5 Day Guided Summer Tour
Make the most out of your time in the Faroe Islands with this package tour that everyone is talking about. This tour covers all the best awe-inspiring travel moments that simply cannot be missed.
Travelling around the Faroe Islands could not be easier with this 5-day tour that awaits you. The sights on the day tours are spectacular and you will find yourself deep in nature. There are 4 day tours on the program during this 5-day tour.
You will experience dramatic coastlines with surgin waves, the iconic waterfall Múlafossur and rugged mountain tops among them the highest mountain in the country Slættaratindur. This rich and rewarding tour will take you to picturesque villages such as Saksun and Gjógv and you will experience stunning sea stacks and gorges when sailing to Vestmanna Sea Cliffs.
Feel the crisp and clear morning air as you are being picked up outside hotels in the capital Tórshavn. Each morning your tour guide will take you to the untouched nature around the islands giving you the freedom to enjoy the beautiful sights along the route. While on your way to all the beautiful attractions, you will pass amazing fjords and small unspoiled villages with turf houses.
You will organise your own accommodation and we will take care of showing you the extraordinary views across the islands. Forget all the logistics and simply enjoy your holiday in the Faroe Islands. This five day tour takes in the most outstanding sceneries in one of the world's best kept secrets. You will also be given an insight into the Faroese culture and the warm local hospitality.
Besides giving you outstanding seightseeing tours, you will have the opportunity to upgrade the sightseeing tour of Vagar island to a day tour to the puffin island Mykines. You can add Mykines to your adventure during the booking process.
Do not hesitate booking this 5 day guided summer tour with all the magical moments you don't want to miss. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: May. - Aug.
- Duration: 5 days
- Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Cultural Activity, Bird Watching
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 3 years.
- Languages: English
The village bears its name from the beautiful 200 metre long gorge that the villagers have used as a natural harbour and landing ground for their boats for centuries. There are stairs all the way down into the gorge.
You will have a good view of the sheer westside of Kalsoy island when in Gjógv. The valley Ambadalur is situated in a northeastern direction from Gjógv. It takes roughly a one-hour hike to reach the valley where you will see the large sea stack Búgvin.
Saksun is a remote little village on Streymoy island with a unique location placed above a beautiful lagoon. The lagoon used to form a good natural harbour, but during a storm it was blocked with sand.
The sand filled lagoon is now drawing people from near and far to admire its beauty. The lagoon filles up with seawater two times every day.
A favourite day trip destination among locals and tourists alike. At low tide locals flock to the tiny village to walk along the shore of the lagoon to the beach.
The village includes a turf-roofed church and a village museum. There are some lovely turf houses in the Dúvugarðar settlement in Saksun as well as some stunning waterfalls along the steep mountain sides.
There is a hiking opportunity to the nearby village Tjørnuvík. The hike is done along the old mountain trail between Dúvugarðar and Tjørnuvík. There are cairns along the route to guide you.
These cliffs are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands. Boat tours are made from April to September to Vestmanna Bird Cliffs and departs from the village Vestmanna. It takes less than half an hour to sail to the sheer cliffs, sea stacks rising sky-high from the ocean, and dark basalt grottos.
Vestmanna Bird Cliffs are known as Vestmannabjørgini by the locals. These cliffs make up 5 kilometre of the coastline on Streymoy island north of Vestmanna. There is a fantastic wildlife here as birds are nesting in the cliffs and thrive flying in the untouched surroundings.
Boat tours to the Vestmanna Sea Cliffs take two hours. Weather permitting, you will sail into natural grottos and caves formed by the waves crashing into the rock walls.
Along the way to the sea cliffs, you will have Vágar island on your left hand side. The nearest village not far from the cliffs is Saksun lying deep into a narrow strait that leads to a natural tidal lagoon.
In order to reach Vestmanna where the boat the the cliffs depart, you will drive for 40 minutes from Tórshavn or Vágar Airport. There are lots of parking spaces on the harbour in Vestmanna next to where the boat journey to Vestmanna Birds Cliffs start.
Gásadalur is a remote village on Vágar island. Until recently it could only be accessed by hiking on foot over the mountains, but now the village is accessible through a driving tunnel and has become a favourite with visitors to the Islands.
Home to the famous picturesque waterfall Múlafossur, Gásadalur has a cafe and guesthouse, serving locally sourced lunch, cakes and coffee. Gásadalur translates directly to "the Goose Valley".
Gásadalur is surrounded by two mountains both over 700 metres. To the east Eysturtindur reaches 715 metres above sea level and to the north Árnafjall elevates 722 metres high. Eysturtindur translates directly to "the Peak to the East".
You can experience the village throughout the year. It takes 20 minutes to reach Gásadalur from Vagar Airport.
Bøur is a small village on the way to Gásadalur and the famous waterfall Múlafossur on the island Vágar. From Bøur you have a great view towards the peaky and uninhabited islet Tindhólmur and the stacks Drangarnir. There are many turf houses in this small village that is nestled only a 10 minutes' drive from Vágar Airport.
The village Sandavágur is situated on the island Vagar. It is the last village before you enter the sub-sea tunnel leading to the main island Streymoy. Just a short drive from the village Sandavágur lies the impressive rock formation Trøllkonufingur or the Troll Woman's Finger.
Klaksvík is the second largest city in the Faroe Islands. Klaksvík is very much anchored in its fishing culture. You can enjoy a great view of Kunoyarnakki from Klaksvík.
The island is characterised by its essentially flat landscape and green countryside. Sandoy is relatively flat. You will experience lush green valleys when drive through lakes and small villages. The highest mountain Tindur elevates 479 metres above ocean level.
Sandoy will give you solitude and contemplation. In order to get to Sandoy, you will take the ferry teistin from the Streymoy island to Sandoy island. Sandoy offers quite of contrast to the looming sea cliffs and steep mountainous passes that you have see most other places in the Faroe Islands.
Skálavík is a the end of a long grass valley. In order to get to Skálavík, you will drive for fifteen minutes from the nearby village Sandur. Beside fisheries, Skálavík is also home to the Hotel Skálavík.
Sandur is the largest and most important historical settlement on the island Sandoy. With several lakes and flat grass fields, Sandur is a oasis for Faroe Islanders when enjoying the holiday season. From Sandur, you have a nice view of the three small islands Skúvoy, Stóra Dímun and Lítla Dímun.
Funningur is according to legends the oldest village in the Faroe Islands. Funningur sits at the foot of Slættaratindur which is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. The village is nestled in a deep valley on Eysturoy island in beautiful surroundings and a curvy road leading to the village.
Tórshavn is the capital in the Faroe Islands. This is the hub from where most people go out and explore the untouched nature on the 18 islands.
The capital is situated a 40 minutes drive from the only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vagar Airtport (FAE). Tórshavn is nestled on Streymoy island which is connected to Vagar island and the airport there by a sub-sea tunnel. You can reach Tórshavn from the airport by public bus and taxi. Most car rental companies have offices at the airport and they all offer you to pick up and drop off your car at the airport.
You will find most hotels in the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn including the only 4 star hotel (two new 4 starred hotels will open in May 2020). All hotels are in a walking distance from cafés and restaurants in the city centre.
Almost all day tours to the different attractions in the Faroe Islands start from Tórshavn. Most tours use the Tórshavn Bus Terminal as a pickup location. Pick up for all day tours is typically made between 8 and 9 in the morning.
The public ferry Smyril to Suðuroy islands departs from the harbour in Tórshavn as well as the ferry Ternan to Nólsoy island. The departure location at the harbour is near by Tinganes which is the oldest district in Tórshavn. Tinganes is where you will find the Prime Minister's Office as well as government ministries.
Streymoy is the largest island of the 18 islands that make up the Faroe Islands. It is situated in the middle of the archipelago and makes up 24% of the total land area and 50% of the entire population. You will find stunning sights on Streymoy island such as the villages Saksun and Tjørnuvík and the tallest waterfall Fossá.
The best known attraction on the island is the Vestmanna Sea Cliffs in the village Vestmanna. Streymoy is connected by roads to two neighbouring islands Vágar island and Eysturoy island by a 5 kilometre (3,1 miles) sub-sea tunnel and a 250 metres (820 feet) bridge, respectively.
The beautiful village of Vestmanna has a great natural harbour, the best wind protected campsite in the Faroe Islands and several great attractions for locals and tourists alike.
Boats to Vestmanna Sea Cliffs, one of the most popular experiences in the Faroe Islands, depart from the harbour in Vestmanna. The harbour is situated just upon arrival in the village.
You will find stunning nature above the village. You can drive on narrow roads to enter lakes that are nestled from 100 metres (328 feet) and up to 350 metres (1148 feet) above sea level.
Vagar island is the westernmost of the largest islands in the Faroe Islands. The island is like a ‘Faroe Islands in Miniature’ due to the wealth of attractions and natural wonders found here.
The island of Vágar is home to many of the most loved places in the Faroe islands among others: Múlafossur waterfall in the tidy village Gásadalur, the 313 metre (1027 feet) high rock formation Trøllkonufingur just outside the village Sørvágur and the sea stack Dunnesdrangar west of the airport.
On this island you will also experience the sheer cliff Trælanípan from where you will see the lake above the ocean, the waterfall Bøsdalafossur that flows into the Atlantoc Ocean from the largest lake in the Faroe Islands, Leitisvatn, and the village Bøur with lots of turf roofed houses and from where you can also see the famouse Drangarnir sea-stacks with the hole in the middle and the islet Tindhólmur with the many peaky upright tips.
You can see Árnafjall mountain when in the popular village Gásadalur. Árnafjall peaks at 722 metres (2369 feet) and is the highest mountain on Vágar island. The only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vagar Airport (FAE), is also situated on this island.
Viðareiði is in the Northern region and the northernmost village in the Faroe Islands. Visiting Viðareiði on Viðoy island is always rewarding.
You can reach the Cape Enniberg on foot from Viðareiði. Cape Enniberg is the tallest vertical sea cliff in the world.
This is the village where the boat the Sandoy island arrives to. This harbour village is the youngest settlement on the island. From Skopun, you can enjoy a great view of Streymoy island and Hestur island. The nearest village to Skopun is Sandur. There are several small fishing boats in Skopun owned by the locals.
Eysturoy is the second largest island in the Faroe Islands and hold many popular sights among them: Gjógv, which is the most northernly village on the island and the nearby settlements Funningur and Eiði. The island is just a short drive from the capital Tórshavn. You will find Slættaratindur the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands on this island elevating 880 metres above ocean level.
There is road connection all the way from Tórshavn to this island. When getting to Kunoy from the capital, you drive through tunnels, a bridge, an undersea tunnel and finally crossing an embankment to reach Haraldssund on the island Kunoy. From Haraldssund there is a tunnel that leads to the village Kunoy. The tunnel through the mountain has one lane only and is very narrow.
The name of the highest peak is Kúvingafjall (830 m). Kunoy translates directly to Woman island.
Borðoy is the main island in the Northern Islands. You will find Klaksvík on this island. Klaksvík is the second largest town i the Faroe Islands. The highest mountain on the Norðoy is Norðan fyri Lokkaskarð (772 m).
Pickup time : 08:30. 09:00, 12:30,
Thursday: No tour
4 guided day tours
Sub-sea tunnel fees
Pickup and drop-off in Tórshavn
Transport to and from the airport
What to bring:
Wind proof jacket
Good walking boots
Good to know:
You will be picked up at your hotel in Tórshavn for all 4 day tours. In the afternoon you will be dropped off at your hotel again.
This 5 day summer tour starts on Tuesdays. If you should want to start the tour on another day, that is also possible. There are no tours on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays.
You will get insider travel tips for the rest of your stay, if you are staying in the Faroe Islands for some additional days.
Day 1 - The Northern Islands
Get ready to experience the Northern islands. You will be picked up at hour hotel in Tórshavn and then head north. Your first stop will be the Viking village Leirvík. In this village on Eysturoy, you will walk between the excavation that reveals of the Vikings went about thousand years ago in the Faroe Islands.
After driving through a sub-sea tunnel, you will get to Klaksvík. This town is influenced hugely by the fishing culture. You will see fishing vessels along the harbour here from small boats to large ships.
From Kalskvík you will see the beautiful mountain Kunoyarnakki on the island Kunoy. You will also get a great view of Kalsoy island on this day tour.
After experiencing the northern islands, you will head back to the capital. The driver will drop you off at your hotel or designated location. The duration of the tour is 7 hours.
Day 2 - Vágar Islands
Today, you will go on an exiting tour to Vágar islands. This is the island with many of the most sought after locations in the Faroe Islands.
You will see the famous Múlafossur Waterfall in the remote village Gásadalur. This is one of the most untouched sites in the archipelago.
In the village Bøur you will stop and walk in between old turf houses. There is a great view of Tindhólmur islet with its many spiky peaks. You will also see the sea-stacks Drangarnir from this cosy village.
You can also upgrade this day to a day tour to Mykines where thousands of puffins will greet you on green hillsides. If you want to do the Myknes tour instead of the Vagar tour, add the Mykines tour to the cart as an extras during the booking process. The duration of the Vagar tour is 4 hours. If you upgrade to Mykines, the duration of the tour will be 10.5 hours.
Day 3 - Free Day in Tórshavn
On this day you will have the day for yourself with no planned tour. You can slow down and relax in the capital.
We suggest that you spend your time sightseeing around Tórshavn. Find a museum to visit such as the National Art Gallery in the city centre.
You can also drop by some of the local cafés and take a cup of coffee and later do a dining experience at one of the great restaurants near the harbour. Your next guided day tour will be tomorrow.
Day 4 - Northern Eysturoy
Today, you will enjoy some magical moments in Northern Eysturoy. You will also visit the stunning village Saksun. The sights on this day tour are an essential part of a trip in the Faroe Islands.
After you have been picked up in Tórshavn, you will hit the road to Saksun. This is where you will experience the tidal lagoon from the tiny turf village that lies in beautiful surroundings between rugged mountains and fascinating streams.
When you have seen Saksun, you are ready to discover the best sights that the northern part of Eysturoy has to offer. When on the island Eysturoy, your primary goal is to explore the villages Gjógv and Funningur.
Your tour guide will share some of the local stories along the way. At the end of the day, you will be dropped of in Tórshavn. The duration of the tour is 6 hours.
Day 5 - Sea Cliffs in Vestmanna
Discover the incredible views when sailing next to towering basalt walls and impressive gorges. You will be picked up in Tórshavn at noon and then head to Vestmanna.
At the harbour in Vestmanna a boat awaits you that will take you to one of the most beautiful coastline and spectacular landscapes in the Faroe Islands. Your first glimpse of the majestic bird cliffs is unforgettable.
This precious moment in nature where you will see birds in their natural habitat will make you feel fortunate. Weather permitting, your captain will sail you through grottoes and narrow straits.
The boat tour will last for two hours. When back in Vestmanna, you will be driven back to Tórshavn. The duration of the tour is 5 hours.