Highlights of the Faroe Islands with a guide
Enjoy the pristine nature, the scenery, history, traditions and the relaxed lifestyle. You travel individually, but together with your tour guide, you will explore the highlights of the Faroe Islands and get close to the locals. A good way to experience many sights together with others.
- START DAY: Sunday. Other days by request
- SEASON: June, July and August
- DIRECT FLIGHT FROM: Copenhagen (incl. in the price)
Program: Individual tour with local tour guide 7 days / 6 nights
SUNDAY: Arrival to the Faroe Islands - Welcome.
Arrival with Atlantic Airways. Transport from airport to overnight accommodations in Tórshavn.
MONDAY: Bus tour with guide to historical Kirkjubøur.
Kirkjubøur is located on the south west coast of Streymoy and offers a stunning view of the islands Hestur and Koltur.
In the Middle Ages it was the Faroese Episcopal See, which made it the country’s spiritual and cultural hub.
You will visit the enigmatic Magnus Cathedral, the St. Olaf’s Church and the estate farmhouse (Roykstovan), a house dating back to the turn of the first millennium, said to be the world’s oldest inhabited wooden house.
To round off the visit, there will be coffee and cake in the atmospheric Roykstovan.
Included is also a guided walk through the old part of Tórshavn.
Picture: Farmhouse in Kirkjubøur
TUESDAY: Day on your own, but we suggest.
Visit the island of Nólsoy. By ferry from Tórshavn to the neighboring island Nósloy. Here life moves at a slow pace.
At the tourist office, you will meet the guide who will take you on a tour of the village. Visit Brunn, a house built of driftwood from the 1600 century and the unique attraction that can only be had on Nólsoy, Rowing Ove’s boat, Diana Victoria. In 1986, Ove rowed alone from the Faroe Islands to the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.
Light meal is served.
On your own, you can hike to the top of the island where you have the most beautiful panoramic views of Tórshavn and the nearby islands.
WEDNESDAY: Bus tour with guide to the scenic and historical islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy
From Tórshavn along the beautiful mountain road above Tórshavn to the Norðradalsskarð mountain pass, from where you can see the islands of Koltur and Hestur.
Continue to Kollafjørður, which is the longest village in the Faroe Island and is located on Streymoy’s east coast. The characteristic parish church in Kollafjørður dates from 1837.
The tour continues over the bridge that connects Streymoy and Eysturoy, which is the only bridge across the North Atlantic.
In Søldarfjørður, you have coffee and cake at the cosy 19th century country home “Garðahúsið”. The village Søldarfjørður is part of a chain of villages stretching along the entire east side of the Skálafjørður inlet on Eysturoy.
THURSDAY: Bus tour with guide to the romantic village of Gjógv.
The village Gjógv is nestled on the outermost northeastern tip of Eysturoy. On the way East you can walk across the bridge connecting the islands Streymoy and Eysturoy, and see the imposing summits of Slættaratindur and Gráfelli, the tallest mountains in the archipelago.
Gjógv, is known for its picturesque scenery dotted with multi-coloured old house built around its vital natural harbour, which lies protected in the gorge that has given the village its name, Gjógv means gorge in Faroese.
This is a small village, but it attracts many visitors, both foreigners and locals, seduced by its romantic tranquillity. Gjógv is the perfect spot for a stroll, and we will explore the little village before heading to its charming guesthouse, Gjáargarður.
FRIDAY: Bus tour with guide to explore Saksun at the bottom of an inlet.
Saksun is a picturesque village at the bottom of what was once an inlet surrounded by steep mountains. The inlet formed a deep tranquil natural harbour. However, a storm blocked it with sand and created the lake you will see below the village instead of the old inlet.
You will visit the farm Dúvugarður, which predates the 17th century and offers a glimpse of how the Faroese lived in the old days. Before leaving, you will also see the church built in 1858.
Next stop will be Hvalvík village. The name means‘whale bay’ and is located in a valley on Streymoy’s east coast, near the village called Streymnes. See Hvalvík church, which is the oldest in the Faroe Islands. If you look out to sea, you will spot the wreck of an old wooden ship.
SATURDAY: Departure from the Faroe Islands
Transport from overnight accommodations to the airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways.