Set between the UK, Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands carry the charms of many cultures. Its Viking, Christian and Scandinavian genetics, alongside wild landscapes – explored, at times, by bike and horse – make this a memorable eight-day journey.

Day 1 Gjógv
When you land, transfer to your guest house in the village of Gjógv. The rest of the day is for your to enjoy. Gjógv’s outlying location on the northern tip of Eysturoy, far away from the illuminated cities, makes it a good spot to see the northern lights, so take a walk at night and see if they appear.
Overnight: Guesthouse Gjáargar›ur
Day 2 Gjógv
Hike to Slættaratindur – the name translates to 'flat summit' – the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. On a clear day, you can see all 18 islands from the top. After lunch, visit Navia, a mill processing local wool, and purchase some of the Faroese wool to take home. Then you’re invited for a home-cooked meal in Søldarfjør.
Overnight: Guesthouse Gjáargar›ur
Day 3 Gjógv
Depart to the northern islands. An underwater tunnel connects Eysturoy and Bor∂oy, but you’re heading to Klaksvík, the islands’ second largest city. From there, take the ferry to Kalsoy, known for its many legends, where you’ll visit Kallurin Lighthouse, built in 1927. The hike to the lighthouse takes around two hours. Afterwards. head back to Klaksvík where you'll be transferred to the northernmost village of Vi∂arei∂. In the evening, enjoy another home-cooked Faroese meal.
Overnight: Guesthouse Gjáargar›ur
Day 4 Tórshavn
Head towards the capital of Tórshavn, with its colourful Viking history, on the southeast coast of Streymoy. Check out Tinganes, made up of small wooden houses covered with turf roofs which date back 500 years. Or visit the Tórshavn Cathedral, the second oldest church in the country. Your hotel, Hotel Føroyar, is located on the mountain side of Tórshavn.
Overnight: Hotel Føroyar
Day 5 Tórshavn
Depart for a Fjord safari where you’ll travel by high-speed boat to the island of Hestur. There’s the opportunity to swim through a grotto, climb up to the clifftops and, for the daredevils in the group, plunge into the ocean. Then it’s onward to Kirkjubøur, the old cultural centre of the Faroe Islands. Visit the 900-year-old Roykstovan, where the King’s yeoman still lives after 17 generations.
Overnight: Hotel Føroyar
Day 6 Tórshavn
Depart for a adventure aboard a local fisherman’s boat. There is the chance to drop in a line and bring home a king-size plaice. On a good day’s fishing, you can get up to 10 different species. Dinner will be at Àarstova where you get to try Faroese lamb.
Overnight: Hotel Føroyar
Day 7 Tórshavn
Depart for a horseback adventure in the surrounding Tórshavn area. Experience the beautiful Faronese scenery on a ride lasting about three hours.
Overnight: Hotel Føroyar
Day 8 Depart
The morning is yours until it is time to transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Weather

7°C

Average Annual Temperature

Climate

Maritime Subarctic

Rainfall

Jan, Dec

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