Classic winter explorer
Experience the best the Faroe Islands nature has to offer and find yourself being an adventurer and explorer during the Nordic winter time with constantly changing weather. Beautiful sunny days, wild storms with fascinating sceneries, foaming sea, waterfalls and streams in the tens of thousands, snowy scenes and perhaps you will see.... yes, northern lights!
- START DAY: Monday
- SEASON: September to May
- DIRECT FLIGHT FROM: Copenhagen (incl. in the price)
Program: Fly and Drive 5 days / 4 nights
MONDAY: Arrival to the Faroe Islands. Visit the village Gásadalur and enjoy the clean and fresh air.
Arrival from Denmark with Atlantic Airways to Vágar Airport. Pick up your rental car at the airport.
Before leaving the island of Vágoy we recommend a visit to the small villages of Gásadalur and Bø. In Gásadalur you can walk on the marked nature trail and enjoy the impressive view over Tindhólmur, don’t miss the beautiful waterfall that runs in to the ocean.
Leave Vágoy via the sub-sea to tunnel to Streymoy and drive towards the bridge crossing the North Atlantic Ocean. As you arrive on Eysturoy you can make a photo stop by the bridge as it is the only one bridge over the Atlantic. Continue to your accommodations on Eysturoy.
Spend the night on Eysturoy.
TUESDAY: Experience magnificent nature, art and culture and meet the Faroese.
We suggest a visit to the Northern Islands. From the village of Leirvík you drive through the sub-sea tunnel to the town of Klaksvík. The tunnel is decorated with lights by the well-known Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson.
From the town of Klaksvík you can take a brisk walk to the top of Klakkur where you have an excellent view of the magnificent Kunoyarnes, Haraldsund and the town of Klaksvík.
For lunch we can suggest Jórun´s Bakery in Klaksvík where you have a fantastic view over the fiord Borðoyarvík. If you have the time it is well worth it to drive to the village of Kunoy on the island of Kunoy where you have an excellent view of the island of Kalsoy.
On your way back to your accommodation visit the village of Fuglafjørður. The harbor is a busy place where a steady traffic of local and foreign boats gives life and color, note the rust-red sculptures and do visit the Arts and Crafts center, Ribarhús & Piddasahandil located in an old historic building (opening hours vary, please check) continue to the village of Søldafjørður to meet the Faroese and to have coffee and cake in a private home.
Spend the night in Eysturoy.
Picture: Sculpture which can be seen in the village of Fuglafjørður
WEDNESDAY: Scenic villages Tjørnuvík, Saksun and explore the capital Tórshavn
On route to Tórshavn you can visit the small villages of Tjørnuvík and Saksun. Tjørnuvík is surrounded by steep mountains and offers a fantastic view to the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch.
Saksun is a picturesque village where the bay used to be a protected natural harbor, but today the entrance to the bay is blocked by sand. At low tide you can walk along the sand out to the ocean.
Check-inn at your accommodation in Tórshavn. Free time to explore Tórshavn, we suggest a walk through the old parts of Tórshavn, Tinganes and Reyn with their narrow alleys and charming houses with grass roofs, and relax in the cozy cafe, Kaffihúsið down by the harbor with the boats in all the colors of the rainbow.
For dinner in the evening we can suggest Restaurant Áarstova and Barbara.
Spend the night in Tórshavn.
THURSDAY: Cultural center Kirkjubøur, Art Museum, Nordic House and the National Museum.
Day on your own, but we suggest a visit to the village of Kirkjubøur which is the Faroe Islands’ historical and cultural center. 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.
In Tórshavn visit the art museum close to the park. The permanent collection hosts of a wide variety of Faroese art and shows how nature and landscape have been the dominant motifs throughout all of Faroese art history. From there it is not far to the Nordic House which is also worth a visit. Lunch and coffee can be purchased in the Nordic House.
If you have time visit also the National Museum that houses discoveries from the ancient Vikings and the famous Kirkjubø chairs that were part of the furnishing of the Magnus Cathedral in Kirkjubøur.
Spend the night in Tórshavn.
FRIDAY: Departure from the Faroe Islands
Check out from the hotel. Return rental car at the airport and departure with Atlantic Airways to Denmark.