Unearth the Faroese capital Torshavn and its remote surroundings on this short fly-drive holiday.
Drive past colourful Nordic houses and through picturesque fishing villages, meet friendly locals and sail alongside towering cliff faces searching for the breeding areas of puffins, guillemots and razorbills. In Torshavn discover restaurants, cafes and handicraft shops, visit the Faroese Museum, Art Gallery and the Nordic House. During your break at the Hotel Brandan take a variety of day trips out by car to discover more of this fascinating and beautiful archipelago.
Please ask your Regent specialist for other accommodation options as the Hotel Foroyar.
Arrive at Vagar airport and collect the hire car and a map. Drive to Streymoy via the first subsea tunnel that was built on the Faroe Islands and reach the capital Torshavn - the largest city of the Faroese archipelago. In the evening, check in to your hotel in Torshavn and enjoy a relaxing walk through its cosy streets.
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 offered from the capital including the popular cruise on the Nordlysid schooner. (B)
Take an optional excursion and set off on one of the most popular tourist trips 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. Visit the picturesque village of Saksun - surrounded by steep mountains and a lagoon-like lake and stop at Tjornuvik to have a view of the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch. On Wednesday evenings during the summer you could arrange to go to the Cultural evening in Gjogv which has a sumptuous buffet of traditional Faroese food, local music and a demonstration of the Faroese chain dance. (B)
Today you could take the passenger ferry to the small island of Nolsoy, or the car ferry to Sandoy - the Saga Island which feels as if it has a slower pace of life. Alternatively you could drive to Vagar and the village of Gasadalur which was once the most isolated in the islands until a tunnel allowed easier access to this charming village. Vagar is also home to the Faroes' largest lake with excellent walking trails, and the ferry to the much-photographed Mykines island. (B)
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