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    7 days - Self-drive with Heima i Stovu and Tórshavn with local family hosted dinner

    Adrift in the frothing swells of the North Atlantic, this mysterious 18-piece jigsaw puzzle of islands is at once ancient and very modern. The proud, long-suffering Faroese character has been forged from Viking blood, Christian piety, Scandinavian openness and an awe for the humbling nature that's all around.

    When visiting the Faroes, you are never more than 5km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The countryside is dominated by steep mountains and there are about 80,000 sheep and some 2 million pairs of seabirds, including the largest colony of storm petrels in the world, puffins and gannets.

    Day 1
    Arrive at the Vágar Airport and pick up car
    Day 2
    Island of Mykines
    Day 3
    Travel to the Suðuroy ferry and out to Heima i Stovu
    Day 4
    Explore the remote island Suðuroy
    Day 5
    Ferry back to Tórshavn and settle into your seaside hotel
    Day 6
    Hiking and guided city tour before a local home dinner
    Day 7
    Departure Day
    Start/End Place
    Vágar, Faroe Islands
    Country Visited
    Faroe Islands
    Duration
    7 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included
    Code
    50DN0535

    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.

    Details

    Transportation

    By car, ferry and on foot

    Included
    • Boutique accommodation in Tórshavn, twin share with private facilities, free WIFI
    • Heima i Stovu - local, unique accommodation with shared facilities
    • Daily breakfast
    • Private Mykines Island Guided Tour
    • Home Dining meal with locals
    • "Footsteps of the Vikings" hike and guided tour in Tórshavn
    • Rental car
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    Gratuities to the guides. Tunnel fees not included during the drives.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive at the Vágar Airport and pick up car

    Arrive at the Vágar Airport and pick up car. Drive into Torshavn and settle into your hotel. When you are ready, head out on an old town tour to get your bearings and enjoy the history of this port village. Walk through the narrow cobbled streets, between traditional wooden houses with grass turf roofs, which date back many hundreds of years. You can also take in the the old fortress, the marina and the peninsular known as Tinganes, where you will walk through the iconic redwood, grass-roofed buidings of some the oldest parliament buidings in the world.

    Tórshavn has a lively bar and restaurant scene - your reception staff can give you recommendations for your evening meals.

    Transportation
    Car hire
    Accommodation
    Seaside, newly renovated, boutique hotel Hotel Havgrim 1948.

    If you are arriving late, you can also stay in Hotel Vágar, close to the airport. This hotel is currently under renovation and is opening up again in 2024.


    Day 2 - Island of Mykines

    After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to meet your private guide in Sørvágur, 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 then 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.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Seaside, newly renovated, boutique hotel Hotel Havgrim 1948.

    Day 3 - Travel to the Suðuroy ferry and out to Heima i Stovu

    After breakfast drive to the Suðuroy ferry via Torshavn. The car ferry is approximately 2 hours so sit back, grab a hot drink and enjoy your time with locals. On arrival, drive to your accommodation this evening, Heima i Stovu.

    The boutique hotel is set in a family house built in 1912 and newly refurbished to resemble a great-grandparents’ home in the same village. It is a perfect place to enjoy a break from your everyday hustle. Immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere in Hvalba, hike in the beautiful mountains surrounding the village, and enjoy food made from local ingredients. Bring your own book or dive into our vintage collection in the cozy sitting room and be transported back to a timeless period.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Heima i Stovu - please note, there are shared facilities here.

    Day 4 - Explore the remote island Suðuroy

    This morning, you have a hiking tour included with a picnic lunch. Depending on the weather, your guide will escort you to their favourite spots along the cliff tops and valleys.

    The highlight of your stay will be the included meals with a kitchen full of love and memories. Located on the ground floor, the kitchen has direct access to the kitchen garden and a short walk to the nearby shared village allotment where the locals experiment with the berries and vegetables their local climate can sustain.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 5 - Ferry back to Tórshavn and settle into your seaside hotel

    This morning, ferry back to Tórshavn and take your time returning back to your hotel.

    Please let us know if you wish to arrange any activities for this day.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Seaside, newly renovated, boutique hotel Hotel Havgrim 1948.

    Day 6 - Hiking and guided city tour before a local home dinner

    After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and join a group hiking tour. Start the walking tour, past Mannafelsdalur, the site of a bloody Viking battle 700 years ago where mounds of grass still grow with a red hue, said to be the blood of the slain Viking rebels, while in the distance, the NATO radar listening station nestled high above the Faroese landscape reminds us of more modern conflict.

    Hike to the panoramic and truly breathtaking views overlooking Vágoy and Trøllkonufingur....a photographer's dream! .... and a landscape that would grace a Tolkien legend. Then walk over the ridge to an open landscape with lake views at Vatnsdalur and down to Norðadalur, with spectacular views of the islands Hestoy and Koltur, where you will pause for Faroese delicacies and refreshments, before taking a short drive into the capital, Tórshavn.

    Here you will take a historic tour of the ancient and narrow cobbled streets that wind in and out of the traditional wooden, grass-roofed houses that truly define the Faroe Islands and on to Tinganes, to explore the ancient site and traditional red wood, grass-roofed buildings of the oldest parliament in the world.

    This evening from 7pm, join the locals for a special home cooked meal. More and more people in the Faroese are offering ‘heimablídni‘, translated as ‘home hospitality’, where they invite people into their own homes for a dinner and a chance to get to know the locals.

    Durita and Fróði serve an exciting menu with the special taste of fermented food, which is called ræst in Faroese. Traditional dishes with a milder taste are also on the menu.

    The couple, who live in the capital, Tórshavn, serve dinner in their authentic Faroese home with a beautiful view. You will taste 10-12 different Faroese specialities, prepared by Durita and Fróði.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch

    Day 7 - Departure Day

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast

    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs. There is the option to stay in centrally located 3 star city hotel as a standard option.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 May 2024
    31 Aug 2024
    1 May 2024
    31 Aug 2024
    NZD 5,941
    On request
    Standard
    1 May 2024
    31 Aug 2024
    1 May 2024
    31 Aug 2024
    NZD 3,749
    On request
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    Please note the weather conditions can be wild and unpredictable in the Faroe Islands. Your guide may change the itinerary at short notice to suit the local conditions. Ferries can be cancelled due to rough sea.

    There are new guidelines for protecting the Puffin colony at Mykines which your guide will advise you on.

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