• Price from EUR 2.278 | DKK 16.860,- per person in double

    Pearls of the North Atlantic

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Pearls of the North Atlantic - Iceland and the faroe islands

On this tour, you will experience the best of both Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Discover for yourself the same world that the Vikings found as they sailed the North Atlantic Ocean. If you yearn for adventure and to see a fantastic nature so amazing that you must experience it first hand in order to believe it – then you are sure to come home full of fresh air and with a mass of tales to tell about the North Atlantic neighbours.

  • START DAY: Thursday from Copenhagen
  • SEASON 2019: May 2nd - September 19th
  • DIRECT FLIGHT FROM: Copenhagen/Iceland/Faroe Islands/Copenhagen (incl. in the price)

Individual tour to Iceland and the Faroe Islands 8 days / 7 nights

THURSDAY: Arrival in Iceland.
Depart from Copenhagen with Icelandair on a direct flight to Iceland. After a three hour flight you will land at the international airport of Keflavík, situated approximately one-hour’s drive from Reykjavík.

After check in, take a walk around Reykjavík, which is home to the majority of Iceland’s inhabitants and the cultural centre of the country. Although the town is spread out with fast growing suburbs, the centre is a small area characterised by colourful houses, good shops and restaurants.

Spend the night in Reykjavík.

FRIDAY: Experience Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park.
Look forward to an exciting day and discover some of Iceland’s biggest attractions. The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel.

You visit Thingvellir National Park where the Icelandic parliament Altinget was established in 930. This is also the place where the tectonic plates between Europe and America meet and divide. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the magnificent waterfall Gullfoss, Geysir and Strokkur, a geothermal area full of hot springs and bubbling pools of mud.

Spend the night in Reykjavík.

SATURDAY: A day on your own to explore the vibrant capital of Reykjavík.
Time to investigate the shopping street Laugavegur, where you will find many exciting shops. Make time to see the Hallgrímskirkja, which was inspired by Iceland’s volcanic rock formations and is visible from almost everywhere in the town, the top of the tower gives the best view in town.

Harpa, the new concert hall, is situated on the waterfront and was inspired by the northern lights and the dramatic Icelandic nature. In the evening, the building is a large luminous sculpture.

If there is time, then head to the old harbour where you will find the flea-market Kolaportid, for vintage clothes, vinyl records, the usual bric-a-brac and last but not least, some Icelandic delicacies. If you fancy a good cup of coffee then go to Kaffibarrin.

  • It is possible to purchase additional excursions such as a whale safari, Blue Lagoon or riding an Icelandic horse.

Spend the night in Reykjavík.

SUNDAY: Iceland’s beautiful south coast with waterfalls and Jokulsárlón. 
Another exciting full day excursion, starting with a pick up from your hotel. You will drive along the south coast with the Atlantic Ocean on one side, green farmland, mountains and glaciers on the other.

Discover natural treasures such as, the iconic waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajokull glacier and a fantastic sailing trip between floating icebergs and other large blocks of ice. This ice comes from the Vatnajokull glacier and flows continuously out into the cold lagoon on its way to the sea.

Time to reflect about the amazing events of the day as you return to Reykjavík. 

Spend the night in Reykjavík.

Picturee: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

MONDAY: Arrive Faroe Islands.
Check out of accommodation and depart with Atlantic Airways to the Faroe Islands. After a one and a half hour flight, you will land at Vágar airport, which is approximately one-hour’s drive from Tórshavn.

After check in, there is time for a walk through the old part of Tórshavn. As you wander, you will discover a maze of lanes and alleys, steps and protruding rocks and small-tarred houses with white windows and grass roofs. It is a unique place, not just in the Faroes but also in the entire world.

There are many restaurants and cafés in Tórshavn where you can try the excellent local fish and meat.

Spend the night in Tórshavn.

TUESDAY: Discover colourful villages, memorable views and a chance to meet the locals.
An exciting day to the scenic northern part of Eysturoy, to experience some of the Faroes biggest attractions. Starting with a pick up from your hotel, you will drive from Tórshavn over the pretty mountain road called Oyggjarvegur to the mountain pass Norðadalsskarð, to see the nearby islands of Koltur and Hestur.

The drive continues through pretty landscape and tiny colourful villages to the only bridge that crosses the Atlantic, connecting the islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy. From here, you will drive on to Gjógv, known for its distinctive natural harbour and Crown Princess Mary’s Bench.

You will also have the chance to see the characteristic rock formations Risin and Kellingin and Slættaratindur (882m), the highest mountain in the country.

The tour continues via Funningur village to Søldafjørður, where lunch will be served in a private home. The drive back to Tórshavn will be along the coast road.

Spend the night in Tórshavn.

Picture: Village Funningur

WEDNESDAY: A day on your own in the charming capital of Tórshavn. 
Time to explore Tórshavn. At the end of the marina is Østrøm, an exciting shop where you can browse and buy modern Faroese art and handicraft. Tutl is another interesting shop that sells Faroese music. Make sure you look in Staðið and Guðrun&Guðrun for the very latest Faroese designed knitwear.

It is also possible to visit the Art Museum that has a wide range of Faroese art, showing how nature and the landscape has been the dominant motif throughout the entire history of Faroese art. The Nordic House is not far away and is an artwork in itself. 

  • It is possible to purchase additional excursions such as, Visit Nólsoy Island or hire a car. 

Spend the night in Tórshavn.

THURSDAY: Arrive Denmark.
Check out of hotel and if you have time, we suggest a visit to the supermarket Miklagarður in the SMS shopping centre. Here you will find a wide range of Faroese specialities such as vacuum-packed salmon and salt fish etc.

You can buy Faroese beer in the Tax Free shop at the airport. Depart with Atlantic Airways to Copenhagen.

Hotel accommodation | Price from: 

  • EUR 2.278 | DKK 16.860,- per person in double
  • Single room price on request

Price includes:

  • Round trip flights with taxes from Copenhagen/Iceland/Faroe Islands/Copenhagen.
  • Iceland: 4 nights accommodation with breakfast in Reykjavik. The Golden Circle and Iceland’s south coast and Jokulsárlón.
  • Faroe Islands: 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Tórshavn. The northern part of Eysturoy and lunch in a private home.
     

Not included in the price:

  • Airport transfer in Iceland. 
  • Airport transfer in the Faroe Islands.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cancellation Insurance.

Additional, prices upon request:

  • Airport transfer in Iceland. 
  • Saturday, additional excursions in Iceland: Whale safari boat tour, Blue Lagoon or riding tour on Icelandic horses.
  • Airport transfer in the Faroe Islands.
  • Wednesday, additional excursions in the Faroe Islands: Visit the island of Nólsoy or rent a car. Read more about excursions in the Faroe Islands HERE...

Please note:

  • Individual trip.
  • When booking a 25% deposit is required per person of the package price, for the purchase of airline tickets.
  • Deposit is non refundable.
  • GreenGate Incoming does not assume responsibility for changes made due to things outside our control.
  • We advise to bring good hiking shoes / rain and windproof clothing and to be dressed according to the season - the weather is changeable, both in Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
  • Read our General Conditions HERE...

Pictures from the trip:

Picture: Skaftafelli National Park - Iceland
 

Picture: Geysir - Iceland 

Picture: Natural harbour in Gjógv
 

Picture: Old part of Tórshavn - Faroe Islands

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