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FASD8CPH: Faroese de luxe Self Drive (C) / 8 days
Departures from Copenhagen

Departures from Copenhagen. Experience the Faroe Islands - a nation of 18 small islands in the middle of the North Atlantic, driving around in a rental car at your own pace. This is a modern nation with roots in a proud and ancient culture, surrounded by steep cliffs, blue fjords and fertile valleys.

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. The islands offer thrilling experiences and a rugged environment: Steep cliffs rising from the open sea, narrow straits between the islands, natural harbours surrounded by small villages and a countless number of birds. 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.

Saturday

Arrival from Copenhagen.

Pick up your car from the Tourist Information in the Airport. Their representative will hand out maps, and answer any questions you might have about driving in the Faroes. Drive towards the capital Torshavn where you will spend the next few nights.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Hafnia

Sunday and Monday

Days at leisure in and around Torshavn. 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 Hafnia

Tuesday

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Klaksvik in the north, the second biggest town of the Faroes. En route we recommend you explore the Southern part of Eysturoy. It is also worth making a stop in Leivik to visit the restored Viking ruins.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Klaksvik

Wednesday

Breakfast at the hotel.

Spend the day exploring the northern isles. We recommend visits to all the northern islands and small villages on Vidoy, Kunoy and Bordoy. before you drive to Gjògv and Guesthouse Gjáargardur.

Included meals: Breakfast (and Cultural Evening Buffet is this is a Wednesday in June/July/August)
Accommodation: Guesthouse Gjaargardur

Thursday

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive back towards Vagar Island - we recommend you explore the village of Vestmanna on the way - if time allows you can join one of the boat tours to the Birdcliffs on the coastline outside the bay.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Vagar

Friday

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive around Vagar Island. Visit Bøur and Gasadalur. From Vagar it is also possible to go by scheduled ferry to the island of Mykines.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Vagar

Saturday

Breakfast at the hotel.

Make the short drive to Vagar Airport to return your car and catch your return flight to Copenhagen.

Included meals: Breakfast

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

AUBBQ: Faroese BBQ Break

Route map

Departures

  • 2017: Guaranteed departures from Copenhagen every Saturday between June and August

Included

  • Return flight to/from Vagar with all taxes
  • Car rental from afternoon day 1 until the morning of day 8 including free milage, CDW and Theft Protection.
  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
  • Cultural Evening incl. buffet in Gjogv

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

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