Guided Faroe Islands Hiking

007332 - W20

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, 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.

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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

2019 Departures:
Thursdays
June, July and August

2019 Pricing:
Bed & Breakfast accommodation
US$2,215 – twin
US$2,975 – single

Hotel accommodation
US$2,415 – twin
US$3,319 – 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:
007332 - W20

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: Viðoy to Svínoy

With ferry from Viðoy to Svínoy. Hiking with guide from the village in Svínoy. A beautiful and easy hike. The hike starts in the village and we walk out to the headland called Dragin, where the English used to have an outpost during the war. There is also a bird fowling seat at Dragin, which will be pointed out to you during the walk. Among the birds it is expected to see or hear whimbrels, European golden plovers, arctic skuas, arctic terns, common eiders, meadow pipits, greylags, and several species of gulls. In the cliffs are northern fulmar, puffin and European shag. Along the shore between large stones and boulders the beautiful black guillemots nest. Spend the night in Klaksvík.

Day 4, Sunday: Streymoy - Sea Stack of Tjørnuvík

Departure from the village of Tjørnuvík, situated at the northernmost point of the island of Streymoy. The guide will lead you along the hiking path up to the valley of Torvadalur. There will be a short stop to give you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature and the view of the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur. From here, you will continue up to Kambur and westward to Skoradalsheyggjur, where there is a view of the entire bay of Sjeyndir. The hike continues from Skoradalsheyggjur down to the strait of Stakssund, from where you will reach the sea stack by cable. Once on the sea stack, you will have the opportunity to go into the house to enjoy your packed lunch while you take in the magnificent view of the bay of Sjeyndir, the promontory of Mýlingur and the island of Kalsoy to the east. Spend the night in Eysturoy.

Day 5, Monday: Eiðisskarð - Slættaratindur

Hiking with guide to the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands – Slættaratindur. The hike starts at Eiðisskarð, the mountain pass to the south of Slættaratindur. 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 Eysturoy.

Day 6, Tuesday: Tjørnuvík - Saksun

Hiking with guide from the village of Tjørnuvík to Saksun.  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. (due to weather condtions the starting point is sometimes Saksun) 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. Another option is a boat trip to Vestmanna Cliffs with lunch and a visit to the Saga Museum. Or, simply spend the day exploring the old part of Tórshavn and the harbour front. 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
  • Guide for Svinoy hike
  • Hike Tjørnuvík to Saksun
  • Hike up Slættaratindur
  • Hike to Sea Stack in Tjørnuvík
Not Included
  • Upgrade of 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

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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