Travel to the Faroe Islands from Reykjavik, Iceland on this 4-day tour around Torshavn, Vestmanna Cliffs, Grottoes, Kvivik, and Sandoy. The Faroe Islands truly are the hidden gem of the North Atlantic.

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.

 

Optional Tour:

  • Dinner with locals – home visit (day 2)

Travel Tips:

  • The weather in the Faroe Islands can change frequently, and there can be rainy and windy days. We recommend that you bring warm clothing and a rain coat to use on the day tours. Rubber rain boots or waterproof, sturdy outdoor shoes are a necessity.
  • Recommended items to bring: Camera, binoculars

Included

  • Round-trip Flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Vágar airport (Faroe Islands)
  • All airport taxes
  • Round-trip unguided airport taxi transfer
  • Accommodation in Torshavn, double room with private facilities at either Hotel Streym, Hotel Torshavn or Hotel Hafnia
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Guided day trip to the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs (day 2)
  • Guided Saga Island Sandoy bus tour with local guide, entrance to museum and lunch box (day 3)

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

Important

  • No minimum nor maximum participants
  • Transfer to/from Keflavik International airport not included
  • We recommend that you bring warm clothing and a rain coat. Rubber boots or sturdy shoes are a necessity. Remember your camera and maybe also binoculars
  • The tour operator has the right to change the itinerary if weather or road conditions warrant it
  • Children: We don’t recommend these packages for infants (0-2 years old)
  • Recommended travel period between June – August
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Day 1: Reykjavik/Keflavik - Vagar airport - Torshavn

On your own, transfer to Keflavik International Airport about a 45 drive from Reykjavik.  Transfers are not included, but we recommend the convenient and easy FlyBus transfer service.  We are happy to book a transfer ticket for you.   Early morning Atlantic Airways flight to Vagar airport on Vagar Island

Upon arrival in Vagar airport take an unguided airport taxi transfer to Hotel Streym, Hotel Torshavn or Hotel Hafnia in the capital city of Torshavn on Streymoy Island. The drive between Vagar Island and Streymoy Island is about 45-minutes.

The  rest of the day open for your own activities. Use the opportunity to explore the old part of Torshavn and its charming houses, some with traditional grass roofs.  There are several good restaurants, cafe shops, bars and night clubs.

Overnight in Torshavn.

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Day 2: Vestmanna cliffs

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure in Torshavn. Your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel at 12:30 (12:30pm) for your boat trip to the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs, a must see place in the Faroe Islands.

Boat trip to the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs – must see place –

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 KvivikReturn to Torshavn around 17:30 (5:30 PM).

 

Recommended Optional: Home Visit – Meeting the locals 
Take the opportunity to visit a Faroese family home. Experience the warm atmosphere and enjoy the storytelling about the Faroese and about the local community while enjoying a nice dinner.

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Day 3: The Saga Island of Sandoy

Saga Island Sandoy

Breakfast at your hotel.  You’ll be picked up from your hotel at 9:00 (9:00 am),  You will be taken to the harbor where you will board the local ferry. 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’s 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 is open for your own activities. Overnight in Torshavn.

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Day 4: Vagar airport and flight to Iceland

Early morning breakfast at your hotel.  Early morning departure from the hotel to the airport for your flight back to Iceland. Your Atlantic Airways flight will arrive at Keflavik International Airport, about a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik.  If you are staying afterwards in Reykjavik, airport/hotel transfers are not included in the package but we are happy to assist you with extending your stay in Iceland.

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