The Faroe Islands have a lot to offer within tourism with historical features traditions, and foods. With this package you get to experience and taste the Faroe Islands in different ways. The winter season in the Faroe Islands can be rough. There is a reason why the islands are called “The land of maybe” - We might have to change the program along the way due to weather. Non the less we assure you that this is an experience you will remember and cherish.
Today we welcome you to the Faroe Islands. During the next couple of days you will get a great overview of the Faroese culture, history, and food. Upon arrival you can choose either a rental car or airport shuttle, either way you will be heading towards Tórshavn where you will be checking in at Hotel Føroyaror Hotel Tórshavn. Hotel Føroyar is located on a hill with an amazing city & sea view. Hotel Tórshavn is a city hotel and is located in the heart of Tórshavn, Vágsbotnur.
You will start your experience with a theree hour private tour by foot in Tórshavn. You will visit the old part of town “úti á Reyni”, the worlds oldest parlament “Tinganes” and the fort “Skansin”. During the tour you will get a good overview of the Faroese history and the city’s architecture. In the evening you will be served a 5-course meal at Barbara Fish House where you get to try a variation of exquisite dishes made from fresh Faroese fish.
Your exploration of the Faroe Islands has not been completed without experiencing them by sea. Today you will sail in a traditional Faroese boat – the utmost of Faroese handcraft. The Faroese boat was a lifeline to the people that settled the beautiful villages you see along the coastline. With this type of boat people discovered rich fishing grounds and now you can follow in their footsteps. If this is your first attempt at fishing do not worry, sea-angling is easy to learn and fun too. Depending on sea current and weather there are several areas where you can expect to catch fish. We may sail northeast and throw our fishing lines by the islet of Hoyvíkshólmur or we may head across the fjord and try our luck outside the island of Nólsoy.
Typical fishes in the areas are Atlantic cod, haddock and saithe. Sometimes you may catch whiting, ling, and tusk. Enjoy!
If you have a rental car, we suggest you explore the areas outside Tórshavn: Kirkjubøur, Vágar island and areas further north. If you do not have a rental car you can take the public bus to Kirkjubøur, which is the old cultural centre of the Faroe Islands. Visit the roughly 900-year-old Roykstovan, Ólav's church from AD 1111, named after King Olav the Holy. This church is the oldest church in the Faroe Islands and is still in use. See the ruins of St. Magnus Cathedral, which is one of the largest cultural attractions in the Faroe Islands.
In the evening you will enjoy a 3 course dinner at Áarstova, where you get to taste the famous Faroese lamb.