THE FAROE ISLANDS EXPERIENCE

WHY IT'S DIFFERENT?

Explore the enchanting Faroe Islands and experience true Nordic culture with traditional Faroese cooking experiences, remote islands and charming turf-roofed villages.

Faroe Islands
Apr - Oct
4 nights

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Based on two people sharing, not including flights learn more

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Fish, Visit & Dine

Fish, Visit & Dine

Sea angle in one of the most beautiful areas of the Faroe Islands. After returning to the marina, you are invited to a local home to enjoy your catch of the day.

South Island Helicopter ride

South Island Helicopter ride

Embark on an exhilarating helicopter ride over to the southernmost island in the Faroes, learn about the fascinating Viking history before taking a scenic ferry ride back to the capital, Torshavn.

The Landscape

The Landscape

Breathtaking sea vistas, rugged cliff faces, unique wildlife and miles upon miles of rolling green hills are what make the Faroe Islands so special. 

Faroese cuisine

Faroese cuisine

Almost everything you eat in the Faroe Islands comes from the sea, except for lamb. Dry meat, sausages, and fresh fish are the main ingredients and with the increase in tourism, the cuisine has modernised. 

“From the quaint turf-roofed houses to the mesmerising waterfalls and adorable puffins, the sheer beauty of the place left me completely speechless!”

Lucy K

TRIP OVERVIEW

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Embark on an unforgettable 4-night adventure in the captivating Faroe Islands, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of its traditional and contemporary culture. Your journey starts the moment you step off the plane where you'll get to enjoy a scenic drive to the charming capital, Torshavn for an evening to relax and recharge. Take advantage of your free time here to check out one of the many amazing restaurants this city has to offer. In the morning you'll catch an exhilarating helicopter ride to Suðuroy, the southernmost island in the Faroes. Seeing the stunning archipelago from above is a real treat for the eyes! From here you will be greeted by your guide before embarking on a journey back in time. Learn all about the mighty Vikings and visit ancient historic sites before having a go at salting and drying fish, just like in the old days! The rest of the day you are free to explore all that this beautiful island has to offer. The following day you will board the ferry in stunning fjord “Trongisvágsfjørður” and set sail back to Torshavn. During your journey, you will be able to see one-third of all the islands of the Faroes and experience the different landscapes by sea. On your final full day, you'll set sail in a traditional Faroese fishing boat for a tour around one of the most magnificent areas in the Faroe Islands. Surrounded by dramatic landscapes you cast your fishing line to have a go at catching your own supper! Keep an eye out for birds such as puffins and razorbill and you may even see seals and porpoises. After returning to the marina, you are invited to a local home, where your fish will be part of a wonderful meal. You will get to experience firsthand Faroese hospitality and get a genuine insight into peoples’ lives in the area. The adventure doesn't stop on the last day! On the way back to the airport you will be treated to a sightseeing tour of some of the Faroe Islands' most spectacular natural attractions before arriving at Vagar Airport in time for your flight back home. 

YOUR EXPERTS

James

James

The Brains Behind the Operation - Meet James

Lucy

Lucy

The social and marketing guru - Meet Lucy

NEED TO KNOW

DESTINATION Faroe Islands
DURATION 4 nights
GROUP SIZE 8 people
ASSISTANCE Hands off
AIRPORT(S) Vágar Floghavn
FLIGHTS For details of flights from the UK please see the Trip Details section.
VISA No visa requirements
VACCINATIONS None

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive at Vagar Airport

Arrive at Vagar airport and meet your guide before taking the scenic drive to Torshavn where you will check in to your hotel room. If you've not booked any activities you'll have the chance to relax and rejuvenate after your flight.

INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick-up
Day 2 Helicopter ride over to Suðuroy & viking tour

After breakfast, get ready for an unforgettable helicopter ride to the southernmost island, Suðuroy. Marvel at the rugged beauty of the islands below and see the Faroe Islands from a completely different perspective. 

- In the event of bad weather, you will have to catch the ferry back instead of your helicopter ride. 

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Viking tour
  • Traditional fish drying lesson
  • Helicopter ride
Day 3 Ferry ride back to Torshavn and day at leisure

After breakfast, catch a ferry back to the capital, Torshavn. The sailing time is 2 hours and the trip is an experience on its own! On your way, you pass one-third of all of the islands of the Faroes. This gives you the opportunity to explore all of their differences in shapes and sizes as well as enjoying the fresh sea breeze and the rich birdlife surrounding the islands. Once you arrive in Torshavn you have the rest of the day at your leisure. Explore the quaint capital, have a bite to eat at one of the many amazing restaurants or grab a tasty beer at the up-and-coming craft beer bars.  

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Ferry ride
Day 4 Fish, visit & dine tour

Start out with a boat tour in one of the most magnificent areas in the Faroe Islands. Surrounded by dramatic landscapes you cast your fishing line. Returning to the village, you are invited to a local home where you will receive a wonderful meal. After your meal, your host will take you to visit some interesting locations in the village before returning to your hotel. Evening at your leisure. 

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Fishing tour
  • Traditional Faroese lunch
Day 5 Travel back to Vagar airport

After breakfast and hotel checkout, you will take a scenic sightseeing tour, stopping off at some of the Faroe Islands' most beautiful natural attractions. After a whirlwind adventure, you'll be transported back to Vagar Airport in time for your flight back home. 

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Airport Drop-off

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

A selection of our accommodation, which is subject to availability, however alternatives are always of a similar price, grade and location.

Torshavn

Torshavn
Faroe Islands

Stay in the heart of Torshavn in a stylish 4-star superior hotel. The location allows you to easily explore the sights, restaurants, and bars on foot.
Typical Accommodation: The Hotel Brandan, Hotel Hafnia, or something similar


Suðuroy

Suðuroy
Faroe Islands

Accommodation on Suðuroy is simple yet clean and cosy, perfect for an overnight stay. 
Typical Accommodation: Bed and Breakfast or Holiday home depending on group size.

TRIP LOCATION

WHERE YOU'RE GOING

The Faroe Islands may be small but they sure know how to pack a punch. Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Iceland and Norway, it's a country of unmatched natural beauty, genuine cultural experiences, and tranquility. Whether you're an adventurer, nature lover, or simply someone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, this hidden gem is ready to captivate your heart. 

DID YOU KNOW
  • The islands are an autonomous territory of Denmark
  • The Faroe Islands contain more than 750 islands, islets, and skerries. But it's the 18 main islands that really define the nation.
  • The Faroese phrase “heimablídni” translates directly as “home hospitality”, and all across the islands you can enjoy authentic and intimate dining experiences in people’s homes.
  • All major towns and villages with a population of more than a few hundred are on the coast. In fact, no point in the Faroe Islands is more than three miles from the sea.

FAST FACTS

CAPITAL
POPULATION
CURRENCY
TIME DIFFERENCE

“Due to unforeseen weather changes, your helicopter ride may be cancelled last minute and a ferry ride back will be organised”

James

TRIP TIPS

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Pack for all weather

The Faroe Islands are notorious for having four seasons in one day so come prepared! We recommend bringing a waterproof jacket, and layers that you can easily take off. 

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Try traditional food

Almost everything is dried, fermented, or goes through a smoking process before it is consumed which gives Faroese cuisine a very unique taste that everyone should experience when visiting.

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Getting to the Faroe Islands

Flights to the Faroe Islands can be a little tricky. While there are no direct flights from London, you can easily fly from Edinburgh or you can fly to Copenhagen and connect from there. Please reach out if you need help with booking. 

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Local Prices

Scandinavia is expensive and the Faroe Islands are no exception. It's best to acknowledge this and avoid comparing the value of everything to what you'd receive back home.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • ALL TRANSFERS
  • ALL ACCOMMODATION
  • MEALS
    • All breakfasts
    • 2 lunches
  • ACTIVITIES
    • Helicopter ride
    • Traditional Faroese cooking lesson 
    • Fish, visit & dine tour 
    • Sight-seeing tour 
  • THE SERVICES OF A BI-LINGUAL GUIDE
  • UNTRAVELLED PATHS EXPERIENCE EBOOKLET
GETTING THERE

As a tour operator we are not able to offer inclusive flights as part of our experiences however we are more than happy to help you find the most appropriate incoming and outgoing flights for you. All the listed airports fly directly in and out of the Faroe Islands. We highly recommend using Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights.

EDINBURGH TO VAGAR
  • Atlantic Airways (Edinburgh)

FURTHER INFORMATION

INSURANCE

In order to be fully covered on your trip should anything happen, we suggest getting an insurance before you travel. We recommend True Traveller, designed especially for adventure travel, who will be able to tailor an insurance package based on your needs. You can find out more here.

SOLO TRAVELLERS

Our prices are based on people sharing, for solo travellers who would prefer a private room the price per person will include a solo occupancy fee.

EXTRA NIGHTS

If you wish we can also organise extra nights at either end of your trip for you.

HOW IT WORKS

Book your trip in a few easy steps.

1

ENQUIRE ONLINE

Let us know the dates you are interested in travelling and we will let you know if they are available, if not then we will offer you alternative dates.

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BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS

We will get back to you answering any questions you might have and confirming availability. If all is good, we can hold the places for you for 48 hours while you book your flights. Please note that this stage does not represent a guarantee of the booking.

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BOOKING FORM

Once you have made your necessary arrangements, we will send you a booking form you will need to fill in with your details and any other relevant information.

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PAY FOR YOUR TRIP

As you fill in the booking form, you will also be asked to make the payment through a secure link; if you are travelling in less than 8 weeks, the payment will be paid in full, otherwise only a 35% deposit will be taken.

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FINAL CONFIRMATION

Shortly after you pay, you will receive a confirmation invoice, followed by a personalised itinerary and digital booklet. All you need to do now is write the dates in your diary, prepare your packing list and look forward to your next adventure!

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NOTES

Please note deposit is non-refundable. The balance will only be refundable if you cancel with more than 8 weeks in advance. More information about the cancellation policy can be found in our Terms & Conditions. We highly suggest getting insurance before you travel to avoid any problems. Our personal recommendation is using True Traveller.

FAQs

What is the currency?

The national currency of the Faroe Islands is the Danish krone, DKK.

Where can I get a hold of the currency?

The easiest option is to head to a cash machine once you’ve landed in the Faroe Islands to withdraw funds.

If you want to get hold of Danish krone beforehand, head to an exchange bureau in the UK when the euro is readily available. You can also purchase currency online and collect it from your local post office or even have it delivered straight to your door. Ordering currency online with the Post Office is commission-free and available for next-day delivery. Obviously, the more you buy the better rate you’ll receive. 

Can I pay by debit/credit card?

Most places on the mainland accept credit cards, including the more remote islands. Therefore we do not recommend that you bring cash as it can be quite difficult to exchange it. If you plan on having cash at hand, it is best to use the official bank ATM machines around the country to ensure you have the correct currency. Most places DO NOT accept American Express.

What is tipping like?

Service charges are always included in all stated prices, so you are not obliged to tip in the Faroe Islands. Tipping for outstanding service is a matter of choice, but is not expected.

How is the weather like?

Despite the islands’ northern latitude location, summers are cool with an average temperature of 13°C, and winters are mild, with an average temperature of 3°C. This climate, classed as Maritime Subarctic according to the Köppen climate classification, is influenced by the strong warming influence of the Atlantic Ocean, which produces the North Atlantic Current.

Who should I contact in case of an emergency?

You can always contact the UTP team on +44 207 101 4061 or info@untravelledpaths.com. Before you travel, you will also receive a personalised itinerary with the contact details of the local manager in Romania should there be any problems. Your guide will be on hand throughout the trip as well, so you're in safe hands.

How do I go about booking extra activities?

Our digital booklet, which you will receive before travel, contains all the information you need about optional activities. Simply drop us an email letting us know what you'd like to do during your trip, and we'll take care of the rest. Please note that the payment for the optional activities will be taken locally in cash.

Is tap water safe?

It is perfectly safe to drink fresh water from the tap no matter where you are in the Faroe Islands. Actually, the manager of the waterworks in Tórshavn has demonstrated that Faroese tap water is purer and better than bottled water bought in supermarkets.