A view of Mikladalur on a summers day in the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Short Summer Break

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    Holiday Duration

    4 nights

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    Best time to go

    May - September

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    Price From

    £575 per person

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    Wild Rating

    2 out of 5

Holiday Idea

Experience the mystical Viking archipelago of the gloriously-isolated Faroe Islands on this short summer break. Based in the pretty capital, Torshavn, a harbour town of cobbled streets and grass-roofed cottages, choose to relax and enjoy the city or opt to join guided day trips to discover the fantastic history, rich culture, and spectacular scenery of the surrounding islands.


Itinerary

Mykines houses in the summer, Faroe Islands
Road leading to the sea in Torshavn, the Faroe Islands

Day 1 | Arrive in the Faroe Islands

Arrive and transfer to the tiny capital, Tórshavn. Settle into your hotel. Spend some time exploring the charming capital and discover a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and handicraft shops. Take a stroll to the harbourside, visit the Nordic House - the most important cultural institution in the Faroes and explore the old town with its many turf-roofed houses. Later enjoy a dining experience in a local home.

View of the hillside village of Saksun in the Faroe Islands

Day 2 | Optional Excursion

Today enjoy time in the capital or opt to join a guided day trip. It's possible to travel to the northern islands, arguably the most picturesque of the 18 islands. Travel to Klaksvík, explore the island of Kunoy with the beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy and the southern part of Eysturoy.

Schooner cruise from Torshavn to Nolsoy in the Faroe Islands

Day 4 | Optional Excursion

Today, perhaps join a morning cruise along the coastline of one of the Farose’ smallest islands, Nólsoy. Keep a lookout for birdlife and seals, and whales gliding through the deep blue waters. Return to Tórshavn for lunch. Speak to us about eating at a traditional Faroese fish buffet in the capital (available June, July & August).

Puffin on the island of Mykines, Faroe Islands

Day 3 | Optional Excursion

Today, head out to explore Mykines, the westernmost island of the Faroes. Known for its rich birdlife and spectacular and distinctive scenery, take in incredible views of the unspoiled natural surroundings whilst discovering the Mykines-islet. Catch a glimpse into the lives of the gannets and puffins that breed on Mykinesholm, before venturing to Mykineshólmur to see the lighthouse on the western tip. Stop for a cooling drink at one of the charming cafes in the village, before heading back to your hotel in the evening.

Turf houses in the village of Saksun, Faroe Islands

Day 5 | Departure Day

Bid farewell to the Faroe Islands and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. 

Excursions from Torshavn

Suðuroy Akraberg Faroe Islands @Olavur Fredriksen

Suduroy

Sail alongside majestic cliffs to the westernmost island of Mykines. See impressive gannets that only breed on Mykinesholm and the charming puffins with their colourful beaks. 

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

Northern Islands

Visit five islands in the North. See the fishing capital of the Faroe Islands, Klaksvík, the island of Kunoy with the beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy and the southern part of Eysturoy. Photo stops are made along the way. 

Mykines @Kamilla Benzon

Puffin Island

Sail alongside majestic cliffs to the westernmost island of Mykines. See impressive gannets that only breed on Mykinesholm and the charming puffins with their colourful beaks. 

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

Discover Torshavn by ebike

Take to two wheels and embark on a two-hour guided tour of Torshavn. This leisurely trip covers around 15km. Available every Wednesday - energy bar and water included.

Schooner cruise from Torshavn to Nolsoy in the Faroe Islands

Cruise to Nolsoy Island

Visit five islands in the North. See the fishing capital of the Faroe Islands, Klaksvík, the island of Kunoy with the beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy and the southern part of Eysturoy. Photo stops are made along the way. 

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Feast at a Faroese Fish Buffet

For a meal in the heart of the capital, head to Hotel Hafnia, home of the Faroese Fish Buffet which takes place every Friday throughout the summer months. A delicious feast not to be missed!

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What's included

  • Return airport transfers
  • Four nights accommodation in Tórshavn including breakfast 
  • A dining experience in a local home

The price of this suggestion is based on two people sharing a standard double or twin room at the centrally located Hotel Hafnia.

Prefer to stay at a different Torshavn hotel? We're wild about the sustainable Hotel Brandan and the boutique Havgrim Seaside Hotel.


Our team would love to start planning your Faroe Islands Short Summer Break holiday