Sandoy Island | Small Group Day Tour

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Thorshavn, Færøerne
9,5 hours
May. - Aug.
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Come on a full-day nature tour to the untouched Sandoy island including quaint villages, bird cliffs, historic settlements. This tour is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to experience some of the hidden sceneries in the Faroe Islands.

The day starts in Tórshavn from where you will go directly to a nearby ferry port on the westside of Streymoy island. Here, a boat will take you on a short ride to Sandoy island. Now in Sandoy, you are ready to experience the beautiful nature and villages on this island.

You will begin by visiting the only stone factory in the Faroe Islands where they make handcrafted things out of the local basal. The work at the factory is impressive. The factory lies in Skopun where you will also have a glimpse of the world's largest mailbox (from those days when people where still sending each others letters).  

Next up is Sandur, the most important historic village in the island. This is the main village on the island. You will have a look inside the old black church here. Sandur is the Faroese word for Sand. The soil here is filled with sand, and when you head to your next attraction, you will see the beautiful sandy beach in the village. You can take a photo stop here as the site is jaw-dropping.  

Now, you will continue to the village Skálavík which you will get to at the end of a wide valley. You will have a great view of the North Atlantic Ocean from the seaside covered with pebbles. When it is windy, you will experience attractive waves and impressive surf.

Next up is the small idyllic village Húsavík. You will see some of the oldest stone houses in the Faroe Islands all grass-roofed. This location is perfect for those who want to experience the traditional lifestyle in the Faroe Islands. The old way of life is still lived here. 

When you have enjoyed this small village, it is time for you to relax in Sandur. Here you will have a light meal at Café Breiðateig. The owner will tell you about the house and the café. It is now time for dinner. You will be served fresh fish caught in the Faroese waters the day before.  

After all these attractions, it is time to take the ferry again to Streymoy island. Just before you leave Sandur, you can get some refreshments at the local gas station. You will do a short stop in Kirkjubøur on Streymoy. This is the historical hub in the country as well as a typical settlement with lot of grass-roofed houses. At the end of the day, you will be dropped of in Tórshavn.

Don’t hesitate booking this phenomenal tour. You will follow in the footsteps of the Vikings when experiencing the island Sandoy and the historic village Kirkjubøur. Check availability by choosing a date.


Tour guide
Transport from Tórshavn
Dinner in Sandur
Ferry ticket


Cultural Activity
Bird Watching




What to bring

Warm clothes

Good to know

Pickup at hotels and bus terminal take place 5-15 minutes after excursion start.

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