Embark on a journey through Faroese history on this 8 day tour of the stunning islands that make up the Faroe Islands. Discover the dramatic landscapes of the islands and spend time exploring the vibrant, quirky capital of Torshavn. Unleash your inner viking and step back in time as yout tour guide regales tales of Viking legends and trace through the main events of the Faroese Saga as you hop from island to island exploring this breathtaking archipelago.
Arrive in Vágar airport and transfer to the capital, Tórshavn.
Embark on a morning walking tour of Tórshavn (with Viking commentary throughout!). Explore narrow cobbled streets, colourful traditional
wooden houses with grass roofs, the marina and the peninsular known as Tinganes. In the afternoon, take the ferry to the southernmost
island of Suduroy and check in to your hotel. Enjoy a guided hike to Hvannhagi and Hvanndal.
Tour the beautiful island of Suduroy and enjoy lunch in the small village of Famjin. Drive to the northern tip of the island, the first scene for one of the main events in the Faroese Saga. Take the ferry back to Tórshavn for a gourmet dinner.
Drive to Sorvágur and take the ferry to Mykines, also known as ‘Paradise of the birds’. On arrival, tour Mykines village and embark on a guided walk out to Hólmin – connected to the main island by a wooden footbridge over a 35 metre deep gorge, and enjoy the dramatic views from Mykines lighthouse. End the walk getting up close to the Puffins that grace the island.
Summon your inner Viking and sail to the caves of Hestoy Island. There is a chance to disembark the boat at Bordan, on the island of Nólsoy to take a guided walk to Nólsoy village. Tuck into local Faroese seafood on board whilst in Nólsoy Harbour before sailing back to Tórshavn.
Perhaps explore the local bars and cafes in Tórshavn, the cosiest capital in the world.
Today, choose between a walking tour to Nordadálur just outside of Tórshavn, to follow in the footsteps of the Vikings or it is possible to rent a car and drive to Vestmanna to visit the picturesque villages of Gásadalur and Bo on the island of Vágar and witness the spectacular waterfall in Gásadalur. In the evening, perhaps sample the hotel’s menu before heading out into Tórshavn to soak up the bustling atmosphere.
Cross over the only bridge over the North Atlantic Ocean to the island of Esturoy. Drive along the windy road over the highest point on the island and visit the picturesque villages of Saksun, Gjógv and Tjornuvik where you can get an insight into local Faroese village life. Visit the Gjógv village church, built in 1929 before driving back to Tórshavn.
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
8 day tour, from £1679 per person
- Return flights in economy class with Atlantic Airways direct from Edinburgh
- Return airport transfers
- Accommodation in three/four-star hotels and country guesthouses with breakfast
- Meals as specified
- All transfers and transportation
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