Faroe Islands Highlights

Faroe Islands Highlights
Faroe Islands Highlights
Faroe Islands Highlights
Faroe Islands Highlights
Faroe Islands Highlights
Faroe Islands Highlights
Faroe Islands Highlights
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Explore some of the most beautiful spots in the Faroe Islands. You will visit the picturesque village Saksun with the famous lagoon and waterfall.

You will also explore the remote village Tjørnuvík and stunning village Gjógv besides visiting the historic destination Kirkjubøur. These villages are all highlights in the Faroe Islands.

Kirkjubøur is the southernmost village on Streymoy and the historical hub in the Faroe Islands with the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from around 1300, the Saint Olav's Church from 12th century and the old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður from 11th century, which is still occupied by the same family for 17 generations.

When you head to the beautiful village of Saksun you will see the natural amphitheatre of cliffs and stunning nature.

There is an enchanting tidal lagoon here. During low tides it is also possible to walk along the sandy beach to the ocean.

After exploring Saksun, your next stop is the village of Tjørnuvík, the most northerly village on Streymoy that has become a popular destination among travellers.

You will stop by the impressive waterfall Víkafossur also known as Fossá Waterfall en route to Tjørnuvík. Fossá is the tallest waterfall with a 140-metre cascade in two levels. This is your he chance to stand only few metres away from this natural wonder.

Tjørnuvík has one of the oldest Viking burial grounds where you can see the original burial stones. Enjoy your packed lunch whilst admiring the view of the famous "Giant and his wife" rock formations on the headland. The tour guide will tell you the legend behind the rocks.

You will then take the stunning drive up and past the highest point on the Faroe Islands and descending into the beautiful and picturesque village of Gjógv. Here you may also get the opportunity to take coffee and cake with the locals.

You will take the scenic route back to the capital Tórshavn with plenty of photo opportunities on the way. Your tour guide will regale you with some of the legends and myths that abound in this magical country.

Now, don't hesitate to book this Faroe Islands Highlights tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Kirkjubøur, Gjógv, Saksun, Streymoy, Tjørnuvík, Fossá Waterfall, Eysturoy
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

  • Local tour guide

  • Transport

  • Packed lunch

What to bring:
  • Windproof jacket

Good to know:

Pickup: A representative will collect you from your hotel.

Drop off: You will be dropped off at your pick up point at the end of the tour.



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I turned out to be the only person booked for the tour this day, but luckily my guide David decided to carry it through anyway, as his father was also visiting and could join us. I had such a fantastic day with these two gentlemen! David was a very knowledgeable and informative guide who told me all sorts of things about history, traditions and society on the islands. It was of course luxurious to be the only client on the tour, but even with a full group of 7-8 people there would have been plenty of time for questions and discussions. We visited pretty villages and beautiful sights, the nature of the Faroese islands is indeed stunning! Even the weather was relatively cooperative :) We also had the pleasure of having some delicious waffles with home made rhubarb jam and coffee on the way - sold and served in the private kitchen of a very friendly Faroese couple. I would really recommend this tour!
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Our tour with David was great, highly recommended! He gave us great insight into life in the Faroes. The day was one of the highlights of our trip
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Hi Scott. Thank you for those kind words, it was a pleasure to meet you and we are so pleased that our tour truly turned out to be a Highlight. All the best David
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I would highly recommend this tour we had an amazing day. When we booked I advised we are Gluten Free and was advised that would not be a problem, and we had a lovely lunch that accommodated GF people. The tour guide was very informative and a really nice guy, very pleasant. We enjoyed everything about the tour, and we were really pleasantly surprised when we stopped at the ruin of the cathedral and went inside a beautiful wooden house. It was really fascinating. The couple that were also taking the tour were lovely people from NZ so there was just the 4 of us on the tour. Really great and a nice comfy vehicle.
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Hi Margaret. Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to spend time with you guys. All the best David
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David was a fantastic guide, he was knowledgeable and a good person to explain all the sights and sounds and smells. We really enjoyed our time with him and heartily recommend him!!! Thank you David!!
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Hi Steffen. Thank you for this review. it was indeed a pleasure to show you around our beautiful islands. All the best David
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Perfect guide !!!! Can’t wait to return !!!
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Thank you Timothy - Hurry back! Regards David
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My wife and I had a fantastic trip - Faroe Islands Highlights Tour - on Friday 29.03.2019. Sun, snow, little rain - Faroese weather, but no weather is bad weather! Pleasant and very competent guide! We had a great day in the Faroe Islands. Sincerely Bodil and Erik Sølgaard
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Hi Both. Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your day. It was our pleasure. All the best David
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David is an absolutely excellent guide. This tour was one of the best I've ever been on anywhere in the world. The tour takes you to most of the major sites in the Faroe Islands without ever feeling rushed. I would highly recommend this tour to any visitor to the Faroe Islands.
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Hi Anders. Thank you so much for your very kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed your Faroe Islands experience. Regards David
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This was AMAZING. As we had little time in n the Faroes we decided to do small yours to seize the time. David, from Heimdal Yours, was an amazing guide. He picked up us at our accommodation and took us in his car through Eysturoy and Streymoy, from 9 to 18 we were with him and it was one of the best days of our 3 weeks trip. We had sun, cloud, rain, snow falling, hailstorms, amazing! We had stories about the Vikings, facts about the Islands and history of how all worked in the area in the old days. We had mountains and cliffs, small frozen rivers and waterfalls. We couldn't have Asked for more. Thanks David!
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My wife and I recently went on the "Faroe Islands Highlights" tour with Heimdal Tours. We didn't have much time in the Faroe Islands, and also didn't have a car, so were hoping to see as much as possible in a one-day guided tour. David, our tour guide and also co-owner of Heimdal, provided exactly that. He was well-informed, professional, and extremely personable. During the seven hour tour, we thoroughly explored the two largest islands, Streymoy and Esturoy, visiting some of the most beautiful sites on the Faroe Islands, including the villages of Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjøgv. Along the way David provided great commentary, ranging from historical facts to personal anecdotes about his life on the islands (he's an expat from the UK). We even managed to squeeze in an impromptu pit stop for coffee at his lovely Faroese mother-in-law's place! If you ever find yourself in the Faroe Islands (which I highly recommend!), do yourself a favour and book this tour...you won't regret it!
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We had an absolute blast with David! Such an incredible guy who has so much knowledge about the islands. It doesn't feel like your on a tour, it just feels like your driving around the island with a friend. He's also awesome for pulling over whenever you spot a good photo opt which I though was great
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