• Activities on the Faroe Islands

    Excursions and events

Activities on the Faroe Islands

Here 62ºN is presenting a broad selection of excursions on the various islands that show what the Faroe Islands has to offer.

Please note that the weather may effect so changes or cancellations can occur.

The guides generally speak Scandinavian and English. For other languages please ask in advance.

Use the calendar in the right column to navigate. You must select a date in the callendar before you can book.

Booking has to be made min. one week before the activity is wanted.

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Bus tour to Saksun, Klaksvík and Tjørnuvík

WINTER 2017/2018

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Bus tour to Saksun, Klaksvík and Tjørnuvík

From november to april

Sunday 09.00 - 16.00

Pick up: 09:00 starting with the hotels and then the Bus terminal Tórshavn

Price € 135 / DKK 1002,- incl. bus and guide

 

We drive from Tórshavn to the old village Saksun. The tours continues to Viðareiði, the northernmost settlement in the Faroe Islands, Klaksvík the fishing capital of the Faroe Islands and then Tjørnuvík. In Tjørnuvík we can enjoy the view of Risan and Kellingin.

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Bus tour to northen Eysturoy - Gjógv

WINTER 2017/2018

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Bus tour to northen Eysturoy - Gjógv

From november to april

Monday 09.00 - 12.30

Pick up: 09:00 starting with the hotels and then the Bus terminal Tórshavn

Price € 79 / DKK 585,- incl. bus and guide

 

Gjógv is a village located on the northeast tip of the island of Eysturoy. We visit the amazing gorge (nature harbour) and take a walk around the old village.

There will be made some photo stops on our way, such as Fossá and Risin and Kellingin

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Bus tour to Kirkjubø

WINTER 2017/2018

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Bus tour to Kirkjubø

From november to april

Tuesday 09.00 - 12.30

Pick up: 09:00 starting with the hotels and then the Bus terminal Tórshavn

Price € 75 / DKK 558,- incl. bus and guide

 

This tour takes you to the old part of Tórshavn, and Kirkjubø the southernmost village on Streymoy. In Kirkjuøu we will see the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from around year 1300, the Saint Olav's Church from 12th century and the old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður from 11th century.

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Bus tour to Navia and Norðagøta

WINTER 2017/2018

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Bus tour to Navia and Norðagøta

From november to april

Wednesday 09.00 - 15.00

Pick up: 09:00 starting with the hotels and then the Bus terminal Tórshavn

Price € 106 / DKK 789,- incl. bus and guide

 

We drive from Tórshavn and make some photo stops on the way. We will pass the old whale station at Áir and continue the tour to Toftir where we will visit Navia, a knitting shop. Afterwards, the tours goes to the old village Gøta and Christian's Church in Klaksvík.

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Bus tour to Kvívík, Hvalvík and Saksun

WINTER 2017/2018

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Bus tour to Kvívík, Hvalvík and Saksun

From november to april

Thursday 09.00 - 12.30

Pick up: 09:00 starting with the hotels and then the Bus terminal Tórshavn

Price € 77 / DKK 572,- incl. bus and guide

 

We drive via the mountain road to Kvívík, making photo stops on our way. In Kvívík we visit the Viking excavations. Then we drive to Hvalvík to see the oldest wooden church in the Faroe Islands. Our last stop is in the unspoiled village Saksun.

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Bus tour to Gásadalur

WINTER 2017/2018

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Bus tour to Gásadalur

From november to april

Friday 13.15 - 17.00

Pick up: 13:15 starting with the hotels and then the Bus terminal Tórshavn

Price € 88 / DKK 655,- incl. bus and guide

 

Gásadalur is located on the westside of the island Vágar. Gásadalur is located on the edge of Mykinesfjørður, surrounded by the highest mountains on Vágar. We can enjoy a panoramic view over the island of Mykines and the amazing waterfall

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Bus tour to Toftir and Norðagøta

WINTER 2017/2018

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Bus tour to Toftir and Norðagøta

From november to april

Saturday 13.00 - 18.00

Pick up: 13:00 starting with the hotels and then the Bus terminal Tórshavn

Price € 100 / DKK 744,- incl. bus and guide

 

We drive from Tórshavn, make some photo stops on the way,. We pass the old whale station at Áir, going on to Toftir where we can see the fantastic Fríðrik church. From there we drive on to the windmills where we get a spetacular view. Form there we drive to the old village Gøta, before heading back to Tórshavn

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Vestmanna bird cliffs

Daily boat tours to the bird cliffs of Vestmanna

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Vestmanna bird cliffs

Daily
10pm or 2.30pm
Adult € 40 / child (6-13 years) € 22

Here is something for all senses. The sound of the sea birds, the weather beaten formations and the sky touching the peaks of the cliffs.

The boat slides into the grotto and day vanishes for at moment. Darkness and the sound of dripping water and then suddenly back out again, ot he other side - an indescribable adventure to be experienced.

Duration: Approx. 2 hours

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Visit Mykines with guide

Daytrip to the westernmost island Mykines also called the bird paradise as the island has very rich birdlife.

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Visit Mykines with guide

Daily from Sørvágur at 10.20 - 17.50

Price: €150 per person, if min. 2 persons

Incl. in the price is ferry to/from Sørvágur, guide on Mykines and packed lunch. 

 

Daytrip to the westernmost island Mykines also called the bird paradise as the island has very rich birdlife.

See among others the impressive bird Gannet who is the king among the Faroese birds and only breeds on Mykineshólmur (Mykines islet)

Get close to the puffins - the charming little birds with the colorful beaks.

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Helicopter sightseeing tour

Experience the surroundings of Tórshavn from a helicopter. Enjoy the view over the charming capital, the island Nólsoy and parts of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Helicopter sightseeing tour

Helicopter sightseeing tour every Monday and Wednesday on request

Departure from Tórshavn (15.00 - 16.30)

Experience the surroundings of Tórshavn from a helicopter. Enjoy the view over the charming capital, the island Nólsoy and parts of the Atlantic Ocean.

The tour is approx. 15 minutes

Price: DKK 1.500,- per person (€ 205)

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Visit Mykines

Daytrip to the westernmost island Mykines also called the bird paradise as the island has very rich birdlife.

 

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Visit Mykines

Wednesdays
8.30am - 7pm
Incl. guide, bus, ferry and packed lunch
Adult € 205 / child (2-12 years) € 105

Daytrip to the westernmost island Mykines also called the bird paradise as the island has very rich birdlife.

See among others the impressive bird Gannet who is the king among the Faroese birds and only breeds on Mykineshólmur (Mykines islet)

Get close to the puffins the charming little birds with the colorful beaks.

 

Pick up and drop of at your hotel in Tórshavn

 

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Visit Vágar

On Vágar we will drive through the villages Sandavágur, Miðvágur, Sørvágur and Gásadalur.

Gásadalur has an amazing view of the islet Tindhólmur and the bird island Mykines.

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Visit Vágar

Wednesdays
08.30 - 12.30
Incl. guide and bus

Adult € 85 / child (2-12 years) € 42

A bus ride along Oyggjarvegin (the mountain road) to Norðadalsskarð where the view over the island Koltur is indescribably beautiful.

We continue through Kollafjarðardal to Leynar.

We also pass the villages Sandavágur, Miðvágur and Sørvágur.

We make a stop at the airport before going on to Gásadal over the village Bø. Here the there is a magnificent view over Tindhólm with the island Mykines serving as backdrop.

Pick up and drop of at your hotel in Tórshavn

 

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Experience the Northern Islands

Day tour to the Northern Islands with bus and guide

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Experience the Northern Islands

Tuesdays
9am - 4pm
Incl. guide, bus and lunch
Adult € 130 / child (2-12 years) € 65

Full day trip to the northern islands.

We will drive through Streymoy and Eysturoy to Leirvík and from there through the sub-sea tunnel to Klaksvík. Along the drive you will experience wonderful views to the islands Fugloy, Svínoy, Borðoy and Kunoy. Along the route we will see the ancient Viking settlements at Leirvík and King Christian's church in Klaksvík.

Included in the price: Guide, bus and lunch.

Pick up and drop of at your hotel in Tórshavn

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Tórshavn and Kirkjubø

Half day tour in Tórshavn where you get to visit the old part of the town "á Reyni", Tinganes and the fort Skansin.

 

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Tórshavn and Kirkjubø

Mondays
10am -1pm
Incl.: Bus and guide
Adult € 70 / child (2-12 years) € 35

This trip combines a bus ride with a walk around Tórshavn and Kirkjubøur, where you will get a thorough overview of the town/village and its history.

We begin with a car ride with stops at noteworthy landmarks and continue to newer parts of town.

After this we take a walk in the old part of town in Tórshavn á Reyni, Tinganes and Skansin, the olf fort.

We will moreover visit the village of Kirkjubø, the medieval cultural and church center. There we have the Wall, the remains of a magnificently planned cathedral, as well as St. Olav church and the King’s Garden, the former bishop's seat. St. Olav Church was built in the 1100s.

Included in the price: Bus and guide

Pick up and drop of at your hotel in Tórshavn

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Vestmanna bird cliffs & panorama view

Boat tour to the bird cliffs of Vestmanna and panorama view

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Vestmanna bird cliffs & panorama view

Thursdays and Saturdays
12.30pm - 5.30pm
Incl. guide, bus and boat tour
Adult € 110 / child (2-12 years) € 55

A bus ride along the mountain road to Vestmanna where we sail to the bird cliffs. After the boat tour we stop at the ancient Viking settlements at Kvívík before we return to Tórshavn.

Included in the price: Bus, guide and boat tour.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Tórshavn.

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The northern part of Eysturoy

Day tour to the northern part of Eysturoy with bus and guide.

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The northern part of Eysturoy

Fridays
9am - 3pm
Incl. Guide, bus and lunch
Adult € 110 / child (2-12 years) € 55

Full day excursion by bus to the whaling station at Áir, to the village of Funning where the first Viking settlers landed, and the village Gjógv.

Along the ride you can see Slættaratindur, the tallest mountain on the Faroes, and Eiði with the famous rock formations of the Giant and the Hag.

On the way back we stop at Saksun.

Included in the price: Guide, bus and lunch.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Tórshavn.

 

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Visit the saga island Sandoy

Full day excursion to one of the least spoilt islands where it is still possible to experience the traditional Faroese way of life.

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Visit the saga island Sandoy

Sundays
9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Incl. guide, bus, ferry and packed lunch
Adult € 135 / child (2-12 years) € 65

Full day excursion to one of the least spoilt islands where it is still possible to experience the traditional Faroese way of life.

There are many interesting sights along this trip, e.g. puffin colonies and bird cliffs.

Lunch is eaten on the way.

Included in the price: Guide, bus, ferry and lunch.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Tórshavn.

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Hiking from Bøur (view over Gásadalur) - Bøur

 

Charming 4 hour hike from Bøur on Vágar island where you have an amazong view over the village Gásadalur, the islet Tindhólmur and the island Mykines

 

 

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Hiking from Bøur (view over Gásadalur) - Bøur

Every Tuesday 12.50 - 19.00 (4 hour hike)

Pick up: Hotel Føroyar at 12:50 and Tórshavns bus terminal at 13.00.

Price: € 81 / DKK 598,- per person incl. bus and guide

This hiking trip begins in the valley about three kilometres west of the village of Bøur.

We then hike up the mountain to have a great view over the village Gásadalur, which has been one of the most isolated villages in the Faroes until a few years ago, when a tunnel was built.

The first stretch of the path is steep and runs close to the edge of the mountain, but depending on the weather you get an outstanding view over Sørvágsfjørður, Tindhólmur, Gáshólmur and Mykines. In 2014, two men managed to climb all five peaks of Tindhólmur.

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Hiking from Tjørnuvík to Saksun

4 hour hike from the charming small village Tjørnuvík to the picturesque village Saksun 

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Hiking from Tjørnuvík to Saksun

Every Saturday from 12.50 - 19.00

Pick up: Hotel Føroyar at 12:50 and Tórshavns bus terminal at 13:00

Price: € 81 / DKK 598,- per person incl. bus and guide

This hiking trip begins from the village of Tjørnuvík and ends at Saksun.

Tjørnuvík, the densely settled village is a very beautiful and charming part of the Faroe Islands. The place has a beautiful lagoon surrounded by sand in the fjord. The tall mountains give the area an air of mystery, but not least unimaginable beauty. The fjord used to be a good natural harbour, but after a heavy storm in the 1600s, the fjord was blocked with sand.  

On this hike we have a view of Slættaratindur and Gráfelli, which - with their respective heights of 880 and 856 meters - are the two tallest mountains in the Faroe Islands. We also have a view of Eiði and the characteristic rock pillars, Risin and Kellingin (Giant and Witch).

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Hiking trip Slættaratind

The highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur (880m).

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Hiking trip Slættaratind

 Every Sunday from 08.50 - 14.00 (3 hour hike)

Pick up: Hotel Føroyar at 08.50 and Tórshavns bus terminal at 09.00

Price: € 81 / DKK 598,- per person incl. bus and guide

 

The hike starts from Eiðisskarð, which is the pass between Eiði and Funningur. This hike is suitable for people with basic hiking knowledge and some experience. When you reach the top, the view is nothing less than spectacular; especially, if you are lucky with the weather. On a clear, sunny day, the view covers practically all of the Faroe Islands.

 

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Bus tour in Tórshavn and Kirkjubø

Historical village and a roundtrip in the capital

Bus tour with experienced guide to historical Kirkjubøur and around Tórshavn the capital of The Faroe Islands.

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Bus tour in Tórshavn and Kirkjubø

Mondays 08.00- 12.00

Pick up: Tórshavns bus terminal at 08.00

Price: € 54 / DKK 398,- per person incl. bus, guide, hot drinks and pastries at Roykstovan

Kirkjubøur is the historical heart of the Faroes. The little village is located on the south west coast of Streymoy and offers a stunning view of the islands Hestur and Koltur. In the Middle Ages it was the Faroese Episcopal See, which made it the country’s spiritual and cultural hub.

On this unique excursion we will have a guided tour in the old city of Tórshavn, which is quite possibly the world’s smallest capital, with the most charming houses and eco-friendly grass roofs, and then drive up across beautiful mountains, past the village Velbastaður clinging to the steep slopes.

The bus trip is both scenic and informative. We will visit the enigmatic Magnus Cathedral, built around the year 1300 by Bishop Erlendur, the St. Olaf’s Church and the Kirkjuböargarður estate farmhouse (Roykstovan), a stave house dating back to the turn of the first millennium, said to be the world’s oldest inhabited wooden house. To round off the visit, there will be hot drinks and pastries in the atmospheric Roykstovan.

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Bus tour to Saksun

This tour to Saksun starts in Tórshavn. Saksun is a picturesque village at the bottom of what was once an inlet surrounded by steep mountains.

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Bus tour to Saksun

Fridays 12.50 - 17.00

Pick up at Hotel Føroyar at 12.50, and at the bus terminal at 13.00

Price: € 54 / DKK 398,- per person incl. bus and guide

This tour to Saksun starts in Tórshavn. Saksun is a picturesque village at the bottom of what was once an inlet surrounded by steep mountains. The inlet formed a deep tranquil natural harbour. However, a storm blocked it with sand and created the lake you will see below the village instead of the old inlet. There is an old farm Dúvugarður, which predates the 17th century which offers a glimpse of how the Faroese lived in the old days. Before leaving you will also see the Saksun church built in 1858.

Our next stop will be Hvalvík village. The name means ‘whale bay’ and is located in a valley on Streymoy’s east coast, near another village called Streymnes. You will have a chance to see Hvalvík church, which is the oldest in the Faroe Islands. And we will look out to sea, only 10-20 meters off the shores of Hvalvík you will spot the wreck of an old wooden ship.

On the way back, we will take the high mountain road Oyggjarvegurin for incomparable views.

 

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Bus tour to Gjógv

Explore Gjógv the romantic village on Eysturoy, the second largest island in the Faroe Islands.

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Bus tour to Gjógv

Thursday 15.00 - 19.00

Pick up: at Tórshavns the bus terminal at 15.00

Price: € 67 / DKK 498,- incl. hot drinks and pastries at Guesthouse Gjáargarður

The village Gjógv is nestled on the outermost north-eastern tip of Eysturoy, the second largest island in the Faroes.

On our way East we will go for a walk on the bridge connecting the islands Streymoy and Eysturoy, pass the imposing summits of Slættaratindur (882 metres) and Gráfelli (857 metres), the tallest mountains in the archipelago, located between the villages of Eiði and Gjógv.  

Gjógv is best known for its picturesque scenery dotted with multi-coloured old house built around its vital natural harbour, which lies protected in the gorge that has given the village its name, Gjógv means gorge in Faroese. It is a fitting name; the harbour carved by the sea was the village’s lifeline before the arrival of modern roads.

This is a very small village – approx. 30 people live in Gjógv nowadays, but it attracts many visitors, both foreigners and locals, who are seduced by its romantic tranquillity. Gjógv is the perfect spot for a leisurly stroll, and we will explore the little village before heading to its charming guesthouse, Gjáargarður, for lunch.

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Tour to Garðahúsið

Enjoy a unique home visit

Drive a long side the Faroe Islands and visit the cosy 19th century country home “Garðahúsið”

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Tour to Garðahúsið

Wednesdays 08.50 - 14.00

Pick up at Hotel Føroyar at 08.50, and at the bus terminal at 09.00

Price: € 67 / DKK 498,- per person incl. bus, guide, hot drinks and pastries at the atmospheric Garðahús in Søldarfjørður

Enjoy a unique home visit

This is a very unique tour that starts in Tórshavn and heads out along the beautiful mountain road above Tórshavn called Oyggjarvegurin, literally the ‘Island Road,’ and over the Norðradalsskarð mountain pass, from where you can see the islands of Koltur and Hestur.

Then we continue to Kollafjørður, which is the longest village in the Faroe Island and is located on Streymoy’s east coast. ‘Fjørður’ means fjord or inlet in Faroese and the village Kollafjørður contours the fjord, so it stretches along nearly 10 kilometres, in spite of its small size. The characteristic parish church in Kollafjørður dates from 1837.

The tour continues over the bridge that connects Streymoy and Eysturoy, which is, in fact, the only bridge across the North Atlantic. After crossing we drive past a few small villages on our way to Søldarfjørður, where we will stop for hot drinks and pastries at the cosy 19th century country home “Garðahúsið”. The Village Søldarfjørður is part of a chain of villages stretching along the entire east side of the Skálafjørður inlet on Eysturoy. The drive to Garðahúsið takes around 1 hour and gives you the possibility to see most of Streymoy and Eysturoy, which are they main Islands on the Faroe Islands. 

Garðahús is a private home and the hosts Jákup & Lena live in this beautiful home. Jákup and Lena open their beautiful home for home visits and if you want a truly unique experience, this is a tour for you. You experience the beautiful landscape in Eysturoy and Streymoy and you meet the locals, which makes this tour both scenic and historical.

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Fishing trip

Catch plaice, halibut, flounder, haddock and catfish. In addition to the fishing trip, you will experience the beautiful scenery, bird lift, seals and much more.

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Fishing trip

All days (on request)
9.30am to 2.30pm
Approx. 3-4 hours
Adult € 55 / child (2-12 years) € 21

The tour starts in Vestmanna.

Experience fishing off the coast of Vestmanna onboard the boat Blástein.

Catch plaice, halibut, flounder, haddock and catfish. In addition to the fishing trip, you will experience the beautiful scenery, bird life, seals and much more.

Included in the price: fishing gear, bait, life vest and coffee/tea

This tour can also be done for 8 hours. The price will then be €120 for an adult

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Norðlýsið

Sightseeing cruise with the schooner Norðlýsið

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Norðlýsið

Thursdays
9am - 12.00pm
Adult € 40 / child (2-12 years) € 20

There's only one way to fully experience the un-tamed nature of the Faroe Islands
- and that's from the water.
What better way to do it than on-board Norðlysið, a beautiful two masted schooner, in the
company of the Faroes famous skipper, Birgir Enni.

A trip on the North Atlantic Ocean is always an adventure with a surprise from nature around 
every point - puffins skimming the waves, seals basking on cliffs, a school of whales or rare 
seabirds following the ship... We cannot guarantee what you will see in advance, but we can
guarantee the experience of a lifetime.


Sail with us and visit wild places with even wilder names - like Klæmintsgjógv, Álvastakkur,

Álvagjógv - places you can only reach by water, dramatically peaceful and stunningly scenic.
Let us recommend the trip of your dreams!
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Cave consert

This trip will take you to the island Hestur where you find the magic Klæmints cave that sets the scene for our world famous cave concerts.

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Cave consert

Tuesdays
1pm -6pm
Adult € 61 / child (2-12 years) € 31

An experience of a lifetime!

This trip will take you to the island Hestur where you find the magic Klæmints cave that sets the scene for our world famous cave concerts. Famous Faroese musicians play live music. Experience for your self the trip that is a compulsory part of the most honorary guests and head of states program, when they visit the islands.

A truly unique experience!

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Horseback riding

Experience the beautiful Faroese scenery on horseback.

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Horseback riding

Daily (on request)

From mid-June to mid-August


Incl. horse and instructor/guide.
Adult € 68

Experience the beautiful Faroese scenery on horseback.
The tour is approx. 1 1/2 hour.

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Cultural evening in Gjógv

Dinner and entertainment in Roykstovan at Gjáargarður

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Cultural evening in Gjógv

Wednesday

7pm-9.30pm

Incl. dinner and entertainment

Adults € 60 / child (2-12 yeard) € 30

 

Every Wednesday from June 6. to August 22. you can attend a cultural evening in the village Gjógv.

The event begins with live music performance - the program varies from time to time. Hereafter you will enjoy a good buffet meal with Faroese specialities.

The evening ends with a traditional Faroese chain dance - and you will of course be invited to join the dance.

 

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Tórshavn Marathon

3. June 2018

The most beautiful half- and full marathon.

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Tórshavn Marathon

The most beautiful half- and full marathon.

The route starts in front of SMS, the first 5 kilometers in Tórshavn and then the road towards Kaldbak to end again at SMS.

Ask for price.

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G! Festival

12th to 14th July 2018

Music Festival on the beach in Gøta.

The enchanting small village Gøta offers G! Festival every year on an electrifying weekend where a wide selection of music unfolds in a fairy tale landscape of brightly colored houses and lush mountainsides.

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G! Festival

Music festival on the beach in Gøtu.

The wildest music festival on the Faroes in amazing surroundings - an experience you can't miss.

Artists and more information here.

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Summerfestival

9th to 11th August 2018

Faroe Islands biggest family festival. 

The summerfestival is a unique music event which takes place in the center of the town Klaksvik on the Faroe Islands every summer.

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Summerfestival

The largest music festival on the Faroe Islands.

This festival has music and activities for the whole family.

Artists and more information here.

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Home visit at Garðahús

Get a taste of the faroese food and hospitality 

 

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Home visit at Garðahús

Visit a faroese home and try a faroese home cooked meal in Søldarfjørður

Also enjoy the beautiful garden in Garðahús 

 

Every day on request

Min: 2 persons

Home baked cake and coffee/tea DKK 120,- per person (€17)

Min: 4 persons

Lunch DKK 240,- per person (€33). If only 2 persons DKK 300,- per person (€41)

3 course dinner DKK 480,- per person (€65). If only 2 persons DKK 540,- per person (€73)

 

 

Please type which meal you would like to book under comments!

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Pancake Saturday in Æðuvík

Visit the charming Hanusarstova and try all kinds of pancakes

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Pancake Saturday in Æðuvík

Every Saturday 

Price: DKK 70,- per person (€10)

Visit a faroese home - Try all kinds of pancakes and get a taste of the faroese hospitality 

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