Guided Faroe Islands Hiking

007332A-20

The Faroese untamed nature is a paradise for nature lovers and is well suited for a hike in the mountains. Hike with a local guide on old village paths with the opportunity to enjoy parts of the trip on your own by car.

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Highlights
  • Feel the wind in your hair as you look out to the nearby islands, which rise majestically on the horizon
  • See colourful villages, grazing sheep, green mountains and fascinating fog
  • Visit the bird island of Mykines
  • Hike down to the scenic town of Saksun
  • Hiking the old postal route, in use until 2006, with guide to Gásadalur
Details

2018 Departures:
Thursdays
June, July and August

2018 Pricing:
Bed & Breakfast accommodation
US$2,265 – twin
US$2,995 – single

Hotel accommodation
US$2,605 – twin
US$3,445 – single

Prices are shown per person in US$ based on two people sharing a twin room or one person in a single room. US$ prices are subject to change depending on the fluctuation of foreign currencies. An updated price will be provided at the time of your initial request.

Tour Code:
007332A-20

Itinerary
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Day 1, Thursday: Arrive Vagar, Faroe Islands

Arrival with Atlantic Airways. Pick up rental car at the airport. Take the short drive to the village of Gásadalur, which was the last village connected to the rest of the islands by tunnel. Enjoy the quiet and stunning view of Tindhólm. Spend the night on Vágar.

Day 2, Friday: Mykines – Tórshavn

Visit the bird island Mykines. The tour starts with a grand sail by majestic sea cliffs. Spot puffins, that charming little bird with a colourful beak, or the impressive gannet, which can only breed on the isolated isle to the west of the main island. Upon arrival to the island, you meet the guide. To get out to the isle and its lighthouse, one must cross a bridge – a bridge that crosses the Atlantic Ocean. Back in the village, one can pop in at the local cafe. Spend the night in Tórshavn.

Day 3, Saturday: Tjørnuvík – Saksun

Hiking with guide from the village of Tjørnuvík to Saksun. With bus and guide from Tórshavn to Tjørnuvík where the hiking trip begins. Tjørnuvík is surrounded by steep mountains and offers a fantastic view to the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch. On the hike, you will see, among other things, Slættaratindur and Gráfelli which, are the two highest mountains in the Faroe Islands. From Tjørnuvíksskarð and down to the village Saksun you get a fantastic view of the beautiful lagoon surrounded by sand in the fjord. The high mountains give the area some mystery, but not least unimaginable beauty. Spend the night in Tórshavn.

Day 4, Sunday: Slættaratindur

Hiking with guide to the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands – Slættaratindur. With bus and guide from Tórshavn. Slættaratindur (882m) is a must to hike, as it is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. The trip starts from the mountain pass Eiðisskarð. The hike is moderate. When you reach the top, the view of the Faroe Islands is nothing less than spectacular – Mountain peaks surround you – an experience for life. Spend the night in Tórshavn.

Day 5, Monday: Hvannhagi, Suðuroy

Hike to the award-winning Hvannhagi with guide, on the island of Suðuroy. From Tórshavn you take the ferry Smyril to the island of Suðuroy. En route, you pass the islands of Sandoy, Stóra Dímun and Lítla Dímun. After arrival to Suðuroy, you meet your guide. Because of its location, Hvannhagi has some of the most beautiful and unusual nature on Suðuroy. You follow an old path across the mountain. When you reach the northern side of Suðuroy, you will have an amazing view of the two small islands, Lítla Dímun and Stóra Dímun. Following a steep, narrow path, you descend to the inland lake at Hvannhagi. Spend the night in Tórshavn.

Day 6, Tuesday: Gásadalur, Vagar

Hiking the old postal route with guide to Gásadalur. With bus and guide from Tórshavn to the island of Vágar. We use the old village path that was used by the postman until 2006. We hike up the mountain for a fantastic view over the village Gásadalur. The village has been one of the most isolated villages in the Faroe Islands until a tunnel in 2004 connected the village with the rest of the island’s road network. The first stretch of the path is steep and runs close to the edge of the mountain, but you get an outstanding view of Sørvágsfjørður, Tindhólmur and Mykines. Spend the night in Tórshavn.

Day 7, Wednesday: Day at Leisure

Day on your own, but here are some suggestions: Hike over the mountain and back to the cultural centre of Kirkjubøur. Enjoy the majestic view over the islands of Sandoy, Hestur, Koltur, and Vágar. After arriving in Kirkjubøur, it is possible to visit Roykstovan that is approx. 900 years old. See the ruins of the Saint Magnus Cathedral and Ólavs’ church from year 1111. Or, enjoy the day in the scenic village of Gjógv, known for its unique natural harbour and a beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy. The natural harbour is an attraction everyone should take time to see. If you walk up the hillside, you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the bird cliffs and the village. Or, simply spend the day exploring the old part of Tórshavn. Spend the night in Tórshavn.

Day 8, Thursday: Depart from Vagar

Drive to Vagar Airport and return your rental car before checking in for your flight. Departure with Atlantic Airways.

Included
  • Airfare from Copenhagen or any Scandinavian Atlantic Airways gateway to/from Vagar, Faroe Islands
  • Category A, manual transmission car rental, pick up/drop off Vagar airport, unlimited mileage, CDW
  • 7 nights of accommodation as outlined, room and tax
  • Breakfast daily at hotel
  • Return ferry to Mykines, with guide and a packed lunch
  • Bus transportation and guide for hike Tjørnuvík to Saksun
  • Bus transportation and guide for hike up Slættaratindur
  • Return ferry to Suðuroy and guided hike to Hvannhagi
  • Bus transportation and guide for hike to Gásadalur
Not Included
  • Upgrade to vehicle rental to automatic transmission or larger size
  • Meals unless specified
  • Optional tours
  • Porterage of luggage at airport or hotels
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

Feel the wind in your hair, see colourful villages, grazing sheep, green mountains, fascinating fog and the nearby islands, which rise majestically on the horizon.

Optional tours, prices on request:
Wednesday: Boat trip to Vestmanna Cliffs, lunch and Saga Museum
Wednesday: City walking tour in Tórshavn or table reservation at a restaurant

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