5 day tour to discover the real beauty of the Faroe Islands!
Arrival Vágar Airport, Faroe Islands. A representative of Heimdal Tours will be waiting for you at the arrivals gate.
You can then sit back and relax while we drive you to your hotel right in the heart of Tórshavn.
It is a 40 minute drive and your introduction to some of the unique and breathtaking landscapes that the Faroe islands have to offer.
After checking in to your hotel, we will be happy to arrange a booking for you at one of the fine restaurants in Tórshavn and we would encourage you explore the local bars and cafés and invariably, live music to capture fully the true spirit of the smallest, cosiest capital in the world.
We will collect you from the hotel at 09:00 and drive to Sørvágur, where we will take the ferry to Mykines, long believed to be the Island referred to as “Paradise of Birds!” by the hardy Irish seafaring monk, St.Brendan in the 6th century during his sea-faring adventure in the North Atlantic.
On arrival, after taking you around the village of Mykines, we will take you on a guided walk out to Hólmin, 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 can then sit and eat a picnic and refreshments at the lighthouse, before getting up close and personal with the Puffins that grace the island with their prescence every summer, so expect some “close encounters of the bird kind!” or just take a walk in the steps of the Vikings!
Ferry from Sørvágur at 10:20 -
Return ferry to Sørvágur at 17:05
Faroe Islands - Highlights Tour
A representative from Heimdal Tours will collect you from your hotel and we will drive firstly to the historic village of Kirkjubøur, the southernmost village on Streymoy and the country's most important historical site with the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from around 1300, the Saint Olav's Church from 12th century and the old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður from 11th century, which is still occupied by the same family for 17 generations.
We will then drive to the beautiful village of Saksun with its natural amphitheatre of cliffs and stunning nature.
After exploring Saksun, our next stop is the village of Tjørnuvík, the most northerly village on Streymoy and now popular with surfers...yes you heard correctly...surfers!
Tjørnuvík also has one of the oldest Viking burial grounds where you can see the original burial stones. We usually take time here to enjoy our packed lunch whilst admiring the view of the "Giant and Hag" rock formations on the headland and telling you the legend behind the rocks.
We then take the stunning drive up and past the highest point on the Faroe Islands and descending into the beautiful and picturesque village of Gjógv.
We will then take the scenic route back to your hotel, with plenty of photo opportunities on the way and we will regale you with some of the legends and myths that abound in this magical country.
Pick up from your accommodationTórshavn
15 minute drive to the start of our 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.
We will soon be greeted by panoramic and truly breathtaking views overlooking Vágoy and Trøllkonufingur....a photographer's dream! .... and a landscape that would grace a Tolkien legend.
We 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 we will pause for Faroese delicacies and refreshments, before taking a short drive into the capital, Tórshavn.
Here we 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. A truly iconic image of the heart of the Faroe Islands!
Duration. Approx 4 hours
We then suggest an evening meal in the excellent restaurant at your hotel in Tórshavn.
We will arrange for your transfer to the airport for your flight home, in full knowledge that you will be back, having released your inner Viking!