Explore the Faroe Islands at leisure on this short break to Torshavn. Spend time exploring the narrow streets of the capital’s old town with its turf-roofed houses or arrange excursions locally to visit the Northern Islands, Kirkbujour or Nolsoy alongside the towering Vestmanna bird cliffs and hunt for the breeding areas of guillemots and razorbills. Have tapas at the recently opened Katrina Christiansen, located in a charming, historical grocery stored, and lunch at the Café Kaspar.
Spend the day exploring this intriguing town, with the narrow streets of old town meandering through the turfroofed
houses, the National Museum, Nordic House cultural centre and plenty of walking trails leading from the town centre. The local tourist information centre can help book excursions, or simply head to the harbour and get the ferry to the quiet island of Nolsoy, just a 20-minute journey. In the evening enjoy a tapas dinner at the recently opened Katrina Christiansen, a restaurant in a charming, old and historical grocery shop with an informal and cost atmosphere. (B,D)
Today you could you could take the bus, or walk if feeling energetic, to the historic village of Kirkjubour, home to the ruined Magnus Cathedral and the Paturrson family, who have been farming here for 17 generations. In Torshavn enjoy a light lunch at Café Kaspar and spend the rest of the day at leisure, or catching up on those things that you missed the day before. (B,L)
Have the morning free in Torshavn before getting a taxi transfer back to the airport in time for your flight to Edinburgh. (B)