7 Days Faroe Islands Trekking Package
Join a week-long trekking tour in the Faroe Islands. This tour is for those who like to be close to unspoiled nature and enjoy meeting and chatting with the locals. You will get a fantastic insight in Faroese culture and society and, of course, nature.
This is a small group trekking tour where you will stay in private homes. As you will stay with locals in Tórshavn, the tour guide can be flexible with the itinerary, if the weather should be challenging and it would be good to change the itinerary due to where in the archipelago the weather is good.
This is also a great option for those who find it difficult to find a place to stay in the Faroes due to lack of accommodation possibilities.
Your tour guide has been guiding in the Faroes for 30 years and she knows every corner and speaks 8 languages. ø
- Available: May. - Aug.
- Duration: 8 days
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Cultural Activity, Bird Watching, Dinner
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 12 years.
- Languages: English, Spanish, German, French
Múlafossur is a watarfall like no other. A nice walk from the village houses in Gásadalur you'll find this famous waterfall. Múlafossur is situated on Vagar island some 11 km (7 miles) from Vagar Airport. Just before getting to the waterfall, you will drive through the Gásadalstunnilin tunnel.
There is a parking lot near the waterfall. From this parking lot, you will walk for 2 minutes in order to reach the breathtakingly beautiful waterfall that drops into the ocean. The waterfall is over 30 meters (100 feet) high.
During windy days, you are likely to see the water rising up into the air. This is a common phenomena all around the Faroe Islands.
Múlafossur translates directly to the Promontory waterfall. The village sits high and with a sheer drop where the waterfall plunges into the ocean.
Mykines lies off the west coast of Faroe Islands' main islands. The island is home to the largest puffin colony in the Faroes and visitors to Mykines will see thousands of puffins as this is their safe haven when nesting during the summer season from early May to end of August.
On Mykines island visitors can walk along impressive rocky coastline to the lighthouse on the nearby islet Mykineshólmur. You can see that the islet has been exposed to the full force of the North Atlantic Ocean. Seals are regular visitors when hauling themselves on the skerries at the westernmost tip of the Faroe Islands.
Mykines rises high from the sea on all sides and can only be reached by boat or helicopter in fair weather. Knúkur is the highest peak reaching 560 metres above sea level providing a panoramic view of the island.
The island is 10,28 km2 and it stretches 7 kilometres (4,3 miles) from east to west. Mykines is fairly narrow from north to south.
Mykines is a car-free island so the ferry to Mykines only takes passengers. The only way to see the island is by foot. As the island is really steep and surrounded by lots of skerries, submerged rocks, and sea stacks, there is only one place on the island where the ferry can port which is in the small pier near the only village on the island.
The remote island is a truly amazing place. People come to the island to experience nature, to soak in the atmosphere, and to enjoy the quietness of the place. The wildlife is immense from puffins, common murre, northern fulmar, black-legged kittiwake to northern gannet.
The houses in the sole village are turf-roofed and well kept. Everything about Mykines is truly special and for many people Mykines is the very highlight of their summer experience in the Faroe Islands. Only 15 people live on the island throughout the year.
In Kirkjubøur you will find the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral, the Saint Olav's Church (Olavskirkjan), and the old 11th century log house, Roykstovan. Most houses in the village are painted black and turf-roofed.
The log house Roykstovan, which means The Smoky Room, has been the living room on the farm in the village for many centuries. The oldest part of the building is open to the public.
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.
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 main attraction on the island of Hestur is the mystical caves on the east side of the island. Both Eggjarrók and Múlin reaches exactly 421 metres above sea level and these two peaks are the highest points on the island.
Tórshavn is the capital in the Faroe Islands and the most populous city. 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 highest point Norðradalsskarð on the road leading to Norðradalur is one of the most hearthbreakingly beautiful sights in the Faroe Islands. You will get a great natural panorama with towering mountains and sheer coastline cliffs. Norðradalur translates directly to the Northern Valley.
The small farm village lies on the western side of Streymoy island. The three mountains Fjallið millum Botnar (690 metres), Stiðjafjall (547 metres) and Tungulíðfjall (535 metres) make up the foundation of the valley Norðradalur.
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 iconic village with a direct view of the sea stacks Risin & Kellingin is a must-see spot to visit in the Faroe Islands. Standing in Tjørnuvík will give you a feeling of immense serenity. Hence, Tjørnuvík is one of the most frequently visited villages in the Faroe Islands.
There is a lovely beach in the village which is the most popular surfing spot in the Faroe Islands. On most days there will be skies hanging above the village due to the hight of the surrounding mountains.
There is a public hiking path between Tjørnuvík and Saksun. The trek takes three hours and can be done all year round at no cost.
If you want to experience the attraction Mýlingur, the hike to this spiky mountain and sheer cliff starts from Tjørnuvík. Hiking to Mýlingur takes two hours.
This is where you will find the stunning lighthouse overlooking to North Atlantic Ocean and a lot of puffins. A bridge connects the islet Mykineshólmur with the island Mykines. The large canyon between the islet and the island is called Hólmagjógv.
Mykineshólmur is the westernmost part of the Faroe Islands. The islet rises 133 metres from the sea.
The island Koltur has a beautiful and striking shape. Koltur is the second smallest island in the Faroe Islands. Its highest point is the monumental cone-shaped peak of Kolturshamar also called Uppi á Oyggj (477 m). Rising steeply and intensely green out of the sea during summer, it dominates any view of the island.
Koltur has been visited by only few people. Number of inhabitants living on Koltur island: 1 person.
Fossá Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands and drops in two levels. The waterfall is easily accessible and stunningly majestic. You will find Fossá Waterfall in the northern end of Streymoy island just before you reach the village Haldarsvík.
Fossá is located on the east side of Streymoy island a 45 minutes drive from the capital, Tórshavn. The waterfall lies next to the short bridge to the nearby Eysturoy island from where you can also experience Fossá. In this case, you will see the waterfall in the distance. Fossá is 140 metres tall.
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.
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).
This might be the only prison in the world with grass roof. Mjørkadalur Prison is the only prison in the Faroe Islands. It is situated in the middle of nowhere in a valley with nothing else than a epic view of the Kaldbaksbotnur Fjord.
Vagar Airport (FAE) is the port of arrival for most visitors to the Faroe Islands. This is the only airport in the Faroe Islands situated on Vagar island in the western part of the country.
The airport lies just beside the village Sørvágur in the western end of the runway and at the opposite end of the runaway lies lake Leitisvatn, which is the largest lake in the Faroe islands. The runway is 1799 metres.
Vagar Airport was established during World War ll by the British Army. The runway has been extended since then and the facilities around the airport upgraded. A new terminal was inaugurated in 2014 with a tax free shop, restaurant, bar, resting area and a new arrival hall.
When approaching the airport, you will either descend over Lake Leitisvatn or over the Sørvágsfjørður fjord and then the village Sørvágur just before landing. If the plane enters the runway over Sørvágur, you will have the terminal building on your left hand side upon landing.
After you have disembarked the airplane, you will walk outside for less than a minute before entering the terminal at Vágar Airport. The atmosphere at the airport is relaxed as there is only moderate traffic. There are daily flights to Copenhagen and weekly and seasonal flights to other destinations.
The airport is a 40 minutes drive from the capital, Tórshavn. There are several daily bus departures from the airport to Tórshavn as well as taxi transfer operated by different companies.
One of the most popular attractions in the Faroe Islands the village Gásadalur lies only a 15 minutes drive from the airport. Gásadalur is where you will experience the famous Múlafossur waterfall that drops into the ocean.
Departure time : 09:00.
You will be picked up by your tour guide every morning.
7 nights of accommodation in Tórshavn
Full board except one night in Tórshavn
English-speaking tour guide
Travel by minibus and / or taxi
Luggage transported by vehicle on the hiking days
Boat crossings between islands
Admission to the island of Mykines
Personal insurance for cancellation - first aid - repatriation
One dinner in Tórshavn, the capital
Transport to Tórshavn the day of arrival
Transport to/from the Faroe Islands
What to bring:
Good walking boots
Wind proof jacket
Good to know:
Accommodation at Airbnb facilities at the tour operator's disposition and meals are included from the afternoon on arrival day and breakfast on departure day. One evening will be left open for participants to visit a restaurant in town instead.
The dates of the scheduled trekking tours are:
- Friday May 10th to 17th.
- Friday June 7th to 14th.
- Monday July 8th to 15th.
The days have been chosen, so it is possible for travellers with Atlantic Airways from Edinburgh to arrive on the first day of the trekking tour without worrying about accommodation and go directly to the airport at the end of the trekking tour.
Early birds, i.e. participants having bought a trekking tour no later than March 15th can get accommodation in Tórshavn for up to four nights at both ends of the tour period. Price 500 DKK pr. person pr. night
If you wish to cancel your booking the following cancelation fee will apply (calculated per person), counting from the date we receive your written cancellation:
• Up to 90 days prior to departure €150
• 89 to 60 days prior to departure 33%
• 59 to 30 days prior to departure 50%
• 29 to 10 days prior to departure 75%
• 9 days or fewer prior to departure 100%
All trips, which are interrupted or shortened by participants for some reason, do not obligate us to make any kind of reimbursement for the lost days.
There is a small grope supplement when fewer than 4 people book the tour.
Day 1 - Arrival
Welcome to the Faroe Islands. When you arrive at Vagar Airport, head to the capital, Tórshavn. In Tórshavn, your tour guide will greet you and you will go out for a dinner here.
Your guide will show you where you will stay during your days in the Faroe Islands. Tomorrow, your trekking adventure in the Faroe Islands starts.
Day 2 - Mykines
Today, you will experience the puffin island Mykines. You will be boarding the ferry Jósup for the mysterious island of Mykines.
You will hike on Mykineshólmur and see sheep and puffin fight over grass slopes. Colonies of gannets, vertiginous cliffs and a lighthouse at the end of the world. Nowhere else than on an island, such as Mykines one does feel as much the vastness of the ocean, its breathing and the curvature of the blue planet.
Dinner and night in private house in Tórshavn.
Duration of trekk: 4-5 hours
Day 3 - Vágar
Your second day of trekking will take place on Vágar island. You will follow the old postal route across the mountain from Bøur to Gásadal with the astonishing view over Tindhólmur, Drangarnir, Mykines and Múlafossur.
Afterward you will trekk up through the valley af Gásadalur to the beautiful and isolated lake Fjallavatn, the second biggest lake in the Faroes.
Dinner and night in private house in Tórshavn.
Duration of trekk: 5 hours
Day 4 - Northern Islands
This day is set fro the Northern Islands. On Viðoy island, you will hike up to the fourth highest mountain, Villingardalsfjall (841m), with a overwhelming view over all the six Northern Islands, Borðoy, Fugloy, Svínoy, Viðoy, Kunoy and Kallsoy.
On our way back, you will stop in Klaksvík, the second biggest town, an walk up to the mountain top Klakkur from where there is a beautiful overview over Kunoy, Kallsoy and Eysturoy.
Dinner and night in private house in Tórshavn.
Duration of trekk: 3-4 hours to Villingardalsfjall and 2 hours to Klakkur
Day 5 - Saksun to Tjørnuvík
In the morning you will hike on the black sand of the Saksun lagoon to the open sea where you will have lunch. In the afternoon you will head back to the mountain following the old pass of antic cairns.
Steep descent on the tiny village of Tjørnuvík, where there are tombs from the Viking age. Spectacular views of Sundini Sound, and the impressive reefs of Risin, "The Giant", and Kellingin, "The Witch". These two Icelandic trolls had the crazy idea of towing the Faroe Islands to Iceland. Fortunately and justly the first rays of the spring sun petrified them for eternity.
Dinner and night in private house in Tórshavn.
Duration of trekk: 6 hours
Day 6 - Fyri Vestan on Streymoy Island
Today, you will take the bus to Hundsárabotnur where you will start for the beautiful hike of Fyri Vestan to the west of Streymoy Island among the mountains with an immense view on the Island of Vágar.
An interesting route geologically because one can observe the "Streymoyarsyllin" - a great volcanic intrusion (a dike) that splits and crosses the whole landscape. You tour ends in the village Norðradalur.
Duration of trekk: 4 hours
Day 7 - Tórshavn to Kirkjubøur
Today, the cairn path will lead you to the hamlet of Kirkjubøur, former cultural and religious centre of the Faroe Islands, pre-reform episcopal residence. You will visit the ruins of the Sct. Magnus cathedral and the imposing medieval tarred and grass roofed timber farm, representative of the traditional Norse habitat.
You will have a magnificent view of the islands of Sandoy, Hestur and Koltur along the trekk. When you have seen Kirkjubøur, you will head to Tórshavn in a bus.
Spend the rest of the day on your own to enjoy all the charm of the small capital Tórshavn: Narrow streets and tiny tarred timber houses with multicolored doors and windows and grass roofs in the Tinganes district on the old fishing port of Tórshavn, the beautiful modern architecture that also uses traditional materials, local cafés, woolen shops and marine equipment.
Dinner on your own in Tórshavn. Night in private home.
Duration of trekk: 4 hours
Day 8 - Departure
Say farewell to the Faroe Islands. Your Faroe Islands trekking adventure has come to an end. You have had 6 packed days with lots of nature and great moments in the outdoors. You will leave the islands from the airport on Vagar island.