Realm of the Faroe Islands (May - Sep)

Voted as the "Number One Destination" by National Geographic, it is easy to understand why with some of the most surreal and untouched landscapes in the world. The remote group of islands sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean far away from everything else. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Journey to one of Europe's less trodden destination

Witness extraordinary landscapes and geology

Experience unique Faroese culture and gastronomy

Stay in the best accommodations in the Faroe Islands

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE VAGAR

Arrive into Vagar Airport and be met and transfer to your Hotel Vagar (5mins drive) for rest and relaxation. 

(Most flights arrive into Vagar in the evening)

Overnight: Hotel Vagar, Vagar

Meals: NIL

DAY 2: VAGAR (MYKINES EXCURSION) / GASADALUR / TORSHAVN

An exciting day beckons as we make a short drive to Sorvagur and take a boat excursion to the island of Mykines - the undoubted crown jewel of the Faroe Islands for its amazing birdlife where thousands of puffins and a strong colony of garnets nest. Spend time documenting these stunning birds and thereafter, continue a pleasant hike across to Mykinesholmur to witness jaw-dropping landscapes with unspoiled isolation and beauty. We then return by boat back to main land of Vagar Island where we make a short drive to the tiny village of Gasadalur which was only accessible by road as recent as 2004. Stop to admire the beautiful landscape and the iconic Mulafossur waterfall before we continue our drive to Torshavn - capital and largest city of the Faroe Islands. 

Overnight: Hotel Foroyar, Torshavn

Meals: Breakfast & Packed Lunch

DAY 3: TORSHAVN (STREMOY & EYSTUROY)

Another epic day in the Faroe Islands as we make an excursion on the islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy. First, a short drive takes us to the fishing village of Kollafjordur where we make a brief stop to visit the Kollafjordur Church that was built in 1837 with typical Faroese black-tarred wooden building, turf roof and white painted windows. Next we journey into the island of Eysturoy where we visit the small settlement of Gjogv, nestled at the foot of the Faroes' highest peaks, Slaettaratindur and Grafelli. Take a walk to the harbour to admire upclose the 200m long sea-filled gorge that runs north to the sea from the village.

 

 

 

Next, we will make a stop in the village of Fuglafjodur with a busy and atmospheric harbour in summer lining with boats and bustling activity. Enjoy some time here for lunch with delicious variety of seafood or Faroese lamb and thereafter, we return back to Streymoy Island for a visit to the charming ancient village of Saksun. We visit the ancient farm of Duvugaroar, now a national heritage museum to gain insights into the life of Faroese farmers from the Middle Ages to the early 20th Century. Spend some time to soak in the surreal beauty of the village's beautiful lagoon and surrounding Faroese buildings before returning to Torshavn. 

Overnight: Hotel Foroyar, Torshavn

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4: TORSHAVN (THE NORTHERN ISLANDS)

Journey to the Northern Islands of Bordoy and Kunoy as we drive into Eysturoy to Leirvik where we enter through the sub-sea tunnel to Klaksvik - second-largest city in the Faroe Islands and an important fishing trade center. Marvel at the astounding and dramatic high mountains and the amazing sights of the pyramid mountain on the island of Kunoy that forms a great protective barrier from the waves of the northern ocean. Along the route, we will witness ancient Viking settlements and plenty of opportunities for inspiring photography.  

Overnight: Hotel Foroyar, Torshavn

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 5: TORSHAVN

We spend the day in Torshavn - the smallest capital city in the world and surroundings. First stop of the day is Kirkjubour where we take a step back in time to witness the cultural and religious centre of the Faroe Islands in the Middle Ages. Remnants of the past still remains and in the form of the medieval St Magnus Cathedral, Olav's Church and the farmhouse, previously the Bishop's residence which dates back to the early 12th Century. Later, we return to Torshavn to the historical old town of Tinganes, considered the oldest parliamentary meeting place in the world where the first Viking parliament took place in 900. Take a leisure walk through the charming red buildings for a lasting impression of the tiny capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Foroyar, Torshavn

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 6: TORSHAVN / VAGAR

A delightful week in tiny Faroe Islands comes to an end but before we end, we drive on the direction towards Vagar Airport and make a stop at the incredible Leitisvatn Lake, the largest in the Faroe Islands for a most lasting impression of the Faroes that will have you not wanting to leave. A short little drive then takes us to Vagar Airport where we board the flight with unforgettable memories. 

 

 

Meals: Breakfast

HOTELS

Hotel Vagar is situated in the picturesque village of Sorvagur, just 10mins walk away from Vagar Airport featuring bright and fresh rooms with wooden floors, Wi-Fi and an ala carte restaurant serving local specialities. 

Hotel Vagar, Vagar

Hotel Foroyar is perched on the hillside above the capital city of Torshavn, surrounded by rugged countryside. All rooms are decorated in calm colours and offer panoramic views over the Faroese capital and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Hotel Foroyar, Torshavn

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