From  £1480
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy the freedom offered by a hire-car to explore these beautiful islands your way
  • Have the opportunity to see the famous Vestmanna Bird Cliffs or hike to the top of the Faroe's highest mountain or
  • Explore the beautiful Northern Islands
  • See the pretty village of Gjogv with its impressive natural harbour
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Faroe Islands Explorer Fly-Drive

8 Day Tour, from £1480 per person

Explore the Faroe Islands’ fantastic history, rich culture and spectacular scenery, while meeting friendly locals on this 8 day fly-drive journey around this undiscovered destination.

Travel to Eysturoy, home to the tallest mountain in the Faroes, explore the beautiful northern islands of Bordoy and Kunoy and enjoy time in the quirky capital, Tórshavn, and don't forget to make plenty of photo stops to really take in the beauty of these islands. 

This fly-drive an ideal way to explore these stunning islands as it offers the flexibility to travel at your own pace and focus on your own interests. While we've made suggestion for how to spend the days, the ultimate decision for where to go and what to do remains in your hands. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO VÁGAR
Gasadalur Village, Faroe Islands

Arrive into Vágar airport and collect the hire car and a map before setting off to explore the island of Vágar. Visit the villages of Sørvágur and Bøur before driving to Gásadalur to discover the panoramic view over the island of Mykines.

 

Overnight at Hotel Vágar in Sørvagur or similar.

DAY 2
VÁGAR TO EYSTUROY
Gjogv, Faroe Islands

Drive to Streymoy Island where we recommend joining an optional excursion to the renowned Vestmanna Bird Cliffs, home to the breeding grounds of puffins, guillemots and razorbills. Stop to visit Kvívík so see the historic Viking settlements and also stop in Eidi to see the Giant and the Witch rock formations. Pass Slaettaratindur (882m), the highest Faroese mountain, before arriving the small village of Gjógv for a two night stay. (B)

 

Overnight at Gjaargardur Guesthouse in Gjógv or similar

DAY 3
TJØRNUVÍK
Beautiful Tjornuvkik village, Faroe Islands

This morning, drive towards the tiny village of Tjørnuvík, 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 the way back to Gjógv stop in Saksun, a picturesque village surrounded by high mountains. (B)

 

Overnight at Gjaargardur Guesthouse or similar

DAY 4
GJOGV TO KLAKSVÍK
The rocking stones of Oyndarfjordur

Today's drive is to Klaksvík. En-route visit the village of Oyndarfjørdur and see the peculiar rinkusteinar (rocking stones) - two large rocks about 100m off the shore which move with the slightest wave. Continue on to the island of Bordoy, travelling through the sub-sea tunnel, decorated with lights by the famous Faroese artist Trondur Patursson. (B)

 

Overnight at Hotel Klaksvík or similar

DAY 5
THE NORTHERN ISLANDS
View of Kunoy Island from Kalsoy Island

Continue exploring the Northern Islands today. Consider a visit to the island of Kunoy with its beautiful walking trails or get the ferry across to Kalsoy, known for its many legends. In Klaksvík, why not visit one of the most beautiful churches on the islands, Christianskirksen. (B)

 

Overnight at Hotel Klaksvík or similar

DAY 6
KLAKSVÍK TO TÓRSHAVN
Torshavn, the capital of The Faroe Islands

Drive to Streymoy, the largest of the Faroe Islands and home to the charming capital, Tórshavn. From here it is easy to take the short journey by ferry to Nolsoy, a quiet island where you will feel like you have stepped back in time. While in Tórshavn you we recommend a visit to the cultural and national museums, relax in one of the cafes or bars or just wander the narrow streets, with their turf-roofed buildings. (B)

 

Overnight at Hotel Føroyar or similar

DAY 7
TÓRSHAVN
Torshavn's old parliament buildings

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 Kirkjubøur. Many excursions are also offered from the capital including the popular cruise on the Nordlysid Schooner. (B)

 

Overnight at Hotel Føroyar or similar

DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK

Return the car to Vágar airport and fly back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1480 per person
(Single person supplement + £880)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights between the UK and the Faroe Islands
  • All Airport taxes & security charges
  • 7 night's accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • 8 day car hire Category B (Toyota Yaris or similar) including unlimited mileage, airport fee, CDW/TP insurance 

 


Price Excludes


  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions & entrance fees
  • Beverages and items of a personal nature
  • Petrol, road/bridge/tunnel tolls 
  • All passenger & car ferry tickets
  • Car hire super collision damage waiver (SCDW) upgrade
  • Parking


 

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • Price is based on two people sharing
  • International flights from the UK are based on the direct flights to Vágar out of Edinburgh in economy class, which operates on Mondays & Thursdays.
  • Regional flights via Copenhagen are also available (supplements may apply)

Tour Route Map


  1. Faroe Islands, Vagar
  2. Faroe Islands, Gasadalar
  3. Faroe Islands, Gjogv
  4. Faroe Islands, Klaksvik
  5. Faroe Islands, Torshavn

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