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Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Complete Self Drive

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    Holiday Duration

    10 nights

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    Best time to go

    May to August

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    Price From

    £2100 per person

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    Wild Rating

    4 out of 5

Holiday Idea

Discover a rugged and windswept wilderness and explore the islands' unique and epic landscapes at your own pace on this self-drive adventure. From the panoramic views at Gásadalur to the twisted trails of Suðuroy, take in the moss-dusted hulking cliffs that emerge from the Atlantic. Enjoy the cobbled streets in one of the world's tiniest capitals before exploring the undulating beauty of Nólsoy.


Drangarnir Sea Stack, Vagar, Faroe Islands
 Sorvagsvatn lake on Vagar island, Faroe Islands

Day 1 | Arrive in the Faroe Islands

Arrive in Gásadalur for your first day of exploring with a trip to the village of Gásadalur. Discover the panoramic view over the island of Mykines. Walk along the nature trails and visit Lake Sørvágsvatn, known as ‘the lake above the ocean’. Continue to your hotel on the island of Vagar for an overnight stay.

Puffin on the island of Mykines, Faroe Islands

Day 2 | Mykines

Today you'll visit Mykines, on the west of the Faroe Islands. With an experienced guide, head out on the fantastic hike to take in the unspoiled surroundings and breathtaking scenery. Start in the village, with its turf-roofed houses and head towards the lighthouse to enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic coastline. Return to Vagar in the afternoon.

A town in the Faroe Islands with the sunsetting

Day 3 | Suðuroy

Sail from Torshavn for two hours to the rugged and unspoiled wilderness of Suduroy. Here, ferocious Atlantic weather is not uncommon, with the island's steep western cliff faces often exposed to raging winds and storms. Enjoy spectacular coastal views and charming seaside villages along the eastern route, and enjoy sightseeing and birdwatching in Akraberg, the southernmost point of the islands where some World War II pillboxes still stand.

Akraberg lighthouse on Suduroy Island on the southernmost tip of the Faroe Islands

Day 4 | Guided tour of Suðuroy

Today you'll tour Suðuroy with an expert guide, who will show you around this peculiar island, which has a rich history and unforgettable viewpoints. The sightseeing tour is determined by wind and weather and you'll stop to find the perfect spot for lunch.

The capital of Torshavn on the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands

Day 5 | Tórshavn & Kirkjubour

Explore the Faroe Island's capital of Tórshavn on Streymoy Island. Stroll through the quaint streets of the old town to enjoy the charming local boutiques and emerald-turfed houses. The city offers a rich cultural scene; perhaps visit an art exhibition or try some authentic cuisine at a variety of restaurants and cafes. Later, drive south to the historical village of Kirkjubour, the site of the ruins of Magnus Cathedral and medieval church, St. Olav.

A ferry to explore the islands in the Faroe Islands

Day 6 | Nólsoy

Take the ferry to Nólsoy, one of the Farose’ smallest islands. Take in its distinct mountain peak, Eggjarklettur. Visit the Faroes’ famous taxidermist and hike through unspoilt natural landscapes to the stunningly located lighthouse on the island’s southern tip.

Picture of Vidareidi, Faroe Islands

Day 7 | Streymoy & The Northern Islands

Visit the pretty and remote hillside village of Saksun and Streymoy’s northernmost village of Tjørnuvík. Wander along the beach and see the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch. Take the sub-sea tunnel from Leirvík to Borðoy. Visit the Christian’s church before continuing and discover Klaksvík. From here it is possible to explore the other Northern Islands, each offering dramatic landscapes. The village of Viðareiði, on Viðoy, is worth a visit and perhaps visit the island of Kunoy, where from the tiny village (also called Kunoy) is a beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy.

Seal Woman Faroe Islands @Olavur Fredriksen Resized

Day 8 | Kalsoy & Kallur Lighthouse

Board the ferry in Klaksvik and sail to Suduroy. Stop at the village of Mikladalur, which is known for its artists and sagas. By the ocean, you can see the beautiful sculpture of the Seal Woman. Visit Trollanes and then hike to Kallur Lighthouse. Take the ferry back to Klasvík in the afternoon.

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

Day 9 | Gjógv & Slættaratindur

Enjoy the scenic village of Gjógv today, which is known for its unique natural harbour and a beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy. Hike and enjoy the view of the cliffs and the beautiful Ambadalur valley. Winding trails lead up to the islands’ highest peak, Slættaratindur where from the top, you can enjoy stunning views of the archipelago.

Traditional Faroese knitting from the Faroe Islands

Day 10 | Eysturoy

Today, why not visit Oyndarfjørður to see the Rocking Stones, which according to legend are two enchanted pirate ships that lie rocking calmly. Continue to the village of Runavík and visit the local tourist office for information and visiting hours for the charming Vicarage in the village of Nes. The yarn store Navia is located in the village of Toftir and has a large selection of Faroese sweater, yarn, wool, etc.

Cliff and the sea with people kayaking in the faroe islands

Day 11 | Departure Day

Return the car to the airport and take your departure flight.

What's included

  • Car hire for the duration of your visit with pick up and drop off at Vagar Airport
  •  Accommodation for 10 or 11 nights at hotels and guesthouses around the archipelago based on a standard double/twin room including daily buffet breakfast
  • Vestmanna bird cliff tour. Duration 90 minutes
  • Driver guided tour of Suduroy including lunch. Duration 4 hours

Fly direct from Edinburgh every Monday and Thursday from April to November and from London Gatwick every Tuesday and Saturday during June, July, and August 2024

Arriving from the US? Fly direct from New Your Stewart in September and October, or fly via Keflavik in Iceland, get in touch to find out more.


  • 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.

Faroe Islands Complete Self Drive in pictures

Picture of Gásadalur, Faroe Islands
Tjørnuvík Faroe Islands @Olavur Fredriksen
Bosdalafossur waterfall and Sorvagsvatn lake on Vagar island coastline aerial view, Faroe Islands
The sun beaming through the clouds over Foroyar, Faroe Islands
The giant and the witch, Eystuory, Faroe Islands
A view of Mikladalur on a summers day in the Faroe Islands
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