The Faroe Islands – Hidden Gem of the North Atlantic
Experience the magical Faroe Islands
Experience the magical Faroe Islands
Far out in the remote North Atlantic is a group of magical islands that few know about, the Faroe Islands. Join us in visiting and exploring these beautiful islands with their steep coastal cliffs, shrouded in mist and mystery, the grassy heathlands with grazing sheep and quaint little villages where the pace of life is as easy and laidback as the people.
But there's so much more to the Faroe Islands than the dramatic rugged scenery, here lives a community with a rich cultural heritage stretching back to the Viking Age. Our itinerary combines all that is best about this hidden gem of the North, namely the exquisite natural beauty, the rich birdlife, the history and the enjoyment of sitting down to dinner with some locals and hearing some good tales spun.
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Day 1: Reykjavík - Vagar airport - Torshavn
Departure is at 14:00 from Reykjavik domestic airport, arrival at Vagar airport at 16:25. A free light meal and beverages will be served on board. Upon arrival at Vagar transfer by bus to Hotel Streym or Hotel Havn in Torshavn (45 minute drive). The rest of the day you are on your own. Here´s an opportunity to explore the old part of the capital Torshavn with its charming houses, some with traditional turf roofs. In Torshavn there are several good restaurants, cafés, shops, bars and night clubs.
Day 2: Vestmanna cliffs
Grottoes - Bird cliffs – Kvívík - Viking longhouse - Home visit
We depart for Vestmanna Cliffs at 12:30 and conclude our tour at 17:30. Vestmanna bird cliffs is a must see and one of the major tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands. First we drive along the mountain road to the village of Vestmanna where the excursion boat is waiting to take you, weather permitting, through narrow sounds, into deep grottoes carved by the pounding Atlantic surf through ages, and close to the 1500 ft. high cliff faces where thousands of seabirds are nesting. On our return to Tórshavn there´s a stop at the Viking settlement in the village of Kvívík.
Home Visit - Meeting the locals
Take the opportunity to visit a Faroese family home. Experience the warm atmosphere and hear old tales told about this remote community while enjoying a nice dinner.
Day 3: The Saga Island of Sandoy
Viking ruins - Art gallery - Cultural centre - Kirkjubøur – the Medieval Magnus Cathedral
A whole day tour to the Saga Island of Sandoy, from 09:00 to 18:00. This morning we travel by ferry to Sandoy, one of the most unspoilt islands in the Faroese archipelago. Here the traditional Faroese way of life can still be experienced. We visit the Viking ruins at Junkarinsfløtti and learn about the excavations in the graveyard in the village. We also visit the art gallery in Sandur, exhibiting one of the largest private collections in the Faroe Islands with paintings by many well-known local painters, including works by Mikines. A lunch box is included. On the way back to Torshavn we visit the ancient historical centre in the village of Kirkjubøur. Here we see the unfinished Magnus Cathedral, St Olav´s Church and the old farmhouse, all dating from late Medieval times. Evening is at your own disposal.
Day 4: Avagar airport and flight to Reykjavik
Check out from hotel and transfer by bus to the airport. Flight departure from Avagar airport is at 12:35. Estimated arrival time in Reykjavik is 13:00.
|Double room||From 1076|
|Single room||From 1203|
|Child 2-11 years old in extra bed||From 588|
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