From  £2495
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Tour the quirky capital Torshavn
  • Dine in fantastic historical surroundings
  • Travel to the southernmost point
  • Admire the highest Faroese mountain
  • Sail to the Vestmanna bird cliffs
  • Explore the picturesque village of Saksun
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Faroe Islands In Depth Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £2495 per person
Itinerary Dates
2018
18 Jun  -  25 Jun
03 Sep  -  10 Sep

Explore the world’s most appealing island destination on this brand new in depth tour to the Faroe Islands. Experience breathtaking scenery, beautiful lakes, historic architectural treasures and an abundance of birdlife on a journey around this unique and fascinating destination. Explore the island of Streymoy and it’s idyllic hamlets whilst based in the quirky capital Tórshavn, a pretty harbour town with a labyrinth of cobbled streets and grass-roofed cottages. Sail to the peaceful southernmost island of Suðuroy to admire the dramatic bird cliffs and spectacular vistas and travel to Eysturoy, home to the tallest mountain in the Faroes before exploring the northern islands of Borðoyand Kunoy.

 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO VAGAR
FLY TO VAGAR

Arrive at Vagar airport and meet your guide for the week. Drive from the airport to the small village of Gasdalur which until 2003 could only be reached on foot, over a 434m peak. Take the short walk to the picturesque waterfall , keeping an eye out for puffins on the way before continuing to Torshavn and check-in to your hotel for 2 nights. (D)

DAY 2
SANDOY
SANDOY

Travel by ferry to Sandoy and experience the traditional Faroese lifestyle on this unspoit island. Enjoy lunch in a remote cottage and visit the art gallery in Sandur which is home to the largest art collection in the Faroe Islands. Travel back to the capital and dine at leisure. Overnight in Torshavn. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
TORSHAVN TO SUDUROY
TORSHAVN TO SUDUROY
Spend the morning at leisure and after lunch transfer to the harbour and board the modern Smyril Line ferry to Suduroy (sailing time 2 hours). Visit Akraberg, the southernmost point in the Faroes and stroll to the lighthouse which was built in 1909. At the church in Famjin, discover the original flag - Merkid - which was created by three Faroese students in Copenhagen in 1919 before stopping for a hot drink and some freshly baked waffles in a local café. Dine in Seglloftid, a cultural centre and restaurant in Tvoroyri. Try a Faroese beer in the old pub in the neighbouring house before returning to the ferry. Overnight on board. (B,L,D)
DAY 4
SUDUROY TO GJOGV
SUDUROY TO GJOGV
Enjoy breakfast on board before setting sail for Torshavn. On arrival travel by bus to Vestmanna for a boat trip to the Vestmanna Cliffs to search for puffins, guilliemots, kittiewakes and razorbills. After lunch begin the scenic drive along the coast of Streymoy to the island of Eysturoy. Pass the famous rock formations - the Giant and the Witch - which stand out in the sea, and admire the highest mountain in the country Slættarartindur. Stop at Funningur, where the Vikings first settled before reaching the pretty village of Gjogv. An optional short walk is offered to the village of Gjogv or those who wish can stay on the bus to the accommodation. Overnight in Gjogv. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
NORTHERN ISLANDS
NORTHERN ISLANDS

From Leirvik drive through the subsea tunnel to Klaksvik, on the island of Bordoy. The tunnel has been decorated by the Faroese artist Trondur Patursson from Kirkjubour. Once in Klaksvik, the main fishing port in the country, visit the Christian church before continuing onto Kunoy, an island in the north-east for and enjoy a stroll through the small forest. Travel back to Gjógv stopping en route at the new church in Gota - also decorated by the artist Trondur Patursson. Dinner and Overnight in Gjogv. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
SAKSUN
SAKSUN
Visit the pretty village of Saksun on the island of Streymoy. Surrounded by high mountains, Saksun lies in the bottom of what used to be an inlet of the sea and is one of the most distinctive villages in the Faroe Islands. Visit the old farmhouse Duvugardar before heading back to Torshavn via the mountain road (packed lunch en route). Continue by bus to Kirkjubour and discover the ruins of Magnus Cathedral hidden behind the 12th Century Saint Olav’s Church. Kirkjubour is also home to Roykstovan, one of the oldest still inhabited wooden farmhouses in the world, which has been occupied by 17 generations of the same Faroese family. Dinner will be served here by the Patursson family who take great pride and pleasure in welcoming people into their home. Enjoy traditional home made Faroese cuisine in fantastic historic surroundings. Overnight in Torshavn. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
TORSHAVN
TORSHAVN

Enjoy a guided walking tour around the lanes and narrow passages of the unique capital from the Middle Ages before visiting the Art Museum, the Faroese Museum of History and the Nordic House. Around set sail for the Island of Nolsoy only 20 minutes away from Torshavn. Here, enjoy lunch in the local café and explore the charming village, visit the local museum and see the small boat in which local celebrity Mr Ove rowed to Copenhagen. Return to Torshavn for dinner and overnight. (B,L)

DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK
After breakfast, enjoy free time before an afternoon visit to Vagar to see some of the villages on this island including the stunning remote village of Gasadalur. Prior to 2004, when a tunnel was built through the mountains, the only way to reach this secluded settlement was over the high mountains using the steps cut into the mountain, following the route the postman used to take. Afterwards transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £2495 per person
(Single person supplement + £285)

Price Includes

  • 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
  • Sightseeing and excursions with English-speaking guide/driver

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
18 Jun 2018
-
25 Jun 2018
£2495 £285
03 Sep 2018
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10 Sep 2018
£2495 £285

Tour Route Map


  1. Faroe Islands, Vagar
  2. Faroe Islands, Torshavn
  3. Faroe Islands, Kirkjubour
  4. Faroe Islands, Torshavn
  5. Faroe Islands, Akraberg
  6. Faroe Islands, Tvoroyri
  7. Faroe Islands, Torshavn
  8. Faroe Islands, Gjogv
  9. Faroe Islands, Klaksvik
  10. Faroe Islands, Gjogv
  11. Faroe Islands, Sandoy
  12. Faroe Islands, Torshavn
  13. Faroe Islands, Torshavn
  14. Faroe Islands, Vagar

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Reviews

The holiday was a dream. Our guide was good fun, very helpful and knowlegeable. Thanks to him we learned so much and visited so many interesting places in such a short time. We would like to say that Michael and Jane were very kind and helpful and both are great assets to your company and should be treasured. 

Dr John Beaven
September 15, 2016
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