Midway between Norway and Iceland the Faroe Islands raise out of the Atlantic Ocean like a hardy little flower. The Islands offer thrilling experiences and a rugged environment: steep cliffs rising from the open sea, narrow straits between the islands, natural harbours surrounded by small villages and a countless number of birds.
The Faroese are 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 & chain dance, which people in Europe practised more than 800 years ago.
According to The National Geographic Traveler, the Faroe Islands are the most appealing islands and were rated as the No. 1 destination in the world among 111 island communities. The scenery at the Faroe Islands is spectacular. You can experience all four seasons in one day, which is rather unique - all from brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to short rain showers. Guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every Monday from July to August.
Relax on your airport transfer in Reykjavik with a private vehicle and driver. Please note that a surcharge may be post billed to you if you require a transfer after 8pm or before 7am.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy a half day tour visiting the most important sights of the City. You will see the old town centre, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbour, the Pearl and Höfði house, the summit site of 1986. During the tour you will drive past the city's salmon river (which is proof that Reykjavík is a pollution free capital) and the Árbæjarsafn outdoor folk museum, which offers an interesting contrast to the modern buildings of the most recent part of city, and an outdoor swimming pool in Laugardalur which is heated with water from natural hot springs under the city. Visit the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church (whose steeple is a Reykjavík landmark). The tour includes private driver-guide for the tour and entrance fees to the National Museum, Sculpture Museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church.
Hotel Frón (3*) is a modern and friendly hotel situated in the heart of Reykjavik on the main shopping street, Laugavegur. The hotel is simple in design yet elegant and structured to suit everyone's needs. Only a few steps away are the centre’s bustling cafés, restaurants, shopping, galleries and theatres. The hotel encompasses a total of 90 rooms on four floors, offering a wide range of accommodation from single and double rooms to studio apartments as well as larger apartments. You are assured of a warm welcome at Hotel Frón in a friendly and a modern hotel right in the heart of Reykjavik’s city centre.
Embark on a full day shared tour taking of The Golden Circle, taking in the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gullfoss waterfall as well as the famous Geysir geothermal area where hot springs and geysers are abundant. Thingvellir National Park is a natural wonder on a international scale, with the geologic history and the bio-system of Lake Thingvallavatn forming a unique entity. The faults and fissures of the area make evident the rifting of the earth's crust and the ecosystem of Lake Thingvallavatn is a perfect example of species evolution in nature. The park is one of the most frequently visited tourist sites in Iceland where thousands of visitors go to become better acquainted with Iceland's greatest historical site and jewel of nature. With a 105-foot double-cascade, Gullfoss ("Golden Falls") is by far Europe’s most powerful waterfall.On a sunlit day, the mist clouds surrounding the hammering falls are filled with dozens of rainbows, providing an unparalleled spectacle of color and motion, making it truly a spectacular sight. The entire Geysir geothermal field is a delight for the senses with hot springs and geysers setting up a delightful performance and shooting jets of water high in the air.
Entrance fee to Geysir Museum and hotel pick up included.
Spend a couple of hours today on an adventurous boat trip to scan the horizon to find dolphins, minke whales and orca whales. Entrance to Whale Watching Centre is included.
Take a flight from Reykjavik to Vagar in the Faroe islands today. The direct flight takes approximately 1.5hrs.
Upon arrival at Vagar airport, you will be transfered to your hotel in Torshavn - approximately 45 minutes away.
There are lots of things to keep you busy during your stay in the Faroe islands. Consider taking a shared tour of Torshavn, visit the fishing village of Vestamanna, go on a horseback trek, take a visit to the Historical cultural centre of the Faroe Islands, or enjoy a scenic coastal tour taking you to Vagoy. Other options are to take a full day tour to the Northern islands or to take a morning cruise or an evening fishing tour on an old schooner. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if you are interested in any of these shared tour options.
This evening from Torshavn you'll get to drive by coach over the mountain road "Oyggjarvegin" to Norðadalsskarð, from where the view over the Island Koltur is incomparable! Drive through Kollafjarðardal through the underwater tunnel that connects Strymoy with Vágo before continuing to the small settlements of Bø and Gásedal where you will see Mykines Island rising from the ocean on the horizonline.
Torshavn is one of the smallest capital cities in the world, with only approximately 19,000 people living in the capital area. The scenery at the Faroe Islands is spectacular. You can experience all four seasons in one day, which is rather unique - all from brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to short rain showers. Average temperature in Summer is 11 degrees and in Winter 3 degrees.
Enjoy overnighting in either the Hotel Torshavn (3*) or the Hotel Streym (3*) tonight. Both properties are well located within the city of Torshavn. The 43 roomed Hotel Torshavn has a stunning view of the harbour in the front and the Town Hall Square in the back and is only a few minutes walk from the city centre. The property has an onsite restaurant as well as a café & bar. Hotel Streym is perfectly located within walking distance from the center of Tórshavn, and features a seaside view, and friendly staff. Reagdless of which of these two properties you are accommodated in, we are confident that you will be happy with your stay. (Exact property will be confirmed within 72 hours of confirming your booking).
Enjoy a full day shared tour from Torshavn to the Northern Islands. Take in the views on the drive via Streymoy and Esturoy to Leirvik, where you'll continue through the tunnel to Klaksvik. During the tour you'll be able to spot several islands in the distance. See the viking settlements at Lervik and the church in Klaksvik, before visiting the wool work shop Tøting on the return journey back to Troshavn.
Take a shared 4 - 5 hour tour today and leave Torshavn by bus in the company of a local guide to Vestmanna along the mountain road where you have panoramic views of the nearby islands. From Vestmanna, you'll get to enjoy a 2 hour sailing trip in small boats close to the towering cliffs. Then relax on the drive to the Viking settlement in Kvivik before returning to Torshavn.
Transfer from your hotel to the Vagar airport today in time for your flight back to Reykjavik.
Leave the Faroe islands today and take a flight from Vagar to Reykjavik. The direct flight takes approximately 1.5hrs.
Enjoy a private transfer between Reykjavik International Airport and your hotel with private vehicle and English-speaking driver. Your driver will make a stop at the Blue Lagoon for you to enjoy the famous healing properties of the mineral waters (entrance fee included).
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