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FASD5: Faroe Islands Short Break (self-drive) / 5 days
Departures from Copenhagen, Edinburgh and Reykjavik

Departures from Copenhagen, Edinburgh and Reykjavik. This short break is a great introduction to the, still little known, Faroe Islands. Five days with your own rental car will give you plenty of time to explore this North Atlantic island group. Experience Torshavn and sample the culinary delights the capital has to offer and enjoy the peace in the tiny village of Gjogv.

The Faroe Islands is a firm favourite with National Geographic Traveler Magazine. This gem of a destination has been voted the ‘Best Trip 2015’ destination by the magazine’s readers – and only a few years ago, the same readers rated the Faroe Islands the No. 1 destination in the world among 111 island communities.

Midway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands rise out of the Atlantic Ocean like a hardy little flower. A nation of 18 small islands of which 17 are inhabited by less than 50.000 people and more than 3 million sea birds – a dream for the ornithologists and all nature lovers.

Ancient Norse culture still alive today

The Faroese are a proud people who, due to the geographical location, have been able to preserve their own culture and their own language which has its roots in the Old Norse language from the Viking Age. History is still an integral part of the daily life – it is one of the few places in the world where you can still experience the old medieval ballads and chain dance, which people in Europe practiced more than 800 years ago.

Amazing scenery and easy to drive around

The scenery at the Faroe Islands is spectacular.
You can experience all four seasons in one day, which is rather unique - from brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to short rain showers. Average temperature in the summer is 11C and in the winter 3C.

Driving around the Faroe Islands is easy; the infrastructure is of very good quality and the distances short. You can see a lot in only a few days. It is generally not necessary to use GPS, as the roads are clearly marked, and given the small size of the islands, it is virtually impossible to get lost.

The downloadable Trip Sheet is for the tour departing from Copenhagen. Trip Sheets for departures from Edinburgh and Reykjavik can be obtained by contacting Arctic Adventure.

Day 1

Flight from Copenhagen, Edinburgh or Reykjavik to Vagar Airport, Faroe Islands. Transfer by shuttle to Hotel Streym for check-in and overnight. Free time to explore the capital of Torshavn.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Streym

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up your rental car from the hotel reception and start your journey. We would recommend a visit to the village og Kirkjubøur with its 900-year farmhouse and unfinished cathedral dating back to 1110AD.

There should also be time for a visit to the island of Sandoy or perhaps a carfree trip to the small island of Nolsoy.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Streym

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you leave Torshavn and drive north towards the charming village of Gjogv where you will spend the next two nights. We recommend you make a stop in the village of Vestmanna on the way and join a boat trip to the nearby birdcliffs.

Gjogv is a tiny village with dramatic views of the North Atlantic. Guesthouse Gjaargardur is a cosy retreat where we hope you will feel at home.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Guesthouse Gjaargardur

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel.

You can start the day by going on an easy hike in the area around Gjogv. The hotel reception sells a good map of the area. Then continue your exploration of the Northern Isles including the second largest town in the Faroes; Klaksvik.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Guesthouse Gjaargardur

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive back towards Vagar Island and the airport. Drop off your rental car before your flight back to Copenhagen, Edinburgh or Reykjavik.

Included meals: Breakfast

This itinerary can easily be extended with the following Arctic Upgrade:

AUBBQ: Faroese BBQ Break

Route map

Departures

  • 2017: Guaranteed departures from Copenhagen every Monday and Sunday between June and August
  • 2017: Guaranteed departures from Edinburgh every Sunday between June and August
  • 2017: Guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every Monday between June and August
  • Low season departures on request only

Included

  • Flights incl. all taxes
  • Accommodation in double room incl. breakfast
  • Transfer from Vagar Airport to Hotel Streym on Day 1
  • Car rental from Day 2 until Day 5 incl. free milage, CDW and Theft Protection.

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

Trip sheet

Download the trip sheet in pdf format.

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