Explore The Faroe Islands unique nature, exciting history and rich culture on your own time on the Faroe Islands Road Trip.

The Faroe Islands offer unique nature, exciting history and a rich culture. There are birds, sheep and friendly people. There is a captivating silence, which is only broken by cascading waterfalls and ear deafening surf. Take your senses with you on this self-guided road trip.

Touring with Freedom & Flexibility 

Touring in your own car gives you the freedom to travel around the small villages, see the fantastic views and investigate the local events, at your own pace. Flights, car hire and accommodation are all pre-booked and we also provide suggestions for photo stops and activities.

Included

Included:

  • Round-trip Flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Vagar airport (Faroe Islands)
  • All airport taxes
  • Car rental with airport pick up / drop off, unlimited mileage and CDW.
  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast for 7 nights
  • Day 5: Visit the Faroese with coffee and cake.
  • Day 6: Return ferry to the island of Sandoy.

Not included:

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • Lunches, dinners, beverages and refreshments other than those listed in the itinerary
  • Petrol/Gasoline
  • Admissions and activities
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out
  • Accommodation in Iceland
  • Airport/hotel transfers in Iceland
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included”

Important

Luggage porter service is not available at Faroese hotels. Participants should pack light. A good rule of thumb is to bring no more than what you can comfortably carry between your vehicle and your hotel room.

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Day 1: Arrival in the Faroe Islands and Gasadalu 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: Vestmanna Cliffs, the Giant and the Witch

Breakfast at your hotel.  We recommend that on your way north you take the two hour boat trip (not included) to see the famous 750 m/1500ft. Vestmanna Cliffs up close.  Continue on to the village of Tjornuvik, surrounded by steep mountains. Here you can see the impressive rock formations, the Giant and the Witch.
Cross the bridge connecting the islands of Eysturoy and Streymoy and continue to Eidi village. Here more beautiful surroundings and nature await, along with a view of the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slaettaratindur, 882 meters. (2.893 feet). Overnight in Eysturoy.

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Day 3: Gjogv village and the View from Crown Princess Mary’s Bench

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a day in the scenic village of Gjogv, known for its unique natural harbour and a beautiful view of Kalsoy Island. The natural harbour is an attraction everyone should take time to see. Walk along the edge of the crevice, and you might see some puffins coming out of their nests, on their way out to the ocean, to get food for their young.  (Note: Puffins are in the islands between mid- May and early August).  At the end of the crevice, facing towards the ocean, you can enjoy the view from Crown Princess Mary’s Bench. If you walk up the hillside you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the sea cliffs and the village.  Overnight in Eysturoy.

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Day 4: Discover the Northern Islands and Vidareidi village

Breakfast at your hotel.  From Leirvik, drive through a sub-sea tunnel to the town of Klaksvik. The tunnel is decorated with lights by the famous Faroese artist Trondur Patursson. Klaksvik (pop. 4,470) is located on Bordoy Island.  From here it is possible to explore the other Northern Islands, each offering dramatic landscapes.  On the island of Vidoy lies the most northern village in the Faroe Islands, Vidareidi, which definitely is worth a visit for its amazing views. Overnight in the Northern Islands

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Day 5: Kunoy Island, Afternoon coffee in a Faroese Home and Storytelling

We suggest that you visit Kunoy Island. The tiny village of Kunoy has a beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy. Above the village is a small cosy park. A local legend tells that up on a high mountain in Kunoy lies a seashell covered plank from Noah’s ark.  People who have gotten lost in the fog have reported seeing the plank, but no one who has gone looking for it has ever found it. Back on Eysturoy, drive towards the village of Soldarfjordur, where you’ll visit a private home with an impressive garden.  During your visit, enjoy some coffee and cake and local stories with the homeowner. Afterwards head to Torshavn.  Overnight in Torshavn

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Day 6: Saga Island Sandoy and traditional lifestyle.

Visit the beautiful and green island of Sandoy, also called the Saga Island. The island has a wealth of history and wonderful nature. Take the ferry from the harbour Gamlaraett to the village of Skopun. On arrival, we suggest a visit to the tourist information to get directions to a big rock with knitwear that tells the story of the witch from the Witch Hole.  It’s a fun thing to see.  Also make sure to visit Dalur and Husavik villages, which lie in beautiful surroundings. In the village of Skalavik it is possible to make a coffee stop at the hotel before heading back to Torshavn for your overnight.

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Day 7: Torshavn and Kirkjubour Cultural Centre

Enjoy the day in Torshavn on your own, but don’t forget to visit the nearby village of Kirkjubour which is the Faroe Islands’ historical and cultural centre. The picturesque old farm is home to a family who has managed the farmstead and ecclesiastic site for 17 generations.  View the unfinished 13th century Magnus Cathedral and the small 12th-century St. Olav’s church. Travel to Vagar Island for your last night.

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Day 8: Departure Flight Back to Reykjavik

Return the rental car at the airport before your flight back to Reykjavik.  The trip ends at Reykjavik Airport.

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