Faroe Islands Adventure

from £2058
including flights
11 nights Apr-Oct

Overview

Explore the awe-inspiring and dramatic mountain and ocean scenery of the Faroes on this leisurely 11 night holiday, staying on Stremoy, Sandoy, Eysturoy and Vágur in the Faroes with a night in Copenghagen or Reykjavik either side. Immerse yourself in the Viking history and visit the colourful towns and hamlets of this stunning, yet little explored group of North Atlantic islands.

Highlights

  • Delve into the fascinating old town of Torshavn
  • View Mulafossur waterfall plunging into the sea
  • Visit the famous Island Wool Company at Toftir
  • Enjoy the sandy beaches and teaming birdlife of Sandoy
  • Take a boat trip to the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs (optional)
  • Visit Viking ruins and turf-roofed farms Hike along spectacular coastlines
  • Visit the ancient turf-roofed farmhouse at Kirkjubour

What's Included

  • Flights as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities and breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • Transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Car rental with unlimited mileage
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday

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Prices & Dates

Departure Day Duration Twin Price (per person) Single Price
April 2019 Daily - via Copenhagen 11 nights £1,956 £3,008
April 2019 Sun - via Keflavik 11 nights £2,100 £3,164
April 2019 Tues - via Keflavik 11 nights £2,100 £3,164
May - Sep 2019 Daily - via Copenhagen 11 nights £2,058 £2,962
May - 26 Aug 2019 Sun - via Keflavik 11 nights £2,142 £3,232
May - 26 Aug 2019 Tues - via Keflavik 11 nights £2,142 £3,232
Oct 2019 Daily - via Copenhagen 11 nights £1,955 £3,008

What's Included

  • Flights from Copenhagen or Keflavik to Vagar
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities and breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • Transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Car rental with unlimited mileage
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Faroe Islands Adventure via Copenhagen

Day 1 - arrive Copenhagen

Make your own way to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - fly from Copenhagen to Faroe Islands

Make your own way to Copenhagen Airport and fly to Vagar Airport, Faroe Islands. On arrival at Vagar make your way to the car rental office in the arrivals hall to collect your rental vehicle. Their representative will hand out maps, and answer any questions you might have about driving in the Faroes. Drive towards Torshavn for check at the hotel.

Day 3 - explore Torshavn

Day at leisure in and around Torshavn. Stroll along the narrow main street Gongin with buildings dating back to the 19th century, visit the picturesque harbour and the old town with red turf-roofed timber buildings, home to the Faroese government. Take a short drive to the village of Kirkjubour with a 900-year farmhouse and unfinished cathedral dating back to 1110AD.

Day 4 - explore Sandoy

Take the local ferry to Sandoy from the tiny port of Gamlaett. Explore the small village of Sandur and the tiny settlements of Skarvanes, Skopun, Húsavík and Dalur, not forgetting the beautiful sandy beaches with dunes and coastal areas teaming with seabirds. Following 2 nights at Hotel Skálavík. Enjoy a special BBQ dinner, where you can help to prepare your own meal in one of the hotel's wooden grill huts.

Day 5 - explore Sandoy

Day at leisure to explore Sandoy.

Day 6 - Eysturoy

Return to Stremoy by ferry and continue towards the island of Eysturoy, perhaps making a detour to the remote, but beautiful villages of Saksun, set in a natural amphitheatre high above the tidal lagoon, and Tjornuvík. There is a hiking path between the two villages offering views over the sea and two of the tallest mountains in the Faroe Islands, Slaettaratindur and Grafelli. Continue to Eysturoy and the village of Runavik for a 2 night stay.

Day 7 - explore Eysturoy

A day to explore Eysturoy.

Day 8 - Gjogv

Head north to the remote village of Gjógv, spend some time travelling around the southern parts of the island. Visit the renowned wool factory Navia in Toftir and the villages of Sydrugota, Gotugjogv, and Nordragota which comprise the historic area of the famous Viking chieftain, Tróndur i Gøtu and ruins of his farm are found in Gota. The museum Blasastova provides insight into the culture and way of life in the Faroes over the centuries. Enjoy the spectacular views from Leirvík over the islands of Kalsoy, Kunoy and Borðoy. Continue to Gjógv in the north of the island for a two night stay at Guesthouse Gjaargardur. On Wednesday nights from June to August, there will be a Cultural Evening which includes a dinner platter of local specialities (additional cost, pre bookable).

Day 9 - Gjogv

The village of Gjogv, named after a 200 metre long sea-gorge from the village to the ocean, is an excellent area for hiking. Hiking maps may be purchased from the hotel reception. Continue exploring the Northern Isles and also visit the second largest town, Klaksvik, rich with Viking heritage. Here you find the beautiful harbour and magnificent church, Christianskirkjan.

Day 10 - return to Vagar

Drive back towards Vágur Island - we recommend you explore the village of Vestmanna on the way - if time allows you can join one of the boat tours to the Bird cliffs on the coastline outside the bay (pre booking recommended).

Day 11 - Fly to Copenhagen

Return the car at the airport before checking in for your return flight. On arrival in Copenhagen make your own way to your hotel.

Day 12 - return flight

Make your own way to Copenhagen airport for your return flight.

Faroe Islands Adventure via Keflavik

Day 1 - arrive Keflavik

On arrival in Keflavik transfer to your accommodation for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - fly from Keflavik to Faroe Islands

Transfer to Keflavik Airport and fly to Vagar Airport, Faroe Islands. On arrival at Vagar make your way to the car rental office in the arrivals hall to collect your rental vehicle. Their representative will hand out maps, and answer any questions you might have about driving in the Faroes. Drive towards Torshavn for check at the hotel.

Day 3 - explore Torshavn

Day at leisure in and around Torshavn. Stroll along the narrow main street Gongin with buildings dating back to the 19th century, visit the picturesque harbour and the old town with red turf-roofed timber buildings, home to the Faroese government. Take a short drive to the village of Kirkjubour with a 900-year farmhouse and unfinished cathedral dating back to 1110AD.

Day 4 - explore Sandoy

Take the local ferry to Sandoy from the tiny port of Gamlaett. Explore the small village of Sandur and the tiny settlements of Skarvanes, Skopun, Húsavík and Dalur, not forgetting the beautiful sandy beaches with dunes and coastal areas teaming with seabirds. Following 2 nights at Hotel Skálavík. Enjoy a special BBQ dinner, where you can help to prepare your own meal in one of the hotel's wooden grill huts.

Day 5 - explore Sandoy

Day at leisure to explore Sandoy.

Day 6 - Eysturoy

Return to Stremoy by ferry and continue towards the island of Eysturoy, perhaps making a detour to the remote, but beautiful villages of Saksun, set in a natural amphitheatre high above the tidal lagoon, and Tjornuvík. There is a hiking path between the two villages offering views over the sea and two of the tallest mountains in the Faroe Islands, Slaettaratindur and Grafelli. Continue to Eysturoy and the village of Runavik for a 2 night stay.

Day 7 - explore Eysturoy

A day to explore Eysturoy.

Day 8 - Gjogv

Head north to the remote village of Gjógv, spend some time travelling around the southern parts of the island. Visit the renowned wool factory Navia in Toftir and the villages of Sydrugota, Gotugjogv, and Nordragota which comprise the historic area of the famous Viking chieftain, Tróndur i Gøtu and ruins of his farm are found in Gota. The museum Blasastova provides insight into the culture and way of life in the Faroes over the centuries. Enjoy the spectacular views from Leirvík over the islands of Kalsoy, Kunoy and Borðoy. Continue to Gjógv in the north of the island for a two night stay at Guesthouse Gjaargardur. On Wednesday nights from June to August, there will be a Cultural Evening which includes a dinner platter of local specialities (additional cost, pre bookable).

Day 9 - Gjogv

The village of Gjogv, named after a 200 metre long sea-gorge from the village to the ocean, is an excellent area for hiking. Hiking maps may be purchased from the hotel reception. Continue exploring the Northern Isles and also visit the second largest town, Klaksvik, rich with Viking heritage. Here you find the beautiful harbour and magnificent church, Christianskirkjan.

Day 10 - return to Vagar

Drive back towards Vágur Island - we recommend you explore the village of Vestmanna on the way - if time allows you can join one of the boat tours to the Bird cliffs on the coastline outside the bay (pre booking recommended).

Day 11 - fly to Keflavik

Return the car at the airport before checking in for your return flight. On arrival in Keflavik transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Day 12 - return flight

Transfer to Keflavik airport in time to check in for your flight.

Notes

Departures via Copenhagen operate daily between April and October

Departures via Keflavik operate on Sunday and Tuesday from 01 April to 26 August

Hotel Torshavn

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A modern hotel in downtown Torshavn

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Hotel Skalavik

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A bright airy hotel in Skalavik

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Hotel Runavik

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Conveniently located in Runavik close to the harbour and shops.

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Gjaargardur Guesthouse

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Guesthouse B&B

A charming guesthouse in Gjogv

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Hotel Vagar

Faroe Islands

Located in Sorvagur on the island of Vagar

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