4 Days Summer Package | Faroe Islands Highlights
Get to see as many puffins in the Faroe Islands as you ever dreamed of. This puffin packed summer package will get you close to the nature in the Faroe Islands and to the adorable puffins with their colorful beak.
Over the course of four days, you will set your wanderlust free and experience some of the natural wonders that are kept in the Faroe Islands. Expect to see outlying islands and sheer bird cliffs.
This four days holiday package will make your holiday season a time of joy. All the best sights in the Faroe Islands are planned for you in advance so that you can travel with ease and take in all the beauty around you.
You will be secured four day tours. A friendly driver will pick you up in Tórshavn at your hotel or other designated pickup location for these small group tours. Find yourself a window seat and enjoy the unspoiled nature while heading to some of the most sought-after attractions in the Faroe Islands.
One of the absolute highlights of this vacation package is a day tour to the small puffin island Mykines. You will get the full advantage of an organised tour so no last minutes ferry ticket booking or lunch planning between attractions. Everything is taking care of so that you can make the most out of your time in the Faroe Islands.
You will also have the chance to see puffins when sailing to Suðuroy island. What makes puffins so common during these four day tours is a combination between experienced tour guides who knows everything about the rich birdlife in the unspoiled archipelago and the fact that puffins nest and breed in the Faroe Islands and bring new puffins into the world during May to August every summer.
You will leave the islands with happiness and feeling revitalised by the untouched beauty during the long summer days. You will experience the best of the stunning natural landscapes.
Start to look forward to your journey today by booking this vacation package in the Faroe Islands. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: May. - Aug.
- Duration: 4 days
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Cultural Activity, Bird Watching, Dinner
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 3 years.
- Languages: English
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.
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.
Leynar is a picturesque village on the island of Streymoy. On the (few) warm sunny summer days locals will flock to the beach at Leynar to sunbathe.
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.
A famous statue located in Mikladalur on the small island of Kalsoy. Kópakonan (the Seal Woman) is one of the best-known folk tales being told on the Faroe Islands.
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.
Eiði is a village on the island of Eysturoy. In Eiði you will find the famous football stadium nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean. You will also have a great look towards the two sea stacks Risin og Kellingin or Giant and his Wife from near Eiði. Just a short drive from Eiði, you will also experience freshwater Lake Eiðisvatn with a surface area at 0,5 square kilometres.
Slættaratindur is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. It translates directly into the Plain Mountain Peak due to the summit's flat surface. The mountain elevates 880 meters (2887 feet) above sea level. The flat area on the very top of Slættaratindur is roughly 1000 square meters.
The highest mountain in the Faroe Islands is located on the northern part of Eysturoy island. Particularly in clear weather, you will see the entire archipelago from this location. You will have a great view of the sea stacks, Risin & Kellingin, when standing on the northern part of the summit.
Slættaratindur can be seen from the nearby settlements Funningur and Eiði. Both villages sit on the foot of the mountain. You will also have a good view of the mountain from Haldórsvík, which is a village on the nearby Streymoy island.
It is possible to hike all the way up to the summit. The most popular route starts from a parking lot at the Eiðisskarð mountain pass. The parking area is located 390 meters (1280 feet) from sea level. It takes less than 2 hours to reach the top from here. The hike to Slættaratindur is popular among locals and travellers alike.
The topmost part of the mountain is covered in snow half of the year from early November to late April. The hike to the top is open all year round but as the path is not visible in snow it is not recommendable for travellers to venture up the mountain on their own during the winter season.
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 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.
The village lies in a deep valley away from the crowd. In order to get to Trøllanes you will drive through four tunnels that are all 3,5 metres wide. The final tunnel before entering the valley where you will find Trøllanes is 2,2 kilometres and is the longest tunnel on Kalsoy island.
Trøllanes made headlines in autumn 2019 as scenes were shot on Kalsoy island for the 25th James Bond movie "No Time to Die". There are 13 people living in Trøllanes.
Mikladalur is a village on Kalsoy island. Mikladalur means "the great valley" and is the largest of four villages on the island. There are several beautiful turf houses in the village
The iconic statue Kópakonan stands by the shoreline in Mikladalur. In order to reach Kópakonan directly translated to the Seal Woman, you will walk down a steep hillside on good stairs. There is a great view of the nearby Kunoy island from Mikladalur.
The most popular sight in the village is the turf house with a small turfed shack beside the house. You will find this attraction when you drive down the valley and into the village.
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.
Hvalvík is the last village before you get to the famous village Saksun. The river Stórá runs through the village and is a good place for salmon fishing in the Faroe Islands. From Hvalvík there is a great hiking route cross the hills to Leynavatn. The captivating mountain Sneis (745 m) and Ørvisfelli (784 m) with its panoramic view make interesting climbs.
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.
Ásmundarstakkur is a stunning sea stack west of the village Sandvík on the islands of Suðuroy. A narrow road takes you all the way to this beautiful place in the northern part of Suðuroy.
You will have a great view of Ásmundarstakkur from the near by rock cleft Rituskor. In order to get to Rituskor, you will cross a short wooden bridge.
Dúvugarður is an old farm in Saksun. The old farmhouse is some 300 years old and now belongs to the national museum. When you visit the farm you will get a good idea of how everyday life was like in the Faroe Islands in the past.
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.
Trøllkonufingurin or the Troll Woman's Finger is a rock formation rising 313 metres out of the sea outide of the village Sandavágur. When in Sandavágur you can drive towards the Trøllkonufingur and then walk just a couple of minutes to get at good view of this much photographed icon.
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).
These two famous sea stacks are a must-see when in the Faroe Islands. You can see Risin & Kellingin (the Giant and his Wife) from either the village Tjørnuvík on Streymoy island or from Eiðisskarð just outside the village Eiði on Eysturoy island.
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 amazing cleft on Suðuroy island elevates 289 metres above ocean level. In order to get to the cleft, you will cross a narrow wood bridge from the Suðuroy mainland.
The nearest village to Rituskor is Sandvík which is the most northernly village on the island Suðuroy. The epic scenery from the bridge has gained much attention by travellers. From Rituskor, you will have a great view of the Ásmundarstakkur sea-stack when looking north.
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.
4 guided small group day tours
Sub-sea tunnel fees
Free WiFi in the bus
Pickup and drop-off in Tórshavn
Dinner in Mykines
All ferry tickets
Transport to and from airport
What to bring:
Wind proof jacket
Good walking boots
Good to know:
This summer package starts on Mondays. These small group day tours depart from Tórshavn each morning from Monday to Thursday.
Day 1 - Golden Circle - Saksun, Tjørnuvík, Gjógv
Monday. Today, you will go on a small group sightseeing tour for seven hours to three remote villages in amazing natural surroundings. This is some of Faroe Island's most popular attractions.
After you have stepped on the coach in Tórshavn, you will head north on the island Streymoy. First stop will be Saksun which is a magnificent place. You will drive through a long valley, Saksunardalur. On the last part of the drive, a stream runs through a deep ravine into an almost circular pool which lies in the deep shalow of towering crags. Beyond this natural amphitheatre, the narrow ravine continues between precipitous walls, carrying the stream to the sea more than a kilometre away. You will obtain splendid views of the sight from Dúvugarðar with its turf roofed houses.
Then, you will stop by the small village Tjørnuvík. The tiny village lies in a deep dark bay near the northern tip on Streymoy island. On your drive to Tjørnuvík, you will stop by Fossá Waterfall which drops in two levels. This waterfall is forceful especially during heavy rain.
After you have spent some time enjoying the scenery at Fossá Waterfall, you will cross a short bridge an arrive on Eysturoy island. Here you will take the route north driving by the village Eiði situated on a long slope rising from the sound, with the tremendous hill of Eiðiskollur at its back. Just after passing Eiði and the largest mountain Slættaratindur, you will reach the picturesque village Gjógv.
You can add a hike to Slættaratindur to the tour during the booking proces. In this case you will skip Gjógv and instead hike to the highest summit in the Faroe Islands.
You will have the chance to see puffins by the deep gorge in Gjógv. Also, you will have an impressive view towards the strongly raked back of the island Kalsoy where pyramid succeeds pyramid along the full length of the island.
Now, you will return to Tórshavn. You will be dropped off by your hotel or other designated drop off point.
Day 2 - The Puffin Island Mykines
Tuesday. Get ready for a day full of puffins. These little performers are shameless crowd pleasers. You will see puffins up close as the next generation of puffins are well under way just under the grass plain.
Mykines is the perfect nest site for puffins. You will have a great ocean view form the hill sides while sitting among all the puffins.
You day tour starts in Tórshavn. You will head west to Vagar island. You will take the boat from Sørvágur to Mykines. The boat transport to Mykines takes 40 minutes.
A local tour guide will greet you on the peaceful island Mykines. You will walk from the village in Mykines over the "lundaland" to the islet with a picturesque lighthouse. This is one of the finest strolls that you will find. You will appreciate the rich birdlife.
Lundaland is the local word for "Puffin's land". This part of Mykines is crowded with this bird. Puffins are everywhere, not by the score, not by the hundred, but in multitueds. Around and beneath you there are thousands of puffins.
Red-legged, white-smocked, they sit in groups on the lush grass and sun-warmed rocks. Sit down and simply enjoy being in nature as much as you will ever be.
When you get back to the village in Mykines, you will have dinner. After you have enjoyed your dinner, the boat will take you back to the island Vagar. From Sørvágur on Vágar, the coach is waiting for you and will take you back to Tórshavn. The duration of this day tour is ten and a half hours.
Day 3 - The Northern Islands
Wednesday. Today, you will head to the northernmost settlements in the Faroe Islands. You will experience small islands and breathtaking landscapes on this ten hours day tour.
The coach driver will greet you in Tórshavn and take you for an hour drive to the second largest town Klaksvík. From this fishing town, you will take a small ferry to the island Kalsoy. Being on board this ferry will enhance the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
You will sail between the two long and narrow islands Kalsoy and Kynoy both standing high out of the sea touching the sky with pyramidal peaks most of them more than 500 metre tall. The coastline is one of the most impressive from the sea.
On Kalsoy you will experience the Seal Woman statue in the village Mikladalur meaning the Great Valley. You will also see the small village Trøllanes which is the northernmost village on the island.
While on Kalsoy island, you have the option to hike to the famous Kallur Lighthouse. You can add this hike to the booking.
When back in Klaksvík after a 20 minutes ferry ride, you will head to the neighbouring island Kunoy. The picturesqueness of Kunoy has got lot of attntion. You will see the regular alternation of steep mountainslopes and round valley formations which looks like a half-bowl scoop out of the mountain mass with immense walls of rocky basalt rising tier upon tier forming its sides.
The walls descend, often in a beautiful even curve, to a small green floor irrigated by a network of streams whose upper reaches are foaming white.
Finally, you will explore the village Viðareiði. In this beautiful village, you will see great mountains and have a stunning sea view.
Now, you will head back to Tórshavn. The coach driver will drop you off at your hotel or other designated drop off point.
Day 4 - Suðuroy Island
Thursday. Prepare yourself for a fantastic journey between birds, towering sea stacks and sheer cliffs. Today, you will explore the southernmost island Suðuroy.
You will head from Tórshavn where you will be picked up. After a two hour boat tour, you will reach Suðuroy.
This day tour will get you to the most beautiful sights un this unspoiled island. You will head back to towards Tórshavn in the evening. Your tour guide will drop you off at your designated drop off point. The duration of this small group day tour is 10.5 hours.