Best time to go
March - September
£1500 per person
3 out of 5
Take advantage of the Faroe Islands' excellent infrastructure and explore the easily-accessible islands from the saddle. Eighteen islands connected by either sub-sea tunnels, bridges or ferries combined with a low volume of traffic makes exploring the rugged landscapes of the islands on bike a pleasure.
Day 1 | Arrive in the Faroe Islands
Arrive in the Faroe Islands and check-in at Hotel Vagar, just 500m from the airport where your bikes will be waiting for you. Start your cycle ride along the shores of the fjord towards the villages Bour and Gasadalur which is a 20km return trip.
Day 2 | Bosdalafossur Waterfall
Today cycle towards the lake Sorvagsvatn, via Midvagur and Sandavagur to the viewpoint "Trollkonufingur" - a 23km return ride. At Sorvagsvatn, park your bikes and take a walk along the lake to the incredible Bosadalafossur waterfall.
Day 3 | Gjogv
Take the public bus to Kollafjordour. Cycle on towards Gjogv along the coastline route to the bridge that crosses over the Atlantic Ocean. Climb from Eidi to Eidisskard on your way to Gjogv - a 47km ride. Stay overnight at Gjaardgardour for the night.
Day 4 | Route to Runavik
Today you'll head out from Gjogv to Runavik. After you have climbed up from Gjogv you will bike down impressive hairpin bend roads to the small and charming village Funningur. From there, take the leisurely and beautiful ride through the fjords Funningsfjordur and Skalafjordur to Runavik - 34km. Stay overnight in Runavik.
Day 5 | Runavik to Torshavn
After breakfast, cycle from Runavik via Toftir along the narrow lane "Agnid" which winds its way across the countryside with lots of hairpin bends. Pass by the beautiful mountain lake Toftavatn - 10km return. In the afternon take the bus to the quirky capital, Torshavn and check into your hotel for the next three nights.
Day 6 | Ferry to Sandoy
Cycling out of Torshavn, head over the mountain pass Velbastadhalur to the ferryport Gamlaraett. Take the ferry across the to beautiful island of Sandoy with its picturesque villages and outstanding natural scenery. Take the relatively flat cycling route to the village of Skalavik. The day's ride is 70km.
Day 7 | Kollafjordur or Sornfelli
Today you have a choice of routes. For your last day cycling either headed via the mountain road "Oyggjarvegurin" to Kollafjordur - 40km return. Alternatively take the route to Sornfelli which is 34km. Both offer outstanding views of the steep fjord ascents and descents.
Day 8 | Departure Day
After your final breakfast on the islands, the taxi shuttle will take you to the airport to catch your return flight home.
Where will I rest my head?
- Return flights from the UK to the Faroe Islands
- Airport transfer on departure day
- Seven nights accommodation including breakfast
- Bicycle rental and transport. Pick up from Vagar, drop off at the Torshavn office
The price of this suggestion is based on two people sharing a double or a twin room throughout.