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Weekend short break in the Faroe Islands

Just over one hour from the city of Edinburgh and you could be a world away from everything. Board a direct flight to the remote Faroe Islands and enjoy a relaxing self-drive weekend. Whether you’d like to enjoy some hiking in the mountains in Spring or Summer, or search for the Northern Lights in Autumn or Winter, the Faroe Islands can promise fresh air in abundance and untouched landscapes that will take your breath away. You’ll stay in guesthouse accommodation in the small picturesque village of Gjógv – ideally located to explore all corners of this remarkable archipelago.  

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

DAY 1:

Arrival to the Faroe Islands in the afternoon. Upon arrival, one of our representatives will escort you to your rental car and provide a map and directions to help you on your way.

You’ll stay for three nights in the village of Gjógv, a drive of just over one hour from the international airport. We’ll provide you with suggestions for stops and sights to enjoy en route to help you make the most of your holiday in the Faroe Islands.

You’ll drive from Vagar Island to Streymoy Island which is home to many highlights of the Faroe Islands including its capital city of Torshavn and the birdcliffs at Vestmanna. Your final stop for the day will be on the island of Eysturoy where you’ll settle into your cosy and comfortable guest house, Hotel Gjáargarður in the village of Gjógv.

The guest house is located close to Gjógv’s natural harbour. Its green turfed roof and wooden construction is typical of Faroese architecture. The light and modern rooms look out to the harbour and surrounding hills and include en suite facilities. The accommodation has a restaurant serving breakfast, light lunches and evening meals. The location of the guest house is ideal for exploring all ends of the Faroe Islands including Torshavn, just one hour’s drive away.

DAY 2:

Your itinerary is completely flexible meaning that you can choose where you’d like to visit each day. Your trip notes will contain inspiration for visitor attractions, hiking routes and sites of interest. There are many hikes you can enjoy in the immediate surroundings of Gjógv. The village takes its name from the natural gorge which you can climb to enjoy great views to sea and to the bird cliffs. The highest mountain of the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur, is close by offering an active day’s hike. You can also drive to the northern islands where further sightseeing and walks are possible. Or perhaps you may choose to explore the town of Torshavn and bring back some souvenirs from the Faroe Islands such as the handknitted jumpers and garments.

DAY 3:

Another day at leisure to enjoy the Faroe Islands. If you wish we can arrange a guided excursion for you including:

Boat trip to the birdcliffs and caves at Vestmanna (May to September)
Walking tour of Hvannhagi
RiB tour
Horse-back riding
Torshavn City Tour

DAY 4:

Transfer to the airport in time for your departing flight to Edinburgh.

About the Northern Lights:
The Northern Lights season starts at the end of August to the beginning of February. During this time it is possible to view the Northern Lights during dark, clear nights. We cannot guarantee that you will see the Aurora during your stay in the Faroe Islands. This weekend break is based in a small village where there is less light pollution than in the bigger city of Torshavn, therefore this will increase your chances of success. You can also drive to a darker location to see if your luck increases.

PRICE

From £735 per person (based on two people travelling)

£735.00 GBP roughly converts to: 809 EUR | 963 USD

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.

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Price Includes

  • Return flights from Edinburgh including baggage check in
  • 4 day’s car rental in a group A car (Nissan Micra or similar) including unlimited mileage, CDW and airport tax. Car upgrades are also available. 
  • Accommodation as described in the programme above including breakfast

 

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

  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Optional excursions and tours 

 

Car upgrades are possible. Please get in touch with us for a price quotation. 

Damage excess is DKK 7000 which can be reduced to DKK 500 for an additional cost of DKK 100, per day (payable locally).

Flights from Copenhagen, Bergen and Reykjavik are also possible instead of Edinburgh. 

Additional Info

This trip has weekly set arrival and departure days on: Fri

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.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Vagar (FAE)

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