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.
A fly-drive will give you the flexibility to travel at your own pace and take into account your own interests. Whilst we have made some suggestions of what to see and do on each day it is up to you where you go (provided you reach your bed for the night!). Local transport and attraction opening times can vary during the year and can change due to the weather - if there is something of particular interest to you please let us know at the time of booking and then we can advise on the best way and time to do this.
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 in Gjogv 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)
Continue your exploration of the Northern Islands where you can visit the island of Kunoy with its beautiful walking trails or get the ferry across to Kalsoy, known for its many legends. In Klaksvik you can visit one of the most beautiful churches on the islands, Christianskirksen. Overnight at Hotel Klaksvik. (B)
Drive to Streymoy, the largest of the Faroe Islands and home to the charming capital, Torshavn. From here you can take the short journey by ferry to Nolsoy, a quiet island where you feel like you have stepped back in time. Returning to Torshavn you can visit the cultural and national museums, relax in one of the cafes or bars or just wander the narrow streets, with their turf-roofed buildings. 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)
* Please call us on 020 7666 1290 for full details and conditions of car hire
International flights from the UK are in economy class and based out of Edinburgh on Atlantic Airways direct flight. However, we can offer connecting flights via Copenhagen from London and some regional airports.