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9 days - Get off the beaten track & explore Faroe Islands
Experience up close the birdlife, the green nuances of the mountains, the colourful villages, beautiful deep fjords and the nearby islands that rise majestically. Maybe you will feel as though you are part of a fairytale world.
A world of wild and untouched nature, hospitality, Faroese cuisine, Faroese ballads and the pure ocean will surround you on the 9 day self-drive tour. At 50 Degrees North, we encourage you to get off the beaten track so please contact us if you wish to add more to your Faroe Island tour.
- Untouched nature of Faroe Islands
- A boat trip to the westernmost island of Mykines, known for its rich birdlife
- Viking ruins and settlements
- A full day excursion to the island of Suðuroy
- Day 1
- Arrive and drive to Sørvágur and surrounding area.
- Day 2
- Island of Mykines and the village of Gjógv
- Day 3
- Saksun, Dúvugarðar - a beach walk, museums and viking settlements.
- Day 4
- See the Rolling Stones and enjoy the amazing tunnels and islands of the Faroes.
- Day 5
- Explore the Northern Islands - churches, bird promontory and tranquility.
- Day 6
- Travel to Tórshavn and enjoy this cosy capital.
- Day 7
- Enjoy a full day's excursion to the island of Suðuroy
- Day 8
- Explore Tórshavn; a walk through the old part of Tórshavn
- Day 9
- Depart Faroe Islands
- Start/End Place
- Vágar, Faroe Islands
- Country Visited
- Faroe Islands
- 9 Days
- Start Date
- Travel Style
- Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.
As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.
The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.
By car, ferry and on foot
- Car rental - Cat. B car incl. free mileage, CDW, TP, airport fee and VAT
- Accommodation with breakfast
- Private excursion to the island of Mykines including lunch
- Private excursion to the island of Suðuroy including lunch
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
Tunnel fee of 130 kr /Euro 18, activities and ferry rides between islands, international flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.
If you wish to hire an automatic car, these are 'on request' and can be difficult to obtain. Please seek further advice with us.
Day 1 - Arrive and drive to Sørvágur and surrounding area.
Arrive at Vágar Airport and pick-up your rental car from the airport.
First stop is only some 200 metres down the road, a local hotel. After check in, take a drive to the small and picturesque villages Bøur and Gásadalur. The tour offers an unparalleled view of the fjord, the islet Tindhólmur and Mykines. Until recently the only way to get to charming Gásadalur was on foot from Bøur and over the mountain. Although there now is a tunnel to Gásadalur, the village is still unspoiled and has preserved its charm and authenticity.
Day 2 - Island of Mykines and the village of Gjógv
Meet your guide in Sørvágur, just 5-minutes away from your hotel, ready to take the ferry to the Mykines island at 10:20. After ca. 45min ferry journey and on arrival at Mykines, you will go on a guided tour of the village with some refreshments. After that continue on a guided walk to Mykineshólmur, which is connected to the main island by a wooden footbridge over a 35 meter deep gorge and ends with spectacular views from the lighthouse. You will be walking directly through the Puffin colony, so expect "close encounters of the bird kind" and many photo opportunities. Return ferry to Sørvágur at 17:05.
Please note: this tour is only available until end of August. Due to landslide in 2022, it may be impossible to walk all the way to Mykineshólmur.
From Sørvágur, continue to the picturesque village of Gjógv. On the way there you will pass the first subsea tunnel, which on the deepest spot is more than 105 meters under sea level. The drive is ca. 75km and takes little over an hour.
Enjoy the next two nights at the unique Hotel Gjáargarður in Gjógv. There is a small restaurant within this quaint hotel.
AccommodationOvernight accommodation on Gjógv.
Day 3 - Saksun, Dúvugarðar - a beach walk, museums and viking settlements.
We suggest a trip to Tjørnavík - a walk along the beach where you might find remainings from the vikings, as this is the place where the viking settled first in the Faroe Islands.
A stop in Saksun is at must. The village is surrounded by steep mountains and a lagoon-like lake with a sandy beach leading the way out to the Atlantic Ocean. If the tide is going out to can walk all the way out to the sea. Back in the village you can take the opportunity to visit the church and the old farmhouse Dúvugarðar.
Day 4 - See the Rolling Stones and enjoy the amazing tunnels and islands of the Faroes.
Today's tour goes fra Gjógv to Klaksvík - on the way there you will pass Oyndafjørður and just before the village take the time to see the Rolling Stones. From Oyndafjørður to the island Borðoy through the second subsea tunnel - where you in the bottom will see the fantastic glass paintings of Tronður Patursson.
Next two nights at Hotel Klaksvík.
AccommodationOvernight accommodation in Hotel Klaksvík.
Day 5 - Explore the Northern Islands - churches, bird promontory and tranquility.
Explore the Northern islands - first to the northern most village Viðareiði, where - if you are fit - you can climb the mountain north of the village to the top of the world highest promontory Enniberg. On the top you will have a excellent view over Fugloy, Svínoy, Borðoy and Kunoy.
From Viðareiði to Kunoy where you can enjoy a walk in the very nice plantation. Then to Klaksvík again where you can visit Christians church, the church in Klaksvík which is told to be the most beautiful church on the Faroe islands.
Take the opportunity to visit Kalsoy which is known for its many legends. The best known of them is the legend about the seal woman who was captured and forced to marry a farmer´s son from Mikladalur and had children with him. But she longed to go back to the sea and one day when her husband had gone fishing, she found the key to the chest where her seal skin was hidden, put it on and returned to her natural element. See the beautiful statue of the seal woman in the village Mikladalur.
AccommodationOvernight accommodation in Klaksvík.
Day 6 - Travel to Tórshavn and enjoy this cosy capital.
On the way to Tórshavn we suggest a stop in Leirvík to see the viking settlements there.
In Tórshavn - Take the opportunity to visit the faroese handy work and design shops, the cozy cafes near the harbor Vágsbotn, and maybe even a visit to the National museum, the Art museum and the Nordic house.
Head down to Barbara Fish House - their fish soup is fantastic, located in a very cozy and picturesque location in the old part of the town. Or chasing Michelen star ratings, perhaps taxi out to KOKS.
Stay in Tórshavn for the next 3 nights.
AccommodationOvernight accommodation in Tórshavn.
Day 7 - Enjoy a full day's excursion to the island of Suðuroy
Meet your guide at the ferry terminal this morning for a departure to the southern-most island of Súðuroy. On the way, you will pass the islands of Sandoy, Skúvoy, Litlur Dímun and Stóra Dímun. You will hear stories of the two Viking legends Tróndur and Sigmund and their ongoing and bloody battle to control the Faroe Islands. On arrival in the port of Tvøroyri, you will drive from the ferry port south to the most southerly point of the Faroe Islands, Akraberg. From there make you way northwards, taking in many stunning and spectacular cliff top vistas and charming historic villages with ancient Viking secrets.
Return to Tórshavn this evening.
AccommodationOvernight accommodation in Tórshavn.
Day 8 - Explore Tórshavn; a walk through the old part of Tórshavn
Explore Tórshavn; a walk through the old part of Tórshavn "á Reyni", Tinganes and the old fort Skansin - the tour can also be done with a local guide.
In the afternoon we suggest a tour to Kirkjubøur (20 min. drive) - the old cultural centre of the Faroes. Visit the roughly 900-year-old Roykstovan, where the King's yeoman still lives after 17 generations; Ólav's church from AD 1111, named aftger King Olav the Holy. This church is the oldest church in the Faroes, and is still in use. See the ruins of St. Magnus Cathedral, which is regarded as one of the largest cultural attractions in the Faroes.
You might also be interested in an excursion to the island of Nólsoy - just 20 minutes away from Tórshavn. The light house there has one of the largest lens which is more that 3 metre in diameter and the weight is over 4 tonnes. A hike out to Borðan where you find the lighthouse can be recommend.
Day 9 - Depart Faroe Islands
After breakfast, check-our from your hotel and return your rental vehicle at the airport. It is time to say good bye to Faroe Islands!
All prices listed are per person, based on two people travelling. The price can vary slightly depending on season and accommodation options - upgrades possible. Discounts available for children under 12. Please note, the excursion to Mykines Island is only available until end of August.
Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.
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For a greener option, please ask us about changing your vehicle to a 'green' car; either a diesel or a hybrid.
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Faroe Islands accommodation - self guided
If you would like accommodation other than a hotel, guesthouse or bed & breakfast, we can offer you a summerhouse. There are several to choose from all over the islands, some situated in areas of natural beauty outside the towns. Check-in is usually at 14:00 pm, and check-out 11:00 am.
Please ask us for a recommendation based on your preferences and number of family members.
Self drive on the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands has 600 km of good roads, most of which are two-lane and asphalted. Bridge, dam, ferry or helicopter connects 17 of the 18 islands. Since the arrival of the underwater tunnels on the Faroes, it is now possible to drive from the village of Gásadalur in the west to Viðareiði, the most northerly village on the Faroes.
In the Faroe Islands, there are two sub-sea tunnels for which a toll is charged: between Vagoy and Streymoy and between Eysturoy and Boray. You can pay this toll at petrol stations all over the Faroes.