The Faroe Islands – Hidden Gem of the North Atlantic

Experience the magical Faroe Islands

Type of tour:Escorted Tours
Season:02 June - 25 August
Duration:4 Days/3 Nights

The Faroe Islands – Hidden Gem of the North Atlantic


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. 


  • No minimum nor maximum participants
  • Transfer to/from Reykjavik airport not included

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes and a rain coat
  • Rubber boots or sturdy shoes are a necessity
  • Don't forget your camera and bring binoculars if you have them


  • Return flight from Reykjavik-Faroe Islands
  • All airport taxes
  • Free light meal and beverage onboard
  • Airport transfers in the Faroe Islands
  • Accommodation for 3 nights with breakfast in Torshavn
  • Guided coach tour to Vestmanna Bird Cliffs with English/Danish speaking guide
  • Home visit with dinner
  • Guided coach tour to Saga Islands, Sandoy and Kirkjuböur with English/Danish speaking guide
  • Entrance to museum and 1 x lunch box


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28 July 2017 /English/DanishGuaranteed
04 August 2017 /English/DanishGuaranteed
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18 August 2017 /English/DanishGuaranteed
25 August 2017 /English/DanishGuaranteed



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.



Price per person in EUR summer 2017

Rooms types: Price:
Double room From 1076 
Single room From 1203
Child 2-11 years old in extra bed From 588

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.


Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.
These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.