Explore the Faroe Islands on this leisurely yet comprehensive short break based in Tórshavn. Spend time exploring the narrow streets of the capital’s old town with its turf-roofed houses, and enjoy included excursions to some of the most popular sights on the archipelago.
Visit the Northern Islands, discover Kirkjubour village, explore Sandoy island, and hunt for the breeding areas of guillemots, razorbills and puffins at the towering Vestmanna bird cliffs. This program is an ideal introduction to the Faroe Islands for first time visitors who are looking to take in as many highlights as possible on just a short break from home.
Fly to Vagar and take the transfer to Tórshavn, the capital of this beautiful and remote archipelago. Check-in to 62°N Hotel for a 4 night stay. Other hotels are available.
After a hearty breakfast, set off on a full-day tour to experience the raw and beautiful nature of the Northern Islands (including many filming locations for the newest James Bond Movie No Time to Die). Drive through Streymoy, Eysturoy, Borðoy, Kalsoy and Kunoy while the guide shares local tales and legends. From the fishing capital of Klaksvík take the ferry onward to Syðradalur on Kalsoy island. Visit the most famous village on the island, Mikladalur and see the Seal Woman Statue. (B,L)
An optional hike to the famous Kallurin Lighthouse can be added to today's excursion. Speak to your Faroe Islands specialist for more details. Those who choose this add on will not see the Seal Woman statue in Mikladalur.
On this nature tour to the untouched Sandoy island follow in the footsteps of the Vikings and experience quaint villages, bird cliffs and historic settlements. See the world's largest mailbox. Then, visit Kirkjubøur, the ‘cultural capital’ of the Faroe Islands, featuring the oldest wooden house in the country, which dates back to the Viking era, as well as St. Ólav’s Church, and the ruins of St. Magnus’ Cathedral. (B,L)
Travel by bus over the mountain road to Vestmanna , board the boat and head out to sea and along the precipitous bird cliffs, home to nesting puffins, guillemots and kittiwakes. Explore caves that delve into the cliff faces and then return to the harbour. After lunch, visit the ancient Viking settlements at Kvívík before returning to Tórshavn. (B)
It is time to say goodbye to the spectacular Faroe Islands. Enjoy leisure time until it is time to take the transfer to the airport to fly back to the UK. (B)