Drangarnir Sea Stack, Vagar, Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Short Winter Break

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    Holiday Duration

    4 nights

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    Best Time To Go

    October - March

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    Price From

    £775 per person

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    Wild Rating

    3 out of 5

Holiday Idea

Travel to the far-flung Faroe Islands during winter. Explore wild empty landscapes at your own pace on a self-drive adventure. Cross hiking trails, pretty settlements, camera-clicking vistas, and the compact capital city. The western shores of Vagar are home to a collection of historic villages, where Torshavn's charming harbour is home to a tiny bustling culture of boutique shops and eateries.


Picture of Northern Lights in  Klaksvik, Faroe islands
Picture of sheep in Sudoroy, Faroe Islands

Day 1 | Arrive in Tórshavn

On arrival collect your hire car and drive approximately 50 minutes to the tiny capital. Continue to your hotel in Tórshavn and check in for a three night stay. Enjoy dinner in one of Tórshavn’s fabulous restaurants in the evening. Ask Emma to make you a table reservation.

Piture of The village of Bøur on Vágar island, Faroe Islands

Day 2 | Explore Gásadalur & Vágar 

Arrive at the bus terminal and board your bus where your guide will be waiting to whisk you away to the western shores of  Vágar. Stop in the small village of Bøur, where you'll have a great view of the peaky and uninhabited islet Tindhólmur and the stacks Drangarnir. Bøur is the last inhabited settlement before you reach Gásadalur where you will enjoy lunch and a panoramic view over the island of Mykines. Discover Múlafossur, the most famous waterfall in the Faroe Islands, before returning for dinner in the city. Ask about our favourite restaurants in the city.


Day 3 | Explore Tórshavn

Spend the day at leisure and enjoy the charming capital where a variety of restaurants, cafes and handicraft shops await. Perhaps take a short drive to visit the village of Kirkjubøur which is the Faroe Islands’ historical and cultural centre. 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. It’s also possible to sail with old schooner boat, Norðlýsið, and discover fantastic views of the Faroe Islands from the ocean.

A settlement in Tjørnuvík, Faroe Islands

Day 4 | Discover The Northern Islands

Today 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’s church before continuing to Klaksvík. Explore the other Northern Islands, each offering dramatic landscapes. Reach the village of Viðareiði, on Viðoy, the northernmost village in the Faroe Islands and the scenic village of Gjógv before your final stop in Tjørnuvík, where you can enjoy the view of the sea stacks, the Giant and the Witch.

The giant and the witch behind a sheep in the faroe islands

Day 5 | Departure Day

After breakfast check out of your hotel and return to the airport for your departure plans.

What's included

  • Return private airport transfers at Vágar Airport
  • Four nights in a double/twin room at a hotel in the capital of Tórshavn on the island of Streymoy including daily buffet breakfast
  • A seven-hour bus tour to Gásadalur
  • A four-hour bus tour to Viðareiði, Klaksvík, Gjógv, Tjørnuvík

The price of this suggestion is based on two people sharing a double or a twin room at Hotel Brandan, Hilton Garden Inn or Hotel Hafnia.

  • 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 Islands team would love to start planning your Faroe Islands Short Winter break


Drangarnir Sea Stack, Vagar, Faroe Islands | Photo by Sebastian Boring | Unsplash

Lighthouse on the Faroe Islands on a cliff |Photo by Philip Waldhauer | Unsplash
Tórshavn Marina Faroe Islands | Olavur Fredriksen |  

Gasadalur waterfall on the island of Vagar in the Faroe Islands | Robert Bahn | Unsplash

Picture of Kirkjubour, Faroe Islands | Olavur Fredriksen |

A settlement in Tjørnuvík, Faroe Islands | Annie Spratt | Unsplash

The giant and the witch behind a sheep in the Faroe islands | Greengate

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Lighthouse on the faroe islands on a cliff | Philipp Waldhauer | Unsplash