Best time to go
May to August
£2100 per person
4 out of 5
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 11 | Departure Day
Return the car to the airport and take your departure flight.
- 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.