Explore the Faroe Islands’ fantastic history, rich culture and spectacular scenery, and meet friendly locals on a fly-drive journey around this undiscovered destination. Sail to the island of Mykines in search of birdlife and spectacular vistas, travel to Eysturoy, home to the tallest mountain in the Faroes, explore the northern islands of Bordoy and Kunoy and enjoy time in the quirky capital, Torshavn.
Arrive at Vagar airport and collect the hire car and a map. Explore the island of Vagar and visit the villages of Sorvagur and Bour before driving to Gasadalar to discover the panoramic view over the island of Mykines (35km). Overnight at Hotel Vagar in Sorvagur.
Drive to Streymoy and take an optional excursion setting off on one of the most popular tourist trip in the Faroe Islands - an unforgettable boat tour to the renowned Vestmanna bird cliffs and grottos. Cruise alongside towering cliff faces and search for the breeding areas of puffins, guillemots and razorbills. After a brief stop at Kvivik to see old Viking settlements, reach Eidi and spot the Giant and the Witch rock formation in the sea and Slaettaratindur (882m) – the highest Faroese mountain. Check in and overnight at the charming Gjaargardur Guesthouse for two nights. (B)
In the morning drive towards the tiny village of Tjornuvik - nestled at the end of a deep fjord which slices into the northern Streymoy shore. Hear the roar of the sea combined with the rushing waterfalls that descend behind the village whilst visiting a Viking burial site. On your way back to Gjogv stop in Saksun, a picturesque village surrounded by high mountains. Overnight at Gjaargardur Guesthouse. (B)
En route to Klaksvik visit the village of Oyndarfjordur and see the peculiar 'rinkusteinar' (rocking stones), two large rocks about 100m off the shore which move with the slightest wave. Continue to the island of Bordoy through the sub-sea tunnel - decorated with lights by the famous Faroese artist Trondur Patursson - and reach the town of Klaksvik. Overnight at Hotel Klaksvik. (B)
Drive through the subsea tunnel from Leirvik and spend the day exploring the Northern Islands which are scattered with small villages and dominated by dramatic high mountains with steep falls to the sea. Visit Vidareidi, the northernmost village on the Faroe Islands, and return to Torshavn in the evening (150km). Overnight at Hotel Klaksvik. (B)
Visit Nolsoy, one of the Faroes’ smallest islands which shelter the capital from the North Atlantic. Although only 20 minutes away by ferry from Torshavn, be prepared to discover an island and a society totally different from life today. Overnight at Hotel Foroyar in Torshavn. (B)
Spend the day in and around the charming capital and discover a variety of restaurants, cafés and handicraft shops. Take a stroll along the harbourside, visit the Nordic House - the most important cultural institution in the Faroes, explore the old town with its many turf-roofed houses and drive to the historical buildings in Kirkjubour. Many excursions are also offered from the capital including the popular cruise on the Nordlysid schooner (30km). Overnight at Hotel Foroyar. (B)
Return the car to Vagar airport and fly back to the UK. (B)
8 day tour, from £1150 per person
- Return flights in economy class with Atlantic Airways direct from Edinburgh
- All airport taxes & security charges
- Standard room incl. breakfast at Hotel Vagar for one night
- Standard room incl. breakfast at Gjaargard Guesthouse in Gjogv for two nights
- Standard room incl. breakfast at Hotel Klaksvik for two nights
- Standard room incl. breakfast at Hotel Foroyar for two nights
- Cat. A Car incl. free mileage, TP, CDW, Airport tax and VAT.
*Please contact us for full details and conditions of car hire
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
*Please contact a Regent Travel Specialist for flight details
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