The Islands at Your Own Pace
Tour ID: FI 04
Tour Duration: 3 - 8 days
A well-developed, national system of roadways and ferries connects most towns and villages in the Faroe Islands. Driving is on the right side and most road signs follow international standards. The speed limit is 80 km/h on the main roads and 50 km/h through towns and villages unless otherwise specified.
- Scenic views of mountains and islands
- Bird cliffs
- Faroese culture and nature
Departures: June to September 2017
Package options include:
* Flight Reykjavík-The Faroe Islands-Reykjavík, with airport taxes
* Hotel accommodation with breakfast
* Rental car with unlimited mileage, basic tax and insurance; Pick up/drop off at Vágar airport
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Here is an example of a possible 8-day itinerary. Final itinerary will depend and be adapted to the duration of your stay and taking into account your preferences regarding the highlights to be included in the programme.
Day 1: Departure to the Faroe Islands from Reykjavík domestic airport, arriving at Vagar airport after 1˝ flight. Upoon arrival collect your rental car at the airport. You can spend the remaining time of the day by exploring the Vágoy island. We suggest you drive to the villages of Břur and Gásadalur to enjoy the view across to the islet ‘Tindhólmur’. Stay overnight stay in a guesthouse on Vágoy.
Day 2: On your way north, we suggest a fascinating boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs sailing under the cliffs and into some of the grottoes (durating approx. 2 hrs). In Vestmanna there is an interesting Saga Museum which is worth a visit. Continue to the village of Tjřrnuvík, surrounded by steep mountains. From here you will be able to see the unique rock formations known as the “Giant and the Old Hag” off the north tip of Eysturoy. Drive over the only bridge across the Atlantic Ocean to the village of Eiđi on Eysturoy, with its unique scenery and spectacular view of Slćttaratindur (882m), the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. Overnight on Eysturoy.
Day 3: Enjoy the day in Gjřgv, known for its distinctive natural harbour. Here you have a chance to take a two-hour walk with views of the bird cliffs, the ‘Djúpini’ and the beautiful valley of ‘Ambadalur’. Stay overnight on Eysturoy.
Day 4: From the village of Leirvík, drive through the tunnel under the sea to Klaksvík. The tunnel is illuminated with lights in various colours installation by the famous Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson. From Klaksvík you can explore the other Northern Islands: Kalsoy, Kunoy, Viđoy, Svínoy and Fugloy, each with its own dramatic landscape. If you walk along the ‘Love path’ up to Klakkur, you will be rewarded with an impressive view in all directions including Kunoy, with its six mountains. Overnight stay on one of the Northern Islands.
Day 5: On your way to Tórshavn, we suggest a stop in Nes a place with historical artefacts and a charming church from mid-19th century. Next stop could bet the wool shop ‘Navia’ in Toftir where you can buy the latest fashion in Faroese woollen goods. Overnight stay in Tórshavn.
Day 6: Spend this day visiting the beautiful green island of Sandoy also referred to the Saga Island. Sandoy is much flatter than the other islands but is rich in history and spectacular scenery. Take the ferry ‘Teistin’ from the harbour Gamlarćtt to Skopun. In the village of Sandur, you will be able to enjoy the coffee and cake in a private home. Overnight stay in Tórshavn.
Day 7: Visit Kirkjubřur before you leave Tórshavn. Kirkjubřur is the oldest centre of history and culture in the Faroe Islands. The picturesque old farm there has been owned by the same family for 17 generations. Have a look at the unfinished Magnus Cathedral and the small medieval church of St.Olav. On arrival in Vágar, we suggest you take a walk to the beautiful waterfall ‘Břsdalafossur’, from where you can see the solitary rock ‘Geituskoradrangur’ and Vágar’s spectacular rugged south coast.
Overnight stay on Vágoy.
Day 8: Drive to Vágar airport where you return the rental car and check in for your flight back to Reykjavik.