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Faroese Discovery

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

From your base in delightful Tórshavn, enjoy the best natural and cultural experiences of the Faroe Islands. With guided excursions you will 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.


Day 1 Thursday Copenhagen - Tórshavn Arrival

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: Highlights of the North

Today on your guided tour head north to the village of Klaksvik on the island of Borðoy. Visit the remote village of Kunoy and drive north to the picturesque Viðareiði. Lunch is included. On the way back to Tórshavn, drive through the fascinating underwater tunnel.

Optional change today's excursion to Hike to Kallinn Lighthouse or Hike to Kallurin Lighthouse and Borgarin Mountain - please enquire. Note: both optional hiking tours are medium to difficult on uneven terrain. 

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 the boutiques. 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.

Optional city walk in Tórshavn with a local guide.

Optional island of Vágar excursion. First stop 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. On route we pass the 'lake above the ocean".

Day 4 Sunday Tórshavn: Vestmanna Bird Cliffs and Kvivik

Today 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. On the way back to Tórshavn, visit the Viking settlements in Kvívík and make several photo stops on the way. Travel along the mountain road back to Tórshavn.

Day 5 Monday 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 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: Day at Leisure

Day at leisure to further explore Tórshavn on your own. 

Optional city walk in Tórshavn with a local guide.

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. 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 8 Thursday Tórshavn - Copenhagen Departure

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

2024 departures:
02, 09, 16, 23, 30 May
06, 13, 20, 27 June
04, 11, 18, 25 July
01, 08, 15, 22, 29 August


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

This tour is available with three types of accommodation:
- 4* hotel (with private facilities)
- 3* hotel (with private facilities)
- combination of Bed and Breakfast/Guesthouses (with shared facilities)

The price shown is based upon a certain class of 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. 

Excursions do not offer pick-up/drop-off at Bed and Breakfast/Guesthouse accommodation.

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