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Introducing the Faroe Islands

One of Europe’s best-kept secrets, this mysterious destination encompasses a forgotten string of 18 islands with bright cottages and rustic beauty that melds Scandinavian heritage with a love of art and music.

When is the best time to visit?
While summer is generally the best time to visit, the weather in the Faroes changes at the drop of the hat. Expect chilly temperatures and always bring layers.

Where to go in the Faroe Islands?
Discover this seemingly untouched gem by starting at the largest island, Streymoy, and the capital Tórshavn. Take a boat tour to the bird cliffs of Vestmanna, trek the dramatic and verdantly green bluffs, island hop via the impressive network of subsea tunnels and bridges, attend a music festival or run a marathon, and eat homemade and organic Faroese food with farmers who grew it in this land that is home to more sheep than people.

How many days do I need?
Plan on spending a week, give or take, in the Faroe Islands to fit in all the charming aspects of this rustic way of life.

the Faroe Islands Travel Insights

Sunset over the water
Faroe Islands Highlights - 7 Days

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.

Trolkonufingur Mountain in the Faroe Islands
Highlights of the Faroe Islands - 6 Days

Explore nature and culture and enjoy hiking on this 6-day trip. See the small capital of Tórshavn, explore the historic village of Kirkjubøur, and visit of the oldest Viking burial grounds. Take a ferry for a day trip to Nólsoy and head out for a cliffside hike to see Trøllkonufingur and the North Atlantic Ocean. Stop to take in the views of the Mulaføssur waterfall then cozy up in a local cafe for a warm drink and to hear stories and legends from the locals.

Panoramic views on the archipelago
Faroe Islands - 5 Days

From the small and cozy capital of Tórshavn to the historic villages of Kirkjubøur and Tjørnuvík, explore the cultural and natural highlights of the Faroe Islands. Visit the 14th-century Magnus Cathedral, take a ferry for a day trip to Mykines island, and explore Mulaføssur waterfall. End your trip with a visit the Vestmanna cliffs to see thousands of nesting seabirds.

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for the Faroe Islands
Travel specialist David Whale
active 1 day ago

David Whale

I am passionate about bringing the unique nature, history and magic of the Faroe Islands to a wider audience of discerning travelers and take a very conservationist approach to our tours. E.g....

Travel specialist Tummas Rubeksen
active 4 days ago

Tummas Rubeksen

I'm always on the lookout for adventure. Whether it's in the city or in the wild, there has to be some kind of adventure about it. The excitement about seeing something new. Meeting new people and...

Travel specialist Sveindis María Sveinsdóttir
active 1 day ago

Sveindis María Sveinsdóttir

Nonni Travel is based in the north of Iceland and we specialize in tailor-made tours to Iceland, Greenland and The Faroe Islands, for both individuals and groups. At Nonni Travel, we work closely...


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Trip Reviews for the Faroe Islands

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Top notch outfit. Tummas was my guide and was... · the Faroe Islands - Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2019

Traveler: akilan A. - Local specialist: David Whale

Top notch outfit. Tummas was my guide and was able to modify the tour based upon my activity level. Extremely knowledgeable about Faroese culture and history. Would not hesitate for a second to use them again.

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David Whale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Akilan. Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Faroe Islands. It was a pleasure to meet with you in person after all of our online communication. Hurry back in the summer! Best regards David and Tummas

Northern lights · the Faroe Islands - Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2019

Traveler: Surekha P. - Local specialist: Tummas Rubeksen

A taxi picked us up at the airport.
Taxi transfer to airport.
It was good but felt like there was not much to do. We were on our own a lot of the time.
The printed itinerary felt like there was a lot to do.

The Mulafossur waterfall was amazing.
We sat the trollfingur and the giant and the hag.
The old capital was adorable. The scenery was stunning. We did an amazing hike with Tummas in the mountains. Wow. Scared and enjoyed it at the same time.

7-12 days in the Faroe Islands · the Faroe Islands - Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2019

Traveler: Evan B. - Local specialist: David Whale

David and Heimdal Tours were excellent. Their service is personalized and they are dedicated to making your tour as smooth and convenient as possible. They will cater to your interests and are quick to respond to all inquiries and questions. They appear to be committed to highlighting and preserving local Faroese culture without exploiting local communities. We had a great time in the Faroe Islands and are very glad we experienced the islands with this tour group.

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David Whale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Evan. Thank you for taking the time to write the above review. It was indeed a pleasure to spend time with you personally on the southern island of Súðuroy and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your whole week with us. All the best. Regards David