Something for everybody

The Vikings established their parliament on the Tinganes peninsula in 850, and Tórshavn was made capital of Faroe Islands and has remained so ever since. The town has grown rapidly ever since the turn of the 20th century and has now merged with its neighbours: Argir to the south and Hoyvík to the north. Tórshavn is by far the largest town in the Faroe Islands. 

Tórshavn hosts an annual civic-festival called Ólavsøka. It is held in late July. The capital is turned into a party and people flock in to Tórshavn from all of the islands. Almost all, grownups and children, are seen in the Faroese national costume. Traditional wooden rowing boats from all over the Faroe Islands are competing with eachother. The boat race at Ólavsøka is a tradition that started in the 19th century. There are lots of other arrangements as soccer, art-exhibitions, horseracing etc. In the evening and during the night people are dancing in several locations around the capital. Both the traditional chain-dance and the modern disco-dance.

The town is a charming blend of old and new. In the area around the harbour lies Tinganes. This is where the government is located. The ‘old town’ of Tórshavn  is also here. The cute and small houses have been restored over the last years and the area has turned in to a cosy place where people want to live. Skansin is located over the harbour. This is an old fortress built in 1580. It was built in order to defend Tórshavn  from pirates. Five minutes walk from the harbour is the city-centre Vaglið. Nearby are also shops, restaurants, hotels and a cinema. 5-10 minutes more walking leads to SMS, which is a modern shopping, enter with lots of shops and restaurants. This is the place where people in Tórshavn meet and exchange the latest news while shopping. It is the perfect place to start a holiday in, a wonderful introduction to the Faroe Islands. It has something for everybody. 

 

 

Season Period Duration of the trip Prices from
spring & autumn 30.03-20.04,05.10-26.10.20197 Nights Sat-Sat € 775 pp
spring & autumn 04.05-25.05,24.08-21.09.20197 Nights Sat-Sat € 1010 pp
summer 01.06.20197 Nights Sat-Sat € 920 pp
summer 08.06-20.07,03.08-17.08.20197 Nights Sat-Sat € 1100 pp
summer 11.06-16.07,30.07-13.08.20197 Nights Tue-Tue € 879 pp
summer 08.06-13.07,03.08-10.08.201910 Nights Sat-Tue € 1139 pp
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  • Price includes
    • Price per person when 2 travel together
    • Transportation with MS Norröna, back & forth
    • 2-berth cabin without window
    • Your car (max 5 m L/1,9 m H)
    • Double room at Hotel Føroyar, Hotel Hafnia or Hotel Tórshavn
    • Breakfast on the whole journey*

     

    * With arrival early monday morning, breakfast is not included, but can be pre-booked.

  • Add-ons
    • Book the meals on board in advance and Save up to 20%. See the restaurants and prices here
    • Mini bar in cabins with window: with alcohol € 17 / without alcohol € 12

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  • Hotel Hafnia

    Hotel Hafnia

    A hotel in the historical part of town. From the hotel’s roof terrace, there is a unique panoramic view over the whole town and harbour.

    Contact
    4-10 Áarvegur, Tórshavn
    +298 313233
    hafnia.fo/en

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  • Hotel Føroyar

    Hotel Føroyar

    You stay in a wonderfully calm and quiet area, only a 25 min. walk from Tórshavn. The closest neighbour are the birds and sheep. Hotel Føroyar offers breathtaking views of Tórshavn from all rooms.

    Contact
    Oyggjarvegur 45, 100 Tórshavn
    +298 317500
    hotelforoyar.fo/en/

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  • Hotel Tórshavn

    Hotel Tórshavn

    Hotel Tórshavn has a fantastic location with a stunning view of the harbour in the front and the Town Hall Square in the back.

    Contact
    Tórsgøta 2, 100 Tórshavn
    +298 350000
    hoteltorshavn.fo/en/

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Island hopping

This package gives you the opportunity to experience different regions of the Faroe Islands.

 

City comfort

Here you stay in the capital Tórshavn.

 

Holiday homes

Holiday home packages include accommodation in privately owned houses. Heating and electricity is included, and bed linen and end cleaning is mandatory. 

 

Hotel Skálavík

Hotel Skálavík is situated in the island of Sandoy. When booking a package including Hotel Skálavík, you need to take the ferry M/F Teistin accross to the island. The ferry departs from Gamlarætt and arrives in Skopun. The crossing takes about 30 min. You pay for the crossing on the return from Sandoy. It takes about 20 min. to drive from Tórshavn to Gamlarætt and it takes about 20-30 min. to drive from Skopun to Hotel Skálavík. Vehicles should be in the queue at least 15 min. before departure. Vehicles over 7 m. and / or higher than 1.9 m, need to book in advance at +298 293103. See further information about departure times etc. here.

 

Breakfast upon early arrival

When arriving in the Faroe Islands Monday morning, breakfast is not included, but can be pre-booked upon request. Prices for extra breakfast may vary from hotel to hotel.

 

Special needs

If you have special needs, then please inform us upon booking.

 

Please note

We cannot guarantee that the specific options you request, such as room type or package, will be available when booking. However, we will do our utmost to offer you a suitable alternative. Package prices will offcourse, reflect any changes accordingly.

Tórshavn

With only 20,000 inhabitants, Tórshavn is not just one of the world’s smallest capitals, but also one of the most charming ones. This dynamic city, with its creative, innovative and highly educated population, is the political and cultural hub of the Faroes, and, fond as they are of their traditions and cultural legacy, local residents are also keen to embrace emerging global trends. All this means that Tórshavn offers a fascinating mix of Faroese cultural history and all the amenities you would expect to find in a modern 21st century capital. The city is a melting pot of old and new. To take in its contrasts, explore Tórshavn starting from its oldest area down by the harbour, Tinganes, where little grass-thatched houses stretch along narrow meandering alleys then stroll up towards the mountainsides, you will find that the residential neighbourhoods grow younger and trendier as you ascend.

 

Vestmanna

Vestmanna is the starting point for excursions to the awe-inspiring bird cliffs and grottos known as Vestmannabjörgini. In the high season there are several daily departures for the bird cliffs, which is a popular excursion, both among international and local visitors. The boats sail along the mountainside and up to the cliffs themselves, which face the Atlantic sea head on, before heading through narrow straits and into deep grottos formed by the crashing waves over millions of years, to bring you close to the 600-metre-high vertical wall of rock where thousands of seabirds breed. In these majestic surroundings you can feel one with nature, and you will understand why a deeply rooted respect for the forces of nature permeates Faroese culture.

 

Gjógv

The most photographed village in the Faroes is probably Gjógv, which is located in the northernmost part of Eysturoy. In order to reach Gjógv you will have to cross a high mountain ridge from where you will see a large green valley with striking mountains on both sides. At the very bottom of the valley, the colourful houses are dotted around a beautiful crystal-clear river with a little dam where children play all summer. But the village is best known for its natural harbour. Gjógv means gorge in Faroese and it is precisely in the great gorge cutting into the landscape that the natural harbour is located. Take all the steps down into the gorge, down to the harbour and take in the immense power of nature in surroundsound.

 

The Northern Islands

Klaksvík is the central hub of the Northern Isles: Kalsoy, Kunoy, Borðoy, Viðoy, Svínoy and Fugloy. The Northern Isles are characterised by towering mountains on the eastern side the islands taper down towards a jagged coastline, which cuts the slopes off into low cliffs, while the northern side is characterised by rugged majestic cliff promontories. The two smallest islands, Svínoy and Fugloy, can only be reached by boat or helicopter, while bridges, dams and tunnels interlink Kunoy, Borðoy and Viðoy, but you will need to catch the ferry to get to Kalsoy.

 

Kirkjuböur

The village Kirkjubøur is the place in the Faroes where you will find the most remarkable relics of the past. During the Middle Ages the village was the cultural and religious centre of the Faroes and part of the Catholic Church of Norway. The seminary in Kirkjubøur was the first and only one in the Faroes up until the reformation in 1538. King Sverri of Norway grew up here, where he also attended the seminary and was ordained. Today there are around 80 inhabitants in Kirkjubøur, which is a 15-minute drive from Tórshavn.

 

Sandoy

Sandoy is the fifth largest island in the Faroes and, along with Suðuroy, makes up the large southern island pair in the archipelago. Sandoy is considered the flattest island, with broad valleys and many little lakes, low rounded mountains and sandy beaches. The gently rolling mountains make it appear greener than the other islands with their more rugged craggy mountains.

 

Mykines 

Mykines island is the westernmost outpost of the Faroes. This island is known for its teeming birdlife as it attracts hundreds of thousands of migratory birds, which nest here in summer. Mykines is also home to the only gannet colony in the Faroes, which in itself makes it quite the attraction, but the charming little puffins with their colourful beaks are probably the island’s main lure, possibly because they are usually happy to pose with their beaks full of fish. Sailing to Mykines takes just under one hour and is one of the best ways to see Tindhólmur up close.

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