Updated: Mar 8
In the previous post we looked at the must see places to visit in the Faroe Islands. In this post I will be sharing with you a suggested itinerary that should be good enough to cover all those places and give you ample time to rest between days :). I traveled in June so had the added advantage of long daylight hours, but this itinerary should still be good enough for any other time.
I recommend that you stay in Vagar for 2 nights and then stay in Torshavn for the remaining duration and there are many reasons for this:
a) You can cover all the attractions in Vagar without having to always drive from Torshavn since Vagar is where you will fly into and
b) Avoid paying toll every time you want to see something in Vagar
NOTE: I am not going to be write about your arrival and departure days because let's be honest, that is going to be different for everyone! So having said that, the below itinerary considers Day 1 as the day you start exploring, so if you arrive very early in the morning, then take that as Day 1, if you arrive late night (like I did) then consider your next day as Day 1.
SUGGESTED ITINERARY - 5/6 DAYS -SUMMER MONTHS
DAY 1 : LAKE SØRVÁGSVATN & MULAFOSSUR WATERFALL (GASADALUR) - FROM VAGAR
I like to take things a bit slowly on your first day so makes sense keeping this as less strenuous as possible. Both these locations are situated in Vagar and only about 45 mins apart , which makes it an ideal combination for Day 1 !
DAY 2 : VISIT MYKINES (SWITCH TO DAY 4 IF FERRY GETS CANCELED) - FROM VAGAR
This is probably the only destination that has a asterisk to it's name since the Ferry to Mykines is notoriously famous for getting canceled most of the times due to bad weather. Hence the reason for keeping it on Day 2 so that you can get multiple chances if it gets canceled.
DAY 3 : DRANGARNIR THE SEA STACKS & TINDHOLMUR - FROM VAGAR
As already noted in the previous blog, this hike requires prior booking so ensure that you have a slot booked for this, the hike usually starts around 12PM and ends at around 6PM, so plan accordingly. Also, this hike can get canceled if the weather is not clear (as was the case with me), so make sure you are flexible with your plans!
DAY 4 : SAKSUN , TJØRNUVÍK & EXPLORE TORSHAVN - FROM TORSHAVN
These two places can be easily combined with either Day 1 or Day 2 , but if the Ferry to Mykines gets canceled then you can add this to Day 2 and then think of visiting some other places in the list below
DAY 5 : FUNNINGUR & GJOGV - FROM TORSHAVN
The drive upto Funningur is absolutely breathtaking and no wonder it's a Buttercup(scenic) route. Take your time doing the hike and don't forget to enjoy the spectacular views from the top. Once you are done, proceed to Gjogv to complete your day!
DAY 6 : KLAKSVIK - KALLUR LIGHTHOUSE - MT KLAKKUR - FROM TORSHAVN
This day could get a bit strenous considering the amount of hiking involved. You drive to Klaksvik to catch either the 8AM or the 10AM Ferry to Kalsoy (both should work for this day), and then once you are in Kalsoy cover the lighthouse and Mikadalur, and you should still be able to comfortably make it back to catch the 14.20PM ferry back to Klaksvik.Once you are back in Klaksvik, have some lunch, take rest and then you should have ample time to complete the hike to Mt Klakkur since we are in the season of longer daylight times!
Here are some photographs from my trip to inspire you :)
Want to Explore more? Here are some other places you could visit in the Faroe Islands
Slættaratindur is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, towering at 880 metres. On a clear day, all 18 islands of the Faroe Islands can be viewed from the top. It is a tradition to climb Slættaratindur on the longest day (June 21) , and watch the sun set and rise again. You can read more details about hiking up this mountain here
Viðareiði is the northernmost settlement in the Faroe Islands and lies on the Island of Viðoy. To the north, Mount Villingdalsfjall rises over 844 meters (2,769 ft) from the water. It is the highest mountain in the North Islands and the third-largest in the entire Faroese archipelago.
VESTMANNA BIRD CLIFFS
The boat tours to the Vestmanna bird cliffs and grottoes are a popular tourist attraction in the Faroe Islands. The boat tour last approximately two hours. There are several tours daily from May to September.For more information about this tour including bookings visit their website here.
Nólsoy is an island in the Faroe Islands, located about 4 km east of the capital Tórshavn in Streymoy. It can be reached by ferry from Torshavn, check the Ferry Timetable hereThere is a lighthouse in the island and you can find details about the hike over here
If you want to explore even more then I would suggest checking out the official travel website, they have listed almost all the places you can visit on the Faroe Islands!