Island Hopping in the Faroes

from £1653
including 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

  • Return flight from London Heathrow or Edinburgh**
  • 7 days car rental with unlimited mileage
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities and breakfast
  • Return ferry to Sandoy
  • BBQ Dinner at Hotel Skalavik
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday

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.

**Flights

Flights are included from London Heathrow (via Edinburgh) or direct from Edinburgh. It is also possible to fly from other UK airports via Keflavik (Iceland) or Copenhagen.

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Prices & Dates

Departures from Edinburgh

Departure Day Duration Twin Price (pp) Single price (pp)
26 Apr - 21 Oct 19 Mon 7 nights £1,653 £2,358
26 Apr - 14 Jun 19 Fri 7 nights £1,653 £2,358
20 Jun - 24 Oct 19 Thur 7 nights £1,653 £2,358

Departures from London Heathrow

Departure Day Duration Twin Price (pp) Single Price (pp)
26 Apr - 21 Oct 19 Mon 7 nights £1,750 £2,455
26 Apr - 14 Jun 19 Fri 7 nights £1,750 £2,455
20 Jun - 24 Oct 19 Thur 7 nights £1,750 £2,455

What's Included

  • Return flight from London Heathrow or Edinburgh**
  • 7 days car rental with unlimited mileage
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities and breakfast
  • Return ferry to Sandoy
  • BBQ Dinner at Hotel Skalavik
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday

**Flights are included from London Heathrow (via Edinburgh) or direct from Edinburgh. It is also possible to fly from other UK airports via Keflavik (Iceland) or Copenhagen.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Torshavn

On arrival in Faroe Islands collect your rental vehicle and drive to Torshavn on the island of Streymoy. Following 2 nights at Hotel Hafnia

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: 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. Following 2 nights at Hotel Skalavik in the village of Skalavik. Enjoy a special BBQ dinner, where you can help to prepare your own meal in one of the hotel's wooden grill huts.

Day 4: Sandoy

Day at leisure to explore Sandoy. There are many hiking opportunities along the coast or on the bird cliffs.

Day 5: 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 Tjornuvik. 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 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: Vagar

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 at Hotel Vagar.

Day 8: fly back to UK

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

Notes

Note: The order of the itinerary and hotels may change according to your travel dates.

Flights are included from London Heathrow (via Edinburgh) or direct from Edinburgh. It is also possible to fly from other UK airports via Keflavik (Iceland) or Copenhagen.

Hotel Hafnia

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Located in Torshavn's old town.

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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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Hotel Vagar

Faroe Islands

Located in Sorvagur on the island of Vagar

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