EUR 1,290.00

Faroe Islands - Walking holiday including car rental

Faroe Islands is the ultimate destination for nature lovers with a like for hiking in the beautiful and unspoilt nature. Here you can enjoy the peace and breathe in the fresh, clean air. The tour combines the beautiful scenery with historical and cultural experiences. 
Many parts of the Faroe Islands can only be reached on foot along old paths that were previously the only overland connection between the settlements and the hiking trails follow the paths across green grasslands with sheep and parallel to the rough coast. 
Faroe Islands offers a rich bird life including puffin with its colorful beak and especially the bird island of Mykines is a must on any trip to the Faroe Islands. 
Hiking only few hours leaves plenty of time to explore the quaint villages. 
And if one day you do not want to hike but rather a drive, there are plenty of excursion opportunities to the settlements.
 
  • Hiking in five of the 18 Faroe Islands 
  • Detailed route descriptions, which makes self-guided walking easy 
  • Car hire are included 
  • Accommodation in 3 different locations
  • Bird island of Mykines including puffins and gannets 
  • The capital Torshavn and the old town Tinganes 
  • Sailing to the three islands 
  • The old episcopal residence in the historic village Kirkjuboeur

 

 

Overview
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Day 1 Travel to the Faroe Islands. Mountain hike to Gasadalur
Upon arrival pick up the rental car and drive to check in at the first hotel, where the first two nights are spent.
Depending on your time of arrival your first hike goes to Gasadalur (Goose Valley), which has been one of the most isolated villages in the Faroe Islands.
The settlement is very much out of the way, and there has until a few years ago been no road there. Since 1983, it has been possible to fly in by helicopter, and yet the postman hiked over the mountain three times a week until 2003, when a tunnel was made through the mountain. The tour starts in Bøur and goes steeply along the cliff edge. Be careful and stop to enjoy the view of Sørvagsfjorden and the small islands in the sea. After a steep descent, you arrive at Gasadalur. Beware of loose stones. In the village are medieval ruins.
The trip back to Bøur either go the same way over the mountain or through the tunnel.
Overnight at Vagar.
Day 2 Hike on the bird island of Mykines
Walking time: 3 hours (5km)
 
With the ferry you head from Sørvagur to Mykines, which is known for its rich bird life and the fine hike out to Mykines islet. The trail take you up the grassy path to the ridge. A memorial to lost fishermen from Mykines is passed, and the trail goes along a mountain ridge and steeply down to the grass plains, where puffins nest. It may be slippery after rain, but there is a railing to hold on to. Well down the slope you cross a bridge and you are in Holmen, which is the only place in the Faroes where gannets breed. The path ends at the lighthouse, which stands on the westernmost point of the Faroe Islands. If you continue across the sea to the West, your next stop is Greenland.
Overnight at Vagar. (B)
 
Day 3 Journey to the southernmost island, Suduroy. Hike to Hvannhagi.
Walking time: Approximately 4 hours (7 km)
 
The day starts with a drive through the undersea tunnel to the island Streymur. From Torshavn take the ferry to the southernmost island Suduroy. The ferry ride takes approximately 2 hours.
The hike starts in Tvoeroyri along a path called Hvalurin. You follow an old route over the mountain to the East side of Suduroy, where the views are incomparable. In the sea you can see the islands Big Dimon and the smallest and only uninhabited island in the Faroe Islands, Small Dimon. Hvannhagi is one of the most beautiful places on Suderoy.
Accommodation in Tvoeroyri or Vagur on Suderoy. (B)
 
Day 4 Hike over the hill from Øravík to Vagur
Walking time: 4 hours (7 km)
 
Today's hike takes you up over the mountain between Oeravik and Vagur. The path goes to "Tingil Uppi Millum Stovur" which in the old days was a thingstead (meeting place) where eg. disputes were settled. The rocky trail continues steeply up to Mannaskard where there is a really nice view. Amongst others, you can see Borgarknappur, a mountain where the top resembles a medieval castle. The trail runs between the lakes along Vatnaryggur. Here you can see a lot of birds. From Vágsskard it goes easy downhill towards Hvannadalur and then a little steeper down to Vagur. Unless you want to also walk back to Oeravik, you can take the bus.
Accommodation in Tvoeroyri or Vagur on Suderoy (B)
Day 5 Sail from Suderoy to the world's smallest capital Torshavn
Walking time: up to you how long and how far you wish to wander around the city.
 
Take the ferry back to Torshavn and check into the hotel. Torshavn is a charming little capital with cafes, restaurants, shops, and is also a cultural center with museums, galleries, theater and music. Use the day to enjoy the city and explore in the old town, Tinganes. Visits should include Fort Skansin and the Faroese designer shops Gudrun & Gudrun and Sirri and the artisan shop Oestroem.
Accommodation in Torshavn (B)
 
Day 6 Sail to the small island Nolsoy just outside of Torshavn. Hike to Bordan
Walking time: 5 hours (7 km)
 
Take the small ferry to the island Nolsoy (20 minutes). Here you can experience a completely different world than the one you know. It is as if time has stopped and you are taken back in time. From Nólsoy you head to the area Korndalur. Continue on the track along the old water pipe up to the old water reservoir. You will follow the cairns to "Uppi in Skipi" (Up in the ship), where people in the past used to hide from pirates. Almost at the top you come to Hviliplassid (resting place), where you can take a rest. The view is absolutely fantastic. On a clear day you can see the Northern Isles and into Skala fjord, a bit of Torshavn and Sandoy. You cross an old peat moor. There are small cairns all the way to Nólsoyar Viti (lighthouse). If the cairns are difficult to see, you can be guided by two masts at the lighthouse.
On the way back to the village follow the cairns carefully so you do not get lost. After the walk, take the ferry back to Torshavn.
Accommodation in Torshavn. (B)
 
 
Day 7 Hike from Torshavn to the historic hamlet, Kirkjuboe
Walking time: 2 hours (7 km)
 
Today you head over the mountain from Torshavn to the historic village, Kirkjuboeur. The trip begins where the roads Landavegur and Velbastadvegur intersect. A bit up the hill you can enjoy the fine views of Torshavn and Nolsoy. Then you pass two small lakes. Follow the cairns South, while you have the view of Sandoy, Hestur Koltur and Vagar in front of you. As you approach Kirkjuboeur, you can see the islet Kirkjuboeholmur. The path ends just 50 meters away from the houses. When you've had a look around in this charming village, you can walk the same way back to Torshavn or take a taxi or bus, which only runs on weekdays.
Accommodation: Torshavn. (B)
 
 
Day 8 Hike to the big waterfall, Boesdalafossur on Vágoy. Return travel
Walking time: 2 hours there and back (5 km back and forth)
 
The tour is almost coming to its end. Depending on your flight schedule maybe you can fit in a last walk to the large waterfall Boesdalafossur, located near the airport.
You walk down to the stone houses, located by the lake Soervágsvatn, the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. You follow the lake to the end, where you will have sweeping views of the beautiful waterfall Boesdalafossur. From here there are also views South to Sandoy, Skúvoy and Suderoy. You can also go up to the gorge, which offers views of Mykines and Soervág birds cliffs.
With the last hike experiences you head back to the airport and leave your car, and your return journey begins. (B)
 

Price includes

  • 2 nights in a double room incl. Breakfast at Vágar
  • 2 nights in a double room incl. Breakfast at Suduroy
  • 3 nights in a double room incl. Breakfast in Torshavn
  • 7 day car rental gr. A car (Nissan Micra, Mazda 2 or the like.) Incl. one driver, free mileage, insurances CDW + TP, airport tax and VAT
  • Detailed description of the hikes
Not included
  • Transportation to/from the Faroe Islands
  • Ferry transport between the islands and tunnel fees
  • Additional insurance on the car
  • Cancellation- and travel insurance
EUR 1,290.00

Practical info

Price info

Note: The price is based on at least two participants accommodated in a double or twin room.

- Please note that it is 'land only' prices.

On this tour you are on your own without a tour guide. We have arranged for overnight stays, route descriptions and maps, but you must organise your own transportation to the starting point of the destination.

Dates of departure
This tour can be arranged on the starting day of your choice from 1st May to 01st October 2018.

Notice: After 31. august there are some major changes to the tour. Call us if you are interested in the tour in september.

Transportation
Please note that transportation to and from the Faroe Islands is NOT included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight. This is easily done online. It is your responsibility to ensure that the flight schedule fits start and end dates of your trip. We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets.
 
Car rental upgrade
In the package is included 7 day car rental in category A (Nissan Micra, Mazda 2 or similar), but can be upgraded to a larger car as desired:
Category B (Opel Corsa or similar.) € 40 extra for the week
Category C (Nissan Note or similar.) € 80 extra for the week
Category D (Opel Astra or similar.) € 120 extra for the week
Category O (Station car: Peugeot 308 station wagon or similar.) € 160 extra for the week
Category Q (Nissan Qashqai (5+2) € 520,- extra for the week
Category S (Car with automatic transmission or 4x4) € 520,- extra for the week
Category T (Minibus) € 1090,- extra for the week
 
The car is picked up on arrival and returned before departure.
The price includes unlimited mileage, CDW insurance and TP (theft insurance), airport tax and VAT.
There is a deductible of 7,000 DKK (equivalent to 933 euro). You can buy a Super-CDW insurance for 100 DKK (approx. 13 euro) per day. This will convert the deductible to nil. This can either be pre-booked or taken out when the car is picked up. Your travel insurance may cover this. Check your terms and conditions.
If you are under 21 years of age, you must take out a Super-CDW insurance for € 14 per day.
It costs 100 DKK (approx. € 14)  to drive through an underwater tunnel in the Faroe Islands. The amount is debited to the driver's credit card that must be presented upon collection of the car. 
 
Please make a note in the "Comments box" who will be the driver of the car and whether you want to upgrade your car.
Additional driver costs 150 DKK (20 euro)
 
Ferry
The ferry to Mykines costs 120 DKK per person. You will not bring the car. Tickets must be pre-booked (check your pre-departure information).
The ferry to Suduroy costs 225 DKK return car and diver and 90 DKK for extra persons. Reservation not required.
The ferry to Nolsoy costs 45 DKK return. You will not bring the car. Reservation not required.
 
Accommodation
You will stay in a double room with breakfast included in three different tourist class hotels . Soervagur on the island of Vagar, in Tvoeroyri or Vagur on Suderoy and in Torshavn in Streymoy.
 
Food and beverage
Breakfast is included at all hotels.
Lunch pack can be purchased at the hotels. Remember to book the day before.
On Suderoy please let the hotel know if you want dinner.
In Torshavn there is no restaurant in the hotel but restaurants and cafes close by. 
 
Trip grading
The daily walking tours as described in the itinerary is level 1-2 with short but hilly distances. As you are walking individually without a guide, it is possible to make your own decisions on how far you want to proceed from day to day, you can turn around and head back or jump on the local costal train back whenever you wish to. Read more about our grading system here.
Route descriptions sent about 4 weeks before departure along with other travel documents.
Cancellation Insurance

Cancellation Insurance is the customer's own responsibility. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in you home country.

Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

Passports and Visa

It is the customer’s responsibility to have a valid passport. It is also the customer’s responsibility to seek and obtain any necessary visa for travelling to the booked destination. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected return. Note that there may be special visa requirements for different foreign nationalities. Please note that processing time for visas to some countries may be several weeks. Mountain Adventures have no responsibility for any lack of travel documents. Be aware of any transit visa requirements.

Vaccinations
We advise you to contact a medical specialist or your personal doctor or a licensed vaccination clinic. In case vaccination is recommended it is advised to bring your vaccination certificate when traveling.
 
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