Faroe Islands Adventure

from £1053
excluding flights *
9 nights Apr-Oct

Overview

Explore the awe-inspiring and dramatic mountain and ocean scenery of the Faroes on this leisurely 9 night holiday, staying on Stremoy, Sandoy, Eysturoy and Vágur in the Faroes. 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

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

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Prices & Dates *

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

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 2020 9 nights B - Ford Fiesta £1,053
Apr - May 2020 9 nights C - Ford Focus £1,071
Apr - May 2020 9 nights D - Volco V40 £1,088
Jun - Sep 2020 9 nights B - Ford Fiesta £1,161
Jun - Sep 2020 9 nights C - Ford Focus £1,179
Jun - Sep 2020 9 nights D - Volco V40 £1,205
Oct 2020 9 nights B - Ford Fiesta £1,053
Oct 2020 9 nights C - Ford Focus £1,071
Oct 2020 9 nights D - Volco V40 £1,088

What's Included

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

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

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

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: fly to Faroe Islands

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 2: 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 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, Húsavík and Dalur, not forgetting the beautiful sandy beaches with dunes and coastal areas teaming with seabirds. Return to Torshavn in the afternoon.

Day 4: Eysturoy

Drive towards the island of Eysturoy perhaps make a detour to the remote village of Tjornuvik. From here take the hiking 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.

Day 5: Vidoy, Kunoy & Bordoy

Drive to the island of Bordoy and visit Klaksvik, the second biggest town of the Faroe Islands. En route make a stop in Leirvik and visit the old Viking ruins. Take time to explore the small villages on the islands of Vidoy, Kunoy and Bordoy. Overnight at Hotel Klaksvik.

Day 6: Gjogv

Head 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 7: 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 8: return to Torshavn

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 9: Explore Vágur Island

Drive 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 10: return flight

Drive to Vagar Airport and drop off your rental vehicle.

Hotel Torshavn

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A modern hotel located in downtown Torshavn.

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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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Hotel Klaksvik

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Enjoy mountain or sea views from this well located hotel.

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Gjaargardur Guesthouse

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Guesthouse B&B

This charming guesthouse is in Gjogv on the island of Eysturoy.

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Excursions

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

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