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.)