Torshavn Short Break

from £280
excluding flights *
3 nights Apr-Oct

Overview

Explore the Faroese capital Torshavn, visit the old part of the town called Tinganes where you find the rustic turf-roofed cottages and the historic red stone and timber buildings. Visit the many cafés and local arts and crafts shops. Walk along the seafront and the harbour, busy with fishermen brining in their daily catch. Join some of the optional excursions; trip to the other islands visiting picturesque villages along the way or those interested in birds may wish to visit the Island of Mykines or take a boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs.

Highlights

  • Explore the colourful capital Torshavn
  • Immerse yourself in Viking history and culture
  • Visit the other islands (optional)
  • Try some of the traditional Faroese delicacies
  • Visit Viking ruins and turf-roofed farms

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Services of a local representative
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday

Full description

Torshavn

Torshavn is easily accessible on foot, stroll along the harbourside and watch the fishing and sailing boats in their daily activities. The steeple of Havnar Kirkja church, built in 1788, dominates the skyline and the old town is famous for the quaint red timber buildings with turf roofs and narrow lanes. Visit the beautiful garden and the 100 year old H.N. Jacobsens Book shop, housed in a protected 3-winged building, built in 1860. The old vicarage of Reynagardur, showcasing both Danish and Faroese building style, was originally constructed in 1630.

There is a whole host of excursions to choose from; for birdwatchers and for those interested in walking in the nature, the day tour to the island of Mykines is a must. The boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs also includes a visit to the quaint village of Kvivik. Another excursion visits the beautiful hamlet of Saksun, set in a natural amphitheatre high above the tidal lagoon, and with only 14 inhabitants living in turf-roofed houses, you will feel like stepping in to an era from the past.

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Although the Faroe Islands has a small population, I was surprised by the amount of history in Torshavn. A trip to the National Museum will give you an insight into the history of how the islands were formed, the first settlers, Vikings and even the Faroes involvement in World War 2. You should also stop at Tinganes parliament building which has been used since 825AD.
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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 Twin Price
Apr - Oct 2020 3 nights £280

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Services of a local representative
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Fly to Faroe Islands

Arrive in Faroe Islands and transfer to Torshavn for a 3 nights stay.

Days 2 & 3: Exploring Torshavn

Time at leisure in Torshavn - explore the colourful city centre with old turf-roofed houses, the bustling harbour and the cosy seafront cafés. Visit the many art galleries and museums, the local handicraft shops and try some of the traditional cuisine. Perhaps join in on some of the optional excursions to explore the countryside or some of the other islands. A local dinner is included on one of the evenings; choose between fish served in tapas style, lamb, traditional fermented food or Faroese beef and seafood. Your preferred dinner option needs to be confirmed at the time of booking.

Day 4: Fly to UK

Transfer to Vagar Airport in time for 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 Streym

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Perfectly located within walking distance from the centre of Torshavn.

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Hotel Havgrim

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Hotel Havgrim has an enviable location overlooking the ocean in Torshavn.

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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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Hotel Torshavn

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A modern hotel located in downtown Torshavn.

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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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