5 Day Tour A Glimpse of the Faroe Islands
The best of the Faroe Islands in only 5 days. Daily excursions from the magical Tórshavn will give you a good insight into the nature, culture and friendly hospitality of the Faroese people.
- Grotto concert and sightseeing at sea
- Island of Mykines
- Boat tour to bird cliffs at Vestmanna
- City of Tórshavn
Day 1 – Monday: Flight to the Faroe Islands – Tórshavn
Option from Denmark: departure of flight to the Faroe Islands from Copenhagen at 12:25, arriving at Vágar airport at 13:40.
Option from Iceland: departing Keflavik International Airport at 16:05, arrival at Vágar airport at 18:30
Shuttle bus from Vágar airport to Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. Accommodation for the next four nights at the hotel within walking distance to the old town centre and the old Tinganes, crammed with red coloured wooden turf-roofed houses and the Tórshavn cathedral; on a hill beside the port there is the historic fortress Skansinn. The town is adorned with numerous outdoor sculptures.
Day 2 – Tuesday: Day tour from Tórshavn – Vágar island
A 5-hour guided tour around the Island of Vágoy in a comfortable, air conditioned mini coach. On the tour you will see sights such as Leitisvatn, Níkurin, Bøur, Tindhólmur, Drangarnir, Koltur and the most popular waterfall of them all, Múlafossur.
After leaving Tórshavn the journey takes us by the old mountain road towards Vágar island. We will be making two photo stops on our way there, where you will see the island of Koltur and the only prison in the Faroe Islands. We will drive through the islands’ first subsea tunnel, which was finished in 2002, leading to the island of Vágoy. We drive across the whole island to the village of Gásadalur, where the famous waterfall, Múlafossur is located. We will leave the bus and walk around the village, where there will be several photo opportunities. We will visit the villages of Gásadalur, Bøur and Sandavágur, making several photo stops on the way, including the islet Tindhólmur and Drangarnir. When we have visited all the villages we will head back to Tórshavn along a different route, ensuring that you will see as much as possible. Return to Tórshavn early afternoon.
Afternoon free to explore the town, shop for high quality woollen goods or enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the local coffee shops.
Day 3 – Wednesday: Day tour from Tórshavn – Highlights of the Northern Islands
A guided day tour, where you will visit six islands in a day, including refreshments, ferry ticket and all fees. Sit back and enjoy the stories from the Tour Guide and the fantastic surroundings outside while we head up North. You will visit six islands, Streymoy, Eysturoy, Borđoy, Kalsoy, Viđoy and Kunoy which is 1/3 of all the Faroese islands. Several photo stops and visits in various villages such as Mikladalur, home of the seal woman and Viðareiði, the northernmost village in the Faroe Islands. The tour will also take you trough one of the two sub sea tunnels in the Faroe Islands, which has an art installation made by the famous artist, Tróndur Patursson.
Day 4 – Thursday: Day tour from Tórshavn – The Golden Circle Tour
Guided day tour to three of the most beautiful villages, the biggest waterfall and some of the best viewpoints the Faroe Islands has to offer. The first village we will visit is called Saksun. Here you will have the opportunity to wander about, take pictures and enjoy the incredible beauty surrounding the village. Our next stop will be Tjørnuvík, famous for its beachside view of ”risin og kellingin” (the giant and the witch) two majestic sea-stacks, named after a legend describing their origin. Along the journey from Tjørnuvík to the village Gjógv, we will stop by the waterfall Fossá, which is considered to be the biggest waterfall in the Faroes.
Arriving at Gjógv (meaning gorge) you will be served food and beverages. Having lunch by the huge gorge is an indescribable experience. While in Gjógv you will have time to take a stroll around the village and out to the end of the gorge, after which we will move on to a place called Eiðisskarð. From here you will have an even better view of ”the giant and the witch”.
We will return to Tórshavn along the scenic old mountain road with an incredible view from Norðadalsskarð, overlooking the island of Koltur.
Day 5 – Friday:
If departing on flight to Denmark: you can either leave early morning on flight to Copenhagen at 08:20, or spend the morning in Tórshavn and leave on early afternoon flight, departing at 14:30.
*If you take the evening flight to Copenhagen, then you have time for an additional optional Vágar da tour. Returning to Tórshavn at 16:00. Then transfer to Vágar airport in time for the Copenhagen flight departing at 20:40 and arriving to Denmark at 23:45.
If departing on flight to Iceland:
Transfer to Vágar airport early in the morning. Flight to Keflavik departing at 07:40, arriving to Iceland at 08:10.
Dates & prices
Departures: every Monday, June – August
Price per person
In double room: 1.545 EUR
In single room: 1.915 EUR
Included in the package price:
- Flight Reykjavik/Copenhagne – Faroe Islands – Reykjavik/Copenhagen, incl.airport taxes
- Airport shuttle bus transfers Vágar-Tórshavn-Vágar in connection with flights
- 4 nights accommodation in double/twin rooms with private facilities, including breakfast
- Guided tours on day 2, 3 and 4, including refreshements
- Service and VAT