The unspoiled Faeroe Islands lie far off the beaten track in the North Atlantic. Discovered by Irish hermits in the 8th century AD, the 18 islands were settled by Vikings 100 years later. While Faeroes means "Sheep Islands," the people of these weather-beaten rocks have always turned to the sea for sustenance. Tórshavn, with a population of about 15,000 souls, is the capital of the archipelago. The islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark, though they possess their own parliament, language and currency.
Colorful houses surround the harbor at Tórshavn. The town's older houses present a unique image with their tar-colored walls and green-grass roofs.
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2 hours | Faroe Islands (Torshavn) | FAE-295
A perfect choice for those who enjoy seeing the sights with little walking required, settle in for a relaxed panoramic drive to explore the wonder of Torshavn and its varied and scenic surroundings. Pause for a few photos along the way.
Discover one of the oldest capitals in northern Europe, the tiny city of Torshavn, on a half-day adventure that explores by both motorcoach and pedestrian tour. You'll stop to photograph highlights and enjoy both the modern city as well as the charming, historic Old Town.
Lace up your hiking shoes for a strenuous climb in the mountainous region of Streymoy. Energize in the great outdoors and take in spectacular scenery, rock formations, and surrounding islands as you ascend. A drive along the Kaldbak Fjord and a photo stop at the Torshavn viewpoint enhances the day.
Discover the medieval past and Scandinavian heritage of the picturesque Faroe Islands on a scenic drive on mountain and shoreline roads through coastal villages and bucolic farmlands, stopping at several viewpoints for stunning photographs. Stop at the charming old Faroese church and the tiny, remote town of Saksun.
Travel through the underground tunnel to Vagar Island. Explore its surrounding villages, photograph stunning, ever-changing scenery and learn its historic origins. In Bour, discover charming houses with green sod roofs and an old tar-blackened church. Return to Torshavn via the mountain road with views over the fjords and capital.
The Faroe Islands offer an array of natural and manmade highlights, from the only bridge over the Atlantic to rock columns steeped in local legend. Relax on a half-day panoramic drive that explores Torshavn and its environs. Refresh at a local guesthouse with pancakes and a hot beverage. Bring your camera!
Travel by motorcoach to the village of Vestmanna, where you'll set off on a scenic cruise to spectacular sea cliffs. Sail in and out of grottoes and caves and past sparkling cascades, listening for the sounds of sea birds that call the almost 2,000-foot-tall sheer rock walls home