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Island Hopper

8 Days / 5 locations in Faroe Islands

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THE FAROE ISLANDS – a firm favorite with National Geographic Traveler Magazine. This gem of a destination has been voted the ‘Best Trip 2015’ destination by the magazine’s readers – and only a few years ago the same readers rated the Faroe Islands as the No. 1 destination in the world among 111 island communities.

Midway between Norway and Iceland the Faroe Islands rise out of the Atlantic Ocean like a hardy little flower. The islands offer thrilling experiences and a rugged environment: Steep cliffs rising from the open sea, narrow straits between the islands, natural harbours surrounded by small villages and a countless number of birds. A nation of 18 small islands of which 17 are inhabited by less than 50.000 people and more than 3 million sea birds – a dream for the ornithologists and all nature lovers.

Ancient Norse culture still alive today

The Faroese are a proud people who, due to the geographical location, have been able to preserve their own culture and their own language which has its roots in the Old Norse language from the Viking Age. History is still an integral part of the daily life – it is one of the few places in the world where you can still experience the old medieval ballads and chain dance, which people in Europe practiced more than 800 years ago.

Amazing scenery

The scenery at the Faroe Islands is spectacular.

You can experience all four seasons in one day, which is rather unique - from brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to short rain showers. Average temperature in the summer is 11C and in the winter 3C.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Vagar
Accommodation: Hafnia Hotel

Arrival from Copenhagen,or Reykjavik. Pick up your car from the Tourist Information in the Airport. Their representative will hand out maps, and answer any questions you might have about driving in the Faroes. Drive towards Torshavn for check at the hotel.

 
Day 2     Torshavn
Accommodation: Hafnia Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day at leisure in and around Torshavn. We would recommend a visit to the village og Kirkjubøur with its 900-year farmhouse and unfinished cathedral dating back to 1110AD.

There should also be time for a car free trip to the small island of Nolsoy.

 
Day 3     Torshavn - Sandoy - Skalavik
Accommodation: Skalavik Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel.

Take the local ferry to Sandoy from the tiny port of Gamlarætt which is about 20 mins drive from Torshavn.

Upon arrival to Sandoy start exploring the island or alternative drive straight to Hotel Skalavik to check-in and get acquainted with the small village.

Tonight you will prepare your own barbeque meal in one of the hotel's wooden grill huts.

 
Day 4     Sandoy - Skalavik
Accommodation: Skalavik Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure on Sandoy. The hotel can help with ideas of exploring.

 
Day 5     Sandoy - Torshavn - Eysturoy
Accommodation: Runavik Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you return to Torshavn by ferry. Continue towards the island of Eysturoy where, tonight you will stay in the village of Runavik.

 
Day 6     Eysturoy
Accommodation: Runavik Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Explore southern Eysturoy - maybe with a visit to the reknowned wool factory Navia.

 
Day 7     Eysturoy - Vagar
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive back towards Vagar Island - we recommend you explore the village of Vestmanna on the way - if time allows you can join one of the boat tours to the Birdcliffs on the coastline outside the bay.

 
Day 8     Vagar
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Return the car at the airport before check in and return flight to Copenhagen or Reykjavik.

 

Notes

The Price Is Based On An Opel Corsa

The tour operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Price Includes
Flight With All Taxes
Car Rental from Arrival on Day 1 Until the Morning on Day 8 Including Free
Accommodation in Double Room Incl. Breakfast
Ferry To/from Sandoy
Bbq Dinner at Hotel Skalavik
Detailed Trip Sheet With Plenty of Suggestions of What to See
Price Does Not Include
 Travel Insurance
 Tunnel Fees
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