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Kittiwakes and Caves | Hestur Island

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Experience the unspoiled cliffs on Hestur from an amazing perspective. This boat tour will take you to one of the most remote locations inhabited only by birds and seals. 

You will get close to puffins and other facinating birds living along the massive cliff wall on Hestur island. Weather permitting, you will also sail into huge basalt caves. If the sea is calm and weather good, you will get the unique opportuniy to enter the Klæmintsgjógv cave which is the largest grotto in the world.

This is an exciting and thrilling way to experience one of the small islands in the country. You will sail all the way around the island. From the highest point, you will look some 1200 feet up the sheer cliff to the edge where multi-coloured sheep are grassing.    

From the ferry port in Gamlarætt outside of Tórshavn, you will go on an adrenaline packed adventure in a high speed rib boat. Your experienced captain will make sure to get you safely to some of the most impressive sights that the Faroe Islands have to offer. 

The ferry port in Gamlarætt is only a fifteen minutes drive from the capital. You can either park your car at the harbour in Gamlarætt or take the bus from Tórshavn to the meeting point.  

The boat will bring you from Streymoy island over the fjort to Hestur within only minutes. Feel th erush and enery when the captain heads towards the stunning scenery in Hestur island. 

The solid constructed boat is made for adventure and for the rugged landscapes on Hestur island. You will also see basalt columns as tall as castles. This area is rich in nesting seabirds. Hence, this is a highly recommended activity by travelers to the Faroe Islands.

Donøt miss your chance to explore majestic cliffs and breathtaking nature. Check availability by choosing a date.   

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Aug.
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird Watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Hestur, Koltur, Klæmintsgjógv
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00. 11:20, 13:30,

Gamlarætt ferry port
You meet us at the departure location.
  • Boat tour

  • Floating suit

  • Transport to Gamlarætt harbour

What to bring:
  • Sun glasses

Good to know:

This boat tour might be cancelled due to the weather conditions. You will be noticed before any cancellation.

When travelling to the meeting point in bus, take the public bus route 101 from Tórshavn. The bus departs from the bus terminal by the harbour in Tórshavn and will drive you to Gamlarætt ferry port. The bus ride takes 20 minutes. Bus ticket price: 6 USD



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Amazing trip with amazing guides! Can definitely recommend taking this trip - I know that I will never forget this experience :D
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Everything was perfect! The grotto caves incredible and we saw also a lot of puffins. Recommendable!
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Hi Sergio. We are glad to hear that you liked the tour. Yes there is a lot of puffins to see on this tour. Regards Mortan
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Morten was an excellent guide, taking us through the caves on the windward side of Hestur, showing us the village of Hestur and pointing out different birds and features along the trip. Both thrilling and interesting.
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Hi Mikkel. Thank you for these kind words. Regards Mortan.
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Everything was amazing about the tour! We saw birds nesting with our own eyes which reminded documentary movies you would watch on Discovery channel. The caves were mysterious and beautiful while our tour guides were very friendly and informative! Can only recommend this tour!
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Hi Ona. Thank you. Yes there are thousends of birds nesting in the cliffs. Regards Mortan.
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Amazing experience with these guides in the Faroe Islands !! Will recommend definitely.
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Hi Johner. Thank you for this 5 star. We try to do our best to please our customers. Regards Mortan.
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The tour was great! The guides were very friendly and the birds nesting in the cliffs were truly amazing to see. Recommended, good value for the money
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Hi Scott. Thank you. We are so pleased that you liked the tour. Regards Mortan.
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