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FIH8: The Island Hopper (self drive) / 8 days
Departures from Copenhagen, London (LHR), Edinburgh and Reykjavik

NEW FOR 2018! Departures from Copenhagen, London (LHR), Edinburgh and Reykjavik.This self-drive holiday includes a stay on the island of Sandoy as well as the charming little village of Runavik. There will be plenty of opportunites to experience everyday life in the North Atlantic as well as enjoying some incredible views along the way.

THE FAROE ISLANDS – a firm favourite with National Geographic Traveler Magazine. This gem of a destination has been voted the ‘Best Trip 2015’ destination by the magazine’s readers – and only a few years ago the same readers rated the Faroe Islands as the No. 1 destination in the world among 111 island communities.

Midway between Norway and Iceland the Faroe Islands rise out of the Atlantic Ocean like a hardy little flower. The islands offer thrilling experiences and a rugged environment: Steep cliffs rising from the open sea, narrow straits between the islands, natural harbours surrounded by small villages and a countless number of birds. A nation of 18 small islands of which 17 are inhabited by less than 50.000 people and more than 3 million sea birds – a dream for the ornithologists and all nature lovers.

Ancient Norse culture still alive today

The Faroese are a proud people who, due to the geographical location, have been able to preserve their own culture and their own language which has its roots in the Old Norse language from the Viking Age. History is still an integral part of the daily life – it is one of the few places in the world where you can still experience the old medieval ballads and chain dance, which people in Europe practiced more than 800 years ago.

Amazing scenery

The scenery at the Faroe Islands is spectacular.
You can experience all four seasons in one day, which is rather unique - from brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to short rain showers. Average temperature in the summer is 11C and in the winter 3C.

NB! The order of the hotels may change according to your travel dates.

Day 1

Arrival from Copenhagen, London (LHR), Edinburgh or Reykjavik. Pick up your car from the Tourist Information in the Airport. Their representative will hand out maps, and answer any questions you might have about driving in the Faroes. Drive towards Torshavn for check at the hotel.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Hafnia

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day at leisure in and around Torshavn. We would recommend a visit to the village og Kirkjubøur with its 900-year farmhouse and unfinished cathedral dating back to 1110AD.

There should also be time for a carfree trip to the small island of Nolsoy.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Hafnia

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.

Take the local ferry to Sandoy from the tiny port of Gamlarætt which is about 20 mins drive from Torshavn.

Upon arrival to Sandoy start exploring the island or alternative drive straight to Hotel Skalavik to check-in and get acquainted with the small village.

Tonight you will prepare your own barbeque meal in one of the hotel's wooden grill huts.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Skalavik 

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure on Sandoy. The hotel can help with ideas of exploring.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Skalavik

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you return to Torshavn by ferry. Continue towards the island of Eysturoy where, tonight you will stay in the village of Runavik.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Runavik

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel.

Explore southern Eysturoy - maybe with a visit to the reknowned wool factory Navia. 

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Runavik

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive back towards Vagar Island - we recommend you explore the village of Vestmanna on the way - if time allows you can join one of the boat tours to the Birdcliffs on the coastline outside the bay.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Vagar

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel. Return the car at the airport before check in and return flight to Copenhagen, London (LHR), Edinburgh or Reykjavik.

Included meals: Breakfast


Hotel Hafnia

Hotel Skalavik

Hotel Runavik

Hotel Vagar

Route map


  • 2018: Guaranteed departures from Copenhagen daily all year round
  • Guaranteed departures from Edinburgh and Reykjavik Mondays and Fridays from June to August


  • Flights with all taxes
  • Car rental from arrival on Day 1 until the morning on Day 8 including free milage, CDW and Theft Protection.
  • Accommodation in double room incl. breakfast
  • Ferry to/from Sandoy
  • BBQ Dinner at Hotel Skalavik

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

Download the trip sheet in pdf format.

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