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Far out in the Faroe Islands

Starts: Vagar , Faroe Islands
Finishes: Vagar, Faroe Islands

Visit: Vagar , Mykines, Runavík, Klaksvík, Tórshavn, Vagar

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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This summer walking holiday in the remote Faroe Islands is really something special. A little over 400 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle, these islands have long been admired for their unspoiled natural beauty. Recently named by the National Geographic as the 'number 1 best trip to take this year', the Faroe Islands certainly live up to their reputation. The miles of rugged coastline, colourful fishing villages, amazing bird-life and vivid wild flowers combine to provide a distinctive and unforgettable 'great outdoors' experience. The location of the islands make them a stopping off point for many species of migratory birds and a breeding ground for others. Standing out amongst these is everybody's favourite, the puffin. During the summer, the days are long and our 1-week walking holiday gives us ample opportunity to explore several key locations on no fewer than 6 of the Faroe Islands. We enjoy 6 days of easy walking and exploration amongst some of Europe's most amazing landscapes. After a first night at our hotel on the island of Vagar, we start out with a boat trip to the small island of Mykines, home to thousands of puffins.

Travelling by boat is a way of life for the Faroese and our short inter-island hop (to Mykines) gives us an insight into the history and culture of this far-flung archipelago. As a part of our exploration, we spend time in several coastal settlements where some of the brightly painted houses retain their traditional Faroese turf-clad roofs. After a second hike on Vagar, to the picturesque village of Gasadalur, we drive to the small port of Runavik on the island of Eysturoy. Here, we have a short and scenic walk, coast to coast across a narrow neck of the island, before travelling westwards to Klaksvik on the island of Bordoy. We spend 2 nights here and enjoy 2 further exhilarating hikes, one of them on the adjacent island of Vidoy. Returning to the Faroese capital of Torshavn, we have time for a final walk and for some souvenir shopping, before saying goodbye to these magical islands.

Highlights

    • Prolific bird life, including the puffins of Mykines Island
    • Coastal walk to the remote village and waterfall at Gasadalur
    • Fantastic Faroe Islands views from Klakkur Peak
    • Dramatic scenery and colourful coastal settlements such as Runavik

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 149782
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Vagar , Faroe Islands
Finishes: Vagar, Faroe Islands
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • One or more professional English speaking Faroese guides
  • All accommodation as described
  • Land and sea transport as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,925 ($366/day)

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$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Faroe Islands Sorvagur, Mykines Island, Mykinesholmur, Gasaldur, Gjogv, Slaettaratindur, Torshavn, Vagur, Oravik, Hvannadalur, Vagsskard, Kirkjubour
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Martin  

There are dramatic cliffs all over the Faroe Islands, and it is easy to see very spectacular scenery without excessive exertion. The bird life on the island of Mykines is wonderful. There are lots of attractive villages with old wooden houses. The food is quite good, especially if one is partial to creamy fish soups and steak! Randi was a wonderful guide, full of insights into Faroese history, culture and folklore. One highlight was her beautiful singing of a psalm in Faroese in one of the churches we visited.

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Victoria  

I have been looking forward to this trip for quite sometime and didn't disappoint on most levels. Firstly, the walks were good but were a little more difficult than expected. Most of the walks had a much steeper and longer ascent than expected as I think some of the trip notes weren't accurate. Therefore, the walks took longer to complete and felt that at times me and a few other members of the group were slowing others down. Secondly, the hotels we stayed at were good, staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were comfortable. I am coeliac and therefore have to eat a gluten free diet because eating in foreign countries can be tricky. However, in the Faroe Islands it was much easier than expected. Each hotel and establishment we ate at I was made to feel comfortable about my dietary requirement and I always had something lovely to eat. Finally, overall the trip was memorable and I would visit the islands again in a heartbeat. The scenery was spectacular and even though at times they were difficult that walks were also great. My two favourites places of the trip were the village of Gasadalur an the Island of Mykines. Both are fully recommended and top places to visit in the Faroes.

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Richard 

This is a great trip for those who like remote but not over challenging walking with dramatic views and amazing nature all around. Be prepared for fast changing weather and a flexible approach to the itinerary. Faroese people are very welcoming and have a unique history to share - the quality of accommodation and meals is above average too.

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