The Faroe Islands has a unique landscape and is
steeped in history and culture. There are birds, sheep,
friendly folk. There is peace and quiet, broken only by
the sound of rushing waterfalls and waves crashing
against the cliffs. Exploring the Faroe Islands by car
gives you the chance to see it all.
DAY 1: Arrive with Atlantic Airways to Vágar Airport.
Collect your hire car at the airport and the rest of the
day is free to explore Vágar independently. We suggest
you take an easy walk to the waterfall Bøsdalafossur,
from where you can see the free-standing rock Geitu-
skoradrangur and Vágar’s attractive steep south coast.
Or drive to the villages of Bøur and Gásadalur to enjoy
the view across to the islet ‘Tindhólmur’. Overnight
stay 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. This trip takes
approx. 2 hours. Then visit the unique Saga Museum.
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 spectacular
view of Slættaratindur (882m), the highest mountain
in the Faroes. Overnight stay on Eysturoy.
DAY 3: Enjoy the day in Gjógv, known for its distinctive
natural harbour. Here you can take a two- hour walk on
your own with views of the bird cliffs, ‘Djúpini’ and the
beautiful valley of ‘Ambadalur’. A hiking map can be
purchased at the hotel in Gjógv. Overnight stay on
DAY 4: From the village of Leirvík, drive through the
undersea tunnel to Klaksvík. The tunnel is decorated
with light art by the famous Faroese artist Tróndur
Patursson. From Klaksvík, you can explore the other
Northern Islands each with its own dramatic landscape.
You can drive to Kunoy and Viðoy and sail to Kalsoy,
Svínoy and Fugloy. If you walk along the ‘Love path’ up
to Klakkur, you will be rewarded with an impressive view
in all directions. Overnight stay on the Northern Isles.
DAY 5: From the village of Hvannasund you can take
the local ferry and sail out to the islands of Svínoy and
Fugloy. Further north is the Faroes most northerly village
of Viðareiði, reckoned to be amongst the islands
most attractive villages and well worth a visit. Enjoy a
coffee or a bite to eat in the local restaurant. Overnight
stay on the Northern Isles.
DAY 6: On your way to Tórshavn, we suggest you stop
in Nes to visit the charming old rectory full of history.
Visit the wool shop ‘Navia’ in Toftir where you can buy
the latest fashion in Faroese woollen goods. In the
afternoon you will visit a private house and its impressive
garden in Søldarfjørður where coffee and cakes will be
served. 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, with a picturesque old farm that
has been owned by the same family for 17 generations.
See the unfinished Magnus Cathedral and the small
medieval church of St.Olav. Overnight stay in Tórshavn.
DAY 8: Deliver the hire car at the airport in time for
your departure with Atlantic Airways.
ITINERARY: Independent tour with car 8 days/7 nights
START DAY: Any day of the week
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Return fights with Atlantic Airways to the Faroe Islands
and taxes. Car hire group B including unlimited km, CDW
and VAT. Accommodation with breakfast, visit to private
home with coffee and cake.
PLEASE NOTE: All B&B’s and Guest houses are with
shared facilities. Changes to the itinerary and accommodation
can occur. Well suited for children. Other car models can
be booked. Bring warm, practical clothing.
Season: 15 May to 1 September.
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