The village of Gjógv on the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Classic Circle Self Drive

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    Holiday Duration

    8 nights

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    Price From

    £1700 per person

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    Wild Rating

    3 out of 5

Holiday Idea

Spend eight enlivening nights on a self-drive adventure across the windswept beauty of the far-flung Faroe Islands. From cobbled hillside villages and mighty meandering roads to striking sea cliffs and relics as old as time, the untamed waves of the North Atlantic encircle this mystical archipelago waiting to be explored.




A winding road in the Faroe Islands approaching the sea
Bosdalafossur waterfall and Sorvagsvatn lake on Vagar island coastline aerial view, Faroe Islands

Day 1 | Arrive in the Faroe Islands

Arrive in the Faroe Islands, and collect your rental car. Visit Lake Sørvágsvatn, the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. Take a hike to Trælanípa cliff viewpoint where it looks as though the lake hangs over the ocean.

The Giant and the Witch in the Faroe Islands

Day 2 | Vagar & Eysturoy

Drive to the small village of Gásadalur to discover the panoramic view over the island of Mykines. From here, take a walk on the marked nature trails and enjoy the impressive view over Tindhólm and the beautiful waterfall that runs into the ocean. Continue on to the village of Tjørnuvík on the island of Streymoy, Here you can see the impressive rock formations of the Giant and the Witch. Drive via the bridge to the island of Eysturoy.

Two people hiking and overlooking the Faroe Islands

Day 3 | Gjógv

Enjoy the day in the pretty village of Gjógv, which is known for its unique natural harbour. Here it is possible to hike on your own and enjoy the view of the cliffs and the beautiful Ambadalur valley. Winding trails lead up to the islands’ highest peak, Slaettaratindur (a four-hour hike from Gjógv) where, from the top, you can enjoy stunning views across the archipelago.

Church on the island of Vidoy in the Faroe Islands

Day 4 | The Northern Islands

Drive via the sub-sea tunnel from Leirvík, which is decorated with lights by the famous Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson, to Borðoy. Visit the Christian church before continuing and discover Klaksvík. From here it's possible to explore the other Northern Islands, each offering dramatic landscapes.

Someone hiking in Kalsoy in the Faroe Islands

Day 5 | Kalsoy & Kallur Lighthouse

Board the ferry in Klaksvík and sail to Kalsoy. Enjoy a guided hike to the Kallur Lighthouse and some sightseeing on the island before returning to Klasvík in the afternoon. 

Eiders birds in the water

Day 6 | Sandoy & Skúvoy

Discover the beautiful green island of Sandoy, also called the Saga-island. The island has a wealth of history and wonderful nature.  Do not miss the villages of Dalur and Húsavík which lie in beautiful surroundings. Find out more about taking a ferry to the tiny island of Skúvoy where 

Sandur@Olavur Fredriksen

Day 7 | Tórshavn

Return from Sandoy and enjoy the day in Tórshavn, but don’t forget to visit the village of Kirkjubøur which is the Faroe Islands’ historical and cultural center. The picturesque old farm is home to a family who for 17 generations have run the farmstead and ecclesiastic site. See the unfinished Magnus Cathedral and the small medieval church of St.Olav.

Day 8 | Nolsoy

Visit Nólsoy, one of the Farose’ smallest islands. Located just 20 minutes by ferry from Tórshavn, the island offers a peaceful contrast to bustling Tórshavn. Perhaps choose to hike through unspoilt nature to the stunningly located lighthouse on the island’s southern tip to take in the dramatic views over the Atlantic swells to Sandoy. 

Small house overlooking the sea in the Faroe Islands

Day 9 | Departure Day

Bid farewell to the Faroe Islands. Return the rental car to the airport and catch your return flight.

What's included

  • Car hire for the duration of your visit with pick up and drop off at Vagar Airport
  • Accommodation for eight nights at hotels and guesthouses around the archipelago with daily breakfast included
  • A small group guided trip to Kalsoy and the Kallur Lighthouse 


  • All Where The Wild Is customers have complimentary access to their holiday details via our mobile travel app. All travel documents, a detailed travel itinerary, flight information (when supplied), packing lists, resort information, and dining recommendations are stored in our easy-to-use app - an excellent tool for travelling.
  • Access to our dedicated 24-hour emergency assistance telephone line, giving you peace of mind that should you need help while you are away, we are just a phone call away.

Our Faroe Island team would love to start planning your Classic Circle Tour