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FOB5: Off the beaten track (self-drive) / 5 days
Departures from Copenhagen, London (LHR), Edinburgh and Reykjavik

NEW FOR 2018! Departures from Copenhagen, London (LHR), Edinburgh or Reykjavik. Midway between Norway and Iceland the Faroe Islands rise out of the Atlantic Ocean like a hardy little flower. The islands offer thrilling experiences: Steep cliffs rising from the open sea, narrow straits between the islands, natural harbours surrounded by small villages and a countless number of birds.

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 as 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

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.

Day 1

Flight from Copenhagen, London (LHR), 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 of Kirkjubøur with its 900-year farmhouse and unfinished cathedral dating back to 1110AD.

Continue towards the island of Eysturoy perhaps make a detour to the remote villages of Saksun and Tjørnuvik.

Tonight you will stay in the small village of Runavik

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Runavik

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.

Explore southern Eysturoy - maybe with a visit to the reknowned wool factory Navia. in the afternoon, drive towards the north and the remote village of Gjogv where you will stay tonight.

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, London (LHR), Edinburgh or Reykjavik.

Included meals: Breakfast

 

Route map

Departures

  • 2018: Guaranteed departures from Copenhagen on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June to August
  • Guaranteed departures from Edinburgh and Reykjavik on Mondays from June to August

Included

  • Mentioned flights incl. all taxes and fees
  • Accommodation with private facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer by Hotel Shuttle 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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