Highlights of the Faroe Islands

from £1997
including flights
7 nights Aug-Sep

Overview

Explore the rugged and dramatic scenery of the Faroe Islands on this 6 day escorted tour and spend 2 nights in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Visit the quaint fishing villages, hamlets with old turf-roofed wooden houses and ancient Viking ruins. Marvel the vistas stretching from one island to another, over the sea-cliffs and steep mountains. Soak in the local culture and perhaps learn a few steps of the Faroese chain dance.

Highlights

  • Stunning coastal and mountain scenery
  • Viking heritage around the islands
  • Idyllic hamlets with turf-roofed timber buildings
  • Mouth-watering traditional Faroese cuisine
  • Chance to see the highlights of Copenhagen

What's Included

  • Return flight from Copenhagen
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • Services of a local guide and all transport in the Faroe Islands
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunched (some picnic), 4 dinners
  • 2 cruises
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Full description

Capital delights  

Spend your first and last night in Copenhagen and visit the famous Tivoli Gardens, the colourful canals of Nyhavn and the iconic Little Mermaid of course. It is also possible to extend your stay here. Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, will bring you back in time with its narrow lanes, harbourfront cafes and turf-roofed buildings. A short drive away is the ancient village of Kirkjubour boasting a 900-year-old farmhouse and the ruins of a medieval cathedral provide a fascinating insight into the islands’ history and culture.

Natural wonders of the Faroe Islands

Formed of 18 islands and located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands are still relatively little explored, yet hold so many natural wonders. The fascinating coastal and mountain scenery with high peaks and beautiful waterfalls draw you to explore further. With the backdrop of the surrounding ocean and changing weather and light conditions there are boundless hiking and photo opportunities. The islands are inhabited by less than 50.000 people, but more than 3 million sea birds nest here, making this small group of islands a true birdwatcher’s paradise and of course the puffins will always steal the show in front of the cameras.

Viking heritage

The ancient stories of the ‘islands of the sheep and the paradise of birds’, first attracted the Irish monks, then around the year 800 Norse settlers, the Vikings, arrived. In Sandvagur, a 13th century runestone was discovered, with an inscription of Torkil Onandarson who first settled in the area.

The Faroese Sagas tell many fascinating stories of these early settlers. There is an optional, but highly recommended visit to the Saga Museum in Vestmanna and the National Museum in Torshavn.

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Authentic holidays for passionate travellers
With 210 days of rain a year, you may worry this could ruin your photographs but I found the opposite. The way the clouds come over the islands gives it a spooky and dramatic feeling which actually enhanced the photographs!
Eric

Prices & Dates

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Start End Twin Price Single Price
14 Aug 2019 21 Aug 2019 £1,997 £2,420
11 Sep 2019 18 Sep 2019 £1,997 £2,420

Flights from Copenhagen Depart Copenhagen at 12:05, arrival to Faroe Islands at 13:20 Depart Faroe Islands at 14:55, arrival to Copenhagen at 18:00

What's Included

  • Return flight from Copenhagen
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • Services of a local guide and all transport in the Faroe Islands
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches (some picnic), 4 dinners
  • 2 cruises
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Group Size

This escorted group requires a minimum of 1 participants in order to operate, and will have a maximum of 16.

Note: on occasion tours may operate with less than the minimum number of participants specified above (or exceed the maximum number indicated) – please refer to our booking conditions for more details

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive in Copenhagen

Fly to Copenhagen for an overnight stay.

Day 2: arrive in Faroe Islands - Torshavn

Fly to Faroe Islands and meet your guide before a transfer to Torshavn. Check in to your hotel for a 2 night stay. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Old Torshavn and Kirkjubour, the ancient cultural centre of the Faroe Islands. Accommodation at Hotel Streym or Hotel Havn.

Day 3: Vestmanna

After breakfast visit the quaint fishing village of Vestmanna, followed by a boat cruise to the towering bird cliffs nearby. Should time allow there is an optional visit to the local Saga Museum (additional cost). Afternoon and evening at leisure in Torshavn.

Day 4: Eysturoy

Depart Torshavn in the morning and head to the island of Eysturoy, visiting local villages along the way. Your guide will talk about the life past and present and there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph the colourful villages and dramatic landscape. Afternoon arrival into the charming village of Gjogv, named after a 200 metre long sea gorge from the village to the ocean. This tiny village, with just 50 inhabitants, is famous for the old timber cottages with turf roofs. Following 2 nights at Guesthouse Gjaargardur.

Day 5: Bordoy and Kunoy

Explore the northern Isles of Bordoy and Kundoy with majestic sea cliffs and tiny villages. There will also be time for sightseeing in Klaksvik, the fishing capital of the Faroe Islands.

Day 6: Sandvagur, Bour and Gasadalur

In the morning return to the island of Vagar, and visit Sandvagur, town with ancient history. See the 13th century runestone, the famous rock Trollkonufingur – Witch’s finger and the beautiful red-roofed church. There is also time to explore the towns of Bour and Gasadalur with views over the rocky outlet of Tindholmur and the two ‘drangar’, tall pointed clifftops. Then join a cruise on the Vatnid Lake before celebrating the final evening over dinner at the cosy Cafe Fjordoy. There will also be a visit to the war museum. Overnight at Hotel Vagar.

Day 7: Bour and fly to Copenhagen

Spend the morning with a local farmer in Bour, and hear the stories about life ‘at the edge of the world'. Lunch and transfer to the airport in time for your flight back to Copenhagen.

Day 8: fly to the UK

Flight from Copenhagen to the UK.

Hotel Streym

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Perfectly located within walking distance from the centre of Torshavn.

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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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Hotel Vagar

Faroe Islands

Located in picturesque Sorvagur on the island of Vagar.

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62°N Hotel

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A contemporary hotel in the heart of Torshavn.

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