Infrastructure

The Faroe Islands boast an impressive infrastructure, with most main islands connected by paved roads, bridges, and tunnels, including four underwater tunnels. In total, 90.8% of Faroese people are connected via the road network.

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    Day 1

    Village visits on Streymoy and Eysturoy

    Start the day by visiting Saksun, about a 45-minute drive from Tórshavn. Saksun is set in scenic surroundings at the end of a former fjord. Visit the church and Dúvugarðar, a preserved 17th-century farmhouse now serving as a museum. Next, drive to Tjørnuvík, a cosy village surrounded by high mountains, offering a fantastic view of the sea stacks Risin and Kellingin. Remember to stop at the Fossá waterfall on your way back from Saksun. Then continue to Gjógv, where you can take a stroll and visit Gjáargarður Guesthouse for a light lunch or coffee break. After Gjógv, drive to Funningur and then on to Elduvík before returning to Tórshavn.

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      Day 2

      Mykines

      Take the ferry from Sørvágur to Mykines, a journey of about 30 minutes. Book tickets well in advance. Mykines is known for its rich birdlife and scenic hikes. In summer, the island becomes a popular holiday destination with many visitors. For ferry reservations, visit mykines.fo.

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        Day 3

        The northern isles

        Drive from Tórshavn to Klaksvík, either 75.3 km via the main road or 41.4 km through the Eysturoyartunnilin. Klaksvík is the second largest town in the Faroe Islands, offering hiking, culture, and shopping. We recommend a hike to the mountain Klakkur for a magnificent view. From Klaksvík, you can also visit Kunoy and Viðareiði, two beautiful villages. Take the car ferry to Kalsoy and see the famous statue of the seal woman in Mikladalur. For ferry schedules and reservations, visit ssl.fo.

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          Day 4

          Gásadalur, Trælanípan, and the Vestmanna Cliffs

          Drive to Gásadalur on the island of Vágar and see the famous Múlafossur waterfall. Continue to Trælanípan near Sørvágsvatn, where you can enjoy views of the southern islands and the Bøsdalafossur waterfall. The hike starts in Miðvágur, and there is a hiking fee, see more at tralanipan.fo. On the way back, you can visit Kvívík and the restored Viking Age excavations. The highlight of the day is a boat trip to the Vestmanna Cliffs, where you can experience the Faroe Islands' dramatic nature and birdlife. Book your place at puffin.fo.

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            Day 5

            Suðuroy

            Take the morning ferry from Tórshavn to Tvøroyri, a journey of about two hours. Drive to Akraberg and see the lighthouse from 1909. Visit Eggjarnar near Vágur and the Ruth Smith Art Museum. A hike to Hvannhagi near Tvøroyri is also recommended. Enjoy a light lunch or a cup of coffee at Café Mormor in Tvøroyri. For ferry schedules and reservations, visit ssl.fo.

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            Day 6-7

            Exploring Tórshavn

            Spend one or two days exploring Tórshavn, the world's smallest capital with much to offer. Visit the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands, which houses the best of Faroese art. The Nordic House is a cultural centre with concerts and exhibitions. Take a walk in the old town of á Reyni and Tinganes, where the government is located. Visit Skansin, a historic fortress from 1580. Shop in the city's small boutiques like Guðrun & Guðrun and Ullvøruhúsið, or visit the cafés Umami and Kaffihúsið by the harbour or Panamé at the old bookshop in the centre. Try Tórshavn's restaurants, offering world-class gastronomy. For a unique experience, try Heimablídni, where you eat traditional meals with local hosts. See more at visittorshavn.fo/home-dining.

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