8 Day Self-drive Tour of the Faroe Islands
8 Day Tour of slow travel in the Faroe Islands. Scenic nature views of the most spectacular mountains cliffs, waterfalls and the beautiful green islands of the Faroe Islands.
- Scenic views of mountains and islands
- Bird cliffs
- Faroese culture and nature
Day 1: Departure to the Faroe Islands from Reykjavík domestic airport, arriving at Vagar airport after 1½ flight. Upon arrival collect your rental car at the airport. You can spend the remaining time of the day by exploring the Vágoy island. We suggest you drive to the villages of Bøur and Gásadalur to enjoy the view across to the islet Tindhólmur. Stay overnight stay in a guesthouse on Vágoy.
Day 2: On your way north, we suggest a fascinating boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs sailing under the cliffs and into some of the grottoes (duration approx. 2 hrs). In Vestmanna there is an interesting Saga Museum which is worth a visit. Continue to the village of Tjørnuvík, surrounded by steep mountains. From here you will be able to see the unique rock formations known as the – Giant and the Old Hag – off the north tip of Eysturoy. Drive over the only bridge across the Atlantic Ocean to the village of Eiði on Eysturoy, with its unique scenery and a spectacular view of Slættaratindur (882m), the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. Overnight on Eysturoy.
Day 3: Enjoy the day in Gjøgv, known for its distinctive natural harbour. Here you have a chance to take a two-hour walk with views of the bird cliffs, the Djúpini and the beautiful valley of Ambadalur. Stay overnight on Eysturoy.
Day 4: From the village of Leirvík, drive through the tunnel under the sea to Klaksvík. The tunnel is illuminated with lights in various colours installation by the famous Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson. From Klaksvík you can explore the other Northern Islands: Kalsoy, Kunoy, Viðoy, Svínoy and Fugloy, each with its dramatic landscape. If you walk along the Love path up to Klakkur, you will be rewarded with an impressive view in all directions including Kunoy, with its six mountains. Overnight stay on one of the Northern Islands.
Day 5: On your way to Tórshavn, we suggest a stop in Nes a place with historical artefacts and a charming church from the mid-19th century. Next stop could bet the wool shop Navia in Toftir where you can buy the latest fashion in Faroese woollen goods. Overnight stay in Tórshavn.
Day 6: Spend this day visiting the beautiful green island of Sandoy also referred to the Saga Island. Sandoy is much flatter than the other islands but is rich in history and spectacular scenery. Take the ferry Teistin from the harbour Gamlarætt to Skopun. In the village of Sandur, you will be able to enjoy the coffee and cake in a private home. Overnight stay in Tórshavn.
Day 7: Visit Kirkjubøur before you leave Tórshavn. Kirkjubøur is the oldest centre of history and culture in the Faroe Islands. The picturesque old farm there has been owned by the same family for 17 generations. Have a look at the unfinished Magnus Cathedral and the small medieval church of St.Olav. On arrival in Vágar, we suggest you take a walk to the beautiful waterfall Bøsdalafossur, from where you can see the solitary rock Geituskoradrangur and Vágar’s spectacular rugged south coast.
Overnight stay on Vágoy.
Day 8: Drive to Vágar airport where you return the rental car and check in for your flight back to Reykjavik.
Dates & prices
Departures: June to September
Package options include:
* Flight Reykjavík-The Faroe Islands-Reykjavík, with airport taxes
* Hotel accommodation with breakfast
* Rental car with unlimited mileage, basic tax and insurance; Pick up/drop off at Vágar airport
Good to know
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