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Wonders of the Faroe Islands – 6 Day Self-Drive Tour

This Faroe Islands holiday is the perfect opportunity to visit all the highlights and major attractions scattered around this beautiful land. The flight to the Faroe Islands from Iceland only takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. As soon as you land, you will be surrounded by the bleak, beautiful land of sheep and grassed-roofs. This 6-day tour will give you plenty of WOW-moments and spots to enjoy the calming simplicity that overflows the islands. Explore this untouched new destination and immerse yourself in Faroese raw, unforgettable charm.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this tour, please click on the “Request a quote” widget on the left side of the page. A quick form will open up where you will provide us with more information about your travel expectations. You will then be connected with your specialized travel agent who will assist you throughout the planning a provide a fully detailed quote.

Please note that this itinerary can be adjusted and customized to meet your travel needs and preferences. The package can also be offered as a privately guided tour if a self-drive option is not what you had in mind for your Iceland experience.

Tour Code

FI-02

Season

Apr-Sept

Travel Style

Self-Drive

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Location

The Faroe Islands

Accessibility

Challenging

Included

  • 5 nights accommodation with breakfast included
  • Rental car of your choice for 6 days
  • Unlimited extra drivers for the rental car
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants and entrance fees (unless otherwise agreed upon)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline
Day 1 | Flight and exploration of Vágar Region

Your Faroe Islands holiday will begin by landing in Vágar airport, early in the afternoon.After picking up your rental car, you will start the exploration of the stunning Vágar region. Everything is closer than you think in Faroe Islands and shortly after landing, you will be able to admire the distinctive beauty of the Faroese Landscapes. Your first destination is the wonderful Gásadalur village that you will reach driving on a scenic path offering splendid views over the island of Mykines. In the area, you will also come across the worldwide famous Múlafossur waterfall. After this day of exploration and nature, you will spend the night in a hotel/guesthouse in Vágar region.

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Day 2 | Vestmanna, Eysturoy, The Giant and the Witch, legend and wilderness

Today you will start by joining an exciting boat tour from Vestmanna harbour.  The boat trip that offers the perfect balance between adventure and nature. With a safety helmet, you will sail close to the steep rocks that are the trademark of these unique cliffs and you will be able to admire hundreds of seabirds taking off from the rocky top. As the small vessel quietly sails through the grottoes, the light reflects in the clear water offering mesmerizing views.

Once the tour is finished, the first recommended stop is Kvivík and its Viking houses, situated on both sides of river Stórá. After, your day will be dedicated to the exploration of the island of Eysturoy connected to Streymoy through a short tunnel. Eysturoy offers countless wow-locations and picture-perfect spots. In the afternoon you will visit Gjógv, one of the most charming sights in Faroe Islands. Gjógv is the most northern village on the island of Eysturoy and counts less than 50 inhabitants, all living in turf-roofed cottages. You will spend the night in this area.

Day 3 | Borðoy and Kunoy

You will start your day of exploration driving towards the region of Kunoy and Borðoy, located in the North – East part of Faroe Islands. These areas are well known for their high mountains amongst other things. The islands are connected by dams and their villages by small tunnels. When driving between Borðoy and Kunoy there is a spectacular view of Haraldssund village to the north and the town of Klaksvík to the south. The scenery is stunning and the surroundings naturally inspire a sense of peace.

You will make your way to Klaksvík, the second largest city of Faroe Islands. The city is known as the Fishing Capital of the Faroe and is located in Borðoy region, where we strongly recommend to follow the scenic “buttercup” road that leads to the picturesque area of Múli. This is a tiny semi-abandoned hamlet and the outermost northern edge of Borðoy. After a full day of exploration, you will return to Gjógv for your second night in the area.

Day 4 | Saksun and Tórshavn

After breakfast, explore further the area of Streymoy. One of the highlights of this region is the beautiful Saksun. Splendidly set in a natural amphitheatre above a tidal lagoon, Saksun is a wonderfully remote hillside village and is one of the most worthwhile destinations in the country. At low tide, it is possible to walk along the shore of the lagoon.

In the afternoon you will head towards Tórshavn, the capital of Faroe Islands. We highly recommend a walk in the Old Town, home to dozens of small, black-tarred wooden houses with grass roofs. People still call these 14th century houses their homes today. Stroll along charming narrow winding lanes and experience a wonderful mixture of old and new. During summer, front steel tables display freshly caught fish and birds for purchase. This day will offer a perfect combination of vibrant city life and nature exploration. Dine in one of the many gourmet restaurants in town and spend the night in the capital city.

Day 5 | Visit Tórshavn and its majestic surroundings

You will spend the morning in Tórshavn. A great location in town is the harborfront Vágsbotnur with idyllic old warehouses, nice cafés and restaurants. Alongside the old wooden boats, you will find internationally acclaimed Faroese design labels. Vibrant colours and patterns have made Faroese knitting known around the world and the best selection can be found in the Capital.

You can then explore the area of Kirkjubøur, the southernmost village of the Streymoy region.  This is less than a 30-minute drive from Tórshavn and it is an absolute valuable addition to your itinerary. Kirkjubøur is one of the most significant historical sites in the Faroe. Here you can visit the 900-year-old farmhouse/museum, the present Parish church, Ólavskirkja, and the medieval Magnus Cathedral, which has been the effective seat of power for several centuries. Head back to Tórshavn for dinner and overnight in the capital area.

Day 6 | Vágar and Departure Flight

This is the last day of your Faroe Islands Tour. It is time to end your trip and drive to Vágar airport for your early afternoon flight.

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Volkswagen Golf


or similiar

Type: Compact
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 2
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

Kia Ceed Wagon


or similiar

Type: Intermediate Wagon
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 4
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

4×4 Kia Sportage


or similiar

Type: SUV Full Size Intermediate
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 4
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

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