With The Family in The Faroe Islands

By | September 27, 2021

Lots of child-friendly experiences await among the Faroe Islands’ fresh air and lush nature. Here it is easy to adapt the trip to the families’ needs for flexibility and the excursions can easily be experienced at child height.

The whole family will love this “road trip” in the Faroe Islands!

The tour starts with you taking the ferry to Sandoy – also called Sagoön. Here you stay three nights in a summer house. On the island you can see the world’s largest mailbox in the village Skopum. You also get a story time filled with exciting stories about witches and trolls told by a local guide from the area. Later you have a day to go exploring in the world’s smallest capital; Tórshavn, before it’s time to head on to Eysturoy. Here too you have your base in a summer house and can make excursions and sit and enjoy the long evenings. You have your own rental car throughout the trip and it is easy and fun to drive in the Faroe Islands with a well-functioning road network and good connections between the islands in the form of bridges, ferries and tunnels.

Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia and arrival in the Faroe Islands

You land in the Faroe Islands and pick up the rental car at the airport. Now you drive via Tórshavn and through lush valleys and over high fields to the ferry camp Gamlarætt. From here you take the ferry to Sandoy and the village Skopun and during the journey you pass the islands Hestur and Koltur. Skopun has the world’s largest mailbox and after a photo stop you continue to your summer house where you will stay for the next three nights.

Day 2: Robbery stories at Sandoy

The island of Sandoy is about 100 km2 in size and is also called Sagoön. With a number of charming small coastal villages, grazing sheep on the mountain slopes, black sandy beaches and crystal clear lakes, you have all the conditions for wonderful days here. According to legend, witches, trolls and Vikings lived here, so this place is full of exciting stories and fairy tales. The story that you get told today by a local guide and storyteller is about a witch’s hole and you can still see the traces of the witch today. Afterwards you can drive to the beach Søltuvík and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the open air.

Day 3: On your own at Sandoy

The day today is on its own. If you like a little more active adventures, there are many opportunities for nice hikes. From Húsavík there are a number of hiking trails that take you between the mountain sides to Skálavík and Dalur. If you want a local cultural experience, you can pay a visit to a Faroese family. You book this at the same time as you book the trip itself. Here you get a cozy moment with Faroese coffee, hospitality and stories about life in the Faroe Islands.

Day 3: Sightseeing on Suðuroy with local guide

You will be picked up in the morning at your B&B by your local guide who will take you around to Suðuroy’s highlights today. Here are many exciting stories and beautiful views. You also visit Tvøroyri with its many historic buildings and interesting legends about the relationship between Denmark and the Faroe Islands. You have a lunch picnic with you and there are many cozy cafes inside the small town. ( F , L )

Day 4: Tórshavn and Eysturoy

You take the ferry back to Tórshavn. The whole day is free to stroll around on your own and explore the city. A must is the old town where you wander around amidst a jumble of streets and alleys, stairs and tarred houses with green grass roofs. A feeling of having stepped back to the Middle Ages that is broken when you see that modern people live and work here. Here they both keep traditions and affirm news, which makes Tórshavn a vibrant city. ( F )

Day 6-7: Fantastic Faroe Islands on your own

You now have a few days on your own and can take your rental car to make excursions and explorations in the fantastic Faroe Islands. Eysturoy is the Faroe Islands’ second largest island. Here are long fjords and many small villages where you can still feel the harsh living conditions that prevailed in the country in the past. Do not miss a visit to Gjógv. This beautiful, quiet and well-preserved village is idyllically surrounded by mountains. With less than 50 inhabitants who all live in old wooden houses with grassy roofs, Gjógv is immensely charming. There are also nice hikes with views of the North Atlantic and the surrounding islands. There are lots of activities to choose from; cave excursions, boat trips or why not go out and fish the whole family?

Day 8: Departure back to Scandinavia

After a real family adventure around the Faroe Islands, you drive back to the airport, return the rental car and take the flight back home again.

Overnight stays

Three nights at Sandoy in your own summer house
Four nights at Eysturoy in your own summer house

With The Family in The Faroe Islands