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£1700 per person
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Day 9 | Departure Day
Bid farewell to the Faroe Islands. Return the rental car to the airport and catch your return flight.
- Eight nights' accommodation at hotels and guesthouses around the islands with breakfast
- Car hire for the duration of your visit with pick up and drop off at Vagar Airport
- A small group guided trip to Kalsoy and the Kallur Lighthouse
The price of this suggestion is based on two people sharing a double or a twin room throughout.
Interested in visiting Mykines and Suduroy too? These are the westernmost and southernmost islands. They are not included in this itinerary but can be added if you have more time.