An idyllic escape to the Faroe Islands
An amazing 5-night adventure awaits! An incredible 4-night stay in the Faroe Islands, flanked by 1 night before and after in the bustling, beautiful city of Copenhagen; this summer itinerary is sure to be a win-win for all who travel. Explore the capital city of Denmark with its huge array of historical landmarks, museums, bars, restaurants and so much more before setting foot on what feels like another planet in the eerily beautiful and majestic Faroe Islands. A private trip tailored to you and your group this really is the perfect summer getaway.
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The best time to visit the Faroe Islands is from May to September. During this time, the weather can be relatively mild, and the days are longer with almost 19 hours of sunlight in the height of Summer.
This makes it a perfect time for visitors to explore the islands’ natural beauty, including its rugged coastline, fjords, and waterfalls, for an extended period.
Fly into Copenhagen
Arrival to Denmark
Arrive in Copenhagen and make your way from the airport to your centrally located hotel; Villa Copenhagen which opened in July 2020. This beautiful 390-room villa is housed in the old Danish Central Post and Telegraph Office and boasts stunning neo-baroque architecture that is as beautiful as it is impressive. The Villa is located in a historically enriched part of Copenhagen neighbouring a number of attractions and hubs of societal importance to the city. Right across the street is the Central Station meaning you are only 16 minutes away from the airport.
Spend the evening relaxing and enjoying the city; why not head out to one of the many bars and restaurants on offer nearby?
Photo Credit: Villa Copenhagen
Photo Credit: Erik Hageman / Visit Denmark
Fly to Torshavn
After a delicious breakfast check out and make your way back to the airport for your flight to Torshavn in the Faroe Islands. On arrival, you will meet your private transfer who will take you to your hotel in the centre of the town. Spend the rest of the day getting acquainted with your surroundings or relaxing in the sauna and hot tubs before enjoying dinner in the town this evening.
Vestmanna Bird Cliffs
Today, after breakfast you will head out on a visit to the bird cliffs and grottos north of Vestmanna; the Vestmannabjørgini. This is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands and it is easy to see why. The rich bird life, exquisite cliffs and deep caves are, among others, what make Vestmanna bird cliffs a sight to behold. Sailing at reduced speed in between the free-standing rocks, into the caves and close to the around 600 m high cliff sides, you will get the chance to spot the many seabirds nesting, such as puffins, cormorants and fulmars. The sound of the seabirds, the whisper of the sea, the free-standing rocks, and the interaction between the many colours, make the trip an experience that you will never forget! Evening at leisure.
Saksun & Gjogv
Today, after breakfast, you will experience the best of the Faroe Islands on the northern part of Streymoy Island and Eysturoy Island. On Streymoy you will visit Saksun; set in a natural amphitheatre high above a tidal lagoon. This wonderful hillside village is one of the most picture-perfect destinations in the Faroe Islands. A unique atmosphere with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. You will also get the chance to see the old iconic turfed church overlooking the lagoon. Your private tour continues to Eysturoy and the village of Gjógv. Gjógv means gorge in Faroese and you will understand why the village got this name when looking into the beautiful sea-filled gorge that is the most iconic attraction in Gjógv. Gjógv is an idyllically located and beautiful quiet village with stunning views towards the island Kalsoy and other islands in the northern part of the Faroe Islands. From Gjógv you will stop by Eiðisskarð where you will have a great view towards the rocky sea stacks “The Giant and his Wife”.
Photo Credit: Luca Renner/visitfaroeislands.com
Rib Boat Adventure
Get ready to head out on an exciting rib boat adventure today. This round trip from Gamlarætt to the island of Hestur includes sightseeing around the island. Your expert local guide will slowly move as near as possible to the birds under the cliff, Loftið, which vertical wall measures some 1,200 feet. Hestur harbours guillemots, puffins, black guillemots, shags, fulmars and eiders. Some seal caves are here as well for you to spot them playing in the surf. If the weather is good, your guide will also sail into the caves, Álvagjógv and Klæmintsgjógv. An amazing and exciting way to end your stay in the Faroe Islands. A final evening at leisure to enjoy dinner and relax.
Return to Copenhagen
Check out this morning and take your private transfer back to the Airport to return to Copenhagen. Again you will make your way back to Villa Copenhagen and check in for a final night in the city. Depending on your flight time we can also arrange a private tour of the city or pre-book a special dinner reservation just for you; speak to your Adventure Artist for more options.