Faroe Islands

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Self guided cycling holiday in the Faroe Islands

Long empty roads that wind over distant hills with the backdrop of jagged mountains are a cyclist’s paradise. The Faroe Islands are just that and more. This week long cycling holiday in the Faroe Islands gives you time and space to enjoy the wild rugged scenery that the islands have to offer. On two wheels you feel the landscapes beneath you and spot wildlife that you may otherwise have missed. Enjoy a relaxed pace as you cycle across the archipelago exploring remote villages, distant islands and the buzzing Nordic city of Torshavn.

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

DAY 1:

Arrival to Faroe Islands. Check into Hotel Vagar for two nights (only 500m away from the airport) where you'll also be kitted out with your bikes and gear. Bikes provided are of the 'racing' style, E-Bikes are also available at no extra cost. If you prefer to use an E-Bike please let us know and we can arrange it for you.

Cycle along the shores of the fjord towards the villages Bøur and Gásadalur. When you get to Bøur, you will have an amazing view of the small islands Tindhólmur and Gáshólmur, as well as the popular bird island Mykines. In Gásadalur you will see the beautiful waterfall Múlafossur. Today's cycle route will be around 20 km.

DAY 2:

Cycle from the hotel towards Lake Sorvagsvatn. Enjoy a walk along the lake to the waterfall Bosdalafossur. The walk to the waterfall takes around one hour each way. Continue cycling to the village Sandavagur. Once in the village take the road that leads to the viewpoint, Trollkonufingur - meaning Trolls Finger. Today's cycle route will be around 23 km (15 miles).

DAY 3:

Today you'll check out of your hotel and take the public bus to Kollafjørður. The picturesque village, home to 800 hardy souls, is the starting point of today's 47km (29miles) cycle tour to Gjogv, a scenic seaside gorge. The route snakes past Eiði where two spectacular 70 meter high sea stacks rise from the Atlantic. Traverse a mountain pass via Eiðisskarð which rewards with stunning views across Streymoy and Esturoy and stay the night in Gjáargarður Hotel in Gjogv.

DAY 4:

Leave Gjogv behind and head a total of 34km (18miles) south towards Runavik, the final destination for today's trip. En route, both coastal paths, and hairpin roads balance coastal vistas with mountainous terrain. Once Funningur, a small fishing village with a famous grass turf church, come into sight the ride becomes more relaxing and winds from the coast across volcanic valleys towards Hotel Runavik, where you'll check-in for the night.

DAY 5:

Today a relaxing 10km (6 mile) loop explores the coastline and fishing villages of Eysturoy's southerly tip. On good days you'll be able to see Strednes, a village on the other side of the small strait. The highlight of the short ride will be a glimpse of Toftavatn, a beautiful mountain lake that can be seen on the way back to Runavik. In the afternoon, you'll board the bus to Torshavn where you'll check into your hotel for three nights.

DAY 6:

Today 70km (43 miles) of spectacular coastline lie ahead. Start today's epic by crossing mountain pass, Velbastaðhálsur, to the ferry port Gamlarættand. From here you'll traverse to Sandoy, the fifth-largest island of the Faroe Islands archipelago. Looping from the island's ferry port, Skopun vast stretches of beach stunning mountain lakes, and the opportunity to visit Sandur art museum offer a varied, action-packed day covering a total elevation of 1378 meters.

DAY 7:

Today is flexible for you to decide what you’d like to do. Our recommendation is to cycle from Tórshavn to Kollafjordur at the old mountain road Oyggjarvegurin. There is no traffic on this road since a tunnel has been built between the two places. It is therefore quiet and perfect as a cycling route. The route has steep ascents and descents, and a great view of the sound and fjord. You can cycle up to the mount Sornfelli, from where you have a view of most of the islands in the Faroe archipelago. You can choose to continue the tour to Kollafjordur, or after mount Sornfelli, you can cycle back to Tórshavn. Today’s cycle would therefore be around 34 - 40 km (21 - 25 miles) depending on the route you choose to take. Alternatively you can relax and enjoy the sights of Torshavn.

DAY 8:

Today it's time to depart the Faroe Islands. You can take the shuttle bus to the airport or we can arrange a private taxi for you (not included). You can also extend your trip with extra nights.

PRICE

From £1595 per person based on two guests travelling.

£1595.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,834 EUR | 2,089 USD

We accept payment in GBP, USD, EUR and NOK. You will receive a final trip quotation in the currency of your choice. Prices on the website and currency conversions are indicative only.

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Price Includes

  • Bicycle rental and local support
  • Seven night's accommodation in guesthouses or hotels including breakfast
  • Map and directions
  • Luggage transfers 
  • Airport transfer on final day


All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your personalised travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration                

 

Price Excludes

  • Flights to the Faroe Islands
  • Meals other than breakfast 
  • Airport transfer on final day

 

Please note:
This tour requires a good fitness level and includes hilly terrain.  

Group discounts are available - please get in touch with our team to find out more.

Image credits: Adam Burton, Kimberley Coole, Martin Paldan, Visit Faroe Islands

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

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