Lighthouse on the faroe islands on a cliff

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Complete Self Drive

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    Holiday Duration

    10 nights

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    Best time to go

    May to August

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    Price From

    £2100 per person

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    Wild Rating

    4 out of 5

Holiday Idea

A rugged and windswept wilderness comprised of emerald-turfed houses, dramatic coastlines and charming gingerbread villages awaits travellers to the Faroe Islands. If you are looking for the ultimate tour of this Viking archipelago, then this self-drive adventure is the perfect way for you to discover all corners of the islands' unique and epic landscapes at your own pace.


Itinerary

Winding road in the Faroe Islands
Waterfall in the faroe islands

Day 1 | Arrive in the Faroe Islands

Arrive in Gásadalur for your first day of exploring with a trip to the village of Gásadalur. Discover the panoramic view over the island of Mykines. Walk along the nature trails and visit Lake Sørvágsvatn, known as ‘the lake above the ocean’. Continue to your hotel on the island of Vagar for an overnight stay.

Lighthouse on the faroe islands on a cliff

Day 2 | Mykines

Today you'll visit Mykines, on the west of the Faroe Islands. With an experienced guide, head out on the fantastic hike to take in the unspoiled surroundings and breathtaking scenery. Start in the village, with its turf-roofed houses and head towards the lighthouse to enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic coastline. Return to Vagar in the afternoon.

A town in the Faroe Islands with the sunsetting

Day 3 | Suðuroy

Sail from Torshavn for two hours to the rugged and unspoiled wilderness of Suduroy. Here, ferocious Atlantic weather is not uncommon, with the island's steep western cliff faces often exposed to raging winds and storms. Enjoy spectacular coastal views and charming seaside villages along the eastern route, and enjoy sightseeing and birdwatching in Akraberg, the southernmost point of the islands where some World War || pillboxes still stand.

Akraberg lighthouse on Suduroy Island on the southernmost tip of the Faroe Islands

Day 4 | Guided tour of Suðuroy

Today you'll tour Suðuroy with an expert guide, who will show you around this peculiar island, which has a rich history and unforgettable viewpoints. The sightseeing tour is determined by wind and weather and you'll stop to find the perfect spot for lunch.

The capital of Torshavn on the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands

Day 5 | Tórshavn & Kirkjubour

Explore the Faroe Island's capital of Tórshavn on Streymoy Island. Stroll through the quaint streets of the old town to enjoy the charming local boutiques and emerald-turfed houses. The city offers a rich cultural scene; perhaps visit an art exhibition or try some authentic cuisine at a variety of restaurants and cafes. Later, drive south to the historical village of Kirkjubour, the site of the ruins of Magnus Cathedral and medieval church, St. Olav.

A ferry to explore the islands in the Faroe Islands

Day 6 | Nólsoy

Take the ferry to Nólsoy, one of the Farose’ smallest islands. Take in its distinct mountain peak, Eggjarklettur. Visit the Faroes’ famous taxidermist and hike through unspoilt natural landscapes to the stunningly located lighthouse on the island’s southern tip.

A view of the village of Tjørnuvík

Day 7 | Streymoy & The Northern Islands

After check out, visit the pretty and remote hillside village of Saksun and Streymoy’s northernmost village of Tjørnuvík. Wander along the beach and see the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch. Take 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.

A view of the image of Syðradalur

Day 8 | Kalsoy & Kallur Lighthouse

After breakfast, drive to Klaksvík and take the ferry to Syðradalur. Stop at the village of Mikladalur, which is known for its artists and sagas. By the ocean, you can see the beautiful sculpture of the Seal Woman. Visit Trollanes and then hike to Kallur Lighthouse. Take the ferry back to Klasvík in the afternoon.

A view of the village of Gjógv, Faroe Islands

Day 9 | Gjógv & Slættaratindur

Enjoy the scenic village of Gjógv today, which is known for its unique natural harbour and a beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy. Hike and enjoy the view of the cliffs and the beautiful Ambadalur valley. Winding trails lead up to the islands’ highest peak, Slættaratindur where from the top, you can enjoy stunning views of the archipelago.

Sheep on the Faroe Islands with cliffs in the distance

Day 10 | Eysturoy

Today, why not visit Oyndarfjørður to see the Rocking Stones, which according to legend are two enchanted pirate ships that lie rocking calmly. Continue to the village of Runavík and visit the local tourist office for information and visiting hours for the charming Vicarage in the village of Nes. The yarn store Navia is located in the village of Toftir and has a large selection of Faroese sweater, yarn, wool, etc.

Cliff and the sea with people kayaking in the faroe islands

Day 11 | Departure Day

Return the car to the airport and take your departure flight.


What's included

  • Return economy flights from the UK to Vagar
  • Car hire for eleven days. Pick up and drop off at Vagar airport
  • 10 nights at hotels and guesthouses around the islands including breakfast

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


Our Faroe Island team would love to start planning your Faroe Islands Complete Self Drive holiday