Table of Contents
- Faroe Islands itinerary planning tips
- Complete Faroe Islands itinerary
- Day 1: Vágar Island.
- Day 2: Mykines and Torshvan
- Day 3: Streymoy and Eysturoy
- Day 4: Bordoy and Kalsoy
- Day 5: Suðuroy
- Other things to do in Faroe Islands
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Only have a few days and want to know the most practical Faroe Islands itinerary?
After exploring the Faroe Islands by car, getting to the most stunning places on the island, we are going to share the best tips to move around. You will learn the most efficient 3-days and 5-days Faroe Islands itinerary so you don’t lose any time and can go straight to the highlights.
You’ll also find where to stay in the Faroe Islands and some more useful tips.
Let’s dive right in!
Planning the perfect Faroe Islands itinerary is absolutely important.
You don’t want to miss out on any important places to visit or highlights.
That’s why we won’t only give you a complete itinerary, but also some tips to make the most of your time while you are in the islands.
How to get to the Faroe Islands.
Since the Faroe Islands are remote islands located at the north of the UK, the easiest way to get there is by flight. Alternatively, you can also get to the Faroe Islands by ferry.
- Flight. Most of the flights to the Faroe Islands stop by Copenhagen before. But more routes are being opened and direct flights are now available from different locations especially during high season.
The airlines which will take you to the Faroe Islands are Atlantic Airways and Scandinavian Airlines.
- Ferry. There are direct Ferrys to the Faroe Islands from Iceland and Denmark. It is a great option if you have the time, although bear in mind the journey from Denmark can take up to 36 hours.
For more information about ferries and schedules, you can check Smyril Line website.
How to move around Faroe Islands.
There are limited options when it comes to hotels in Faroe Islands during high season since there are not many of them.
These are some of the best options we can recommend to you:
The Atlantic view guest house, Sandavagur. The Atlantic view guest house is one of the best Faroe Islands hotels in terms of value for money.With an exquisite location, a spacious and clean apartment and stunning views from the room, you won’t want to leave this apartment.
Gjaargardur Guesthouse, Gjogv. This charming eco-friendly guesthouse, surrounded by a stunning natural landscape, is located in the north of Eysturoy. It offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Rooms also have private bathrooms with a shower.
Eysturland Lodge, Klaksvík. Eysturland Lodge is a self-catering accommodation located in Klaksvík and offers scenic views of the mountainous terrain. Free WiFi access is available.
Alternatively, you can check some offers and availability here in booking.com
Travel resources for Faroe Islands itinerary.
One of the most completes websites where to find travel information about Faroe Islands is Visit Faroe Islands website.
You can find all the information you need about things to see on do, what’s on at every moment and practical information about the island.
Another resources you might want to consider for your trip to Faroe Islands are:
World Nomads travel insurance.
Most of the times we travel within Europe, we don’t use travel insurance.
But on any trip which involves outdoor adventure and tough weather, we do. And that is the case with the Faroe Islands.
The weather is totally unpredictable and can perfectly change from sunny to crazy wind and rain in a matter of seconds. That combined with a lot of driving, hiking, and some expensive travel gear is more than enough reason to buy travel insurance.
The truth is, you are likely to spend most of the time outdoors (otherwise you would not go to Faroe). So just for peace of mind either a sheep jump in front of your car and you can’t avoid it, or if you are hiking and get surprised by a storm, having good travel insurance provides great peace of mind. Not to talk about how useful it can be!
The one we always use and can recommend you for their price, coverage, but overall service, is World Nomads.
You can get a quick quote here to have an idea on how much it will cost you.
This Faroe Islands itinerary is meant to cover the main highlights of the island. It has been created specially for the first time visitors that want to get a bit of everything from this amazing destination.
You can always make some adjustments according to your travel preferences.
Let’s get your itinerary started!
Day 1: Vágar Island.
The airport in the Faroe Islands is in Vágar island.
Is the most westerly of the large islands and is easy to explore in a day. It has some of the most imporantat sights in the Faroe Islands: Sørvágsvatn Lake and Múlafossur Waterfall.
Sørvágsvatn lake is nearby the airport. Many people go straight to the lake after landing.
The one-hour trekking to the viewpoint should be in everybody Faroe Islands itinerary. It is an easy and beautiful hike to one of the most iconic views of the islands.
This is one of the most touristic places in the island and the walk itself to the viewpoint is pleasant.
Once you are done with the hike and taking some amazing pics, you could head up north to keep exploring some of the island highlights.
There are many viewpoints all around the Faroe Islands, but Bour provides great views from Dranganir and Tindhólmur and is on the way to Múlafossur Waterfall.
You can get much closer to these sea stacks via a moderate hike.
Normally you will have stunning views from Bour just for yourself. It is a great place to chill if the weather is good.
From here you just need to keep going further north following the signs to Gasadalur.
There is no Faroe Islands itinerary which does not stop by Múlafossur Waterfall.
This is a must-do and one of the most stunning spots on the island.
You can park in a small car-park just a few minutes away, which makes this an easy visit.
Once you get there, there are a couple of spots where to admire the beauty of these majestic waterfalls.
Looking a place where to sleep in Vagar would be a good choice for day 2.
If you have time for more…
If you think you have time for more or want some more action for this day, there are a couple of trekkings you can check.
Day 2: Mykines and Torshvan
We recommend starting your second day somewhere from Vagar Island, so you are close to the ferry going to Mykines.
You’ll need to take a ferry from Sorvagur to Mykines island. You can check here the ferry schedules.
Mykines was with no doubt one of the highlights of our trip to the Faroe Islands.
You’ll be amazed from the moment you step in. The scenery is really beautiful with impressive cliffs and a peaceful and pretty village.
This island is also home to a big colony of beautiful puffins which come to nest here every summer.
You have 2 options on this island. You can either stay a few hours to see the puffins and the village, or you could hike to the lighthouse.
We recommend you plan your journey ahead checking the ferry schedules.
Tórshavn is the capital city of the Faroe Islands.
It’s known for its old town, Tinganes, crammed with wooden turf-roofed houses on a small peninsula. To us, this is the most beautiful area where to go for a stroll.
Nearby is Tórshavn Cathedral, local boutiques, and some nice restaurants.
Tórshavn also is a great places where to stay for a couple of nights and to use as base to move around.
If you have time for more…
If you want to complete your Faroe Islands itinerary on day 2, taking the ferry to Nolsoy from Tórshavn could be a great option.
The ferry only takes around 30 minutes and Nolsoy village is such a charming place with some nice local restaurants.
Another great alternative if you have time on this day is to visit Kirkjubøur, one of the most important towns in the islands.
Day 3: Streymoy and Eysturoy
This day, we are going to cover some of the highlights of Streymoy and Eysturoy islands.
We are going to suggest some beautiful locations but not all so you can spend some quality time on each of them.
Alternatively, if you feel you want to include more things to see, we’ll add some other options at the end of this section. So rest assured you won’t miss a thing if you want to see it all.
We would recommend you start the day with Saksun, since it might be one of the most popular places on the list for today.
The pretty village of Saksun is one of the most instagrammable places in Faroe Islands and is a must in your Faroe Islands itinerary.
Its location is what makes Saksun very especial. It is situated at the end of the valley overlooking a magnificent bay that is surrounded by steep mountains.
The little church overlooking the bay is one of the most visited spots on the island.
We suggest you take your time and explore around to enjoy the majestic views.
Before you decide to head to Eysturoy island starting with Elduvik, you might want to include a quick visit to Fossa Waterfall and Tjørnuvík.
Although these are interesting sights, if you decide to go up to Slættaratindur to see the views, together with the other places we include on this day, you won’t have a lot of time. In our opinion, these places were more interesting to visit.
In any case, all the way to Elduvik is such a scenic drive.
There is a little elbow just before arriving (marked on the map), which makes a beautiful viewpoint.
You’ll need to park outside this pretty little village. As in most of the places, the best thing to get to know a place is to wander around.
From here, you’ll need to go back the same way heading towards Gjogv.
You’ll pass through some stunning villages and you’ll be likely to stop to take a picture or two. Especially when passing by Funningur.
If you are lucky enough to have a clear day, the views from the top of Faroe Islands will leave you breathless.
In our case, the sky was totally covered and the visibility was pretty bad. So we advise not to start this hike (or any other) if conditions are not good.
There is a small parking at the bottom where you can start directly the hike.
If you want detailed information check hiking Faroe Islands post.
Once you finish, you are just nearby the most beautiful village in the Faroe Islands: Gjógv
Gjógv is one of the most picturesque of all the villages in the Faroe Islands and our favorite.
Like most of the villages in Faroe, the best way to visit is on foot wandering around.
There is a hiking trail that will take you to one of most instagrammable places in the Faroe Islands
In season, you can even spot puffins!
If you have time for more…
There are many other sights you could easily add to this route if you have enought time:
- Fossa Waterfall
Day 4: Bordoy and Kalsoy
If you like hiking, these islands should be part of your Faroe Islands itinerary.
Both offer medium-easy hikes with really stunning views.
We recommend starting early with Kalsoy since ferries are very limited. There are only a couple of ferries a day and they are pretty small, so they get filled easily.