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 daily 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 - Torshavn

Make your own way to Copenhagen Airport for your flight to the Faroe Islands. On arrival, transfer from Vágar Airport to your accommodation in Torshavn. Meet with a local representative for a review of the coming days programme.

Day 2 Friday Torshavn: Northern Eysturoy and Gjogv

Today a guided day trip from Tórshavn, travelling along the coast through colourful villages, crossing 'the bridge over the Atlantic' and continue to the northern most village on the island of Eysturoy, Gjógv, known for its unique natural harbour and Crown Princess Mary's bench. Among other things, here you will see classic sea cliffs, the rock formations 'the Giant and the Witch' and the highest mountain in the islands, Slættaratindur at 882m. Lunch is served and then the tour continues via the village of Funningur to the idyllic village of Saksun, which lies picturesquely in a small fjord with high mountains on both sides. Then return to Torshavn.

Day 3 Saturday Torshavn: Vestmanna Bird Cliffs & Kvivik

Morning at leisure in Torshavn, 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. Then stop at an old viking farmstead in beautiful, quaint Kvívík village, before returning to Torshavn.

Day 4 Sunday Torshavn: 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.

Day 5 Monday Torshavn: Town Walking Tour

Start with a guided walking exploration in the old city quarter in Tórshavn, Tinganes and Reyn, with its small alleys and charming houses with grass roofs. Your local guide will tell stories about the past and present and you might meet the Prime Minister, whose residence is nearby. Also visit the Cathedral and its charming adjacent neighbourhood, Vágsbotn, with its many boats, where you can see how important the sea and fisheries are to the local inhabitants.

Day 6 Tuesday Torshavn: Borðoy and Kunoy

From Tórshavn today's guided day trip takes you towards the most northerly island. From the village of Leirvík enter the sub-sea tunnel which was decorated by local artist Tróndur Patursson. On to the islands of Borðoy and Kunoy, where the natural beauty is breathtaking and landscapes are dominated by high and steep mountains. Explore the second largest village, Klaksvík, one of the most important fishing villages and visit Christians Church. Lunch is served on the tour. Then return to Torshavn.

Day 7 Wednesday Torshavn: Day at Leisure

Day to relax and explore. Or perhaps take an optional tour to the island of Nólsoy: take the ferry from Tórshavn to the neighbouring island Nósloy. Here life moves at a slow pace. At the tourist office meet your guide who will take you on a tour of the village. Visit Brunn, a house built of driftwood from the 16th century and Rowing Ove's boat, Diana Victoria. In 1986 Ove rowed alone from the Faroe Islands to the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen. A light lunch is served, then the remainder of the day is free. You might like to hike to the top of the island, before taking the ferry back to Torshavn.

Day 8 Thursday Torshavn: Departure

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


2020 departures: every Thursday May - August

Notes:

You can also take the tour from/to Reykjavik, Bergen, Edinburgh or Billund. 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.

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Explore from your Torshavn base
  • Tour Category

    Independent
  • Duration

    8 days

    Departures

    May - Aug

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for Bed & Breakfast / Guesthouse accommodation

      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: airport transfers in Copenhagen and optional tours.

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for hotel accommodation

      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: airport transfers in Copenhagen and optional tours.

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