If you haven’t heard of the Faroe Islands, this is a destination for your bucket list! An archipelago of 18 islands, located halfway between Scotland and Iceland, is a land of surreal natural beauty. Home to abundant marine life, along with puffin and seabird colonies, this unique destination is a special corner of our planet.
While in the Faroes, you are never more than three miles from the sea in any direction. Around every corner a new discovery awaits, be it an iconic waterfall, dramatic and other-worldly landscape, or turf-covered houses in tiny and colorful villages – this is a destination we know you will adore. Active adventures abound, so bring your sense of adventure, and take a step back in time as the Faroe Islanders welcome you to their home!
Itinerary & Adventure Highlights
Day 1: Arrive Tórshavn
The Faroe Islands are accessible via flights from Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Bergen and Reykjavik. Upon arrival, you will meet your guide and be immersed in Faroe Island discovery! Your first stop is Gásadalur, the most photographed village in the Faroe Islands. This village, which was previously difficult to reach, became accessible in 2004 when a tunnel was carved through the mountains, connecting locals to the main road network of the island. Gásadalur is where you will find the iconic Mulafossur waterfall. If you are a hiking enthusiast, you may want to add a day to hike the “Old Postman’s Trail” with a local guide.
Continue to Vestmanna for a private boat tour to the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs. Cruise through narrow sounds into deep grottoes, which were carved by the surf though the ages. Travel along sheer cliffs, where thousands of seabirds are nesting, and keep your eye out for puffins, razorbills, guillemots, kittiwakes, gannets and fulmars. After your local cruise, check into your hotel.
The best way to experience a new culture is to integrate with the locals. Tonight, enjoy a Heimablídni, translated as “home hospitality,” where you will be invited to dinner with a family and experience local food and traditions.
4 nights Tórshavn
Day 2: Paradise of Birds
Day 3: Legendary Villages
Day 4: Fishing, Faroe Islands Style
Day 5: Góða ferð (Bon Voyage)
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