Explore history and nature on this 7-day packed itinerary. See the small and cozy capital of Tórshavn, explore the historic village of Kirkjubøur, and see one of the oldest Viking burial grounds. Take a ferry for a day trip to Nólsoy and Suðuroy islands to visit a lighthouse, a battleground, and the Viking Museum. Take a trip to see the Mulaføssur waterfall and to the Vestmanna cliffs to see thousands of nesting seabirds.

Highlights

  • See Vestmanna Cliffs, the nesting site for hundreds of thousands of seabirds
  • Explore Tórshavn, its cobblestone streets, the old fortress, and sod roof homes
  • Drive scenic roads for panoramic views of the islands and North Atlantic
  • Visit 13th-century churches and the 11th-century Kirkjubøargarður farmhouse

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival Tórshavn
Day 2 Heimdal Tours - Faroe Islands Highlights Tour Tórshavn
Day 3 Nólsoy Tórshavn
Day 4 Trip to Sðduroy Sðduroy 
Day 5 Sðduroy Island Tour  Tórshavn
Day 6 Vestmanna Cliff / Grotto Boat Trip Tórshavn
Day 7 Departure  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Panoramic views of Tórshavn
Panoramic views of Tórshavn

Welcome to Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. A representative from Heimdal Tours will meet you at the arrivals gate. Relax and enjoy the views on the way to your accommodation in town, about a 45-minute drive away. After checking in, head out for a walking tour of the old city to see the sights.

Explore narrow cobblestone streets to see hundreds-year-old traditional wooden houses with grass turf roofs, then head to the waterfront. Here you will visit the old fortress, the marina, and the old parliament buildings. In the evening head to a local bar or cafe for dinner and live music to welcome you into the smallest capital in the world. 

Day 2: Heimdal Tours - Faroe Islands Highlights Tour

Traditional sod-roof homes
Traditional sod-roof homes

Head out for your first stop of the day—the historic village of Kirkjubøur—to enjoy coffee and breakfast with the locals. This is the southernmost village on the island of Streymoy and is the country's most historically important site. Visit the ruins of the 14th-century Magnus Cathedral, the 13th-century St. Olav's Church, and the 11th-century Kirkjubøargarður farmhouse, which has been occupied by the same family for 17 generations. 

From here drive to the village of Saksun to see steep cliffs and go for a relaxed walk along the beach. Continue to the village of Tjørnuvík, the northernmost village on Streymoy and a popular destination with surfers. The village is home to one of the oldest Viking burial grounds and is a good place to stop for a lunch with a view. 

After lunch, take a drive past the highest point on the Faroe Islands and descend to the small village of Gjógv for another stop for coffee, cake, and a chat with the locals. Take the scenic way back to the hotel and enjoy stops for photo opportunities along the way. 

Day 3: Nólsoy

Nólsoy seen from Tórshavn
Nólsoy as seen from Tórshavn

Today is a full day tour to the island of Nólsoy. Catch the half-hour ferry from Tórshavn to reach the island, then hit the trail to hike to the lighthouse. Return to the village at the base of the hike and stop into one of the many cafes or cars for a cozy meal and a drink. 

Day 4: Trip to Sðduroy

A ferry passing by steep cliffs on Suðuroy
A ferry passing by steep cliffs on Suðuroy

In the morning take the 2-hour ferry trip to the southernmost island of Suðuroy, hearing stories about legendary Vikings along the way. Once you arrive in Suðuroy, check in to your hotel and settle in. After breaking for lunch, head out for a guided hike of Hvannhagi and Hvanndal and enjoy the spectacular views. In the evening return to the hotel for a well-earned rest. 

Day 5: Sðduroy Island Tour 

A sod roof house and waterfalls in Saksun
A sod roof house and waterfalls in Saksun

Head out for a day tour of the island. You will visit the island's villages, the Viking Museum in Hov, and the Old Doctor's House Museum in Tvøroyri. Stop for a packed picnic lunch in the harbor town of Famjin

Afterward, drive to the northern tip of the island to see the scene of one of the Faroe Islands' main historical events and learn about the saga of local Vikings maintain power over the archipelago. Return back to catch the ferry and a ride back to Tórshavn. End the night with a dinner in a restaurant in town. 

Day 6: Vestmanna Cliff / Grotto Boat Trip

Vestmanna Cliffs
Vestmanna Cliff

There are several tour options for you to choose from today. One of the biggest attractions is the popular boat tour to the Bird Cliffs and Grottoes just north of Vestmanna, known as the Vestmannabjørgini. Travel through narrow sounds, into deep grottoes, and alongside 1500ft vertical cliffs where thousands of seabirds nest. 

Return back to the main island and head to the village of Gásadalur to see the iconic Mulaføssur waterfall located on the steep cliffs over the North Atlantic. Head back to Tórshavn, stopping in the village of Bøur on the way. 

Day 7: Departure 

Icelandic horse on the hills near Saksun
Icelandic horse on the hills near Saksun

Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Travel safe!