Travel on Your Own in The Faroe Islands

Discover the Faroe Islands on your own at your own pace. Whether you travel as a backpacker or glampacker, it is nice to have a calm start to the journey with a flight and two nights accommodation booked and ready.

Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia and arrival in the Faroe Islands

You land in the Faroe Islands after about 2 hours flight. You take the airport bus from the airport on the island of Vágar to Tórshavn where you stay at a centrally located guest house close to the marina, shops and restaurants. You also have access to a shared kitchen and dining room. Groceries and other necessities are available in the shop next to your guest house. The rest of the day you can explore charming Tórshavn on your own.

Day 2: On a journey of discovery in the world’s smallest capital

Tórshavn is by far the largest city in the Faroe Islands but still the world’s smallest capital with its 19,000 inhabitants. Here you can stroll around the old town with its jumble of streets and alleys, stairs and tarred houses with green grass roofs. A feeling of having stepped back to the Middle Ages that is broken when you see that modern people live and work here. Here they both keep traditions and affirm news, which makes Tórshavn a vibrant city. A large part of the travel experience in the Faroe Islands is to taste local specialties and Tórshavn is the right place to have a gastronomic experience. ( F )

Day 3: Further on your own

After breakfast, continue your journey on your own. Why not rent a car and make a road trip on your own. Driving here is a pure pleasure with well-maintained roads that take you around many of the islands as they are connected by bridges, ferries and tunnels and we help you book both rental car and accommodation. Here are some of the highlights of the Faroe Islands:

Mykines: A small island and a true paradise for the bird species that live here. Mykines is completely car-free and there are only a dozen residents here. The hike from the old village of Mykines to the island’s lighthouse at Mykineshólmur is something very special. Here you really feel that you are at the end of the world. Mykines is also known for its large colonies of puffins. With their colorful beaks, they sit in the hundreds by the island’s rock walls.

Gjógv: On the island of Eysturoy is the small community Gjógv. This beautiful, quiet and well-preserved village is extremely idyllic surrounded by mountains. With less than 50 inhabitants who all live in old wooden houses with grass roofs, Gjógv is incredibly picturesque and charming.

Boat trip to Vestmannabjergene: From the village Vestmanna you take the boat to Vestmannabjergene. The journey goes between rocks and vertical rock walls. Above fly seabirds that remind that bird hunting has been an important part of life for the people of the Faroe Islands for many centuries.

Slættaratindur: The highest mountain in the Faroe Islands is located in the northern part of Eysturoy. The excursion there starts at Eiðisskarð – the mountain pass south of Slættaratindur. A laborious hike to the top but well worth it – the views of mountain peaks and rolling valleys are phenomenal. Gásadalur:The community of Gásadalur on the island of Vágar was the last of the Faroese settlements to be connected by road. An isolated place where it sometimes feels as if time has stood still for centuries. Behind the village the mountains rise and in front is the iconic waterfall where the water rushes directly over the cliffs into the sea. Here you enjoy the tranquility and the magnificent view of Tindhólm.

Overnight stays

Two nights at a guest house in Tórshavn. Of course you can book other types of accommodation, everything from B & Bs, hotels to luxury boutique hotels.

Travel on Your Own in The Faroe Islands