The ultimate Faroe Islands Itinerary that will take you to the best places, the islands have to offer. For this itinerary, it is advised to rent a car, although there is a public bus that takes you to almost every corner of the islands, in that case, you should plan some extra days. The islands are small and driving around is easy.
The Faroe Islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic ocean consist of 18 volcanic islands is a self-governing archipelago, part of the kingdom of Denmark. The islands have been off the tourist trail but recently due to social media, the tourism is growing rapidly.
With epic landscapes, unpredictable weather, and more sheep than people, the Faroe Islands are like heaven on planet earth.
The accomodation on the islands is very expensive and the cheapest way to travel is to stay overnight at the campsites but wild camping in the Faroe Islands is not allowed. See the below map for campsites in the Faroe Islands.
Day 1: Arriving in Vagar and Gasadalur/Mulafossur waterfall
Day 2: Ferry/Helicopter to Mykines
Day 3: Saksun and Fossá waterfalls
Day 4: Slættaratindur or Ambadalur Hike & Gjogv
Day 5: Kalsoy & Islands of Vidoy, Bordoy
Day 6: Klukker Klasvik Hike & Tórshavn
Day 7: Sørvágsvatn/Trælanípan Hike and fly back
International Airport at Vagar Island is only a few minutes drive from the iconic Múlafossur Waterfall in Gasadalur. Depending on what time you will arrive, you can go straight from the airport to start the hike to Gasadalur like we did or just walk to the Mulafossur waterfall viewpoint by parking the car near the waterfall. The start of the hiking trail is before the tunnel, which connects Gasadalur to Vagar and rest of the Faroes. It is one of the best hikes, and a great way to start your trip to the Faroe Islands.
Take the morning ferry that leaves at 10:20 am from Sørvágur to Mykines (website for actual timings & bookings) and hike to Mykines Holmur lighthouse on the edge of the island, passing a big colony of Puffins along the trail. For return from Mykines, take the Helicopter which is very cheap and costs only 145 DKK. The Helicopter is funded with tax payers money and is actually for the locals but few seats are available for tourists, make an online reservation (website), it is allowed to take helicopter only one way.
The tiny village of Saksun is one of the main tourist attraction on Streymoy island. There is a church and a short hike passing the waterfall and going up the mountain with sweeping views all around. It shouldn't take long to complete the hike and after that, you can drive to Fossa waterfall, one of the highest waterfalls in Faroe islands.
Slættaratindur which is 880-metre high mountain and the highest in the Faroe Islands. Few kilometres from Slættaratindur is the village of Gjogv which was named after a 200-metre long sea-filled gorge that runs north to the sea from the village. If the weather is bad then you can skip climbing Slættaratindur because it will be covered in clouds with no views from the top so rather hike to Ambadalur in Gjogv. The path starts from the village that takes you first to the gorge and by continuing hiking, you will reach the top of the Ambadalur in one hour.
Take the morning ferry to Kalsoy, one of the most beautiful islands and hike to Kallur lighthouse. The hike itself takes less than 3 hours to complete and is a relatively easy hike but the path at some points is muddy and slippery. Ferry to Kalsoy leaves from Klaksvik (for actual timings check the website). Upon returning from Kalsoy, drive to the Islands of Vidoy, by taking the route 70, that pass under the tunnel on Vidoy island and take a loop of the island, after that, drive on the Bordoy island and walk to the edge of the island with views over to Vidoy island.
Go for a short hike to Klakkur near Klaksvik, it takes less than an hour to reach the top and has incredible views of the fjords and Klaksvik. After that drive to Torshavn, the capital of Faroe islands and the biggest city, spend the afternoon strolling around the city.
Start the day by hiking along Sørvágsvatn, the biggest lake on the Faroe islands to see the illusion from the cliffs of Trælanípan. From April 2019, there is a fee of 200 DKK to hike to Sørvágsvatn and Trælanípan. It takes 1½ hours to complete the hike.