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  • New tour 2021

6 days - Family Adventure tour with local and authentic experiences

Adrift in the frothing swells of the North Atlantic, this mysterious 18-piece jigsaw puzzle of islands is at once ancient and very modern. The proud, long-suffering Faroese character has been forged from Viking blood, Christian piety, Scandinavian openness and an awe for the humbling nature that's all around.

This family tour of the Faroes takes you on a 'sleepover' near the bird cliffs of Mykines, the beautiful village of Saksun with its natural amphitheatre of cliffs and the village of Gjógv. You will meet the Faroe Island ponies for a horse riding tour, meeting this one-of-a-kind breed close to nature. Head off for an adventurous rib boating experience or enjoy family hiking to a bloody Viking battle ground from 700 years ago.

Day 1
Arrive Vágar Airport and then drive to your ferry for your overnight visit to the Puffin colony
Day 2
Breakfast on Mykines before transferring into Tórshavn
Day 3
Day tour to the historic village of Kirkjubøur, Saksun and Gjógv
Day 4
Horse Riding with Faroe Islands ponies
Day 5
Rib boating adventure under the bird cliffs, Loftið
Day 6
Departure Day
Start/End Place
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands tours
Country Visited
Faroe Islands tours
Duration
6 Days
Suitability
Easy family-friendly tour
Code
FID001

Details

Transportation

By car, day tour by minivan and on foot.

Included
  • Accommodation family rooms with private facilities, upgrades are possible
  • Car hire group A (Nissan Micra or similar, manual) including unlimited km, CDW and VAT
  • Daily breakfast
  • Full day tour to the villages of Kirkjubøur, Saksun and Gjógv including lunch and refreshments
  • Late afternoon and evening tour, including ferry ride and B&B stay on the islands of Mykines, famous for it's bird cliffs
  • Horse riding on a Faroe Islands pony (1.5 hours) or a Viking Hiking tour (4 hours)
  • Rib boating adventure to the bird cliffs of Loftið
  • Guided tour of Tórshavn - please ask us about customising this for your family, depending on your children's ages
Not Included

Tunnel fees where applicable, activities and ferry rides between islands.

If you wish to hire an automatic car, these are 'on request' and can be difficult to obtain. Please seek further advice with us.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Vágar Airport and then drive to your ferry for your overnight visit to the Puffin colony

Arrive at the Vágar Airport in the Faroe Islands and drive to Mykines from the airport. You will then board the ferry and arrive late afternoon with the boat Jósup. Your local guesthouse hostess and guide Oda will meet you by the boat and take you to the guesthouse.

Here you will enjoy dinner in an old house dated 1895, one of the oldest houses in the village of Mykines. There are only 50 houses and 15 all-year-around inhabitants on Mykines Island. In the summer, there are 30-40 people on the island after the last ferry has left.

You will experience the calmness and stillness of the island. Hear the birds singing, the river run through the village and the sheep calling for their lambs. Hear the roaring waves and stroll through the village in the quiet evening.

After dinner, your hosts will bring a picnic of coffee and sweets as you head out for an evening hiking tour to meet and greet the puffins and the gannets and see the sunset. Remember that you have light until 11pm in the evening in the summer in the Faroe Islands.

You will sleep in cosy B&B double rooms on the first floor under the ceiling in the guesthouse.

  • You will need to arrive with a small overnight bag packed.
Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Local, small B&B

Day 2 - Breakfast on Mykines before transferring into Tórshavn

After breakfast, take a stroll through the village and down to the ocean or one more tour to see puffins and birds on the edge before you sail back to Sørvágur with the morning ferry.

Travel into Tórshavn, check into your hotel and settle in. When you are ready, head out on an old town tour with a guide to get your bearings and enjoy the history of this port village. Walk through the narrow cobbled streets, between traditional wooden houses with grass turf roofs, which date back many hundreds of years. You will also take in the the old fortress, the marina and the peninsular known as Tinganes, where you will walk through the iconic redwood, grass-roofed buidings of some the oldest parliament buidings in the world.

Tórshavn has a lively bar and restaurant scene - your guide can give you recommendations for your evening meals but be sure to reserve a booking at KOKS as early as you can.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Centrally located Hotel Hafnia, Hotel Føroyar or similar
Restaurants
KOKS
Um Áarstovu
Etika Faroe Islands

Day 3 - Day tour to the historic village of Kirkjubøur, Saksun and Gjógv

After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel and driven to the historic village of Kirkjubøur, the southernmost village on Streymoy. Here is the country's most important historical site with the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from around 1300 and the Saint Olav's Church from 12th century. Visit the old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður from 11th century, which is still occupied by the same family for 17 generations.

Then drive to the beautiful village of Saksun with its natural amphitheatre of cliffs and stunning nature. During low tides it is also possible to walk along the sandy beach to the ocean.

After exploring Saksun, your next stop is the village of Tjørnuvík, the most northerly village on Streymoy and now popular with surfers...yes you heard correctly...surfers!

Tjørnuvík also has one of the oldest Viking burial grounds where you can see the original burial stones. Take time here to enjoy your packed lunch whilst admiring the view of the "Giant and Hag" rock formations on the headland and learn about the legend behind the rocks.

Drive to the highest point on the Faroe Islands and descend into the beautiful and picturesque village of Gjógv. Here you may also get the opportunity to take coffee and cake with the locals. Return to Tórshavn in the late afternoon.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
Accommodation
Hotel Hafnia, Hotel Føroyar or similar
Restaurants
Um Áarstovu
Etika Faroe Islands

Day 4 - Horse Riding with Faroe Islands ponies

This morning, ride a Faroese Pony in the wild Faroese nature. You will ride around the mountain of Lambafelli near Tórshavn on set trails. Your tour includes special riding equipment (pants, helmet and jacket) and a brief lesson on horsemanship and the Faroese Nature before the riding commences.

There are weight limits (90kms maximum) for riding these ponies and the tour can be extended a little off the beaten track if you have prior experience. This tour can also be swapped for a 4-hour guided family hiking tour, visiting the site of a bloody Viking battle 700 years ago.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Hotel Hafnia, Hotel Føroyar or similar

Day 5 - Rib boating adventure under the bird cliffs, Loftið

After breakfast, drive to the small village of Gamlarætt. Here you will start a round trip from Gamlarætt in Streymoy to the island of Hestur, sightseeing around the island. Slowly your rib boat will move as near as possible to the birds under the cliff, Loftið, which vertical wall measures some 1,200 feet.

Hestur Island harbours guillemots, puffins, black guillemots, shags, fulmars and eiders. A couple of seal caves are there as well.

If the weather is good, you will also sail into the caves, Álvagjógv and Klæmintsgjógv, depending on current and wind directions.

This afternoon is free for your final night in Tórshavn.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Hotel Hafnia, Hotel Føroyar or similar

Day 6 - Departure Day

Drive to the airport, return your rental car and depart.

Meals
1 Breakfast

Important Information

Please note the weather conditions can be wild and unpredictable in the Faroe Islands. Your guide may change the itinerary at short notice to suit the local conditions. Ferries can be cancelled due to rough sea.

Helicopter flights can be included.

If you are planning on eating at KOKS, please reserve a seating time. They do waitlist and can organise a taxi transfer (30 mins) from your hotel to their restaurant. Not suitable for young children.

There are new guidelines for protecting the Puffin colony at Mykines which your guide will advise you on.

AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2022 - PRICES CURRENTLY BEING PREPARED. PLEASE REQUEST FOR A PRIVATE QUOTE.

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