Kallur lighthouse on the island of Kalsoy in the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Classic Circle Self Drive

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    Holiday Duration

    8 nights

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    Price From

    £1625 per person

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    3 out of 5

Holiday Idea



Lighthouse on a cliff edge in the Faroe Islands
Waterfall in the faroe islands

Day 1 | Arrive in the Faroe Islands

Arrive in the Faroe Islands and collect your rental car.  

The Giant and the Witch in the Faroe Islands

Day 2 | Vagar & Eysturoy

Today, 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.

Two people hiking and overlooking the Faroe Islands

Day 3 | Gjógv

Enjoy the day at the 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.

small village in the faroe Islands on the coast

Day 4 | 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 church before continuing and discover Klaksvík. From here it is possible to explore the other Northern Islands, each offering dramatic landscapes.

Someone hiking in Kalsoy in the Faroe Islands

Day 5 | Kalsoy & Kallur Lighthouse

This morning drive to Klaksvík and take the ferry to Syðradalur (crossing time 20 minutes).  Make a stop at the village of Mikladalur, known for its artists and sagas. By the ocean, you can see the beautiful sculpture of the Seal Woman. Continue to Trollanes and enjoy a hike to the Kallur Lighthouse. Take the ferry back to Klasvík in the afternoon and drive to the capital.

The village of Gjogv in the Faroe Islands

Day 6 | Sandoy

Travel by ferry to visit the beautiful and green island of Sandoy, also called the Saga-island. The island has a wealth of history and wonderful nature. Take the ferry from the harbour Gamlarætt to the village of Skopun. Do not miss the villages of Dalur and Húsavík which lie in beautiful
surroundings. Return by ferry to the capital.


Day 7 | 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. Take the ferry back to the capital. 

Torshavn, the capital city located on Streymoy, Faroe Islands

Day 8 | Tórshavn

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. 

Small house overlooking the sea in the Faroe Islands

Day 9 | Departure Day

Bid farewell to the Faroe Islands. Return the rental car to the airport and catch your return flight.

What's included

  • Return economy flights from the UK to Vagar
  • Eight nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Car hire for  the duration of your visit with pick up and drop off at Vagar Airport
  • Local guides to assist you on the hikes

The price of this suggestion is based on two people sharing a double/twin room. 

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.

Our Faroe Island team would love to start planning your Classic Circle Tour