Island Hopping in the Faroes

from £908
excluding flights *
7 nights Apr-Oct

Overview

Island-hop from Vagar to Stremoy to Sandoy and Eysturoy and explore the awe-inspiring and dramatic mountain and ocean scenery. There is also time for optional visits to the islands of Nolsoy, Bordoy and Kunoy. 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
  • Enjoy the sandy beaches and teaming birdlife of Sandoy
  • View Mulafossur waterfall plunging into the sea
  • Take a boat trip to the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs (optional)
  • Visit Viking ruins and turf-roofed farms
  • Hike along spectacular coastlines
  • Visit the famous Island Wool Company at Toftir

What's Included

  • 7 days car rental with unlimited mileage
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities and breakfast
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • Full financial protection

Full description

Faroe Islands – Amazing scenery

This remote and little-explored group of islands is a firm favourite and considered to be a gem of a destination by the readers of the National Geographic Traveller Magazine who voted Faroe Islands as the ‘Best Trip 2015’ destination and also as the No.1 destination in the world among 111 island communities. Midway between Norway and Iceland this group of 18 islands rise out of the Atlantic Ocean with spectacular steep cliffs and rugged and dramatic landscape. The narrow straits between the islands and natural harbours surrounded by small villages attract more than 3 million seabirds.

Ancient Norse Culture

Faroese people have preserved their culture and language, which has its roots in the Old Norse language from the Viking Age. History is still an integral part of the daily life – as Faroe Islands are one of the few places in the world where you can still experience the old medieval ballads and chain dance, which people in Europe practiced more than 800 years ago.

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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.

These are starting prices in £ per person based on two sharing in rooms with private facilities, unless otherwise stated.

Departure Duration Car category Twin Price
Apr - May 2020 7 nights B - Ford Fiesta £908
Apr - May 2020 7 nights C - Ford Focus £920
Apr - May 2020 7 nights D - Volco V40 £933
Jun - Sep 2020 7 nights B - Ford Fiesta £1,004
Jun - Sep 2020 7 nights C - Ford Focus £1,016
Jun - Sep 2020 7 nights D - Volco V40 £1,035
Oct 2020 7 nights B - Ford Fiesta £908
Oct 2020 7 nights C - Ford Focus £920
Oct 2020 7 nights D - Volco V40 £933

What's Included

  • 7 days car rental with unlimited mileage
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities and breakfast
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • Full financial protection »

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: Torshavn

On arrival in Faroe Islands collect your rental vehicle and drive to Torshavn on the island of Streymoy.

Day 2: Stremoy

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: Optional day trip to Sandoy

Take the local ferry to Sandoy from the tiny port of Gamlaraett. 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 in the afternoon back to Torshavn.

Day 4: Optional day trip to Sunuroy

Take the local ferry to Sunuroy, the 3rd largest island of the Faroe Islands. Here you are able to explore the stunning island of sea cliffs and black sand beaches. Return in the afternoon back to Torshavn.

Day 5: Eysturoy

This morning set off 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 2 nights stay at Hotel Runavik.

Day 6: Eysturoy

A day to explore Eysturoy. Perhaps 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, Trondur i Gotu 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 Bordoy or island-hop and explore these northern isles at your leisure. Continue to the village of Gjogv in the north of the island, named after a 200 metre long sea-gorge from the village to the ocean. This is an excellent area for hiking.

Day 7: Torshavn

Drive to Stremoy and visit the town of Vestmanna, perhaps join one of the boat tours to the nearby bird cliffs. Continue to the island of Vagar and visit the villages of Sandvagur, Bour and Gasadalur. In Gasadalur you find the stunning waterfall of Mulafossur. Overnight in Torshavn.

Day 8: fly back to UK

Drop off your rental vehicle before your flight back to the UK.

Hotel Hafnia

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Located in Torshavn's old town and built in the style of old Faroese architecture.

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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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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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