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Faroe Islands Short Break - Self Drive

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Departures from Copenhagen, Edinburgh and Reykjavik. This short break is a great introduction to the, still little known, Faroe Islands. Five days with your own rental car will give you plenty of time to explore this North Atlantic island group. Experience Torshavn and sample the culinary delights the capital has to offer and enjoy the peace in the tiny village of Gjogv.

The Faroe Islands is a firm favorite with National Geographic Traveler Magazine. This gem of a destination has been voted the ‘Best Trip 2015’ destination by the magazine’s readers – and only a few years ago the same readers rated the Faroe Islands as the No. 1 destination in the world among 111 island communities.

Midway between Norway and Iceland the Faroe Islands rise out of the Atlantic Ocean like a hardy little flower. A nation of 18 small islands of which 17 are inhabited by less than 50.000 people and more than 3 million sea birds – a dream for the ornithologists and all nature lovers.

Ancient Norse culture still alive today

The Faroese are a proud people who, due to the geographical location, have been able to preserve their own culture and their own language which has its roots in the Old Norse language from the Viking Age. History is still an integral part of the daily life – it is one of the few places in the world where you can still experience the old medieval ballads and chain dance, which people in Europe practiced more than 800 years ago.

Amazing scenery and easy to drive around

The scenery at the Faroe Islands is spectacular.

You can experience all four seasons in one day, which is rather unique - from brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to short rain showers. Average temperature in the summer is 11C and in the winter 3C.

Driving on the Faroe Islands is easy; the infrastructure is of very good quality and the distances short. You can see a lot in only a few days. It is generally not necessary to use GPS as the roads are clearly marked and given the small size of the islands it is virtually impossible to get lost.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Vagar Island - Torshavn
Accommodation: Streym Hotel

Flight from Copenhagen, Edinburgh or Reykjavik to Vagar Airport, Faroe Islands. Transfer by shuttle to Hotel Streym for check-in and overnight. Free time to explore the capital of Torshavn.

 
Day 2     Torshavn
Accommodation: Streym Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up your rental car from the hotel reception and start your journey. We would recommend a visit to the village of Kirkjubøur with its 900-year farmhouse and unfinished cathedral dating back to 1110AD. There should also be time for a visit to the island of Sandoy or perhaps a car free trip to the small island of Nolsoy.

 
Day 3     Gjogv, Faroe Islands
Accommodation: Guesthouse Gjaargardur
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you leave Torshavn and drive north towards the charming village of Gjogv where you will spend the next two nights. We recommend you make a stop in the village of Vestmanna on the way and join a boat trip to the nearby birdcliffs.

Gjogv is a tiny village with dramatic views of the North Atlantic. Guest Gjaargardur is a cosy retreat where we hope you will feel at home.

 
Day 4     Gjogv, Faroe Islands
Accommodation: Guesthouse Gjaargardur
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

You can start the day by going on an easy hike in the area around Gjogv. The hotel reception sells a good map of the area. Then continue your exploration of the Northern Isles including the second largest town in the Faroes; Klaksvik.

 
Day 5     Vagar Island
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive back towards Vagar Island and the airport. Drop off your rental car before your flight back to Copenhagen, Edinburgh or Reykjavik

 

Notes

Inquire about price for 6 days and 8 days packages!

Price Includes
Flights Incl. All Taxes
Accommodation in Double Room Incl. Breakfast
Transfer from Vagar Airport to Hotel Streym on Day 1
Car Rental from Day 2 Until Day 5 Incl. Free Milage, Cdw and Theft Protecti
Ford B Max or Similar
Price Does Not Include
 Travel Insurance
ARC-1116