Faroe Islands Itinerary & DIY Travel Guide: 5 Days (More or Less)

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Growing up in the islands of Batanes in the Philippines, I am no stranger to natural terrains and formations that can easily take anyone’s breath away. In fact, I’m quite hard to please when it comes to such things; but of course, this does NOT mean that I do not appreciate nor acknowledge the beautiful sights that I see in my travels — because I do! However… in order for me to be in utter awe and wonder, the landscapes must be far incredible. (Faroe Islands Itinerary)

To date, there have only been a few places that have made me feel this way and on top of that list would have to be the far-flung yet stunning Faroe Islands.

Right from the moment that I landed there, I felt as if I was sucked into a grand fairy tale — everywhere I looked, there would be something that will draw my breath in awe, as I constantly question myself if I was still on Earth.

Yes, it was that majestic and surreal.

It might still be an understatement to say that the Faroe Islands are a natural masterpiece; but either way, it is my hope that you will see the outstanding beauty of this place in the flesh!

With that said, I bet you have this now on your travel bucket list and it would be my pleasure to help make your travel planning easier. So, with this post, I give you the ultimate travel guide for the Faroe Islands — complete with info, tips, resources, things to do, and an itinerary that you’re free to customize depending on the length of your stay or the style of traveling that you will do.

Faroe Islands Facts

Faroe Islands Itinerary: Sheep

Before we go on, let me give you some quick and basic facts about the Faroe Islands…

  • It’s a self-governing small group of islands under the external sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark. The Faroe Islands or Føroyar are quite far from Denmark; truth be told, its 18 rocky and volcanic islands are closer to Iceland, Norway, and Scotland. But one important thing to mention is that though Denmark is part of the European Union, the Faroe Islands are not.
    • TRIVIA: One of the inhabited islands, Koltur, has only one resident! …Or two, because I keep seeing conflicting info online; but some of the locals said that there’s only one left there. Maybe they were talking about 1 family which are these 2 residents.
  • Locals are called ‘Faroese‘. They are of mixed Norse and Gaelic origins and number about 50,000 only in the 17 inhabited islands (but there is an estimated number of 21,000 Faroese living in neighboring countries). The language is also called Faroese but Danish still has equal status in all official affairs. If I say so myself, I looove the language here. Every word sounds like it sprang out from books like Lord of the Rings!
    • TRIVIA: The Faroese language is said to be one of the North Germanic languages and it is closely related to Icelandic and the now extinct Old Norse Language. Anyhow, English is widely spoken especially by the younger ones.
  • The sheep are taking over. The nation’s symbol is the ram, and rightly so because the Faroe Islands are packed with 70,000 sheep!!! Remember how there are about 50,000 people living here? Without a doubt… they’re outnumbered! And as a tourist, you’ll certainly find sheep as your typical surrounding companion — much like I have.

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Faroe Islands Travel Guide

» Quick Travel Planning

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» Best Time to Visit the Faroe Islands

The weather here can be quite unpredictable. It’s common to somewhat experience all 4 seasons in just one day! But yes, generally, sunny days here are rare because the islands are mostly windy, cloudy, and chilly.

For starters, expect cool summers (with an average temperature of 13°C) and mild winters (with an average temperature of 3°C). I went here in the summer around the end of June and the days can have long hours of sunlight with the sun setting after 11PM or even later. The longest day will be on June 21 spanning at almost 20 hours. As for winter, it can be as short as 5 hours — imagine that!

With all that said, it’s best to visit the archipelago around June to September to enjoy the green scenery. Don’t forget to pack your jacket

    Dec to Feb
    March to May
    June to Aug
    Sept to Nov

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» Getting in to the Faroe Islands

By air. There are currently 2 airlines that fly to the Faroe Islands. First is Atlantic Airways which has 2 flights per day from Copenhagen, Billund, Aalborg, Bergen, and Reykjavik. Flights cannot be booked through travel websites so you’ll have to book directly on Atlantic Airways website here. The other one is Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) which just started having daily flights to the Faroes.

By sea. Smyril Line’s ferry, M/S Norröna, sails to the Faroe Islands from Hirtshals in the north of Denmark and from Seyðisfjørður in Iceland. It doesn’t sail as frequently though so make sure to check its website for the scheduled departures.

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» Where to Stay (Faroe Islands Accommodations)

The central city of Tórshavn is where you will find most of the accommodations and it’s a strategic place to base yourself for all your adventures around the islands. Of course, it can get cheaper if you get places outside of  Torshavn, but for the best capital picks, they would be the following:

LuxuryHotel Foroyar
Mid-Range: Hotel Hafnia or AirBnB
BudgetKristjanshavn or AirBnB

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» How to Get Around the Faroe Islands

By car. Driving your own car is highly recommended (to make the most of your time) and you can arrange a rental online before your arrival on the islands. Rest assured, you can rent a car (from small cars to SUVs) on-the-spot when you land at the airport since there are stalls there by Sixt, AVIS, HERTZ, and Unicar. Once you start driving around the Faroe Islands, be mindful of the driving conditions and rules because for instance, there are one-way tunnels in the islands and you have to make way for incoming vehicles (you can find all the details here).

By bus. The main inter-town bus they have is called Bygdaleiðir and they’re easy to spot since they’re big and in the color of dark blue. To see the complete timetable of the buses, go here. It helps to note, however, that public transportation is expensive in the Faroe Islands, so it’s best to buy a travel multiple-ride card beforehand with Strandfaraskip Landsins (the mother company of Bygdaleiðir) at the airport or at the main bus terminal in Torshavn. This travel card already covers busses and ferries around the islands except for Mykines Island and can cost 500 DKK ($70~ / Php 3,500~) for 4-days or 700 DKK ($100 / Php 4,900~) for 7 days.

By ferry or by helicopter. Since this place is made up of islands, some are not connected by roads so you’ll sometimes need to hop on a ferry. The schedules for this can be found on Strandfaraskip Landsins.  If a helicopter ride seemingly sounds expensive to you, don’t worry! Here in the islands, the service is subsidized by the government so it’s quite cheap and it is serviced by Atlantic Airways (see the timetable here, and remember, booking in advance is mandatory). With these affordable helicopter rides, I say take advantage of them — especially if you haven’t experienced riding a helicopter before, this could be quite a fun experience.

By bikeSome districts like the capital, Tórshavn, can be explored on the city or sports bikes. You can rent these from Visit Tórshavn which is located in Steinatún in the city center. The cost for a day can start at DKK 150~. To book, just send an e-mail to [email protected] or call (+298) 302425.

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» Packing Guide

If you’re coming around May to September to the Faroe Islands, you should pack for chilly weather so your bare essentials should be a sweater, a raincoat, and a set of good comfortable (hiking) shoes. If you’re like me who can get cold quite fast, go and pack a warm hat or even some gloves just in case!

Of course, if you visit around winter or the colder months, your clothing essentials will be different.  The same goes for when you’re coming here mainly to camp or hike.

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» Visa for the Faroe Islands

Even if the Faroe Islands are connected to the Danish immigration policies, as I’ve already mentioned above, there are some different factors to take note of. So…

  • If you come from a Nordic country: showing off your document of identification with a photo is enough to enter the islands.
  • If you come from an EU (European Union) or Schengen country: if you’re an EU citizen, you may enter with just your ID card with a photo. However, EU residents are not part of the entry scheme because you must be a citizen (so for instance, it follows that if you have a Danish residence permit, you still need a visa to the Faroes). If you have a Schengen visa or Danish visa, it is NOT applicable for entry to the Faroe Islands — you still need to apply for a separate visa that is specific to the islands (the requirements will be similar to obtaining a Danish visit visa).
  • If you are of any other nationality: naturally, you need to apply for a Faroe Islands visa (remember: NOT a Schengen visa) at the Danish embassy in your country of residence — unless your nationality is exempted from getting a Danish visa then you can enter the Faroe Islands.

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» Faroe Islands Currency

Króna (kr) is the currency of the Faroe Islands and it is issued by the central bank of Denmark. It’s not a separate currency but a local issue of banknotes denominated in the Danish krone.

  • How to best exchange your currency? Either exchange it at a bank or at a money exchanger in your home country or in the city center. Better yet, just withdraw from an ATM with your debit/credit card — however, you must do one big withdrawal to minimize fees with your bank. Speaking of cards, a lot of the establishments accept credit cards but it’s always advisable to have cash on hand because a lot of smaller shops do not accept international credit cards.

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» Cost of Travel in the Faroe Islands

To give you an idea for your Faroe Islands itinerary, you should expect to travel in the islands with an average daily cost of about USD $60~ per person on a budget, or at least $150~ if you want to experience more comfort in activities, tours, hotels, and more. (Values below show low budget to medium budget ranges).

  • Hotels: $25 to $65 USD / day
  • Food: $17 to $40 USD / day
  • Fun: $10 to $30 USD / day
  • Transport: At least $10 for local transportation

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» Local Tour Operators

In case you don’t like to DIY your trip and you want to have someone take care of everything for you, I suggest that you book through local operators in order to help support the Faroese economy. Some of them are as follows:

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» Helpful Norwegian Phrases

The official language of the Faroe Islands is Faroese which is a Germanic language that descended from Old Norse. Since they are within the Kingdom of Denmark, the locals also speak Danish. Rest assured, most of the people can speak English (sometimes even German and Norwegian). All in all, it doesn’t hurt to learn a few of the local phrases.

Hello: Halló (hahloh)
Thank you: Takk fyri (Takk fi-reh) or Takk (Takk)
Yes: Ja (Ya)
No: Nei (Ney)
Goodbye: Farvæl (Far-vyel)

I’m sorry: Orsakið meg (Or-sha-kee mey)
Excuse me (getting attention): Orsaka (Or-sha-ka)
Excuse me (begging pardon): Umskylda (Um-shil-da)
How much does that cost?: Hvat kostar tað? (Kvat kost-ar tay?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?: Dugir nakar her eingilskt? (Du-cheer nak-ar her ain-gilsk?)
Help!: Hjálp! (Yolp!)
Cheers!: Skál! (Is-kol!)

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Faroe Islands Itinerary

NOTE: The following section is in a tabbed format; so, in order to see the next day’s contents, just click the headings below.

Explore parts of Vágar and Streymoy Islands

After you land and pick up your rental car at the airport, I highly advise that you don’t go straight to Tórshavn yet (which is likely where your accommodation will be) because there are some nearby spots around the airport that are worth looking into!

You might be thinking, “I can visit those later!” — sure you can, but the thing is… they’re quite far and to save time, I think it’s best that you visit them ASAP while you’re in the vicinity because they can be quite far from everything else. Otherwise, you can visit them on your last day on your way to the airport, depending on your scheduled flight back.

◘◘ Visit Sørvágsvatn Lake

Faroe Islands Itinerary: Sorvagsvatn

If you want to see one of nature’s mind-blowing ‘optical illusions‘, make sure that you drop by Lake Sørvágsvatn (also called Leitisvatn) as a part of your Faroe Islands itinerary.

It is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands and it has been dubbed the “lake over the ocean” — this is because if you go up a certain angle, it will appear as though the lake is floating directly above the ocean! The lake is just 40 meters above sea level with a magnificent waterfall at the end of it that’s called Bøsdalafossur.

To get here, set your GPS and near the location or by the church in Miðvágur, you will find signs to “Trælanípa/Bøsdalafossur”. Follow these signs until you find a parking spot. You will then find a gate and you must start walking from here to the south towards the ocean by following the gravel path. The hike takes about an hour (one way) and in order to get to the spot that shows the iconic ‘illusion’, you must go to the southern tip (not on the southwest end of the lake).

You will know if you’re in the right place when you see 3 small sticks sticking up or if you see a steep hill. (Doesn’t matter if you end up at the wrong vantage point because every angle is stunning here! But if you really want some more specific instructions, go to this page and scroll to pages 36 to 37.)

◘◘ Drive to Gasadalur to see Mulafossur Waterfall

Faroe Islands Itinerary: Mulafossur

This is yet another iconic landscape in the Faroe Islands which is just an 18-min ride away from Vagar Airport. As you will see from the photo above, the Mulafossur Waterfall is a grand sight! It is nestled within this small village of Gasadalur and there are 2 ways to see it: with minimal effort and with some effort.

What do I mean by this? You can see this glorious spot by car as you do some short walking from the main road; or if you’re a dedicated hiker, you can do a hiking trail that the villagers used to take before the car tunnel was built.

TRIVIA: Gasadalur used to be one of the most isolated places in the islands. Residents had to hike through 700-meter mountains just to get in and out of the village! After the car tunnel was built, access to the town got a lot better, but to date, the residents here still number at only 18!

Since I didn’t have much time (and a bit tired from my flight), I opted to just drop by here with my car as I enjoyed the waterfall and do a bit of strolling in the village itself. If you want some more detailed tips for this place, like how to find the trail that leads to this vantage point and how to do the longer hiking trail itself, check out my guide found here: Gasadalur & its Mulafossur Waterfall

◘◘ Check in to your hotel

The central city of Tórshavn is where you will find most of the island’s accommodations and it’s a strategic place to base yourself for all your adventures around the islands. But of course, it can get cheaper if you get places outside of  Torshavn, but for the best capital picks, they would be the following:

LuxuryHotel Foroyar
Mid-Range: Hotel Hafnia or AirBnB
BudgetKristjanshavn or AirBnB

I stayed over at a guesthouse with a local though and unfortunately, it’s not really a place you can book — but I wish it was because the house was in the traditional style and it was so cozy with a great view of the sea and a river!

◘◘ Explore the village of Saksun

Faroe Islands Itinerary: Saksun

Like a natural amphitheater, Saksun is a splendid remote hillside village that is known for its serene atmosphere. The place where it lies now used to be a deep inlet in the sea (fjord) and during low tide, you can walk along the lagoon’s sandy shore which is found at the foot of the village.

Whilst here for your Faroe Islands itinerary, as one of your things to do, make sure you check out the village’s church and Dúvugarðar, a farm that houses 300 ewes — which also functions as a museum.

◘◘ See Fossá waterfall

Fossa Waterfall

This is the largest waterfall in the Faroe Islands at a height of 140 meters. Located near the village of Haldarsvík, this waterfall has two cascades that fall down to the sea.

If I may share a tip, it’s best to come here after some heavy rainfall because that’s when it becomes even more spectacular!

TRIVIA: Fossá in Faroese means “river with waterfalls”

◘◘ Dine at Barbara

As the night falls, you can choose from an array of restaurants that speckle the city of Tórshavn; but if I may suggest, go and dine at Barbara Fish House! It has a great menu that consists of Faroese seafood dishes; plus, the place itself is quite charming given that it is built into the rocks.

Discover Kalsoy and Gjógv

Rev up your car,  wear good shoes, pack up some food, and sail to the nearby island of Kalsoy for your Faroe Islands itinerary!

You can spend a whole day here exploring its various sights. If you still have time by the end of the day, you can drop by the charming village of Gjógv.

◘◘ Take the ferry to Kalsoy

Seal Woman

Kalsoy is like a flute-shaped island due to its thin shape. You can reach it by ferry along with your car by driving from Tórshavn to the port of Klaksvík (this is a 1-hour drive).

It’s best to catch the first or earliest ferry to Kalsoy’s Syðradalur port so that you’ll have enough time to explore the island. To check the timetables, see this page (take note of the departure times as well so you can time when you will have to drive back to the port).

Note: it’s not possible to book in advance so you have to pay on the spot (DKK 160 for one vehicle), and if you’re coming with your car, make sure you arrive there 15 minutes before departure.

Once on the island, there’s no need for maps because there is but just one highway with lots of tunnels — make sure that you watch out for sheep because they can come up anywhere and block the road, seemingly seeking some sort of showdown.

First up on your list for this day of your Faroe Islands itinerary, I recommend that you go straight to the north to Trøllanes not only to see the surroundings of the village but to also hike up the mountains to see Kallur lighthouse because the view here is superb. I actually had a hard time finding the trail that leads to this place because there are no signs that lead me to it. Thankfully, my companion and I saw a tour group by the road who were headed to the lighthouse and they gladly invited us to join them.

Basically, somewhere on the road before the village, you will find a small red gate along the fence. This is closed but you can open it — most of the gates on the island are closed not for people, but for sheep.

Once inside, you just have to climb up the hill in the north direction until you see the white Kallur lighthouse. With this in mind: make sure to wear good and comfortable hiking shoes! Rest assured, the climb up isn’t that hard but it can get a bit steep.

On the way back, make sure that you stop by the village of Mikladalur to visit Kópakonan, or the “Seal Woman”, which embodies one of the popular folktales in the islands. Made of bronze and stainless steel, it stands above a rock near a waterfall with a great backdrop of the mountains and the sea. The legend that surrounds this is quite sad and dark though and you can read all about it here.

TIP: Pack your own lunch and snacks because I had a hard time looking for a restaurant in Kalsoy. There was a canteen in Mikladalur but it only served snacks.

◘◘ Visit Gjógv


Just an hour away from Tórshavn, this is the northernmost village on Eysturoy island.

Nominated by the Nordic Council for the Nature & Environmental Award in 2014, this well-preserved town is nestled by mountains on all sides and filled with traditional houses that are made of timber and turf roofs. For those who are fond of hiking, there are also several trails for you to do here!

What’s one thing that you absolutely must NOT miss? it would be the natural harbor that they have which is a picturesque gorge.

◘◘ Dine at Aarstova

Once you’re back in the capital, have some more classical Faroese dishes — but this time around, try some fine dining at Aarstova!

All About Mountains

The way I see it, the Faroe Islands is a hiker’s dream paradise! In fact, almost all of the best landscapes can be seen via hiking.

But for those who don’t have the stamina for such things (like me), don’t fret because there are hiking trails that are at an easy level.

Though of course, if you could push yourself — by all means, do so! I have done a difficult hike up the mountain of Villingardalsfjall, and I was so glad that I pushed myself to do it even if my legs were about to give way. After all, the view that I saw up high was one of the most jaw-dropping landscapes that I’ve ever seen in my life!

» READ: Hiking Trails in the Faroe Islands

Anyhow, if you think you can’t really do any moderate to high-level hikes during your Faroe Islands itinerary, you can spend this day visiting the villages of Saksun or Gjógv if you haven’t managed to do so in the past few days. You can even revisit the past spots I’ve mentioned if the weather became a lot more favorable for this day.

◘◘ Go up Slættaratindur

Slaettaratindur Mountain: Faroe Islands Itinerary

(Hiking difficulty: medium) Towering at 880 meters, Slættaratindur, or “flat summit” is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands so it’s an absolute must-see!

According to Guinness World Records, this is the world’s longest sight line because due to the light bending effects of the atmosphere, the largest glacier in Iceland called Vatnajökull can be seen from here on a clear day (aside from the fact that you can have awesome views over the whole Faroese archipelago).

For complete hiking instructions, go to this page and scroll to page 22 to 23.

◘◘ Conquer Mt. Villingardalsfjall


This is the hike that I was talking about — as a non-hiker, this has been one of the most difficult hikes of my life but also one of the most rewarding (together with Norway’s Trolltunga)!

The whole hike to the top takes 3 to 4 hours with a distance of 6 kilometers yet at a steep height of 841 meters. I can talk on and on about this place, but I think it’s best that you read my blog post below to read more about my experience as well as to see the other views you will witness from its summit:

RELATED READ: Hiking Faroe Islands’ Stunning Mountain of Villingardalsfjall

◘◘ Go on top of Sornfelli Mountain

Sornfelli Mountain

Good news: this does NOT involve hiking so it’s a great addition to your Faroe Islands itinerary.

The top of this mountain plateau near Hotel Føroyar can be reached by car and reaching its amazing viewpoint will only take you a 30-meter walk.

A Mykines Kind of Day

Mykines island is a favorite in the Faroe Islands!

For your Faroe Islands itinerary, you’ll need a whole day for this mostly because the transportation to the island usually only happens in the morning and the ride back in the afternoon. Regrettably, when I visited here, the weather wasn’t good. In fact, once we arrived at the island, we were stranded in a small cafe together with other tourists as we waited for the heavy rain and strong winds to pass.

It still ended up as a great day though because we met a lot of interesting individuals — one of which was a well-known harp player from Ireland who was on tour at that time and who gladly played songs for everyone. Still and the same, before leaving the island, my companion and I braved the rain so that we could at least glimpse at the cute puffins that live on the cliffs!

Anyhow, it’s my wish that you get a good day so that you can see the great sights below.

◘◘ Explore Mykines


There are 2 ways to reach Mykines for your Faroe Islands itinerary: by boat or by helicopter.

Remember how I said that helicopters are subsidized by the government of the Faroe Islands? With that in mind, I highly suggest that you take a one-way helicopter trip to this island by booking in advance! I say one way because Atlantic Airways’ helicopters mainly service a round trip route to Mykines in the mornings only from Vagar Airport — so unless you want to spend a night here or two, then feel free to book that round trip ticket.

To see the complete timetable, see this page. For the boat or ferry, timetable can be found here.

Once you’re on the island, you can hike from the old turf-roofed-filled village to the lighthouse which is at the western end of the islet of Mykineshólmur.

If it’s summertime, make sure to visit some clifftops to see an endless sea of cute puffins nestled in the burrows. After all, this is called the “paradise of birds” so take advantage of this fact and do some birdwatching while you’re there!

As you wait for your ferry back to Torshavn, take your time exploring the small village. One important thing to take note of though is that if you take a helicopter to the island from Vagar Airport, the ferry will land somewhere else and it’s at the port of Sørvágur — so if you parked your car at the airport, you have to do a 20-minute walk back, or you can take the 300 bus. (Details here).

TIP: Much like Kalsoy, it’s advisable to pack your own lunch and snacks. There’s a small cafe in the middle of the village but it mostly serves light food. NOTE: Just recently, a new policy has been set that tourists have to pay DKK 100 to travel to the Mykineshólmur lighthouse for maintenance of the birdlife and nature on the island. This fee includes a certified guide to ensure that everyone sticks to the path and not disturb any of the local fauna. For more information, you can contact the Visit Mykines office.

◘◘ See Kirkjubøur

Kirkjubour House

Assuming that it’s summer, by the time that you come back to the main island, it will still be light outside so if you could, make a stopover at Kirkjubøur.

One notable attraction that you must see here is the huge black building at the center of the village that is called Kirkjubøargarður. It’s arguably the oldest inhabited wooden house in the world with over 17 generations of the same family that’s living there (there are sections that are turned into a museum). It even once housed the episcopal residence and seminary of the Diocese of the Faroe Islands.

You could also visit the old churches that they have such as Magnus Cathedral and Saint Olav. And if you go by the shore, you will see two old stone houses.

Before capping the night, while you’re already in the area…

◘◘ Have dinner at KOKS


I highly recommend this restaurant since I have dined here myself!

What’s special about KOKS? Well, it has been awarded the best restaurant in the Nordic countries in 2015 by the Nordic Prize; plus, it is also the first and the only Michelin star restaurant in the islands.

As a stop on your Faroe Islands itinerary, you’ll love how this restaurant only uses local ingredients, plus it is in a private house that has been turned into a guest room. It also has an open kitchen where you can watch the chef and his assistants cook (but there is a bigger kitchen in the back).

Dining here is obviously not cheap, but if you have the money to spare, I urge you to give it a try. I’ve dined all over the world and this is one of the best places I’ve eaten in. Besides, they surely know how to do pairings!

Basically, dinner here is a tasting menu and you can choose to pick your own drinks or choose their wine pairing or juice pairing set — YES! You read that right, juice pairing!

This might sound boring to you but their juice pairings were simply phenomenal. I never thought that fresh juices can be mixed in such ways that would perfectly complement a dish.

Aaaah… simply put: I hope you get to try it to experience a truly gastronomical feast.

Explore the rest of Tórshavn

We’re now on the last day of your Faroe Islands itinerary and I think it’s time to fully explore and enjoy the main capital of Tórshavn.

Let yourself get lost in the city’s small streets; if not, you can take your pick from the array of activities below as some of your things to do in Faroe Islands…

◘◘ See Tinganes and the center of town

Faroe Islands Itinerary: Tinganes

Tinganes is an area where you can see a beautiful clutter of red wooden houses.

These are one of the oldest parliamentary meeting places in the world that once functioned as meeting places for Vikings. Today, it houses the office of the prime minister. You will rather find the Faroese parliament — the Løgting (‘Law assembly’) — a few streets down.

What’s great about this area too is that there are enough signs and plaques to explain the history of the place.

◘◘ Shop for souvenirs at Öström

Go over to the waterfront and you will this store that’s housed in an old factory building. They sell products made on the islands such as traditional clothes, wool sweaters, postcards, posters, and other design products.

For sure, it’s worth looking into during your Faroe islands itinerary!

◘◘ Try horseriding


You can experience a magnificent horseriding experience in and around Tórshavn and you can do it with the tour provider, Berg Hestar, who uses Icelandic horses.

The experiences vary in difficulty and price range but take note that it’s only allowed for 7 years and older. To protect the horses, there’s also a weight limit of 95 kilos. To book your spot(s), check their website here.

◘◘ Sail with RIB62 to Hestur

This experience will grant you a unique perspective on the Faroe Islands as you sail by the most remote and breathtaking sights that the islands have to offer — one of which is to circle around the nearby island of Hestur.

RIB62 tailors tours upon request every day of the week so feel free to contact them for inquiries. (Departure for this boat tour is from Gamlarætt which is 15 minutes away from Tórshavn).

Wondering where to dine in the Faroe Islands or the local dishes that you must absolutely try?
Check out this blog post to find out: Top Faroe Islands Restaurants .

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Booking Essentials

Book an AirBnB

TIP: It’s a good idea to crosscheck the prices with other popular travel insurance providers like World Nomads and HeyMondo (as my reader, you get 5% off)!
However, take note that a travel insurance’s affordability typically means lesser coverage; so please always ensure that you read the fine print in order to decipher which travel insurance company is the right fit for you and your trip!

The Best Tours in the Faroe Islands?

Come and check out this list of the top things to do in the Faroe Islands which features the best activities and tours!

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Faroe Islands Itinerary


It’s clear to see with this Faroe Islands itinerary that the area has an untouched beauty that’s worthy to be seen and explored! I guarantee you that it is the kind of place that will fit your fancy, NO matter the kind of traveler that you may be.

Besides, it’s a destination that a lot of travelers have NOT heard of yet, so why not be one of the “forerunners” who will sing its praises? In that way, the Faroe Islands could soon be known by more people, thereby paving the way for its popularity — which they so rightly deserve!

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  1. Reinhard

    This is a great itinerary with all of the island’s highlights. I’d love to come back to tackle Slættaratindur – the weather was terrible when we wanted to ascend it, so we skipped it.

    If you plan an coming back, I can really recommend the hike to the abandoned village of Skarð on Kunoy. It’s such a unique place and feels even more remote than most places on the Faroe Islands.

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