The village of Saksun in winter, Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Winter Explorer Self Drive

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    Holiday Duration

    4 nights

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    Best Time To Go

    October - March

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    Price From

    £1180 per person

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    Wild Rating

    3 out of 5

Holiday Idea

Visit the far-flung Faroe Islands during winter, where the ever changing weather can bring bright sunny days or wild storms against the beautiful back drop of moss coated mountains, towering waterfalls and a roaring sea. The vast archipelago offers turf-roofed scattering of villages, sea stacks and medieval relics, all connected by a network of sub sea tunnels and ferry crossings.


Picture of lake in Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
Gasadalur waterfall on the island of Vagar in the Faroe Islands

Day 1 | Arrive in Vágar

Arrive in Vágar and collect your hire car at the airport. Perhaps pay a visit to the small villages of Gásadalur and Bøur. Bøur offers mesmerising views of the peaky and uninhabited islet Tindhólmur and the stacks Drangarnir, it is also the last inhabited settlement before you reach Gásadalur. Why not enjoy lunch and a panoramic view over the island of Mykines? Take the sub-sea tunnel in Vágar and head towards the bridge stretching across the wild waters of the North Atlantic. Arrive in Eysturoy and enjoy an overnight stay. Be sure to keep an eye out for the northern lights which might make an appearance overhead.

Picture of Klaksvik in Faroe Islands

Day 2 | Explore The Northern Islands

Drive via 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. On the way back to Eysturoy, stop in the village of Fuglafjørður. To finish, be sure to visit Ribarhús & Piddasahandil and Arts Centre located in an beautiful historic building (open 15.00–17.30). Travel back to Eysturoy.

The village of Tjørnuvík in the Faroe Islands

Day 3 | Discover Saksun & Tjørnuvík

Embark on an adventure to the pretty and remote hillside village of Saksun and Streymoy’s northernmost village of Tjørnuvík and see the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch. Enjoy the mountain lined views in Tjørnuvík before heading to the Faroe Islands tiny capital, Tórshavn. Spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring the variety of restaurants, cafes and handicraft shops. Head to the end of the Østrom harbour for modern Faroese art and crafts. We recommend Restaurant Áarstova and Barbara for dinner in the city this evening.

Picture of the harbour at Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Day 4 | Day at leisure & Kirkjubøur

Today spend a day exploring the islands at your leisure. 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. Why not visit the National Museum where ancient Viking relics are on display.

Highland cow in the faroe islands

Day 5 | Departure Day

After breakfast check out of your hotel and return your hire car at the airport for your departure plans.

What's included

  • Rental car  for the duration of the trip. Pick up and drop off at Vágar Airport.
  • Two nights in a double room including breakfast at Hotel Brandan in the capital of Tórshavn on the island of Streymoy
  • Two nights in a double room including breakfast at the Gjaargardur Guesthouse in Gjógv on the island of Eysturoy


  • 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 Winter Break Holiday



The village of Saksun in winter, Faroe Islands | Annie Spratt | Unsplash


Turf houses in the village of Saksun, Faroe Islands | Olavur Fredriksen

Gasadalur waterfall on the island of Vagar in the Faroe Islands | Hans Christian Strikert | Unsplash

Picture of Vidareidi, Faroe Islands | Olavur Fredriksen

The village of Tjørnuvík in the Faroe Islands | Olavur Fredriksen

Picture of Kirkjubour, Faroe Islands | Olavur Fredriksen

The winding road of norðradalur in the Faroe Islands | André Alexander | Greengate

picture of the harbour in norodepil, Faroe Islands | @jonihedinger | Greengate