Faroese Discovery

Explore from your Torshavn base
Vestmanna, Faroe Islands © Daniele Casanova/Visit Faroe Islands

From your base in delightful Torshavn, enjoy the best natural and cultural experiences of the Faroe Islands. With guided excursions you will get to meet the Faroese people and experience the many wonders of this astonishing and unique place, one of the most isolated and beautiful island communities on this earth.

Itinerary

Day 1 Thursday Copenhagen - Tórshavn

Make your own way to Copenhagen Airport for your flight to the Faroe Islands. On arrival, transfer from Vágar Airport to your accommodation in Tórshavn.

Day 2 Friday Tórshavn: Borðoy, Kalsoy and Eysturoy

Today on your guided tour head north to the village of Klaksvik. From here,  you will take the ferry across to the island of Kalsoy and then continue to Mikladalur to see the beautiful sculpture of the Seal Woman by the sea.  Visit the village of *Trøllanes, a location used and featured in the new 007 James Bond Movie – No Time To Die. The nature in the north is breathtaking, and is dominated by high and steep mountains. *Perhaps add on an optional hike to the lighthouse Kallin - this must be pre-booked (not available on 30 July).  The hike is rated medium in uneven terrain. If you do this hike, you will not have time to visit the Smithy on Trøllanes. After returning to Klaksvík, we head back towards Eysturoy, stopping to visit a sheep farmer and wool shop before travelling through the new subsea tunnel back to Tórshavn.   

Day 3 Saturday Tórshavn: Day at Leisure

Day at leisure - explore the old part of Tórshavn, Tinganes and Reyn, with narrow alleys, and charming houses with grass roofs, then relax one of the many cafes. In the afternoon, perhaps visit Østrom, down by the end of the harbour, where you can see and buy contemporary Faroese art and fine craft. Back on the main street, have a closer look at the exquisite Faroese designed woollen wares and the latest fashions, at some of the great boutiques including "Sirri" and "Guðrun and Guðrun". Wander past the cosy old bookstore and tourist office, and visit the art museum close to the park, where the permanent collection has a wide variety of Faroese art, showing how nature and landscape have been the dominant motifs throughout Faroese art history. You can also see the Nordic House, a Scandinavian culture centre, or the Art Museum and Gallery, with a wide range of more contemporary Faroese art. 

Or perhaps take an optional guided tour to the island of Mykines.  Travel by bus to Sørvagur where you will take the ferry across to the island of Mykines. Enjoy a guided hike to Mykinesholmur, where you will 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.  A packed lunch is provided. The hike is rated medium in uneven terrain.  The path is steep and it is not recommended for anyone that suffers from vertigo.  Return to Tórshavn.

Day 4 Sunday Tórshavn: Sandoy and Kirkjubour

Today enjoy a guided day tour to the historic island of Sandoy, one of the most unspoiled islands, where you can still experience the old, Faroese way of life. Drive from Tórshavn over the mountains to Gamlarætt harbour to catch the ferry. On the sailing across the sound, enjoy the views of Hestur and Koltur. Once on Sandoy, enjoy a church visit, fantastic view points, small villages and bird cliffs. A picnic lunch is eaten en route. Then continue to Kirkjubour, the Faroe Islands' historical and cultural centre, to see unfinished Magnus Cathedral and the small medieval church of St. Olav.  Return to Tórshavn.

Day 5 Monday Tórshavn: Vágar and Gásadalur 

Today travel to the island of Vágar.  First stop will be in the picturesque village of Bøur to enjoy the best view of Tindhólmur and the freestanding rocks, Drangarnir. Continue to Gásadalur where you will walk to most photographed waterfall in the Faroes, Múlafossur. Along the way we pass the ”Lake above the ocean”, visit the local church and war museum.  Return to Tórshavn.

Day 6 Tuesday Tórshavn: Northern Eysturoy and Gjógv

Today on the guided day trip from Tórshavn, we head towards the idyllic village of Saksun, which lies picturesquely in a small fjord with high mountains on both sides. Then continue to the village of Tjørnuvík, en route we stop at the waterfall Fossá. From Tjørnuvík you can see the impressive rock formations - 'the Giant and the Witch'. Before reaching Gjógv you will have a view of the highest mountain in the islands, Slættaratindur at 882m. Gjógv, the northern most village on the island of Eysturoy, is known for its unique natural harbour and Crown Princess Mary's bench. Lunch is included.  Return to Tórshavn.

Day 7 Wednesday Tórshavn: Vestmanna Bird Cliffs & Kvivik

Morning at leisure in Tórshavn, then this afternoon meet your local guide and drive via the mountain roads to the village of Vestmanna, to board a boat and sail out to the Vestmanna bird cliffs, and into and through several sea caves and grottoes, a fabulous experience. Next stop is at an old Viking farmstead in beautiful and quaint village of Kvívík. Here you will see an old excavation of 2 viking longhouses which will give you an insight into what daily life was life in Viking times. Travel along the mountain road back to Tórshavn.

Day 8 Thursday Tórshavn: Departure

Transfer from your accommodation to the airport and flight back to Copenhagen. On arrival at Copenhagen Airport, your tour arrangements end.

2022 departures:
02, 09, 16, 23, 30 June
07, 14, 21, 28 July
04, 11, 18, 25 August

Notes:

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

This tour is available with two types of accommodation; hotel (with private facilities) or a combination of Bed and Breakfast/ Guesthouses (with shared facilities).

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.

The operation of some of the excursions will be dependent upon the weather conditions and changes may need to be made to the original program. 




Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Explore from your Torshavn base
  • Tour Category

    Independent
  • Duration

    8 days

    Departures

    May - Aug

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for Bed & Breakfast / Guesthouse double/twin accommodation.  Single price is on request.

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways from/to Copenhagen; return airport-Torshavn transfers; 7 nights accommodation in Tórshavn with breakfast daily; guided excursions as detailed.

      EXCLUDES: Copenhagen airport transfers; optional tours

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for hotel accommodation.  Single price is on request.

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways from/to Copenhagen; return airport-Torshavn transfers; 7 nights accommodation in Tórshavn with breakfast daily; guided excursions as detailed.

      EXCLUDES: Copenhagen airport transfers; optional tours

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