The incredibly isolated Faroe Islands, halfway between Scotland and Iceland, are a breathtaking archipelago of soaring sea cliffs, cozy harbor villages, and famously shaggy sheep. We'll hike airy ridge trails above narrow fjords, along sea cliffs, above the ethereal hanging lake of Sørvágsvatn, and to Vidoy for incredible panoramas over the five northernmost Faroese islands. As we explore, we'll be welcomed into homes, watch traditional Faroese dancing (derived from medieval ring dances), and enjoy a round of beers at the islands' oldest brewery. The seafood here is hook-to-table fresh, and we'll savor meals in the company of knitters, chefs, and artists as we experience the genuine culture of the Faroes.
Arrive: Sørvágur, Faroe Islands
Depart: Sørvágur, Faroe Islands
Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!
$600 due at time of reservation
90 days prior to departure: Balance
Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.
Sørvágur, Faroe Islands, Denmark
Days 1-2 (2 nights)
Set on the edge of Sørvágur city and surrounded by the intense greens of the hills, Hotel Vágar is the ideal introduction to the remote Faroe Islands. Just a two-minutes' walk along a gravel path from the only airport on the islands, the hotel has simple yet comfortable rooms with...
Gjógv, Faroe Islands, Denmark
Days 3-5 (3 nights)
Blending into its natural surroundings, the Gjáargarður Guesthouse in the delightful village of Gjógv is a welcoming and authentic Faroese stay. With its grass roof, welcoming staff, and wood-paneled lobby, you'll feel as if you're staying with a local family. Rooms are quaint, with en suite bathrooms and views...
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Denmark
Days 6-7 (2 nights)
Located in the heart of Tórshavn city—the smallest capital city in Europe—Hotel Hafnia is just a few minutes' walk from the some of the city sights and the lively marina where you can watch fishermen sell their day's catch. The guestrooms are small and simple, but have comfortable twin size...
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"A fantastic hiking/cultural experience in a uniquely beautiful island group!"
Altamonte Springs, FL
"Skye's skill in identifying places and people ensured a wonderful balance of hiking, cultural experiences, and time in the homes of Faroese people. We had access to very unique places and met people who added their personal perspectives to life in the Faroes."
W Montrose, Ontario
"I've wanted to hike in the Faroe Islands for more than 20 years and was glad that Wilderness offered the trip. There was spectacular scenery, great accommodations, and a guide who cared about our experiences—in towns, beautiful churches, and the arts. We had two gatherings in private homes and the Faroese were so welcoming. I would highly recommend the trip to anyone."
Fort Myers, FL
"The hiking was excellent, but I really enjoyed the home visits also. It was a unique way to experience local culture."
"This trip was wonderful. The islands are stunning, with incredibly dramatic scenery and weather. The birds, especially the puffins and oystercatchers, were amazing. The hikes were lovely, not too strenuous and appropriate for the group traveling."
Saratoga Springs, NY
"One of the best trips I've been on. The Faroes are magnificent to behold, the hiking was fabulous, and the views were jaw dropping stupendous."
"Loved the home visits with locals for tea, post-hike snacks, lunch and dinner. Unique experiences!"
"I enjoyed this trip so much that I almost cried when it was over. With our leader, there was NEVER a dull moment."
"A well-designed itinerary with a wonderful mix of hiking and cultural experiences. The cultural interactions with local residents were one of the high points of the trip. The hikes were very scenic, historic, and enjoyable."
"This trip was a wonderful introduction to the beauty of the Faroe Islands and the culture and history of the Faroese. The people we met generously offered us their hospitality, culture, history, and personal stories."
"This trip exceeded my expectations—and I had fairly high expectations. Our guide and the itinerary design were excellent."
Sioux Falls, SD
"This was such a fabulous trip in such a beautiful country. I loved the exercise and I loved so many of the cultural events—visiting the artist, the brewery, the old farmhouses, the churches, Oliver's boat trip. It was just great."
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