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Day 1: Friday: Keflavik Airport – Vagar airport – Torshavn

On your own, transfer to the Keflavik airport for your early morning flight on Atlantic Airways to the Faroe Islands. (flight time is generally around 9:00am, subject to change). If you are staying in Reykjavik, we are happy to arrange Airport Direct or private transfers to/from Keflavik

After a 90-minute flight, you will arrive at the international airport on Vagar Island, around 11:30am local time). Board an airport taxi (included) for an unguided and relaxing transfer to the capital city of Torshavn on the Streymoy Island and to your hotel. (This is a 45-minute, scenic drive).

The rest of the day and evening is open. We suggest that you explore Tinganes, the old part of Torshavn with charming houses, some with traditional grass roofs. One of the most interesting buildings is the old Parliament building.

There are several good restaurants, coffee shops, cozy bars and night clubs. Restaurant culture in Torshavn has really taken off in the last two decades, with a variety of dining experiences. Several restaurants feature a fine dining cuisine that features traditional specialties. One countryside restaurant, KOKS, has a 2-star Michelin rating, making it one of the world’s most remote gastronomical experiences.

The Faroese music culture is also very enjoyable and diverse. Known for its alternative musical events, the Faroese music scene has started to develop an international following. The local recording label, Tutle, along with the major music festivals, influenced a vibrant musical culture. Perhaps you might be able to experience a local live music event during your visit.

Torshavn also has a nice variety of shops featuring local products such as handicrafts. One of the best souvenirs of the Faroes is knitwear. These beautiful clothing items are fashionably modern yet also reflect influences from the Middle Ages.

Overnight in Torshavn.

Please note that most hotels start check-in around 14:00 – 16:00 (2:00pm – 4:00pm.)

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Day 2: Saturday: Vestmanna Bird Cliffs & Viking Settlement

Breakfast at your hotel. Today is a perfect blending of nature, geology and history. The morning is open for your own activities. We suggest getting something to eat before your scheduled tour. The driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel at 12:30 (12:30pm). Your tour starts with a drive via a mountain road to Vestmanna village, where an excursion boat awaits. The Vestmanna Cliffs are one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands, so make sure your camera is ready! The boat will take you (weather permitting) through narrow sounds, into deep grottoes carved by the surf, and close to the 700 meter (1.500 foot) high cliffs where thousands of seabirds nest. The boat tour is 2 hours.

En route back to Tórshavn, your tour will make a stop at an old Viking farmstead in the beautiful and quaint village of Kvívík. Here you will see an old excavation of two Viking longhouses. Drive via the mountain road back to Tórshavn and make a few photostops. Return to Torshavn around 17:30 (5:30pm)

Overnight in Torshavn.

Recommended Optional: Home Visit – Meeting the locals 

Visit a Faroese family at their house this evening for a cup of coffee and pastries and a chance to chat about life in the Faroe Islands. Coffee and home visits are a staple of Faroese culture, and you are sure to enjoy the ambience and coziness of a Faroese home and your hosts’ stories. You can also upgrade your experience and have dinner with the family. (Please ask for price quote)

Note: Transfers are not included. If you are statying in Hotel Djurhuus or Hotel Torshavn the family home will be in walking distance

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Day 3: Sunday: The Saga Island of Sandoy

Breakfast at your hotel. Today, enjoy a great introduction to the history and art of the Faroe Islands on a small group tour. You’ll be picked up from your hotel at 8:30am You’ll be taken to the harbour where you’ll board the local ferry. Travel by ferry to Sandoy, one of the Faroe Islands’ most unspoiled islands. You can still experience the traditional Faroese lifestyle here. Visit the Viking-age ruins at Junkarinsflotti and learn about the excavations in the village’s graveyard. You will also visit an art gallery in Sandur, which has one of the largest private art collections in the Faroe Islands, including many paintings by renowned Faroese artists. On the way back to Torshavn, visit a famous historical site in ancient Kirkjuboeur village. Here you’ll see the uncompleted 13th-century Magnus Cathedral, the 12-century St Olav’s church, and an 11th century farm manor. (Today’s tour includes a boxed lunch and museum entrance.) Return to Torshavn around 18:00 (6:00pm).

Evening is open for your own activities. Overnight in Torshavn.

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Day 4: Monday: Return to Iceland

Breakfast at your hotel. Unguided early morning transfer by shuttle taxi from your hotel to Vagar airport for your morning flight, arriving in Iceland at Keflavik airport around 11:00am. Your travel experience ends at Keflavik airport.

If you are staying afterwards in Reykjavik, airport/hotel transfers are not included, but we recommend the convenient and easy Airport Direct transfer service or a private transfer. We are happy to arrange this for you.

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