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    Birds and Unexplored Nature

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Birds and Unexplored Nature

This trip is for those who are passionate about birds and who want to test their strength against a mountain. Visit the breathtaking islands and get a closer look at the beautiful, colourful flowers, while the diverse bird life unfolds around you. Experience the islands of Mykines, where you get close to the birds, Sandoy with the interesting flora and bird life as well as Nólsoy, which offers a unique evening walk to the largest Storm Petrel colonies in the world.

  • TRAVEL: Available every day in the week - 8 days | 7 nights
  • SEASON: June, July and August
  • DIRECT FLIGHT FROM: Copenhagen (incl. in the price)


Itinerary: Fly and Drive 

DAY 1: Arrival to the Faroe Islands. Visit the small villages of Bøur, Gásadalur and enjoy the stunning views.
Arrival with Atlantic Airways to Vágar Airport. Pick up your rental car at the airport.

Enjoy the rest of the day on your own, visit for example the small villages of Bøur and Gásadalur, or take a walk from the village of Sandavágur to the rock formation the Witches’ Finger. This hike offers a rich scenery and great look out points.

Spend the night on Vágar.


DAY 2: Visit the island of Mykines, which has a unique birdlife.

Drive to the village of Sørvágur, where you head to the island of Mykines by ferry.

The tour starts with a grand sail by majestic sea cliffs. Spot puffins, that charming little bird with a colourful beak, or the impressive gannet, which can only breed on the isolated isle to the west of the main island. Upon arrival you meet the guide and the walk begins. In the village, one can pop in at the local cafe.

Spend the night on Vágar.


DAY 3: A day with magnificent scenery, birds and flora.

Drive through the island of Streymoy, past the old whaling station Við Áir and over the bridge to Eysturoy.

We suggest a stop in the village of Eiði to *walk up to Eiðiskollur. Eiðiskollur has a very special plant life because it was a nunatak during the ice age and the sheep do not graze in the area during summer.
*Walk to Eðiskollur is with a local guide and must be booked in advance. 

Continue on to the village of Gjógv and en route see the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur at 882 meters and the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch, situated out in the sea.

Spend the night in Eysturoy.


DAY 4: The village of Gjógv, hiking, and the island Sandoy.

Enjoy the morning in the village of Gjógv, which is known for its natural harbour we recommend everyone sees. Here it is possible to hike up the mountain with a beautiful view over the adjacent islands and over bird cliffs. Get more information at the guesthouse in in Gjógv before going on a hike.

Continue on to the ferry harbor Gamlarætt via Tórshavn to board the ferry toward the island of Sandoy.

Spend the night in Sandoy.

Picture: Heath Spotted-orchid


DAY 5: Visit the area Gróthúsvatn and the sand dunes.

From the village of Sandur we have arranged a guided walk with one of the locals from the island. You go to the fresh water lake Gróthúsvatn to see and hear more about the birdlife and to the sand dunes a wide array of flowers, including Northern Marsh-orchid, Tufted Vetch, Marram and Icelandic Searocket.

Your senses will be surrounded with impressions from the unique nature. 

Spend the night at Sandoy.


DAY 6: Exciting evening tour to the Storm Petrel colony on Nólsoy.

Return to Tórshavn. Early evening you take the ferry to the island of Nólsoy. On your own you can walk around and explore this cosy little village where there are almost no cars. 

Later in the evening a guided walk to the Storm Petrel colony, the largest in the world. An exciting walk that lasts from approx 11 pm to 3 am.

Spend the night in Nólsoy.


DAY 7: Discover Tórshavn and visit the cultural center Kirkjubøur.

Return from Nólsoy with the ferry to Tórshavn. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

We suggest a visit to the National Museum and the Open Air Museum, which is situated in beautifull surroundings by the old village of Hoyvík.

The village of Kirkjubøur, which is the cultural centre of the Islands is also worth a visit.

Spend the night in Tórshavn.


DAY 8: Departure from the Faroe Islands.
Return rental car at the airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways.

Hotel 6 nights and B&B 1 night | Prices from

  • EUR 1.857 | DKK 13.745,- per person in double
  • EUR 2.797 | DKK 20.695,- single

B&B accommodation | Prices from

  • EUR 1.801 | DKK 13.325,- per person in double
  • EUR 2.664 | DKK 19.715,- single

Price includes:

  • Round trip flights with taxes from Copenhagen*
  • Car rental, category A with airport pick up / drop off, free mileage and CDW.
  • 7 nights with breakfast. 
  • DAY 2: Return ferry and guided walk.
  • DAY 4: Coffee and cake at Gjáargarð
  • DAY 5: Guided walk.
  • DAY 6: Guided walk.

* It is also possible to fly from following cities: Billund (Denmark), Edinburgh (Scotland), Bergen (Norway), Paris (France), Keflavík (Iceland) or Barcelona (Spain). Contact us for times / prices HERE ...

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation between islands (ferries and subsea tunnels) except Mykines.
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation Insurance
     

Additional, prices upon request:

  • DAY 3: Local guide to Eiðiskollur. 
  • DAY 6 or 7: Plants in Nólsoy - Food and features (guided walk)
  • Table reservation at a restaurant in Tórshavn.
  • SCDW. Renters liability DKK 7.000,- per damage - which can be reduced to DKK 1.000,- when making an additional insurance (SCDW) at DKK 120,- per rental day.
  • Cancellation insurance (3% of package price).

New:

  • A new 11 km subsea tunnel between the island Streymoy (Tórshavn) and Eysturoy (Runavík). See map HERE...


Please note:

  • Weather can have an effect on this package, and can change the overnight accommodations and other elements from how they are listed above.
  • B&B have shared facilities.
  • If you do you not wish to bring your luggage to the island of Nólsoy we offer suggestions for storage.
  • Please bring warm and practical clothes, a water bottle for the walks and remember your binoculars.
  • All package tour prices are based on Atlantic Airways lowest published price. The actual price upon booking may be higher.
  • Read our General Conditions HERE...

Birds - Expect to see: 

  • Puffin, Gannet, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Strom Petrel, Rednecked, Phalarope, Whimbrel, Arctic Tern, and others.  

Plants - Expect to see:

  • Marsh-marigold, Mountain Crowberry, Heath Spotted-orchid, Tormentil, Moss Campion, Ragged-Robin, Devil´s-bit Scabious and many others.

Map: 

On this trip, you visit the islands where a red ring is around the island name.

 

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