AN UNTOUCHED NATURE: FAROE ISLANDS
The Faroe Islands are one of the most virgin settlements in the Atlantic Ocean between Norway and Iceland. The whole island feels like it's on another planet. Here, nature is so untouched, people live in such harmony with nature; you feel like you are inside a painting, a work of art. The island, where you will catch the best views of the world, offers a unique experience especially for photography and hiking enthusiasts.
Copenhagen, Faroe Islands
50 km drive, 45 minutes.
We meet with our guide at Copenhagen Airport at noon. According to the flight times on the tour date, after the flight from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands, we settle in our hotel in Torshavn, the largest settlement on the island. Then dinner and free time after a short orientation tour.
Norðradalur, Vestmanna, Tórshavn
After our breakfast in the hotel in the morning, we set off for Norðradalur, the first stop of the day. The valley, which literally means "North Valley", is famous for its steep cliffs. Norðadalsskarð Pass, with its breathtaking view, is located on the old road from which we will reach here. We will take a short break at the pass and witness one of the most beautiful views of the Faroe Islands. Then we continue the Leynar settlement. Here, the white beach and grass-covered houses will immediately catch your attention. We continue from here and arrive at the famous fishing town Vestmanna. Vestmanna stands out especially with its sea caves, cliffs and polar seagulls that have nested in these cliffs. Here, we go on a 2-hour boat trip where we can get to know the Faroe Islands from the sea and have the chance to observe other birds, especially polar seagulls. Right next to you, the Heygadrangur cliffs rising up to 140 meters will blow your mind. After our tour, we return to Vestmanna Port. Here we have a short afternoon break and a visit to the Saga Museum. We see the wax figures of the Saga Museum and learn about the 1000-year history, traditions and culture of the Faroe Islands. We then return to Torshavn and free time after a short trip in the city.
100 km (2 hours) car ride, 2 hours boat ride.
Saksun, Dúvugarðar, Eiði, Gjógv
2 hours drive, 100 km. 2 hours of medium difficulty hike, 5 km. (488 mt ascent, 488 mt descent)
After breakfast, our trip to Gjogv, where we will leave our hotel and stay for two nights, begins. First, we arrive at Við Áir, which is half an hour away from Torshavn. It is home to the last of the whale slaughtering centers established in 1905 in the Faroe Islands. The center, where thousands of whales were caught and processed until 1989, is now a museum. The museum is a good opportunity to learn about the whalers and whales of the Faroe Islands and Norway. After the museum, we enter Saksun Valley immediately. Saksun is one of the most beautiful valleys of the Faroe Islands. On one side Saksun Lake, on the other side the sea lagoon, on the other side the green mountains rising and magnificent views await us. Saksun, built at the end of a narrow and narrow fjord, is a place where only 8 people live today, but has been subject to the attention of tourists. Here, after seeing the old church and walking around the lagoon, we visit Dúvugarðar Farm, which is a museum in the valley today. After the farm tour, which is an important stop for us to understand the local life, we stop by the nearby Fossá Waterfall. The waterfall, which meets the sea in two levels, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region. Our next stop is the town of Eiði, located further north. This is a Viking settlement founded in the 9th century and again the center of magnificent views. It is also home to Slættaratindur, the highest peak of the Faroe Islands with a height of 880 meters next to it. This is a great summit where you can watch the Faroese geography on clear days. According to the weather conditions, we make a hike to the summit from the Eiðisskarð Pass (392 meters) route. The summit, which can be climbed in approximately 1 hour, adorns the dreams of everyone who comes to the Faroe Islands. After the break at the summit, we land on the same route and arrive at Gjógv, which is a 10-minute drive away. The town, located in a narrow valley, is famous for its natural harbor. First of all, we settle in our accommodation facility, and then after a short walk in the village, free time.
Klaksvík, Mikladalur, Kallur Lighthouse, Gjógv
3 hours drive, 150 km. 3,5 hours easy hike, 7 km.
After breakfast, we set off towards Kalsoy Island, which is opposite us. First of all, after a 45-minute journey, we arrive at Klaksvík. Klaksvík is one of the largest settlements of the Faroe Islands. Especially the church of the settlement is very important in terms of religious art works of the island and is famous for the 19th century wooden ship hanging on the ceiling. After a short visit here, we go to Syðradalur with a 20-minute ferry ride. After a 20-minute drive, we arrive at Trøllanes, the northernmost part of the island, and our walk to Kallur Lighthouse begins from here. The lighthouse, which is set up on a steep slope as if cut with a knife, can be reached after a 1-hour walk. The hiking trail to the lighthouse, one of the most famous sights of the Faroe Islands, runs along a narrow ridge. Below we encounter breathtaking views at every step as the waves beat the cliffs. As we move through the pastures of the sheep, the dramatic effect of the landscape envelops us and we reach the lighthouse with these emotions. After watching the scenery and having some rest, we return from the same route. Passing to Mikladalur, we see the Mikladalur Waterfall, which flows through the village and pours into the sea from the cliffs, and the mermaid statue, which has an important place in local legends. Then we go back to Klaksvik and move on to Vidareidi from here. First of all, we take a short hike where we can stop by the whale town Hvannasund and watch the view of the iconic Malinsfjall Mountain just a short distance away. After 1.5 hours of walking in total, we return to Gjógv and free time until dinner.
Sørvágsvatn, Múlafossur, Bøur, Tórshavn
1.5 hour drive, 75 km. 2 hours easy walk.
After breakfast, we leave our hotel and head towards Vagar Island. First we arrive at Sørvágsvatn Lake. Sørvágsvatn, the largest lake of the Faroe Islands, is connected to the Atlantic Ocean with the Bøsdalafossur Waterfall, pouring from 30 meters. Here, a pleasant 1.5 hour round trip awaits us. After the hike, we go to the town of Sørvágur and have a coffee break at Fjørdoy Café in the port. Then we continue and arrive at the village of Bøur. From here we watch the beautiful fjord views and the rock arch Drangarnir in the sea, popular with photographers. Then we continue towards Gasadalur. Gasadalur has one of the most famous landscapes of the Faroe Islands. From here, we will take a short walk to Múlafossur Waterfall. Then we settle in our hotel in Tórshavn and spend the evening free. After having dinner together, we can take a short tour and walk again for the sunset depending on the weather.
After breakfast, we go to the airport and return to our homes with a connection in Copenhagen. We say goodbye to see you on our next adventure.
12:00 Copenhagen Airport
13:00 Copenhagen Airport
5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner, all specified tours, transfers between all destinations, activities, museum entries, VAT
Tórshavn: 62N Hotel or similar
Gjógv: Gjaargardur Guesthouse or similar