Suðuroy (Day 5); Suðuroy-Tórshavn (Day 6); Tórshavn-Nólsoy-Tórshavn (Day 7)

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