8 Day Self-drive Tour of the Faroe Islands
- Scenic views of mountains and islands
- Bird cliffs
- Faroese culture and nature
Day 1: 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 at 09:00, arrival at Vágar airport at 11:25.
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 of Tindhólmur. Stay overnight stay in a guesthouse on Vágoy.
Day 2: Vestmanna, Tjørnuvik, Eysturoy
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: Eysturoy, Gjøgv
Enjoy the day in the beautiful village of 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: Northern islands
From the village of Leirvík, drive through the tunnel under the sea to Klaksvík. The tunnel is illuminated with lights in various colours, an 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: Klaksvik – Tórshavn
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: Sandoy island
Spend this day visiting the beautiful green island of Sandoy, also referred to as 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 coffee and cake in a private home. Overnight stay in Tórshavn.
Day 7: Tórshavn – Kirkjubøur
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: Departure day
Drive to Vágar airport where you return the rental car and check in for your flight back to Reykjavik.
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. There is also a possibility to add one day car rental and use the last day in the Faroe Islands for another sightseeing drive and take the evening flight to Copenhagen /departing at 20:40 and arriving to Denmark at 23:45.
If departing on flight to Iceland:
In the morning you have time for another short sightseeing drive on the way to the airport. Drop off the rental car around noon at Vágar airport. Flight to Keflavik departing at 14:45, arriving to Iceland at 15:15.
Dates & prices
May – September: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
October – April: Mondays and Fridays
Single room supplement: 580 EUR per person
Single room supplement: 505 EUR per person
Flight Reykjavík-The Faroe Islands-Reykjavík, with airport taxes (for flights from Copenhagen, please contact us for prices)
7 nights accommodation with breakfast
Rental car with unlimited mileage, basic tax and insurance (CDW); Pick up/drop off at Vágar airport
Detailed itinerary based on pre-booked accommodation
Good to know
This 8-day daily itinerary can be developed further especially for you and can be adapted to the duration of your stay and take into account your preferences regarding the highlights to be included in the program. Ask for price details and further information by sending email to nonni(at)nonnitravel.is.