If you have 3 days to spend in the Faroe Islands, where should you go? This itinerary is for those who want to tick boxes when visiting the Faroe Islands for 3 days. You want different scenery, from sea stacks, waterfalls to impressive mountains: check!  You want a taste of North Atlantic city life in the capital: check! And you want to catch your own deep sea fish from an open boat: check! Here are the best places to visit when you have 3 days to spend in the Faroe Islands

Day 1: Tórshavn and Vestmanna

3 day itinerary in the Faroe Islands

Discover the vibrant city of Tórshavn. Go for a stroll along the charming and still-inhabited turf-roofed homes nestled along winding, narrow pathways in the old Á Reyni district.

This part of Tórshavn takes you hundreds of years back in time. Tórshavn has a great number of living reminders of the past that bring a unique energy to the city. You can feel the historical flash backs in the city centre where new and old stories are nestled side by side.

3 day itinerary in the Faroe IslandsPanamé in the city centre in Tórshavn has risen to prominence. Definitely on of the absolute best cafés in the capital.

You will stand on stones that Vikings used to walk on a thousand years ago. While you are in Tórshavn go visit the old bookstore at Vaglið, where you will find the best souvenirs and you can enjoy a fresh roasted coffee in Panamé in the same building as the bookstore.

3 day itinerary in the Faroe IslandsThe cosy and laid-back café in the old bookstore offers a wide range of coffee, cake, and local beers.

And remember to drop by the legendary clothing brand Guðrun & Guðrun in Niels Finsens gøta, where you can find your very own hand knitted jumper.

3 day itinerary in the Faroe IslandsGuðrun & Guðrun flagship store in Niels Finsens gøta, Tórshavn.

Tórshavn is a great place to relax. As the capital in the Faroe Islands this is where most visitors stay during their visit in the Faroe Islands.

3 day itinerary in the Faroe IslandsHand knitted jumper by Guðrun & Guðrun. Photo taken at Fossá, Streymoy.

Everything in the Faroe Islands is easy to reach, so find yourself a good hotel or an apartment to rent and enjoy your stay in this remote country with a base in Tórshavn.

Use the latter half of the day in Vestmanna a 30 minutes drive from Tórshavn. Here you can book a fishing tour in a legendary fishing boat with the local captain Blástein. There is a catch guarantee on this trip.

Day 2: Vágar

3 day itinerary in the Faroe IslandsThe hike to Trælanípan is epic.

The island of Vágar has loads of attractions. One of the must-do activities in the Faroe Islands is to hike to the famous lake above the ocean. The view towards the lake from Trælanípan is an optical-illusion.

The lake Leitisvatn looks like it is far above sea level. However, the lake is no more than approximately 90 feet or 27 metre above the ocean.

Enjoy the majestic scenery of Trælanípan. The steep cliff in front of the lake together with the right camera angel makes the lake look as if it is sitting way above sea level.

3 day itinerary in the Faroe IslandsMúlafossur waterfall in all its glory.

Head to the famous waterfall Múlafossur in the charming village of Gásadalur. This is an iconic spot and a stunning place to visit.

When you drive through the tunnel leading to Gásadalur, a valley is waiting for you with the most spectacular view over the small village nestled between high mountains.

Another way to get to Gásadalur is by hiking from the nearby village of Bøur. In Bøur you will also see the stunning Tindhólmur. It is an absolutely beautiful trek taking you through valleys, up mountain slopes and to incredible watarfalls.

The visual impact is immense. The valley ends at a precipitous brink more than 300 feet or 100 metre above the sea; in crossing this brink the river Dalsá becomes the magnificent Múlafossur waterfall.

When in Gásadalur, follow the tail to the spot where you will get an amazing view of Múlafossur. This unique waterfall looks great in all kinds of weather. If it is raining or the fog is thick, this is a must-see place in the Faroe Islands.

3 day itinerary in the Faroe Islands

Trøllkonufingur or the Troll Woman’s Finger is a beautiful sea stack located only 2 kilometres from the village of Sørvágur. Drive into the village and follow the sign to Trøllkonufingur.

You will only need to walk the last couple of hundred metres before you get a nice view of the 1026-feet-high or 313 metre needle by the island of Vágar.

Day 3: North Streymoy and North Eysturoy

3 day itinerary in the Faroe IslandsView from Oyggjavegur

Streymoy is the largest of the Faroe Islands. Due to its central position it is also the principal island. As the channels separating Streymoy from Vágar and Eysturoy are narrow, these three islands often appear as a continuous land mass.

This is the mainland. With the bridge across Sundini connecting Streymoy with Eysturoy and the subsea tunnel under Vestmannasund to Vágar, this is the main area in the Faroe Islands.

There are good roads all over the country also along the old road leading from Tórshavn to the villages up north. Take the old road known as Oyggjavegur as this is a beautiful passage to the rest of the country.

There can be dense fog during the summer and this can make driving difficult. So take care! Also during winter there can be some challenges with an icy road.

3 day itinerary in the Faroe IslandsOyggjavegur or Island Road. Photo by Veingir.

The Oyggjavegur passes through Mjørkadalur – the foggy valley – with high mountainsides. A turfed roof large enough to provide grazing for a cow or two helps the only jail in the Faroe Islands blend with the scenery. For prisoners this is quite a satisfying place to be. The turf-roofed jail is a pleasing sight and shows how well the traditional style suits large buildings as well.

Head from Oyggjavegur towards Hvalvík where a road branches off to the north-west through the long Saksunardalur. It is surrounded by high mountains with several waterfalls.

The small village of Saksun is a romantic place drawing people from everywhere. It is shut in by towering mountains peaks that give to Saksun a certain mystery, a feeling of untouched remoteness.

The entrance to Saksun is very narrow. Through the narrow inlet called Ósin you reach the round pool known as Pollur, which is so shallow that, when the tide is out, it is possible to walk dry-shod across it in places.

3 day itinerary in the Faroe IslandsThe beach in Tjørnuvík.

From Saksun head back to Hvalvík and further north. Let the road take you to Tjørnuvík. This is one of the favourite places to visit. Enjoy the scenic view of Risin og Kellingin – the Giant and his Wife. Soak in the scenery and the chilled environment in this northernmost village on the island of Streymoy.

Until the coming of the modern road, Tjørnuvík was a world apart. Surrounded by high mountains and facing the Atlantic, the sound of the surf drown any other sound.

3 day itinerary in the Faroe Islands

Continue your journey to the island of Eysturoy. A wide valley slopes down to the village of Gjógv. Here you can see the famous gorge, which can be seen from both the village and also from the higher location nearby after a short trek on a great path.

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