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6 Faroese Islands explored

34 Countries visited

8 Sea turtles snorkelled with

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Faroe Islands Adventure

from £1,108 excluding flights

  • 9 nights
  • Apr-Oct

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Highlights

In pictures
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Visit the ancient turf-roofed farmhouse at Kirkjubour

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Take an optional boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs

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Enjoy the sandy beaches and birdlife of Sandoy

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View Mulafossur waterfall plunging into the sea

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Enjoy a cultural evening in the remote village of Gjogv

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Explore the magnificent Northern Isles

Why this trip...

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore

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Well-researched route

We've put our years of experience into creating this well-paced itinerary that includes the places we know you'll enjoy

Overview

Explore the awe-inspiring and dramatic scenery of the Faroe Islands on this leisurely 9-night holiday, staying on Streymoy, Eysturoy and Bordoy in the Northern Isles. Immerse yourself in the Viking history and visit the colourful towns and hamlets of this stunning, yet little explored group of North Atlantic islands.

Spend the first two nights in Torshavn giving you time to explore the capital as well as nearby sites in southern Streymoy. You'll also be able to jump on the ferry for a day trip to Sandoy with its charming settlements, beautiful sandy beaches and coastal areas teaming with seabirds.

Then head west, driving over to Eysturoy for an overnight before continuing through the tunnel to Bordoy for a night in Klaksvik. Spend time exploring the Northern Isles including visiting Vidoy and Kunoy.

Next return to Eysturoy to explore the north of the second largest island in the archipelago offering superb hiking opportunities. Stay two nights in the remote village of Gjogv where you can immerse yourself in the local culture on a specially hosted evening.

The final portion of the trip returns focus to Streymoy and Vagar islands with the chance to take a boat trip around the Vestmanna bird cliffs as well as visit the iconic sites of Mulafossur waterfall and Sorgasvatn ‘the lake above the ocean.

Itinerary

The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1 arrive in the Faroe Islands

Fly to Vagar Airport, collect your rental car and drive over to Streymoy for a two-night stay in the capital, Torshavn.

Fly to Vagar Airport, collect your rental car and drive over to Streymoy for a two-night stay in the capital, Torshavn.

Day 2 explore Torshavn and surrounds

Spend the 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. In the afternoon, take a short drive to the village of Kirkjubour with a 900-year farmhouse and unfinished cathedral dating back to 1110 AD.

Spend the 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. In the afternoon, take a short drive to the village of Kirkjubour with a 900-year farmhouse and unfinished cathedral dating back to 1110 AD.

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Day 3 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, Husavik and Dalur, not forgetting the beautiful sandy beaches with dunes and coastal areas teaming with seabirds. Return to Torshavn on the afternoon ferry.

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, Husavik and Dalur, not forgetting the beautiful sandy beaches with dunes and coastal areas teaming with seabirds. Return to Torshavn on the afternoon ferry.

Day 4 Torshavn - Runavik

Drive to the island of Eysturoy perhaps making a detour at the remote village of Tjornuvik. Here you can hike the coastal path for 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 nights stay at Hotel Runavik.

Drive to the island of Eysturoy perhaps making a detour at the remote village of Tjornuvik. Here you can hike the coastal path for 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 nights stay at Hotel Runavik.

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Day 5 Runavik - Klaksvik

Make a stop in Leirvik to visit the old Viking ruins before drive across to the island of Bordoy and spend time exploring the Northern Isles. Vidoy and Kunoy are connected to Bordoy, while Kalsoy - home to the statue of the Seal Woman - is reached by ferry. Head to Klaksvik, the second biggest town in the Faroe Islands for an overnight stay at Hotel Klaksvik.

Make a stop in Leirvik to visit the old Viking ruins before drive across to the island of Bordoy and spend time exploring the Northern Isles. Vidoy and Kunoy are connected to Bordoy, while Kalsoy - home to the statue of the Seal Woman - is reached by ferry. Head to Klaksvik, the second biggest town in the Faroe Islands for an overnight stay at Hotel Klaksvik.

Day 6 Klaksvik - Gjogv

Head back to Eysturoy and spend 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 ruins of a famous Viking chieftain's farm. The museum Blasastova provides insight into the culture and way of life in the Faroes over the centuries. Continue to Gjogv 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).

Head back to Eysturoy and spend 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 ruins of a famous Viking chieftain's farm. The museum Blasastova provides insight into the culture and way of life in the Faroes over the centuries. Continue to Gjogv 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).

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Gjogv village on Eysturoy

Day 7 explore around 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 and maps may be purchased from the hotel reception.

The village of Gjogv, named after a 200 metre long sea-gorge from the village to the ocean, is an excellent area for hiking and maps may be purchased from the hotel reception.

Day 8 Gjogv - Torshavn

Drive back towards Streymoy Island and head to the village of Vestmanna. If time allows you can join one of the boat tours around the famous bird cliffs (pre booking recommended). Return to Torshavn for your final two nights.

Drive back towards Streymoy Island and head to the village of Vestmanna. If time allows you can join one of the boat tours around the famous bird cliffs (pre booking recommended). Return to Torshavn for your final two nights.

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Day 9 explore Vagar Island

Drive over to Vagar and visit the towns of Sandavagur, Bour and Gasadalur. You may also choose to take the ferry to the island of Mykines. Return to Torshavn.

Drive over to Vagar and visit the towns of Sandavagur, Bour and Gasadalur. You may also choose to take the ferry to the island of Mykines. Return to Torshavn.

Day 10 depart the Faroes

Drive to Vagar Airport and drop off your rental vehicle.

Drive to Vagar Airport and drop off your rental vehicle.

Accommodation Options

We have selected properties for this holiday referenced in the itinerary. However, with a choice of accommodation in the Faroe Islands including hotels and guesthouses, we can mix and match to suit your personal preference and advise of the best locations to stay according to your interests.

Discuss your options with our Travel Specialists.

Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £1,108 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Car rental throughout with unlimited mileage
  • Cultural evening*
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire. Prices for other combinations of passengers and rooms available on request.

Departure Duration Car category Twin Price
Apr - May 2021 9 nights B - Ford Fiesta £1,108
Apr - May 2021 9 nights C - Ford Focus £1,125
Apr - May 2021 9 nights D - Volco V40 £1,141
Jun - Sep 2021 9 nights B - Ford Fiesta £1,221
Jun - Sep 2021 9 nights C - Ford Focus £1,238
Jun - Sep 2021 9 nights D - Volco V40 £1,262
Oct 2021 9 nights B - Ford Fiesta £1,108
Oct 2021 9 nights C - Ford Focus £1,125
Oct 2021 9 nights D - Volco V40 £1,141

*Culture Evening is included if staying at Guesthouse Gjaargardur on a Wednesday night in June, July or August.

* Culture Evening is included if staying at Guesthouse Gjaargardur on a Wednesday night in June, July or August.

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nordic team eric shadbolt bw
One of our specialists
Meet Eric

6 Faroese Islands explored

34 Countries visited

8 Sea turtles snorkelled with

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