• DKK 11.580,- per person in double/twin

    Wool and Knitting Adventure

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Wool and Knitting Adventure 

This program is based on Faroese knit- and wool wear. The tour is designed to give an insight into the knitting traditions and the local textile industry. The focus on the tour is a combination of learning about traditional knitting by local experts, exploring the fantastic nature, and enjoying the fine local produce. 

Highlights included are: Visit a spinning mill, a local designer and shops selling Faroese produced wool- and knitwear. One evening we participate in the traditional Faroese “knitting club” together with local women.

  • Travelperiod 09 - 14 October 2019
  • Group size: Minimum 12 persons and maximum 18 persons
  • Direct flight from: Copenhagen (incl. in the price)
  • Last day for booking is July 10th 2019

Itinerary: 6 days / 5 nights 

Day 1 - Arrival
Independant travel to the Faroe Islands. We are happy to assist with the flight. Airport transfer to our hotel Hotel Føroyar, located in stunning nature surroundings. 
Welcome by local expert Katrina í Geil at 1830 hrs.

Welcoming dinner at the hotel at 1930 hrs.

Day 2 - Explore the Capital Tórshavn, 1000-1300 hrs
In the morning a guided walk through the city centre, where we see the parliament building, the old part of Tórshavn and the church and we also visit some shops “Guðrun & Guðrun” and “Ullvarahúsið”, shops selling Faroese designed woollen garments and a shop selling Faroese Yarn. The tour will end with lunch in historical settings at the café/restaurant KC in the old part of Tórshavn.

  • Workshop – Traditional Faroese Lace Shawl, 1330-1830 hrs
    Learn about the pattern and shaping of a classic Faroese shawl. The shawl is knitted in garter stitch with lace, but the challenges is the increasing and the shaping of the garment. Knitting a small shawl is the perfect way to learn the technique, which can then be applied to larger garments.

Dinner on your own  

 

Day 3 - Explore the island of Eysturoy, 0900-1800 hrs
Whole day tour with a combination of sightseeing and visits to places related to Faroese wool- and knitwear. Coach and guide will pick up group at the hotel. Drive along the coast through many small and colourful villages. Stop at the spinning mill Snældan in Strendur, where Faroese woollen garments and knitwear are produced and sold. Guided tour of the spinning mill.

After this visit we visit a designer in Gøta with a different collection of garments. Continue to the village of Søldarfjørður where we have lunch in a private home. After lunch – we visit a sheep farm and hear about sheap farming in the Faroe Islands. After a visit in the wool- and yarnshop Navia in village Toftir we contine the tour to the northern most village in the Faroes, Gjógv.

Drive through very nice scenary. In Gjógv we take a walk in this very nice Faroese village and walk up to the hotel Gjáargarður where we have coffee and cake served. From Gjógv we start our return journey to Tórshavn, passing the highest mountain in the Faroes, Slættaratindur, 882 m, and the very nice village of Eiði. Take the mountain road back to Tórshavn – nice panorama view.

Dinner on your own

Day 4 – Discover Tórshavn & afternoon Workshop
Enjoy time on your own in the capital in the morning. A visit to the art museum, the historical museum, and the Nordic House can be recommended. Or spend time in the city center shopping for local souvenirs. Enjoy lunch on your own in one of the cosy cafées in the city.

  • Workshop - ”Skóleistar” – slippers, 1330-1830 hrs
    Skóleistar is a Faroese speciality worn at home or in boots. The typical skóleistur is like a shoe knitted in wool, patterned in two colours and easily fitted to the foot. The design is a traditional one from the island of Nólsoy, where the old women still knit skóleistar to keep their beloved warm.

Dinner on your own.

Day 5 - Explore Sandoy, 1030-2130
Day tour to Sandoy – This morning around noon you travel by ferry to Sandoy - one of the Faroe Islands’ most unspoilt islands, where you will still experience the traditional Faroese lifestyle. This island is very different to others due to its flat terrain and is rich in history and stunning scenery. A unique and fun attraction is the large stone covered with knitted wool, telling the story of the witch and her witch den. In ancient times many witches, trolls and Vikings lived on the island, so there are plenty of exciting stories. Lunch is served at a local café. Meet with a local knitting group and experience a traditional Faroese knitting club where women knit and chat – and as usual in a knitting club coffee/the and cake is served.

The farewell dinner in the evening is a ‘Kvoldseta’ which is a Faroese evening like they used to be 100 years ago. You see people carding, spinning and knitting while telling stories or singing. The evening ends with the traditional Faroese chain dance where you can join in.

Dinner served in these fine settings. Return in the evening around 2100 hrs.

Day 6 – Departure
Independent travel from the Faroe Islands. We would be happy to assist.
Shuttle from hotel to airport.

Hotel Tórshavn | Prices from

DKK 11.580,- per person in shared double/twin
DKK 12.800,- single room

 

Price includes:

  • Return flights from Copenhagen with taxes
  • 5 nights accommodation at Hotel Tórshavn w/breakfast Hotel Tórshavn.
  • Welcoming and farewell dinner included
  • Transport to/from airport and hotel
  • Knitting workshops with the local expert Katrina í Geil according to program
  • Program with entrances/visits/meals as mentioned in the day by day itinerary with a qualified local tour guide
  • A project bag
  • Knitting materials


Not included in the price:

  • Insurance


Additional, prices upon request:

  • ½ pension.
  • Extra nights.
  • Table reservation at a restaurant in Tórshavn.


Please note:

  • We reserve the right to make small changes in the program if necessary.
  • For dinners on your own we can recommend either the hotel or some of the fine restaurants down town for example the fish restaurant Barbara, restaurtant Áarstova or the steakhouse The Tarv – all with focus on local produce.
  • Last day for booking is July 10th 2019

Meet our local knitting expert/tutor:
Katrina í Geil is a designer MD and has worked as a designer and master stylist since 2005.

In addition to educating stylists, she holds workshops and lectures in design, knitwear and styling for an international audience. She has participated in several exhibitions and held workshops and lectures in Europe, the Baltic States and the US.