The Faroe Islands- Hidden Gem of the North Atlantic ( 4 days/3 nights )

Experience the magical Faroe Islands

Type of tour:Escorted Tours
Season:01 June - 24 August
Duration:4 Days/3 Nights
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The Faroe Islands- Hidden Gem of the North Atlantic ( 4 days/3 nights )

Far out in the remote North Atlantic are a group of magical islands that few know about, the Faroe Islands. Explore these beautiful islands with their steep coastal cliffs shrouded in mist and mystery, grassy heaths with grazing sheep and quaint little villages where the pace of life is as easy and laid back 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. 

Important:

  • 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

Included

  • Round-trip Flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Vágar airport (Faroe Islands)
  • All airport taxes
  • Round-trip unguided airport taxi transfer
  • Accommodation in double room with private facilities and breakfast
  • Vestmanna Bird Cliffs with guide and bus
  • Home visit with dinner
  • Saga Island Sandoy with guide, bus, entrance to museum and lunch box

Not included:

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International flights to/from Iceland
  • Round-trip hotel/airport transfers in Iceland
  • Accommodation in Iceland
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Alcoholic beverages during dinner on Day 2
  • Beverage, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted
  • Room outside of normal check-in/check-out times
  • Porterage at airport/hotel
  • Optional excursions, activities, museums not included above
  • All services not mentioned as being included in offer

Departures

DateLanguageStatusExtra
01 June 2018 Guaranteed
08 June 2018 Guaranteed
15 June 2018 Guaranteed
22 June 2018 Guaranteed
29 June 2018 Guaranteed
06 July 2018 Guaranteed
13 July 2018 Guaranteed
20 July 2018 Guaranteed
27 July 2018 Guaranteed
03 August 2018 Guaranteed
10 August 2018 Guaranteed
17 August 2018 Guaranteed
24 August 2018 Guaranteed

Map

 
 

Day 1: Reykjavik - Vagar airport - Torshavn

Departure from Reykjavik Domestic airport, arrival at Vagar airport.  After arrival at Vagar by airport taxi to hotel Streym or Hotel Torshavn in Torshavn. (45 minutes drive). Rest of the day on own disposal. Use the opportunity to explore the old part of Torshavn with all the charming houses, some with traditional grass roofs.  In Torshavn there are several good restaurants, café shops, bars and nightclubs.

 
 

Day 2: Vestmanna cliffs

Via the mountain road to the village Vestmanna where the excursion boat awaits. This is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands and will take you, weather permitting, through narrow sounds, into deep grottoes carved by the surf through ages, and close to the over 1500 feet high-rise cliffs where thousands of seabirds are nesting. On the return to Torshavn there is a stop at the Viking settlements in the village Kvivík.

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 Torshavn there´s a stop at the Viking settlement in the village of Kvivík.

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

Day tour to Sandoy – This morning we travel by ferry to Sandoy - one of the Faroe Islands’ most unspoilt islands, where you will still experience the traditional Faroese lifestyle. We visit the Viking ruins at Junkarinsflotti and learn about the excavations in the graveyard in the village. Furthermore we will visit the art gallery in Sandur, showing one of the largest private art collection in the Faroe Islands with paintings of many different valued painters in the Faroe Islands amongst these a painting of Mikines. Lunch box is included. On the way back to Torshavn we will visit the old and historical cultural centre in the ancient village of Kirkjubour. Here we will see the never finished Magnus Cathedral, St Olav church and the old farmhouse. The farmhouse inhabitants are the 17th generation. The cathedral and the church are from the 11th century and the farmhouse is from the 13th century. Evening at your own disposal. 

 
 

Day 4: Avagar airport and flight to Reykjavik

Check out from hotel and by airport taxi to the airport. Flight departure from Vagar airport and arrival in Reykjavik.

 
 

Price per person in EUR summer 2018

Hotel Tórshavn

Rooms types: Price:
Double room From 1128
Single room From 1406

Streym Hotel

Rooms types: Price:
Double room From 1092
Single room From 1223

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.