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KNITTING, DESIGN AND Stories

The Faroe Islands lie picturesque halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroese have their very own distinctive culture, unique lifestyle and they stick to many of the old traditions, including the Faroese chain dance, singing and not least crafts and knitting.

  • TRAVEL: 17 - 22 August 2022
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel 62N
    LAST BOOKING DATE: MARCH 18th
  • DIRECT FLIGHT FROM: Copenhagen, Denmark (incl. in the price)
  • PRICE PER PERSON IN SHARED DOUBLE ROOM DKK 13.360
     
  • Join a group tour and enjoy experiences together with others. The minimum number for this tour is 10 people.

 

Itinirary: Knittig, design and stories with local guide 6 days

DAY 1: Arrival in the Faroe Islands with Atlantic Airways. Local tour guide will meet you upon arrival. Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Tórshavn.

After dinner, coffee and cake are served in the old town, á Reyni, while we hear the story of "Heimavirkið", which is a community of local artists and craftsmen who produce hand-knitted garments, embroidery, wooden objects, paintings, glass art etc. which they sell in shops around the islands. Feel free to bring your knitting.

DAY 2: After breakfast it is time to explore Tórshavn. At the end of the marina is the old factory Østrøm, filled with beautiful Faroese design - knitwear, clothes, jewelery, furniture, posters and handicrafts. Right next door is Steinprent, which is the Faroese Graphic Workshop, here you can buy beautiful prints by Faroese artists. We visit the shop Heimavirkið and Marjun Heimá, who specialize in the traditional Faroese national costume.

We also take a closer look at Faroese designed wool products, in the latest fashion, at Guðrun & Guðrun and in Ullvøruhúsið. Lunch is enjoyed in one of the many nice cafes in town. Dinner is on its own

  • Workshop with the local designer, Katrina í Geil with the theme "Development of pattern".


DAY 3: After breakfast, we visit Kirkjubøur, which is the Faroe Islands’ historical and cultural centre. The picturesque old farm is home to a family who for 17 generations have run the farmstead and ecclesiastic site. See the unfinished Magnus Cathedral and the small medieval church of St.Olav.  We also see glass art by Tróndur Pætursson.

Back in Tórshavn, we visit the National Museum. Here we can see the original Faroese rowing boats, the full collection of the legendary Kirkebøur benches from the 15th century, a selection of national costumes and interesting finds from the Viking Age. Lunch and dinner.

  • New workshop with Katrina í Geil where we learn to knit the traditional slippers, "Skóleistar"


DAY 4: After breakfast we go on a sigthseeing tour to Eysturoy. First stop is at the spinning mill, Snældan, which is a traditional wool producer and knitwear manufacturer, founded in 1949. Their gorgeous heritage yarns are still processed in their workshop by the shore of the fjord at Strendur.

We continue to the village Fuglafjørður, which is the village where the Knitting Festival is held every year. Here we meet one of the organizers. Knitting café in the old historic building with art and handicrafts, Ribarhús & Piddasahandil and hear the story of how it all started with the knitting festival.

After lunch we visit the old weaving school in Klaksvik. Here we are told the incredible story of founder Aina Cederholm. Dinner in Tórshavn is on your own.


DAY 5: 
Day off and lunch on your own. Farewell dinner at a selected restaurant in Tórshavn.

Additional - Must be pre-booked: Workshop 3 hours - Price to be advised

  • In the Faroe Islands we have a saying: WOOL IS OUR GOLD, as our wool is the only one of its kind and has a high quality. Here you can spin your own thread on a spinning wheel. The wool is ecological, the wool fat (lanolin) is preserved in the wool, which is from sheep, dwelling in the south.


DAY 6: 
Departure from the Faroe Islands. Transport from the hotel to the airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways.

Hotel accommodation | Prices from

  • DKK 13.360 per person in double 
  • DKK 2.500 single room supplement

Price includes:

  • Round trip flights with taxes from Copenhagen.
  • Local tour guide.
  • Return airport transfer. 
  • 5 nights Hotel 62N in Tórshavn with breakfast.
  • 2 x workshops incl coffee and cookies.
  • Knitting cafe.
  • 3 x lunch.
  • 3 x dinner.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Excursions as stated in program with guide and transport.

Not included in the price:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Lunch day 5.
  • Dinner day 2 and 4.

Payment:

  • When booking a deposit of DKK 2.000 is required per person.
  • Last payment is due June 21st, 2022.

Flight:

  • August 17 departure from Copenhagen at 12.25. Arrival Faroe Islands at 13.40
  • August 22 departure from the Faroe Islands at 15.00. Arrival Copenhagen at 18.05.
     

Additional, prices upon request:

  • Workshop day 5.
  • Extra nights.
  • Table reservation at a restaurant in Tórshavn.

Please note:

Local designer, Katrina í GeilShe has been around the world with her knowledge, and knows more than most about knitting.

Hotel 62N

62N Hotel is located in central Tórshavn with cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby area. The hotel is within walking distance to the tourist office, the marina, the old town Tinganes and Reyn and the Cathedral. Staff is happy to provide information on nearby sights and activities. 62N Hotel has a restaurant. Read more HERE...

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