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Hiking the Faroe Islands

Denmark

8 Days

From $5,295

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    Overview

    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

    Highlights

    • Discover the Faroes' stunning coastal hikes and rich seafaring heritage
    • Sample Faroese cuisine, including superb fresh-caught fish
    • Sip beer at the oldest brewery on the islands
    • Meet artisans, dine with local families
    • Enjoy welcoming hotels and guesthouses—some hikes start right from the front door!

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      On Vágar, we hike to the stupendous cliffs at Traelanípa to view Sørvágsvatn, a breathtaking clifftop lake that seems suspended in the sky. A spectacular cruise below Faroese rock formations brings us to Mykines Island, stretching out in a spine of glorious bluffs and sheer cliff faces. It is the most westerly island of the Faroes and a photographer's and ornithologist's paradise. We'll walk through its turf-roofed village and hike to a teeming puffin colony.
      The thousand-foot high Vestmanna cliffs are sculpted into craggy arches and grottos that are home to thousands of seabirds including guillemots and razorbills—and daring sheep that graze on the edges. We'll boat below these cliffs, and on Eysturoy, meet a local artist at her studio, then hike up nearby Eiðiskollur for panoramas of two towering sea stacks, Risin and Kellingin, said to be the remains of a giant and giantess.
      On Bordoy, we visit the oldest brewery in the Faroes, and on Vidoy, our hike brings epic views of the northernmost edges of the archipelago and the wild Norwegian Sea stretching toward the Arctic. One evening, we'll have a dinner complete with Faroese dance and song.
      We explore Tórshavn's Old Town, with its turf-roofed buildings, and enjoy dinner in a family home with ingredients fresh from the farm—and of course, local Faroese schnapps. Depart on Day 8 via Sørvágur.

      Dates & Pricing

      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!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      $600 due at time of reservation
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      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

      Included
      • Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
      • Accommodations in hotels and guesthouses
      • All meals included except 1 dinner as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • A glass of wine or beer with dinner
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to Trip Leaders or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Hotel Vágar

      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...

      Gjáargarður Guesthouse

      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...

      Hotel Hafnia

      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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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 4, Strenuous, according to our trip grading system. You will need to be comfortable hiking 4.5 miles a day, being on your feet for up to 5 hours a day, and hiking on uneven surfaces including downhill over loose rocks. You will need to be able to keep up with the moderate but steady pace of the group as there are no alternative hiking options available. Trail conditions, weather, and the group's level of fitness can affect hiking times and pacing. 

      Average Hiking Day
      • 3 miles
      • 3 hours
      • 1,000-1,200 feet gain/loss
      Challenge Day
      • Day 6: 4.5 miles, 4 hours, and 1,700 feet gain/loss
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      Trails are mostly grassy, and with the frequent rain, they can be muddy and slippery. There are sections with jagged rock, and some steep ascents and descents, often without defined trails. The Faroe Islands lack trees, so trails are often exposed and there can be occasional wind gusts. We cross a metal bridge on the island of Mykine, the bridge length is about 120 feet and it is 90 feet above the ocean. Some hikes are through boggy terrain, so waterproof gaiters are recommended, but not required. Hiking poles are necessary for the steep, slippery descents.
      Temperatures should be in the mid 50s°F during the day and in the 40s°F at night. The weather can provide spectacular and clear days, but rain is very common. Weather in the Faroe Islands is always unpredictable, so you must come prepared for at least some rain and bring appropriate rain gear. Even on sunny days, expect strong winds. It is unlikely that it will be hot. The weather is a major factor in deciding whether a hike is possible, as strong winds, low clouds, and rain can make exposed hikes too dangerous.
      Our accommodations will be in comfortable hotels and in a charming guesthouse while in Gjógv on the island of Eysturoy. Hotel Vagar is extremely simple and isolated with small rooms. Please note that the rooms are not always of uniform or international size. Our leaders do their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Twin beds are often next to each other, but they will have separate bedding. If you prefer a single room, please make your request as early as possible.
      Our lunches are picnic-style or at local restaurants. Dinners are often taken in the home of locals where they will treat us to an authentic experience and share stories. Faroese cuisine is generally simple, and vegetables are not readily available, so vegetarian and vegan options are extremely limited. Vegan options, particularly, may not always be available. Gluten and dairy are also expected at every meal. We'll have the chance to sample a lot of traditional food, including fresh fish and beer from the island's oldest brewery.
      Our van will transport the group's luggage, so you only need to carry a daypack for items you need for the day (rain gear, sweater, camera, water bottle, etc.). Trip members are always free to skip a day's hike and travel to the next destination in the support vehicle (or remain at the hotel if we are not transferring that day).

      Client Testimonials

      "A fantastic hiking/cultural experience in a uniquely beautiful island group!"

      Anne C.

      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."

      Eleanor H.

      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."

      Gay T.

      Fort Myers, FL

      "The hiking was excellent, but I really enjoyed the home visits also. It was a unique way to experience local culture."

      Julie S.

      Emporia, KS

      "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."

      Linda K.

      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."

      Lynne R.

      Larkspur, CA

      "Loved the home visits with locals for tea, post-hike snacks, lunch and dinner. Unique experiences!"

      Mary C.

      Earlham, IA

      "I enjoyed this trip so much that I almost cried when it was over. With our leader, there was NEVER a dull moment."

      Ruby S.

      Vancouver, BC

      "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."

      Sandra C.

      Seattle, WA

      "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."

      Sandy J.

      Irvine, CA

      "This trip exceeded my expectations—and I had fairly high expectations. Our guide and the itinerary design were excellent."

      Sarah L.

      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."

      Vicki V.

      Baltimore, MD

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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We'll be welcomed into Kirkjub&oslash;argar&eth;ur, the turf-roofed 11th century farmhouse, the oldest inhabited house in Europe and once the Bishop&apos;s residence. The Pattursson family has lived here for 17 generations, and today&apos;s custodian, Joannes Pattursson, will share the history of his home as we enjoy a cup of tea and home-baked cake. Back in T&oacute;rshavn, the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this tiny, yet vibrant city. Join a walking tour of the Old Town visiting the wooden, turf-roofed government buildings of Tinganes, the remains of Sanskin Fort, which once defended the important harbor, and wander through the narrow old streets lined with multi-colored wooden houses. Or, simply relax with a coffee or beer at one of the caf&eacute;s overlooking the lively little marina and soak up the city&apos;s easy-going feel. For our Farewell Dinner, we&apos;ll make our way to Velbasta&eth;ur, where Anna and Oli Rubeksen will host us in their family home for a delightful evening of traditional fare. They use many ingredients produced locally and on their farm, accompanied by local beers and maybe even a taste of Faroese schnapps to round off our adventure. Overnight at hotel.\r\nHiking Details: 3.5 miles, 2 hours, 200 feet ascent, 800 feet descent\r\nTransportation Time: 1 hour","Breakfast":1,"Lunch":1,"Dinner":1,"Overnight":"","Travel_Type":"","Quotation":"","Quotation_Attribution":"","Itinerary_Location":"","Latitude":"","Longitude":"","Brief":false},{"DayFrom":8,"DayTo":8,"Headline":"Depart","ActivityOverview":"","EstimatedLength":"","ActivityLevel":"","ItinBlock":"We bid farewell and transfer to V&aacute;gar Island (45 minutes) for homeward-bound flights or choose to extend your adventure in Europe.\r\n\r\nAdd to your journey with a few days in Iceland, or continue on to Europe. 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If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us on this trip.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">www.wildernesstravel.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. 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If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. 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If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T13:27:44 --><p><strong>COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:<\/strong> Please double-check COVID-19 entry requirements for any countries you may be traveling to or transiting through, on this website: <a href=\"apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions\">apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions<\/a><\/p>","System_Pre-Trip_Safety":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:37:06 --><p><strong>PRE-TRIP SAFETY:<\/strong> In the next weeks, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy. 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Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. 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While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. 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