Welcome to Faroe Islands

The Faroes are a paradise for fell-walkers and ornithologists who accept the pyrotechnically unpredictable climate. Designer-mown by shaggy sheep, fields are blissfully bouncy under-foot. Pastures gleam with the greener-than-green hue of divine billiard tables. Peeping puffins, dive-bombing skuas and wheeling fulmars glide over dizzying chasms. Wave-battered headlands end in plunging cliffs that are as breathtaking as the wild winds that threaten to blow unwary hikers off them. Streymoy is the biggest island of the group, and home to the capital Tórshavn, as well as dramatic scenery galore and the unmissable bird cliffs of Vestmanna. While the Southern Islands aren't quite so dramatic in terms of landscape, islands like Suðuroy and Skúvoy are appealingly low on tourists and high on friendliness.

The proud, stoical Faroese character has been forged from Viking blood, Christian piety, Scandinavian openness and an awe for the humbling nature that’s all around. Few communities this small are so alive with art and the Faroes’ incredibly vibrant music scene is nothing short of astonishing. So even if the weather proves uncooperative, this self-assured little demi-nation is likely to surprise and delight even the most cynical traveller.

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Trælanýpan “Lake Above The Ocean” + Photography Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Torshavn Cathedral, Torshavn, Streymoy08.30 - 09.00 Pick up at all hotels and designated pick up points in Tórshavn.Stop At: SornfelliHighest point you can get in a vehicle, and a great view at Vágar island in the west and Nólsoy in the EastDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Kollafjørđur. BátahylurinShort coffee visit in the gas station in KollafjørðurDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Sandavagur Church, Sandavagur, Vagar IslandVisit the, one of a kind church in Sandavágur and walk aroundDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Miðvágur ChurchMiðvágur has some historical sitesDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Sørvágsvatn LakeStop by the biggest lake in the Faroe Islands two times. first time we will stop by a new stone statue of a horse. Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Sørvágur StadiumDrive by Sørvágur village, which has approx 1000 residents Stop At: GasadalurStop in Gásadalur village, walk around and see the beautiful waterfallDuration: 1 hourStop At: Sorvagsvatn, Vagar IslandThe bus parks by the lake, your local tour guide greets you and you hike out to the famous "lake above the Ocean" or TrælanýpaYou will hike for a total of 3 hours and when the hike is finished, the bus will take you back to TórshavnDuration: 3 hoursStop At: TrælanípanEnjoy some of the best scenery the Faroe Islands has to offer.A packed lunch and beverages will be servedDuration: 1 hourPass By: Torshavn Cathedral, Torshavn, StreymoyThe tour has come to an end, and you will be delivered right at your hotel

$214.92 Kid Friendly

Skúvoy "The Hidden Pearl" Whole Day Tour From Tórshavn

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Torshavn Cathedral, Torshavn, StreymoyPick up and drop off in the capital TórshavnPass By: Velbastaðar SkúliDrive along a scenic mountain road, where you will see the islands of Sandoy, Hestoy and Koltur.Stop At: Skopun HavnArrive at the island of Sandoy, in the village of SkopunDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Sandoyar MeginskúliSee some of the oldest historical remains in the Faroe islands and the scares left behind by world war twoDuration: 1 hourStop At: Skúvoyar kirkjaArrive on Skuvoy and get greeted by the local tour guideSee the old churchFree time to yourself, to explore the villageEat the packed lunch at the local guides house.Duration: 3 hours

$924.38 Kid Friendly

Golden Circle - Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Torshavn Cathedral, Torshavn, StreymoyThe tour begins and ends in the capital TórshavnStop At: Saksun Church, StreymoyWalk around the cozy old village and see the famous white churchDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Fossa, StreymoyBiggest waterfall in the Faroe Islands, fossáDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Tjornuvik Kirkja, Tjornuvik, StreymoyWalk around the cozy villageDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Funningur Church, Funningur, EysturoyPhotostop above the village FunningurDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Cleft Of Gjogv, Gjogv, Eysturoywalk around the amazingly beautiful village Gjógv whichhas it's name after the big gorgeDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Gjaar Church, Gjogv, EysturoyThe village church dates from 1929. It was the first one to be consecrated in the village and the first one to feature services in Faroese. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Risin and Kellingin, EysturoyPhotostop at the two sea stacks Risin and Kellingin. The Giant (Risin) is the 71m stack further from the coast, and the witch (Kellingin) is the 68m pointed stack nearer land.Duration: 10 minutes

$1073.82 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

6 days small group adventure tours around the Faroe Islands

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: MM Tours, Torshavn, StreymoyMonday: 09-17Tuesday: 09–19.00Wednesday: 09.00–20.00Thursday: 08.30–15.30Friday: 09.00–14.30Saturday: 09.00–18.30Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to the morning timesStop At: SornfelliPhoto opportunities of Nordadalsskard and SornfelliDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Saksun Church, StreymoyMondayArriving at Saksun, were you will have half an hour to explore and take amazing photos.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Fossá WaterfallMondayPhoto stop at the biggest waterfall in the Faroe islands – FossáDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Tjornuvik Kirkja, Tjornuvik, StreymoyMondayArriving in the village of Tjornuvik, with a half an hour photo stopDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Funningur Church, Funningur, EysturoyMondayWe arrive at the village of Funning, were you will visit the old wooden churchDuration: 1 hourStop At: Cleft Of Gjogv, Gjogv, EysturoyMondayArrive at the beautiful village of Gjógv for some sightseeing and a packed lunchDuration: 1 hourStop At: Risin and Kellingin, EysturoyMondayTake some amazing photos of the “Risin and kellingin” – Giant and the hagDuration: 10 minutesPass By: Eiðis kirkjaMondayPass By: Lake Leitisvatn, Vagar IslandTuesdayStop At: Port SørvágurTuesday - Depart on the ferry to Mykines ( Sail time is 40 min )Duration: 20 minutesPass By: TindhólmurEnjoy the beautiful view at the islet of Tindhólmur and Drangarnir from the Ferry to MykinesStop At: Mykines Holmur Lighthouse, MykinesTuesdayEat the packed lunch by the lighthouse, while enjoying the view.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Mykines StovaDepart for the beautiful sightseeing tour, where you will be greeted by the amazing birdlife and viewsDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Kunoy Park, Kunoy, KunoyWednesdayStop at the village of Kunoy, where there will be a photo opportunity.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Hvannasund Church, Hvannasund, Vidoy IslandWednesdayDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Haraldssund Tunnel, Haraldssund, KunoyWednesdayDepart from Kunoy and drive to the villages of Árnafjørð and Norðdepil for more photo opportunity.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Viðareiði KirkjaWednesdayDrive to the village of Viðareiði, through the newest tunnel in the Faroe islands.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Klaksvíkar kommunaWednesday Arrive in the village of Klaksvík, were you will able to walk around while waiting for the ferry.( Packed Lunch & Beverages is served )Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kalsoy, BordhoyWednesdaySightseeing on the island of Kalsoy, exploring all 4 villages Syðradalur, Húsar, Mikladalur & TrøllanesDuration: 4 hoursStop At: Kopakonan, Mikladalur, KalsoyWednesdaySightseeing in the village Mikladalur ( Seal woman )Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Syðradalur (K)WednesdaySightseeing in village of SyðradalurDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Vestmanna Bird Cliffs, Vestmanna, StreymoyThursdayBoard the ferry and begin the journey to the birdcliffsDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Vestmanna Church, Vestmanna, StreymoyBoard the bus and drive up a mountain road, to see the old village dam, see the windmills that are located above the village of Vestmanna, visit a shop, where the local knitting ladies sell handmade garments.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kvivik ChurchThursdayA short stop in the village of Kvívík, were we will visit some historical residential, Viking remains.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Sandavagur Church, Sandavagur, Vagar IslandFridayArrive in the village of Sandavág, were we will make a stop to see some historical remains.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lake Leitisvatn, Vagar IslandFridayArrive at Leitisvatn and see the statue of “Nykur”, a mythical faroes figureDuration: 10 minutesPass By: Port SørvágurFridayArrive at the village of Bø, were you will get the opportunity to walk around the village and see the amazing views of Tindholm and Drangarnar.Stop At: Gasadalur Tunnel, Gasadalur, Vagar IslandFridayWe will get back on the bus and drive to the village of Gásadal, were we will have a packed lunch and beveragesDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Mulafossur Waterfall, Vagar IslandFridayA short walk to Múlafoss, the most well known waterfall in the Faroe islands.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Hotel VagarFridayPass By: Miðvágurt to Bøsdalafossur Trail HeadFridayPass By: Velbastaðar SkúliSaturdayDrive along a scenic mountain road, where you will see the islands of Sandoy, Hestoy and Koltur.Stop At: Skopun HavnSaturdayArrive at the island of Sandoy, in the village of SkopunDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Sandoyar MeginskúliSaturdaySee the old village churchDuration: 1 hourStop At: Soltuvik, SandoySaturday Depart for the village of Søltuvik, were your guide will tell you all about the history of the placeDuration: 20 minutes

$184.88 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Mykines with a local guide - Selfdrive

Visit: Port SørvágurJoin the ferry "Jósup" From the village of Sørvágur to the island of Mykines. on the sail you will see beautiful sights of Tindhólmur, Drangarnir & MúlafossurDuration: 40 minutesVisit: Múlafossur WaterfallSee Múlafossur from a distance as the ferry sails towards MykinesDuration: 10 minutesVisit: TindhólmurEnjoy the view while the ferry passes Tindhólmur & DrangarnirDuration: 10 minutesVisit: Mykines StovaArriving on the island of Mykines, the local tour guide greets you welcome, and tells you about daily life on the small island, as the hike to the puffin paradise begins.Duration: 3 hoursVisit: Mykines Holmur Lighthouse, MykinesMykineshólmur is a Ramsar site for rich birdlife. You will see thousands of puffins, Gannets, Kittiwakes and many other birds in breath taking surroundings.Duration: 3 hours

$854.16 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Photography Tour ( Private Tour )

Visit: Tórshavn CathedralPick up right at your hotel, port or adresse

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