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4.8

Heimdal Tours

Heimdal Tours offer bespoke, tailor-made tour packages for the discerning traveler. Our expertise is based on an intimate knowledge of the Faroe Islands and a passion for customer satisfaction and professional care.

Our aim is to offer our visitors tailor-made, bespoke tour packages, that not only offer you the chance to explore some of the wildest and most breathtaking landscapes and to witness unspoiled natural wildlife at its best, but immerse our guests into the mythical and sometimes magical history of the Faroe Islands and experiencing first hand, up close, some of the traditions that have stood the islanders in good stead for generations.

From the venerable and hardy Irish Monks to the mighty Viking settlers, with some hidden gems off the normal tourist itinerary. Whether your interests lie in sightseeing, walking, hiking, riding, fishing, birdwatching, conservation, history, sailing, adventure, fine dining, music - we will have a package made just for you.

All you need to do is arrive and be prepared to...

"release your inner Viking!"

Recent Trip Reviews for Heimdal Tours

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.
8/18

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.

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

Falls in torshavn, the Faroe Islands - Jul 11 - Jul 11, 2018

Traveler: Nancy C. - Local specialist: David Whale

David was an excellent guide, however; for the cost of this tour, there was ample time to stop for lunch at a local restaurant for a complimentary hot meal, in lieu of a sandwich from a convenient store with one bottle of water for the day. The van was a beautiful new vehicle, seating 4 comfortably (with room for two more in the rear seat). David is soft spoken so a wireless headset with speakers in the 2nd and 3rd row in his roomy VW van, is highly recommended. David listened to our... read more

David was an excellent guide, however; for the cost of this tour, there was ample time to stop for lunch at a local restaurant for a complimentary hot meal, in lieu of a sandwich from a convenient store with one bottle of water for the day. The van was a beautiful new vehicle, seating 4 comfortably (with room for two more in the rear seat). David is soft spoken so a wireless headset with speakers in the 2nd and 3rd row in his roomy VW van, is highly recommended. David listened to our suggestions - buy a step stool for short/petite guests, always have a trash bag on board and a roll of paper towels or napkins (we ate in his van because it was too cold/windy to eat at a outdoor picnic table). The tour itself was EXCELLENT....the island is so beautiful and seeing the local villages, getting a photo of a man on top of his roof mowing, breathtaking waterfalls, local dogs entertaining us with a game of fetch....priceless. Thanks David for sharing your knowledge and lovely island.

Nancy

David Whale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Nancy, thank you for your review - we will always take EXCELLENT as a compliment. Just to clear up the restaurant v sandwich issue as this is a public review. Our brief was to provide "a faster paced tour to take in waterfalls and tunnels in particular as you had a keen photographer with you" Also essential to be back at the cruise ship at 14:15. this tells us that you want to spend as much of your valuable time actually out in the Faroese country, rather than sitting in a restaurant... read more

Hi Nancy, thank you for your review - we will always take EXCELLENT as a compliment. Just to clear up the restaurant v sandwich issue as this is a public review. Our brief was to provide "a faster paced tour to take in waterfalls and tunnels in particular as you had a keen photographer with you" Also essential to be back at the cruise ship at 14:15. this tells us that you want to spend as much of your valuable time actually out in the Faroese country, rather than sitting in a restaurant for an hour of that time, especially as much of the time on the cruise ship is doing just that. So sandwiches on the go were the order of the day. You mentioned also that they were bought from a convenience store. As you will have seen as we travelled around the Faroese countryside, we do not have restaurants, delis and supermarkets on each street corner - quite the opposite. So the "convenience store" that you mentioned is one of many "lifeline" stores around the islands that serve as grocery store, bakery, fast food, gas station, post office etc - we are able to order sandwiches to be freshly made and packaged that day to be collected as we pass. Just to clear up an impression that we may have just stopped to buy a motorway sandwich off the shelf. We take many tours from cruise passengers that run from 09:00 until 17;:00 and we offer the choice of a packed lunch or lunch in the restaurant in Gjógv on our Highlights Tour. We also conduct VIP tours where we can offer anything from Champagne picnics to privately chartered boat with lunch included - so anything is possible. It was a great pleasure to meet you all and to spend a lovely day together with you. Regards David

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.

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