4 Days Summer Package | The Classic Faroe Islands Tours
Experience the best of what the Faroe Islands has to offer on this 4 days package tour. With an excellent selection of day tours, this package will make your vacation a memorable one. Discover timeless beauty in the wild and rugged nature and get close to those things that make the Faroe Islands such a unique destination.
This tour is for those who want a journey to remember and cherish. The tour features excellent sights such as Múlafossur Waterfall and Vestmanna Bird Cliffs.
A local Faroese guide will take you to extraordinary sceneries from dark cliffs to rugged coastlines. The landscape will speak for it self. You will also get a deep understanding of the island's history and culture when visiting the unmatched island Suðuroy and the scenic wonders there.
You will be picked up in Tórshavn at your hotel or designated area each morning and then head on exciting adventures in the untouched nature. Your tour guide will assist, help, and inform you every step of your journey.
Booking this 4 day summer package makes your vacation hassle-free, leaving your travel here as peaceful and as relaxing has possible. All tunnel fees and boat tickets are included in this package so you can fully enjoy all the stunning sights on islands such as Kalsoy and the many turf houses in villages such as Bøur. No need to worry about road signs, routes, and trails.
You will get the chance to explore the undiscovered attractions as well as some of the most sought-after places that draws visitors to the Faroe Islands. Everything is provided to you with a down-to-earth feel.
While you experience all the glorious sights, you will have packed lunch and drinks. Food and beverages are included each day on this tour.
You can extend your package one day by adding a day tour to Mykines to the itinerary. Your day tour to Mykines will be done on a Tuesday and your package will then start one day earlier.
Embark on a Faroe Islands adventure today and make the most out of your time away. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 4 days
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Cultural Activity, Bird Watching
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English
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.
This spectacular rock formation with the iconic hole in it is located off the island of Vágar towards the visually dramatic islet of Tindholmur. Drangarnir translates directly to "The sea stacks" and the two sea stacks that together form Drangarnir are called Stóri Drangur or "Large sea stack" and Lítli Drangur or "Small sea stack". You can either experience Dangarnir at a distance in the village Bøur or get close to the attraction in a boat.
Travellers will also pass the sea arch when heading west to the island Mykines from the village Sørvágur. The sea can be rough around the sea-stacks but on most days small boats can sail through the arch.
The hike to Drangarnar is difficult. Most people are not interested in hiking to Drangarnar because it takes a whole day and it is quite challenging, especially the fact that your feet are bent in the same angle for about 3 hours straight each way.
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.
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.
Kalsoy has two famous sights one being the legendary Kallur lighthouse in the most northernly part of the island and the other attraction is the Seal Woman or Kópakonan in the village Mikladalur. The highest peak on Kalsoy is the beautiful Nestindar mountain which elevates up to 788 metres.
If you do not fancy narrow tunnels, you can park your car in the fishing town Klaksvík, which is situated on the nearby island Borðoy. From here you will take the public ferry to Kalsoy island and then the public bus to the four small villages on the island.
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.
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 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 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.
Kallurin is the northermost point on Kalsoy island. Here you will see the famous lighthouse and a breathtaking view. Kallur Lighthouse is a popular attraction in the Faroe Islands. The hike to the lighthouse is easy and the view is fantastic. This is a must-see destination when in Faroe Islands.
Hikes to Kallurin start from the village Trøllanes. The hike takes 1 hour each way.
When at Kallurin, you will have a great view to the west where you will see the island Eysturoy and Streymoy. When looking in this direction you will also spot the two rock formations Risin & Kellingin.
Suðuroy is the southernmost of the Faroe Islands. Many people come to Suðuroy to enjoy the picturesque villages of Sandvík, Famjin, and Sumba, as well as to experiencing outstanding views to and from the mountains, hiking trips to caves and valleys. The highest mountain here is 610 metres. The mountain is called Gluggarnir.
Leitisvatn or Sørvágsvatn as it is also called is the lake from which the waterfall Bøsdalafossur flows. The lake has an area of 3.6 square kilometres. This is the well-known lake that will create an optical illusion when seen from the cliff Trælanípan.
Leitisvatn is situated on the island Vágar. This is the island where your flight will descend and land if you come to the Faroe Islands by aeroplane as Vagar Airport is situated on the same island as Lake Leitisvatn.
The village of Famjin is looking directly out to the harsh North Atlantic Ocean. Famjin is partly protected by a stone reef, which becomes visible at low tide. The village is surrounded by the beautiful natural scenery of the highest mountains, Gluggarnir, on Suðuroy. There are several inland lakes and waterfalls.
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.
This island is home to 10 residents. The highest peak on the island is Høgoyggj (396 m). Stóra Dímun means Large Dímun and the nightbouring island Lítla Dímun means Small Dímun. The only way to enter Stóra Dímun is by helicopter service operating twice a week throughout the year.
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).
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.
This is the most northernly island in the Faroe Islands. The island is home to the much visited village Viðareiði where you will also experience Villingadalsfjall which is the highest mountain on the island. Villingadalsfjall peaks at 841 metres making it among the highest mountain in the archipelago.
This is the smallest island in the Faroe Islands with a total area of 0,8 sq km. Lítla Dímun is the only uninhabited island in the Faroe Islands. Rávan is the highest point on the island elevating 414 above ocean level.
This is the most southernly point in the Faroe Islands. You will find Akraberg on Suðuroy island. Akraberg lies 2 kilometres away from the village Sumba. There are only a couple of houses in Akraberg and they have mostly been used to accommodate the lighthouse keeper in older days.
There is a lighthouse at Akraberg which still guides sea traffic in this part of the Faroe Islands. No people live at Akreberg throughout the year but there are a couple of summerhouses on this southernmost spot in the Faroe Islands.
There is a rich birdlife at Akraberg as well as skerries that are covered in surf especially during the winter month. You will see merely ocean from Akraberg and no other islands.
When you get to Akreberg, you are able to park your car and walk around in the area. There are fences along the cliff's edge so it is safe to bring children to this attraction.
The village Sumba is known for its many colourful houses. This most southernly village in the Faroe Islands on the island Suðuroy lies in stunning surroundings with a great panoramic ocean view.
You will find the Akraberg lighthouse two kilometres from Sumba. You can drive all the way to Akraberg from Sumba on a narrow.
Pickup time : 09:00.
Sub-sea tunnel fees
Transport to and from the airport
What to bring:
Wind proof jacket
Good walking boots
Good to know:
The package tour starts on Wednesdays during May to September.
Day 1 - The Northern Islands
Wednesday. Get ready for an amazing day to the northern islands where you will experience some of the Faroe Island's most beautiful attractions. You will be picked up in Tórshavn at 09:00 in the morning and then you will head north.
You will visit the island Kunoy and the settlement there and afterwards you will head to beautiful Viðareiði. When in Klaksvík, you will get the opportunity to see the main fishing town in the archipelago. Then you will take the ferry to Kalsoy. On this magical island you will see the best locations Mikladalur and Trøllanes.
If you want to add some extra adventure to this day, you can choose to hike to Kallur. This hike will take you to a lonely lighthouse surrounded by birds and breathtaking views.
You will be back in Tórshavn at 20:40 in the evening. Have a good nights sleep and look forward to an exciting day tomorrow.
Day 2 - Suðuroy Island
Thursday. You will experience the astonishing island Suðuroy and the charming villages there. You will be picked up at 09:00 in the morning.
While you sail towards Suðuroy island, you will have a great view of Lítla Dímun and Stóra Dímun. These islands are some of the most remote islands in the Faroe Islands.
Suðuroy will let you experience some of the most remote treasures in the Faroe Islands. Withness the Akraberg lighthouse and stunning villages such as Fámjin and Sumba.
You will be back in Tórshavn at 19:40 in the evening. You can use the evening to visit one of many great restaurants in the old Tórshavn district Úti á Reyni.
Day 3 - Bird Cliffs in Vestmanna
Friday. Today, you will experience an extraordinary boat ride. Vestmanna Bird Cliffs are one of the Faroe Island's true wonders. Your tour guide will pick you up at 08:00 in the morning in Tórshavn and then you will take an epic drive to Vestmanna passing the Norðradalsskarð pass along the way as well as Mjørkadalur Prison, which is the only prison in the Faroe Islands. The turf prison is situated in beautiful surroundings with an extraordinary view of Kaldbaksfjørður fjord.
At the end of the day, you will be dropped off in Tórshavn again. This day tour ends in Tórshavn at 15:30 in the after noon.
Day 4 - Vagar Island
Saturday. This is the last day of your summer package. You will enjoy a day on Vagar island packed with awe-inspiring sights. This island holds some of the main attractions in the Faroe Islands. You will be picked up in Tórshavn at 08:30 in the morning.
This day will let you experience stunning attractions such as Múlafossur Waterfall as well as the turf village Bøur where you will also see the Tindhólmur islet with all the peaky spikes and the sea-stacks Drangarnir.
You will be dropped of in Tórshavn again in the afternoon at 16:00. Use the rest of the day to explore the capital Tórshavn and do some souvenir shopping in the city centre.