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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 7 hours 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 2 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 39 mins 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

Trip to the faroe islands, the Faroe Islands - Aug 18 - Aug 18, 2018

Traveler: Dorothy N. - Local specialist: David Whale

David and the Heimdal Tours provided a fabulous full-day private tour for us. He was very knowledgeable of the history and explained the various sites that we saw in a clear and comprehensive conversation. We were very relaxed, did not feel rushed, and very satisfied with the amount of territory we covered. It truly was very well worth the cost. We can highly recommend you take advantage of this tour when visiting Faroe Islands.

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David Whale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Dorothy - Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and be able to show off our beautiful islands. All the best David

Trip to the faroe islands and iceland, the Faroe Islands - Aug 3 - Aug 8, 2018

Traveler: Katherine D. - Local specialist: David Whale

Our family of four engaged Heimdal Tours to show us Mykines Island. It was an amazing experience! Our guide Tummas was extremely knowledge about the history, flora and fauna, and the people of the Faroe Islands. It was a busy day with more than one ferry to Mykines, but, even with the additional crowds, we felt like the island was ours. We would highly recommend Heimdal Tours.

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David Whale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased that we and Mykines exceeded your expectations and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in our beautiful islands. David and Tummas

Runavik to lake sorvagsvatn and return, the Faroe Islands - Jun 24 - Jun 24, 2018

Traveler: Philip K. - Local specialist: David Whale

David was great! Very knowledgeable and delivered exactly as promised. The weather did not cooperate but David made it great. We hiked several miles crossing hundreds of small streams and rocks to see a lake but the clouds never lifted. David was funny as well with his 'picture a rock cliff over there...'
Phil K.

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David Whale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure to meet you bothe and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise. All the best. David