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3 Day Summer Self-Drive | Golden Circle, Mykines & Vestmanna Sea Cliffs
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3 Day Summer Self-Drive | Golden Circle, Mykines & Vestmanna Sea Cliffs

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Explore the untouched nature in the Faroe Islands on this 3 day self-drive summer tour. You will find yourself in the middle of unbelievable nature again and again on this short Faroe Islands visit. 

With your very own rental car, you will experience major sites along with hidden gems. This tour is the perfect way to get a true feeling of what the Faroe Islands are. 

Your adventure begins upon arrival. You arrive at Vagar Airport where your rental car is waiting for you. Now, you have three days to soak in the untouched Nordic archipelago.  

This self-drive tour is the perfect choice for those that want to spend their vacation time efficiently. You will see as much as possible in the course of three days and two nights. The tour includes vehicle, accommodation and some of the most popular summer attractions in Faroe Islands, the puffin island Mykines, the Golden Circle embracing the remarkable village Saksun, the Múlafossur Waterfall and more! 

There are several optional add-on activities along the way to help you make the most out of each day depending on when you arrive and depart. Add these activities of your own choice to this 3-day self-drive tour. 

Set your own pace and book this 3-day tour now!  Check availability by choosing a date.


Vehicle for 3 days (VW UP or similar. Upgrades available)
2 nights of accommodation in Tórshavn or nearby villages
Car Self Risk Insurance
Tour Guide in Mykines
Ferry Ticket to Mykines
Guided Boat Tour to Vestmanna Sea Cliffs
Sub-sea tunnel fees


Horse Riding
Boat Trip
Bird Watching


Vestmanna Bird Cliffs
Bøsdalafossur waterfall
Fossá Waterfall
Risin & Kellingin
Mjørkadalur Prison

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Bird cliffs Vestmanna

Sea Cliffs and Viking settlement

Welcome to the Faroe Islands. Look forward to three amazing days in untouched nature. On this first day, you will explore the sheer sea cliffs in Vestmanna.

The tour to the impressive cliffs in Vestmanna starts at 16.20pm. You will jump onboard a comfortable boat for a two hours journey to grottoes, spectacular rock formations and rich birdlife.

After your boat tour departing from the harbour in Vestmanna, head to the nearby village Kvívík. The village has a Viking excavation illustrating how the first settlers on the Faroe Islands lived. These Viking ruins are situated by the seaside in Kvívík.

When getting your way to Tórshavn, take the old mountain road Oyggjarvegur. Along this road to Tórshavn, you will see the only prison in the country and one of the very few turf roofed prisons in the world. Shortly after passing the prison, make sure to turn right towards Norðradalur. Stop by the Norðradalsskarð pass from where you will have an incredible nature experience overlooking a wide valley and the iconic island Koltur inhabited by only a single person!

If you arrive early in the morning, you can add a guided hike to the Lake above the ocean in order to make the most of the long hours of bright summer light. The lake Leitisvatn hovers over the Atlantic Ocean from the Slave's Cliff also known as Trælanípan by the locals. You will experience the breathtaking site here as well as the Bøsdalafossur waterfall that drops right into the ocean.

You can also rent a kayak for three hours and paddle on Lake Leitisvatn all the way to Trælanípan. This option can be added during the booking process. Alternatively, you can add this attraction to your second day in the Faroe Islands.

You will spend your first night in the Faroe Islands in the cosy capital. Take a stroll in Tórshavn before settling in at your accommodation.

Day 2
3 Day Summer Self-Drive | Golden Circle, Mykines & Vestmanna Sea Cliffs - day 2

Puffins in Mykines

Today, you will enjoy a boat ride to the puffin island Mykines. Head to the harbour in Sørvágur where the boat will take you for a 45 minutes sailing experience to the remote and bird-rich island Mykines.

A tour guide will greet you when you step on land in Mykines. The local tour guide will secure you a spectacular hike to the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of Mykineshólmur islet. You will see lots of puffins along the route.

If you still have appetite for another nature experience after you are back in Sørvágur harbour at 18.00pm the you can explore Trælanípan either hiking with a guide or by renting a kayak. This option is also available on your first day.

When you are done with the excursion of the day, head back to the capital. Spend the bright summer night exploring Tórshavn before settling in at your accommodation.

Day 3

The Golden Circle

It is your last day of this self drive tour. Make sure to leave the islands in the afternoon so that you have time for a adventure packed day to Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjógv.

Now, head to Vagar island where the airport is. If you still have some time left, make sure to drive to Gásadalur only 15 minutes from the airport where you will see Múlafossur Waterfall. On your way back from Gásadalur, you can turn right when you get to the village Bøur. In this tidy village you will walk between small grass roof houses and have a splendid view of Tindhólmur islet and also the sea-stacks Drangarnir.

At the end of the day, you will return to Vagar Airport. There, drop off your rental car and catch your flight. Until next time, we hope that you have had a fantastic adventure in the Faroe Islands.


What to bring

Driver's license
Hiking shoes with a slip resistant sole
Warm clothes

Good to know

Make sure that you arrive in the Faroe Islands before noon. This self drive tour begins either in Tórshavn or at Vagar Airport. You need a valid driver's license along with a minimum age of 21.

The unpredictable weather in the Faroe Islands can cause cancelled activities. Should your activity be cancelled, you will have a refund for this activity or alternatively we will assist you with arranging other activities if possible. Any price difference will be refunded to you.

Preferred accommodation in Tórshavn


Comfort rooms with own bathroom at a three-star hotel such as Hotel Tórshavn in the city centre. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast buffet is included.


Rooms in a four-star hotel with interior design and private bath room. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast buffet is included.


Luxury room at a four star hotel with own bathroom. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast buffet included.

Car Rental

Below you can see your car rental options available for this self drive tour. All our vehicles are new or current models, maximum three years of age. You can add GPS and SCDW insurances.

Standard car

A small 2WD vehicle fit for basic travelling in everyday conditions, such as VW UP.

Jeep / SUV

A medium sized jeep or SUV with 4WD (4x4) fit for most travel. This car will be a VW T-Roc or similar.

Mini Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

A large sized vehicle with 4WD (4x4) such as VW Touran or similar, fit for nearly all traveling.

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