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FASD6CPH: Flavours of the Faroes / 6 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 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 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 on 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.

 

NB! The order of the hotels may change according to your travel dates.

Day 1

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 Torshavn for check at the hotel.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Hafnia

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day 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

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. Guest Gjaargardur is a cosy retreat where we hope you will feel at home.

Between June and August, Guesthouse Gjaargardur hosts a Cultural Evening on Wednesday nights. We have included this local experience in your tour.

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

Day 5

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.

Return your car at the Airport before enjoying your last evening in Hotel Vagar (a short 200m walk from the airport).

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Vagar

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own way to the airport (only 200 metres from the hotel) for check in and return flight to Copenhagen.

Included meals: Breakfast

Route map

Departures

  • 2018: Guaranteed departures from Copenhagen Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June-August

Included

  • Flights with all taxes
  • Car rental from arrival on Day 1 until the evening on Day 5 including free milage, CDW and Theft Protection.
  • Accommodation in double room incl. breakfast
  • Cultural evening and dinner in Gjogv

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

Trip sheet

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