Torshavn Short Break

from £1053
including 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

  • Return flight from London Heathrow or Edinburgh*
  • Return transfer from the airport to your hotel in Torshavn
  • 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 birdwatches 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.

Local representative

A local representative will meet you at your hotel to answer any questions and also to talk about the available excursions. It is possible to book excursions with the representative, subject to availability.

 

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Prices & Dates

Edinburgh

Departure Day Duration Twin Price (pp) Single Price (pp)
26 Apr - 7 Jun 2019 Fri 3 nights £1,053 £1,278
10 Jun - 21 Oct 2019 Mon 3 nights £1,053 £1,278

London Heathrow

Departure Day Duration Twin Price (pp) Single Price (pp)
26 Apr - 7 Jun 2019 Fri 3 nights £1,150 £1,375
10 Jun - 21 Oct 2019 Mon 3 nights £1,150 £1,375

What's Included

  • Return flight from London Heathrow or Edinburgh*
  • Return transfer from the airport to your hotel in Torshavn
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities in Hotel Hafnia
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Services of a local representative
  • 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: Fly to Faroe Islands

Arrive in Faroe Islands and transfer to Torshavn for a 3 nights stay. A local representative will meet you to discuss the optional excursions available during your 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.

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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

A coastal hotel in Torshavn.

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62°N Hotel

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

In the heart of Torshavn

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Hotel Torshavn

Faroe Islands

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A modern hotel in downtown Torshavn

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