Journey to Europe's Best-Kept Secret

Hiking the Faroe Islands


8 Days

From $5,095

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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&#39;ll hike airy ridge trails above narrow fjords, along sea cliffs, above the ethereal hanging lake of S&oslash;rv&aacute;gsvatn, and to Vidoy for incredible panoramas over the five northernmost Faroese islands. As we explore, we&#39;ll be welcomed into homes, watch traditional Faroese dancing (derived from medieval ring dances), and enjoy a round of beers at the islands&#39; oldest brewery. The seafood here is hook-to-table fresh, and we&#39;ll savor meals in the company of knitters, chefs, and artists as we experience the genuine culture of the Faroes.<\/p>","Long_Description":"

Set in the North Atlantic halfway between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands are remote and absolutely breathtaking. This otherworldly landscape has mountaintops wreathed in clouds, soaring cliffs plunging over 2,000 feet into the ocean, and emerald moorlands rising from valleys painted with bright-colored villages and ringed by black-sand beaches. On this cultural and hiking adventure, we pair wonderful hikes with the welcoming Faroese people for an unforgettable journey in the &#8220;Land of Maybe.&#8221; On Mykines and the Vestmanna sea cliffs, we&#39;ll witness the unforgettable sight of thousands of nesting seabirds, including puffins, soaring along the edge of cliffs. Our hikes bring us across wild, grassy hillsides alongside the hardy sheep that outnumber the human residents 2:1, and we&#39;ll walk in the footsteps of postmen who had to cross rolling these mountains to deliver the mail. We&#39;ll hike the high pastures of Ambadalur above the charming village of Gj&oacute;gv, visit turf-roofed houses on our hike from Saksun to Tj&oslash;rnuv&iacute;k, and savor tasty traditional waffles when we arrive in this charming village. Our meals include outrageously fresh fish, and we'll have the chance to sample lots of traditional Faroese cuisine and drink beer from the island&#39;s oldest brewery. In T&oacute;rshavn, Europe&#39;s smallest capital (and with a great food scene), we&#39;ll wander past the colorful wooden buildings of Old Town and explore the lively marina where local fishermen sell their day&#39;s catch. Our overnight bases between hikes are in cozy hotels and a charming guesthouse where we&#39;ll get to experience traditional Faroese singing and unique chain dancing. Along the way, you&#39;ll be entertained with island legends and Viking history, and spend time with knitters, cooks, beer makers, artists, and farmers&mdash;all of whom have a story to share in this delightful archipelago.<\/p>","ActivityHighlight":"6 hiking days on moderate to strenuous trails, some steep sections, 2-4 hours most days, van support (for luggage or if you wish to skip a day's hike). This is a strenuous hiking trip, read &#8220;What the Trip is Like&#8221; for more details.","TripType":"Small Group Adventure","HeaderImage":"","HeaderImageAltTag":"","ThumbnailImage":"http:\/\/\/wildernesstravel\/trips\/thumb-HIKEFARO-gasadalur-mulafossur-waterfall-faroe-islands.jpg","MapImage":"http:\/\/\/wildernesstravel\/trips\/hikefaro-map.jpg","MapImageAltTag":"","FloatingImage":"","VideoLink":"","GroupSize":"","tripURL":"\/trip\/Denmark\/hiking-faroe-islands","ThisYear_Year":"2023","ThisYear_PriceDetails":"

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\nHiking Details:4.5 miles, 3 hours, 1,200 feet ascent\/descent","Breakfast":0,"Lunch":0,"Dinner":1,"Overnight":"","Travel_Type":"","Quotation":"","Quotation_Attribution":"","Itinerary_Location":"","Latitude":"","Longitude":"","Brief":false},{"DayFrom":2,"DayTo":2,"Headline":"Mykines Island \/ The Postman&apos;s Walk","ActivityOverview":"","EstimatedLength":"","ActivityLevel":"","ItinBlock":"Stretching out in a spine of glorious bluffs and sheer cliff faces, Mykines is the most westerly island of the Faroes, and a photographer&apos;s and ornithologist&apos;s paradise. Weather permitting, we&apos;ll boat to the island, walking through the colorful fishermen&apos;s village with its grass-roofed houses and have a chance to spend some time with the permanent residents&mdash;puffins! Our hike leads us up the moorlands where thousands of bright-colored puffins soar through the air, preen on grassy tussocks, and stand on the cliff edges ready to launch themselves out to sea. Our hike then crosses the narrow cable known as the &ldquo;Bridge over the Atlantic&rdquo; to Mykines H&oacute;lmur, where sheep graze on the lush guano-manured grass, and brings us to a red-topped lighthouse that dominates the western end of the island. Built in 1909, the lighthouse was run by three lighthouse keepers who lived on this isolated spot with their families. From this vantage point, you can see gannets nesting on the southern sea stacks before we circle back to the village via the northern cliff line.\r\n\r\nIf the weather is unsuitable for the boat ride to Mykines, we&apos;ll hike the Postman&apos;s Walk, where the postman traversed the mountain between B&oslash;ur and G&aacute;sadalur&mdash;the only route connecting the two villages&mdash;three times a week until a tunnel through the mountain was constructed in 1993. The path takes a zigzag route upwards, revealing sweeping views of the giant sea stacks at Dranganir and distant Mykines. Other villagers used this walk, carrying coffins over the mountain from G&aacute;sadalur to be buried in B&oslash;ur. We&apos;ll pass &ldquo;the body stone&rdquo; where coffins could safely be put down so the bearers could have a well-deserved rest from their toil. Arriving at the crest of the hill, we&apos;ll see the verdant hanging valley below, with its colorful collection of houses sitting above the Dalsa River that plummets down the cliff face 300 feet into the Atlantic. It is absolutely stunning and one of the iconic sights of the Faroe Island. In G&aacute;sadalur, we&apos;ll enjoy a warm drink in a local home before continuing on to the War Museum in Mi&eth;v&aacute;gur and learn about the strategic importance of the Faroe Islands during World War II. Before dinner in a cafe set within an old family home, we'll head out to M&uacute;lafossur Viewpoint to catch a glimpse of one of the Faroes&apos; most famous waterfalls. 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Wind and weather have sculpted these dark, volcanic rocks into columns of craggy arches, sea stacks, and grottos, and they are home to thousands of nesting birds including guillemots and razorbills&mdash;not to mention hundreds of daring sheep that feed on near-vertical grassy patches along the cliff face. Gj&aacute;argar&eth;ur Guesthouse in the quaint village of Gj&oacute;gv on the island of Eysturoy is our charming accommodation for the next three nights. Named after a deep cleft in the coastal rock, Gj&oacute;gv is situated in one of the island&apos;s most peaceful and enchanting settings. From the back door of our guesthouse, a steep and rugged hike takes us from the \"infields,\" where the sheep are kept in winter, through the \"outfields\" (the source of our baseball terms!) with views overlooking Ambadaldur, where skuas wheel overhead and hundreds of birds nest in cliffs. With high mountains on two sides, and the ocean and a sweeping u-shaped glacial valley on the others, this spot feels far away from the cares of the world. For the ambitious hikers, you can opt to hike to the top of Ambadaldur as well. The family-run guesthouse with Scandinavian-style rooms is a welcoming home base.\r\nHiking Details: 3 miles, 3 hours, 1,500 feet ascent\/descent\r\nTransportation Time: 2 hours by boat, 1.5 hours by van","Breakfast":1,"Lunch":1,"Dinner":1,"Overnight":"","Travel_Type":"","Quotation":"","Quotation_Attribution":"","Itinerary_Location":"","Latitude":"","Longitude":"","Brief":false},{"DayFrom":4,"DayTo":4,"Headline":"Ei&eth;i Village \/ Hiking on Ei&eth;iskollur and Sl&aelig;ttaratindur","ActivityOverview":"","EstimatedLength":"","ActivityLevel":"","ItinBlock":"A short drive to Ei&eth;i, a small village arcing along the northwest tip of Eysturoy, brings us to the church that dates back to 1881, where we will be met by local artist Sigrun Gunnarsdottir. Sigrun was born in Ei&eth;i and trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts before returning to Ei&eth;i. She&apos;ll share the story of the recent interior restoration project of the church, which she helped coordinate (and paint). We'll also be welcomed to see her light-filled studio that looks across the water towards Sl&aelig;ttaratindur (2,893&apos;), the highest mountain in the Faroes that towers over the hills and valleys below.\r\n\r\nFrom Sigun&apos;s door, we&apos;ll hike up nearby Ei&eth;iskollur and hear stories and legends from the land including that of Risin和Kellingin. These two most famous Faroese sea stacks are said to be the remains of a giant and giantess who came at night to drag the Faroes to Iceland. However, the sun rose before they could finish and they were turned to stone by the light. From just over 1,000 feet, we&apos;ll look down at the waters crashing against the feet of these sleeping giants before descending back to Ei&eth;i for lunch in a nearby caf&eacute;. Weather permitting, we&apos;ll also climb Sl&aelig;ttaratindur. Translated to &ldquo;flat peak,&rdquo; Sl&aelig;ttaratindur&apos;s peak is so level that it&apos;s said that Faroese chain dancing (a medieval circle dance) can be done on the summit. The climb is strenuous, up a steep grassy slope, but rewards those who make it to the top with serene views. This evening, we'll trade in our hiking boots for dancing shoes as we enjoy a folkloric celebration with traditional Faroese chain dancing and song. Overnight at Gj&oacute;gv.\r\nHiking Details (Option 1): 5 miles, 5.5 hours, 3,000 feet ascent\/descent\r\n(Option 2): 8.5 miles, 5 hours, 1,700 feet ascent\/descent\r\nTransportation Time (Option 2): 1.5 hours by van","Breakfast":1,"Lunch":1,"Dinner":1,"Overnight":"","Travel_Type":"","Quotation":"","Quotation_Attribution":"","Itinerary_Location":"","Latitude":"","Longitude":"","Brief":false},{"DayFrom":5,"DayTo":5,"Headline":"Morning Hike \/ F&ouml;roya Bj&oacute;r Brewery \/ Bor&eth;oy and Vi&eth;oy Islands","ActivityOverview":"","EstimatedLength":"","ActivityLevel":"","ItinBlock":"Weather depending, our hike this morning will be an off-trail excursion to the hanging valley, Dalur, revealing dramatic views of nearby islands, or a ramble up Villingardalsfjall&apos;s steep mountain slopes. Once at the top, we may see the most remote islands of the Faroes: Fugloy and Sv&iacute;noy, where a mere 40 people live. Later, we head back into Klaksv&iacute;k for a relaxing afternoon. We'll enjoy lunch at a favorite local restaurant, Fr&iacute;&eth;a Kaffihus, where we'll sample Faroese tapas such as smoked mussels and salmon with rhubarb. An old Faroese proverb says: &ldquo;Ull er F&oslash;roya gull,&rdquo; or &ldquo;Wool is the gold of the Faroe Islands.&rdquo; Sheep have been a source of food and clothing since the time of the early Viking settlers&mdash;today they still outnumber the Faroese people 2:1. You can be sure where there&apos;s a lot of sheep, there will be a lot of wool&mdash;and fantastic woolen knits. Known for centuries for the quality of knitting, Faroese take great pride in their wool clothing and crafts, and we&apos;ll get a chance to shop for them in the local wool store.&nbsp;\r\n\r\nThere are two breweries in the Faroes, and we&apos;ll visit F&ouml;roya Bj&oacute;r, the oldest brewery in the Faroes, located in Klaksv&iacute;k, Bor&eth;oy. Established in 1888 and still family-owned, F&ouml;roya Bj&oacute;r produces most of the beer on the islands. Using imported hops from Denmark, they brew a selection of European-style pilsners such as their famous &ldquo;Ram&rdquo; beer, and if you&apos;re feeling more adventurous, try &ldquo;Black Sheep,&rdquo; a dark all-malt lager. At 5.8% volume, it&apos;s packed with a full complex flavor. Tonight&apos;s dinner will be in a local family's home, with traditional dishes including items from their garden. Overnight at Gj&oacute;gv.\r\nHiking Details: 3 miles, 3 hours, 1,200 feet ascent\/descent\r\nTransportation Time: 2.5 hours","Breakfast":1,"Lunch":1,"Dinner":1,"Overnight":"","Travel_Type":"","Quotation":"","Quotation_Attribution":"","Itinerary_Location":"","Latitude":"","Longitude":"","Brief":false},{"DayFrom":6,"DayTo":6,"Headline":"Hike Saksun to Tj&oslash;rnuvik \/ T&oacute;rshavn","ActivityOverview":"","EstimatedLength":"","ActivityLevel":"","ItinBlock":"Lush green valleys crowned with mist lead us to Saksun on the island of Streymoy. This picturesque hamlet of grass-roofed houses with its small white church sits surrounded by high mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and a sandy lagoon, giving the whole area a mystical feel. Our hike follows the old church &#8220;coffin route&#8221; to Tj&oslash;rnuv&iacute;k, traversing the side of a mountain to a saddle between the two bays. We&rsquo;ll keep an eye out for purple and starry saxifrage growing in areas that sheep are unable to nibble, and tiny yellow tormentil as we descend through the green fields right into the village. Sitting in a glacial circular valley, Tj&oslash;rnuv&iacute;k's brightly-colored houses contrast beautifully against the jade-colored landscape, while the views face the rock giants of Risin和Kellingin. In the late afternoon, we'll drive to\nT&oacute;rshavn,the Faroe Islands' capital and the smallest capital in Europe&mdash;just 20,000 inhabitants. Dinner is on your own this evening. Overnight at hotel.\nHiking Details: 4.5 miles, 3.5 hours, 1,700 feet ascent\/descent\nTransportation Time: 1.5 hours","Breakfast":1,"Lunch":1,"Dinner":0,"Overnight":"","Travel_Type":"","Quotation":"","Quotation_Attribution":"","Itinerary_Location":"","Latitude":"","Longitude":"","Brief":false},{"DayFrom":7,"DayTo":7,"Headline":"Hike Kirkjub&oslash;ur \/ T&oacute;rshavn","ActivityOverview":"","EstimatedLength":"","ActivityLevel":"","ItinBlock":"Our final hike brings us to Kirkjub&oslash;ur, one of the oldest settlements in the islands. A gentle climb brings us to a high moorland past grazing sheep, and we'll revel in the expansive views of Hestur and Sandoy islands. In Kirkjub&oslash;ur, we&apos;ll see the whitewashed church, dedicated to St. Olav, the island&apos;s patron saint. Behind the church stand the bulky ruins of St. Magnus, a medieval gothic cathedral built in the 14th century, which was once the center of religious power in the Faroes. 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. There are daily flights from Iceland to the Faroes; plan a few days in Reykjav&iacute;k or out in the surreal landscape of Iceland. You can also just unwind from jetlag with an overnight stay at the Blue Lagoon, right near the international airport in Keflav&iacute;k, Iceland. We can help with hotel suggestions if you are interested. There are also flights to and from Edinburgh, Scotland (the schedule is limited to just a few days a week, though), if you&apos;d like to extend your trip to include Scotland. Daily flights to and from Copenhagen make all of Europe easily accessible as well.","Breakfast":1,"Lunch":0,"Dinner":0,"Overnight":"","Travel_Type":"","Quotation":"","Quotation_Attribution":"","Itinerary_Location":"","Latitude":"","Longitude":"","Brief":false},{"DayFrom":1,"DayTo":2,"Headline":"V&aacute;gar Island \/ Mykines Island","ActivityOverview":"","EstimatedLength":"","ActivityLevel":"","ItinBlock":"On V&aacute;gar, we hike to the stupendous cliffs at Traelan&iacute;pa to view S&oslash;rv&aacute;gsvatn, 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&#39;s and ornithologist&#39;s paradise. 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We&apos;ll boat below these cliffs, and on Eysturoy, meet a local artist at her studio, then hike up nearby Ei&eth;iskollur for panoramas of two towering sea stacks, Risin和Kellingin, said to be the remains of a giant and giantess.","Breakfast":0,"Lunch":0,"Dinner":0,"Overnight":"","Travel_Type":"","Quotation":"","Quotation_Attribution":"","Itinerary_Location":"","Latitude":"","Longitude":"","Brief":true},{"DayFrom":5,"DayTo":6,"Headline":"Bordoy and Vidoy Islands \/ Faroese Dancing","ActivityOverview":"","EstimatedLength":"","ActivityLevel":"","ItinBlock":"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. 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ARRIVING IN S&Oslash;RV\u00c1GUR<\/strong>
Please meet your Trip Leaders at 3:00 pm on Day 1 in the lobby of the Hotel V&aacute;gar. The hotel is located right next to the airport. It is a short 5-minute walk along a gravel path to the left as you exit the airport, or 9-minute walk along the paved road (in map below). You can take a taxi, which will be available right outside of arrivals and the cost should be minimal.

DEPARTING T\u00d3RSHAVN<\/strong>
On Day 8, transfers will be provided to the airport in time for your departing flights. If you are departing on a later date, you will need to coordinate a taxi transfer on your own. The cost will be about $30-40.

If friends or family wish to contact you during the trip, we encourage them to call, text, or email you directly. Another option is to reach you by calling the hotel (please see the enclosed Hotel List). If they are unable to reach you directly, please instruct them to call our office in Berkeley, California, and we will get a message to you as soon as possible. If they need to reach you outside of our office hours, we ask that they reach out to our Trip Leaders (contact information is listed below) and also leave a message with our Berkeley office, so that we can follow up with our team on the ground.<\/p>","Custom_Outfitter_Contacts_Left":"","Custom_Outfitter_Contacts_Right":"","Custom_Valid_Passport_Alternative":"","Custom_Visa":"","Custom_FB_Before_You_Go_-_MISC_1":"","Custom_FB_Before_You_Go_-_MISC_2":"","Custom_Luggage_Requirements":"","Custom_Carry-On":"

CARRY-ON: <\/strong>Valuable or essential items, such as well broken-in hiking boots, camera equipment, binoculars, prescription medications, and a few light hiking layers should be hand carried on your flights to avoid loss or damage, especially while airlines are struggling with summer travel. <\/p>","Custom_name_slug":"faroe-islands-hiking-tour","Custom_Meta_Description":"Enjoy a cultural and hiking adventure in the far-flung Faroe Islands with mountain walks on emerald moorlands, visits to traditional villages and seabird colonies, and overnights in cozy hotels.","Custom_List_Description":"Enjoy a cultural and hiking adventure in the far-flung Faroe Islands with mountain walks on emerald moorlands, visits to traditional villages and seabird colonies, and overnights in cozy hotels.","Custom_Redirect":"","Custom_PJ_-_Best_Months":"","Custom_After_Dates":"","Custom_Trip_Web_Note":"","Custom_Title_Tag":"Faroe Islands Guided Hiking Tour | Wilderness Travel","Custom_Before_Days":"","Custom_After_Days_Header_1":"","Custom_After_Days_Text_1":"","Custom_After_Days_Header_2":"","Custom_After_Days_Text_2":"","Custom_Choosing_Right_Trip_Office_Contact":"","Custom_About_WT_Expeditions":"","Custom_Arrival_-_Sales":"

Suggested Airport:<\/strong> V&aacute;gar Airport (FAE)
Suggested Date &amp; Time:<\/strong> Day 1, by midday

Meeting Place:<\/strong> You will meet your Trip Leader in the lobby of Hotel V&aacute;gar in S&oslash;rv&aacute;gur at 3:00 pm on Day 1. Hotel V&aacute;gar is located right next to the airport. It is a short 5-minute walk to the hotel or you can take a taxi. Taxis are available right outside of arrivals and the cost should be minimal.<\/p>","Custom_Departure_-_Sales":"

Suggested Airport:<\/strong> V&aacute;gar Airport (FAE)
Suggested Date &amp; Time:<\/strong> Day 8, anytime

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Trip members are responsible for making your own arrangements for flights to and from S&oslash;rv&aacute;gur. Travel to the Faroe Islands from the US is primarily routed through Copenhagen, with daily flights available on Atlantic Airways and Scandinavian Airlines. Atlantic Airways also offers weekly flights to the Faroe Islands from Reykjav&iacute;k, Edinburgh, Paris, and Bergen.

Atlantic Airways<\/strong><\/a>

Scandinavian Airlines<\/strong><\/a>

There are many online consolidators for booking travel, but for more personal help arranging air transport, you can contact Exito Travel at 1-800-655-4053 in the US or 1-800-670-2605 in Canada. They are very adept at putting flight itineraries together, to even the most far-flung places. More information can be found on Exito's website at<\/a>.

Depending on your routing, it is necessary to depart from the US one or possibly two days prior to Day 1 of the trip itinerary. The name on your airline ticket must match the name on your passport exactly, and your passport must be valid for at least six months after your date of return to the US.

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Average Hiking Day <\/strong>