Best time to go
May - September
£575 per person
2 out of 5
Gloriously remote, yet easy to reach, this short summer holiday in the Faroe Islands is perfect for first-time visitors seeking a unique city break. Stay in the pretty capital, Torshavn and wander along cobbled streets, admire grass-roofed cottages, and dine at fantastic harbourside restaurants. Choose to relax and enjoy the capital or join guided day trips to discover the fantastic history, rich culture, and spectacular scenery of the surrounding islands.
Day 1 | Arrive in the Faroe Islands
Arrive in the Faroe Islands and transfer to Tórshavn. Spend time exploring the charming capital with its many handicraft shops and quaint cafes. Take a stroll to the harbourside, visit the Nordic House - the most important cultural institution in the Faroes - and explore the old town with its many turf-roofed houses. Later enjoy a dining experience in a local home.
Day 2 | Optional Excursion
Today enjoy time in the capital or opt to join a guided day trip. Minibus tours travel to the northern islands, arguably the most picturesque of the 18 islands. Visit Klaksvík, and explore the island of Kunoy with the beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy before reaching the the southern part of Eysturoy.
Day 4 | Optional Excursion
Today, perhaps join a morning cruise along the coastline of one of the Farose’ smallest islands, Nólsoy. Keep a lookout for birdlife and seals, and whales gliding through the deep blue waters. Return to Tórshavn for lunch. Speak to us about eating at a traditional Faroese fish buffet in the capital (available June, July & August).
Day 3 | Optional Excursion
Why not visit Mykines today? The westernmost island of the Faroes. is well known for its rich birdlife and spectacular and distinctive scenery. Gaze at incredible views of the unspoiled natural surroundings whilst discovering the Mykines-islet. Catch a glimpse into the lives of the gannets and puffins that breed on Mykinesholm, before venturing to see the lighthouse on the western tip. Stop for a cooling drink at one of the charming cafes in the village, before returning to Torshavn.
Day 5 | Departure Day
Bid farewell to the Faroe Islands and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Excursions from Torshavn
Travel two hours from the capital by ferry to reach the southernmost island where the scenery reigns supreme. Take to the hills and hike Hvannhagi, a beautiful valley surrounded by steep mountains.
Visit five islands in the North. See the fishing capital of the Faroe Islands, Klaksvík, the island of Kunoy with the beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy and the southern part of Eysturoy.
Sail alongside majestic cliffs to the westernmost island of Mykines. See impressive gannets that only breed on Mykinesholm and the charming puffins with their colourful beaks.
Join an experienced photographer
Witness from the water
Wonderful places to stay in Torshavn
- Return airport transfers
- Four nights accommodation in Tórshavn including breakfast
- A dining experience in a local home
The price of this suggestion is based on two people sharing a standard double or twin room at the centrally located Hotel Hafnia.