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.
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.
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.
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. Perhaps add on an optional visit to the War Museum in the village of Vestmanna - this must be pre-booked. Then continue on for a stop at an old viking farmstead in beautiful, quaint Kvívík village, before returning to Torshavn.
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 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 gudied 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.
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. Perhaps add on an optional hike to Slættaratindur - this must be pre-booked. The hike is rated medium/hard in uneven terrain. If you do this hike, you will not have time to experience Gjógv and the village of Funningur. 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.
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. *Perhaps add on an optional hike to Hike to Trælanípan (not available on 28 July). The hike is graded easy to medium and hard in uneven terrain. If you take the hike you will not see the Witch’s Finger, the Church in Sandavágur or the War Museum.
Transfer from your accommodation to the airport and flight back to Copenhagen. On arrival at Copenhagen Airport, your tour arrangements end.
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.