This tour is ideal for those who love a challenge and are looking for some excitement. It will take you to some of the Faroe Islands outer islands. Look forward to a unique opportunity to discover small village communities and their traditional way of life. Visit the Viking Island of Skúvoy, the southernmost island of Suðuroy and Nólsoy, which are just some of the many highlights of this tour.
- TRAVEL: Available every day in the week - 8 days | 7 nights
- SEASON: June, July and August 2023
- DIRECT FLIGHT FROM: Copenhagen (incl. in the price)
Itinerary: Self-guided adventure with local ferries and busses
DAY 1: Arrival to the Faroe Islands.
Arrival with Atlantic Airways. After check-in go for a walk around Tórshavn. In the old town you walk by tiny, black-tarred houses with white windows and grass roofs - remember to respect the privacy of the people living in the old houses.
At the end of the day, drop into one of the cafés or bars where you will find the locals relaxing. Spend the night in Tórshavn.
DAY 2: The Viking island Skúvoy is full of stories - Enjoy the tranquility and nature.
From Tórshavn with local busses and ferries via the island of Sandoy to Skúvoy. This is the island where the Viking Chieftain Sigmundur Brestisson, was born. Here he built the Faroe Islands first Christian church and is buried.
After arrival, there is coffee and cake, and then a village walk with the host to see the church and the special Viking grave.
Accommodation and meals in a local home on Skúvoy.
DAY 3: A day of fresh air, experiences and fantastic viewpoints
The host will suggest hiking tours which you can to on your own. For example, to the beautiful valley, Fagradal, where you follow a wellmarked path. Enjoy the birdlife and the beautiful view of the nearby island of Sandoy as you walk.
In Fagradal you pass some rocks that look like a house ruin. The legend tells that there lived a young girl in Fagradal named Rannvá, the host will tell you the story. A packed lunch is enjoyed on the hike. After a day of fresh air, experiences and fantastic viewpoints, dinner is served.
Accommodation and meals in a local home on Skúvoy
DAY 4: Saga island Sandoy, small village communities and storytelling
Return to Sandoy with ferry. Local driver/guide will meet you upon arrival and take you sightseeing around the island. Visit some of the small villages e.g, Sandur, Húsavík, Dalur as you hear the dramatic sagas and stories of the island, inhabited since the Viking Ages. The tour ends at the harbour where you catch the ferry on your return to Tórshavn. From Tórshavn with the ferry Smyril to Suðuroy.
Spend the night on Suðuroy.
Picture: Sandoy with the island of Skúvoy in the background
DAY 5: The southernmost island - Suðuroy, stunning scenery
Sightseeing with driver/guide who will show you around this beautiful island, which has a rich history and unforgettable viewpoints. The tour is determined by wind and weather. Lunch en route.
Later in the day we can suggest a walk on your own to the village of Froðba. Here you can see the basalt columns up close and walk down to Kúlugjógv, to see more spectacular basalt rock formations.
Spend the night on Suðuroy.
DAY 6: Island of Nólsoy - Possible to add-on Evening/night excursion to the Storm Petrel colony.
Return to Tórshavn by ferry and from there by ferry to the island of Nólsoy. Nólsoy, which is the island opposite Tórshavn, is a small, charming village with few cars. Explore the village life and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
- ADDITIONAL PURCHASE: Evening/night excursion to see the mysterious bird, Storm Petrel.
Spend the night on Nólsoy.
DAY 7: Guided walk on Nólsoy, hear the story of the local hero.
Village walk with local guide. Hear the story about the local hero, Ove, who decided to row single-handed to Copenhagen.
On your own you can walk to the top of the island where you have the most wonderful panoramic views of Tórshavn and the nearby islands.
Spend the night in Nólsoy.
DAY 8: Departure from the Faroe Islands.
With the ferry to Tórshavn. Transfer to the airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways