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Day 1: Arrival in the Faroe Islands and Gasadalur Village:

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik Domestic airport (cabs are plentiful).

Departure from Reykjavik Domestic airport to Vagar. Pick up your rental car at the airport.  Experience the island of Vagar on your own. We recommend a visit to the small village of Gasadalur. From here you can walk out on marked nature trails and enjoy the impressive view over Tindholmur. Don’t miss a view of the beautiful waterfall that runs into the ocean.

Overnight on Vagar.

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Day 2: Mykines Island - A North Atlantic Gem:

Breakfast at your hotel.  We suggest booking a day trip to the bird island of Mykines (not included in price). The tour begins from the harbour in Sorvagur, where you can park your car. Enjoy an impressive sailing trip alongside the majestic sea cliffs. On the island itself you can see the charming puffins with their colourful red beaks and the striking gannets that only breed on Mykines holm. (Note: Puffins generally seen in the Faroe Islands between mid-April and early September).  Cross a footbridge over the Atlantic Ocean to reach the holm and lighthouse. When you come back to the village again, a visit to the local café is always nice.

On your return to Sorvagur, pick up your car and afterwards head to Torshavn.  Overnight in Torshavn.

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Day 3: Suduroy Island - Lighthouse at Akraberg:

Breakfast at your hotel.  Take the ferry from Torshavn to the island of Suduroy (not included in price).

The nature on Suduroy varies from that in the Northern Islands and is particularly well suited to hiking.  We recommend visiting the lighthouse at Akraberg on the southernmost tip of the island and also Beinisvord, to enjoy the magnificent panorama that unfolds when you get to the top. The village of Famjin, situated in beautiful and dramatic surroundings, is also well worth a visit. The original Faroese flag hangs in the village church. In Tvoroyri visit some of the historic buildings used by the original Danish Royal Monopoly Store.  Maybe you’ll have a coffee in the cosy Pubbin café and bar, situated down on the harbour.

Overnight on Suduroy.  

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Day 4: Explore Torshavn and the historical and Kirkjubour cultural centre:

Breakfast at your hotel.   Return to Torshavn with the ferry (not included in price). Walk through the old town and soak up the atmosphere of the small houses with their white window frames and grass roofs. The old town is unique, not only in the Faroes but in the entire world.

We recommend a visit to Kirkjubour village, which is the historical and cultural centre of the country.  Here you can see an unfinished Cathedral, a small church and a family farmhouse, all dating back to the Middle Ages.  Back in Torshavn there are many different restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy excellent food.  Spend the night in Torshavn. Return to Torshavn with the ferry. Walk through the old town to soak up the atmosphere of the small houses with their white window frames and grass roofs. The old town is unique, not only in the Faroes but in the entire world. We recommend a visit to Kirkjubour which is the historical and cultural centre of the country. Back in Torshavn, you will find many different restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy excellent food.

Overnight in Torshavn.

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Day 5: Faroese Artists, Rock Formations and Colorful Villages:

Breakfast at your hotel.   Today you will visit the Northern Islands. Drive across Streymoy Island, passing the old whaling station Vid Air and on over the bridge to the island of Eysturoy. Continue towards the village of Eidi, following the panoramic route to Gjogv town.  View the impressive rock formations called Risin and Kellingin (the Giant and the Old Hag) and the country’s highest mountain, Slaettaratindur (882m/ 2.893 ft.). Explore the village of Gjogv, famous for its natural harbour.

Drive from Leirvik through the subsea tunnel to Klaksvik, the second largest town in the Faroes. The tunnel is decorated with ‘light’ displays by the well-known Faroese artist, Trondur Patursson. When you arrive in Klaksvik, we suggest a visit to the elegant Christians’ Church and the exhibition in the church cellar.  It is easy to explore the other Northern Isles from Klaksvik, each with its own dramatic landscape.

Overnight in the Northern Isles.

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Day 6: Departure Flight Back to Reykjavik:

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today head back to Vagar Island and its airport.  Remember to give yourself good time to drive to the airport.  We suggest leaving your hotel early and, on the way to the airport, taking the fascinating two hour boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs, sailing between the cliffs and into the grottoes (not included).  Take time to visit the unique Saga Museum which describes the Faroese history from the Viking Ages through lifelike wax figure displays.

Continue to Vagar airport and drop off your rental car before your flight back to Reykjavik.  Your trip ends at Reykjavik Domestic airport.

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