Thrilling 1.5 Hour Cave Boat Tour to Hestur Island

5.0 / 532 Reviews
Tour Type
Day Tour
Available
All year
Duration
1.5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Tour start
Gamlarætt
Description
Included
Useful information
Terms of service

Experience the unspoiled cliffs on Hestur from an amazing perspective. This boat tour will take you to one of the most remote locations inhabited only by birds and seals.

You will get close to puffins and other fascinating birds living along the massive cliff wall on Hestur island. Weather permitting, you will also sail into huge basalt caves. If the sea is calm and weather good, you will get the unique opportunity to enter the Klæmintsgjógv cave which is the largest grotto in the world.

This is an exciting and thrilling way to experience one of the small islands in the country. You will sail all the way around the island. From the highest point, you will look some 1200 feet up the sheer cliff to the edge where multi-coloured sheep are grassing.    

From the ferry port in Gamlarætt outside of Tórshavn, you will go on an adrenaline packed adventure in a high speed rib boat. Your experienced captain will make sure to get you safely to some of the most impressive sights that the Faroe Islands have to offer. 

The ferry port in Gamlarætt is only a fifteen minutes drive from the capital. You can either park your car at the harbour in Gamlarætt or take the bus from Tórshavn to the meeting point.  

The boat will take you from Streymoy island over the fjord to Hestur within only minutes. Feel the rush and energy when the captain heads towards the stunning scenery in Hestur island. 

The solid constructed boat is made for adventure and for the rugged landscapes on Hestur island. You will also see basalt columns as tall as castles. This area is rich in nesting seabirds. This is a highly recommended activity by travellers to the Faroe Islands.

Don't miss your chance to explore majestic cliffs and breathtaking nature. Check availability by choosing a date.   

Activities

Boat Trip

Attractions

Hestur Island

Klæmintsgjógv

32 reviews for Thrilling 1.5 Hour Cave Boat Tour to Hestur Island

  1. Lianna Ishihara

    Luckily, I received a text message about the new options for the tour just as I got to the hotel. I quickly drove to the port and joined the earlier tour. We went to Nolsoy instead of Hestur due to weather predictions for later in the day. The captain welcomed everyone, and gave us our warm suits and life jackets. He went across the waves at high speed, which was a lot of fun! We had beautiful views all around Nolsoy and saw the lighthouse and a lot of birds including puffins. We also saw a few seals. It was magical going into some of the caves with the boat, which was an advantage of being on a small boat. The captain also told us a few local stories which were interesting. We zoomed back to the port and everyone was smiling.

  2. Kostakis Ioannou

    The tour was great!! It exceeded our expectations! One of the best experiences we had in faroe islands! Highly recommended!!

  3. Pernille Thulstrup

    Adrenalinkick, Historie og den smukkeste natur oplevelse Ever 💪❤️🙏

  4. Karen Pugh

    Our Hestur trip had a change of location and instead we went around Nolsoy as the winds prevented a safe tour to Hestur. We were pleased with the substitution and would have been disappointed to have the tour cancelled. The tour was amazing with great bird watching, a curious seal, spectacular views and ended with a thrilling bit of speed that had us all excited and laughing. I have been calling the Faroe Islands my happy place.
    Hope to see you all next June!

  5. Keri Greig

    The trip was incredible. The views were amazing, we saw so many bird species and we even saw some seals! The guide was knowledgable and adjusted the trip a little based on his expertise. We really loved it!

  6. Nicolai Schäfer

    Tak for en fantastisk tur. Meget inspirerende med viden, historie og fortællinger. Det gør vi gerne igen.

  7. Lianna Ishihara

    I had a great time!! The boat ride and scenery were amazing, and everyone was very friendly

  8. VANESA de la Puente

    This was the first and one of the BEST things we did in Faroe islands. So exciting and educational at the same time. The driver really knows how to work the boat safely when the waves and wind are high. The puffin sightings were incredible, we saw a seal too. Most beautiful water and caves!! And the end was the best, he played a beautiful song by Eivor (Faroese singer) in the sea cave. Her voice is incredible with the acoustics in the cave. Last Kingdom fans will probably shed a tear or two ;).

  9. Arnborg Ramsvik

    Vi opplevde turen som helt fantastisk. 🤩Tydelig at båtfører var særs godt kjent med båt og havområde, noe som gjorde at vi følte oss trygge ombord. ( vi er godt båtvante i utgangspunktet) Damen på kaia var også meget hyggelig og hjelpsom. Skulle det være noe å sette fingeren på, måtte det være at vi som satt fremst i båten ikke hørte hva som ble fortalt om aktuelle sted. Lar det seg gjøre med en høytaler i front?? 🤔På en skala fra 1-6 gir vi dere en 6. Toppscore. 😀Blir å anbefale dere til andre.

  10. Stephen Evans

    It was an absolutely amazing experience. The boat was thrilling and the caves and cliffs blew our minds. It was the greatest thing we did during our trip to the Faroe Islands. We’re so glad we did it!

  11. Brooke Boan

    We had a fantastic time on the boat tour! I was a little nervous at first as it is intimidating to put on the safety gear and get into the rib boat. However, the ride was super fun. We got close to puffins and other birds and got to see the cliffs up close. Our driver even took us into some sea caves which was awesome! Super fun and exciting tour – a highlight of our trip.

  12. Alison Hickey

    It was terrific! We went to Nólsoy instead of Hestur.

  13. Dagrun Østtveit

    Fantastisk opplevelse med helt supre guider! Verdt hver krone!

  14. Josh Scott

    It was amazing! I loved it – one of the most interesting things I’ve ever done. The guide was really great and gave us enough time to take the incredible scenery all in while keeping things moving along.

    Thank you again for arranging!

  15. Siri Bækken

    Vi hadde en super tur. På grunn av været kjørte vi rundt Nolsøy i stedet, men det var helt supert.

  16. Willie Braswell

    The trip was excellent! We were very happy to be able to go on the rescheduled tour. The captain was very knowledgeable and friendly. I hope we can visit again one day.

  17. Jack Ferrell

    The rib-boat tour was awesome, we loved it and had so much fun!

  18. Ferris Leong

    We really enjoyed the Hestur island speed-boat experience, and would recommend it to anyone else visiting the Faroe Islands!

  19. Anna Kowalewska

    It was marvellous – unfortunately we coudn’t go to Hestur as plannes because of the weather, but the boat guide took us instead for a tour around Nolsoy and it was amazing anyway 🙂 We saw lots of birds and some caves, so even thoug it was cold and rainy, we had fun! And then the guide even gave us a ride to Torshavn so we didn’t need to wait for the next bus – it was really cool 🙂

  20. Angelina Yeo

    It was great tour! Due to weather we couldn’t go to hestur and the captain took us to nolsoy instead.

  21. Ania

    The trip was amazing! We saw lots of puffins and other birds, and we got a bit of adrenaline as well. Thanks to the warm clothes we got, it was comfortable even though the wind was quite strong. Our guide was sooo helpful (he even gave us a ride back to Torshavn) and as a local he knew and shared lots of informations about Faroe Islands and the nature there. Absolutely worth booking! The trip is also ideal to take together with a visit to the church and ruins in Kirkjubøur as it’s only a kilometre away from the meeting point.

  22. Kristien Vanhuyse

    I absolutely enjoyed the Rib tour to Hestur! It was one of the (many) highlights of my stay in the Faroe Islands. I loved the fact that the full potential of the rib was used: both to get us close to the shore and inside some of the sea caves, and to have us experience it’s high speed (and ability to make sharp turns!). I enjoyed the magnificent sights, was glad that we were always given plenty of time to take photographs and always felt secure and in good hands. The guide was very welcoming, kind and helpful. Thanks a lot for this awesome experience!

  23. Oriol R.

    Awesome!! We enjoyed the speed of the boat and the views were incredible! Very kind driver!

  24. Scott Reed

    The tour was great! The guides were very friendly and the birds nesting in the cliffs were truly amazing to see. Recommended, good value for the money

  25. Johner

    Amazing experience with these guides in the Faroe Islands !! Will recommend definitely.

  26. Ona

    Everything was amazing about the tour!
    We saw birds nesting with our own eyes which reminded documentary movies you would watch on Discovery channel. The caves were mysterious and beautiful while our tour guides were very friendly and informative!
    Can only recommend this tour!

  27. Mikkel Bates

    Morten was an excellent guide, taking us through the caves on the windward side of Hestur, showing us the village of Hestur and pointing out different birds and features along the trip. Both thrilling and interesting.

  28. Sergio Martínez

    Everything was perfect! The grotto caves incredible and we saw also a lot of puffins. Recommendable!

  29. Anni Amstrup Skov

    Amazing trip with amazing guides! Can definitely recommend taking this trip – I know that I will never forget this experience 😀

  30. Mikkel Weider

    We booked a trip to Hestur, and it was absolutely spectacular! We thought they were joking when they went into the blackest of caves the width of the rubber boat, only to realise that there actually was a path through the mountain. A highlight of the tour.

  31. Jochen Beyer

    The trip was pretty cool…we saw a lot of the island such as the nice puffins living there, the caves and the cliffs. In my opinion, it was better than expected. I can really recommend this tour.

  32. Andrej Komora

    Great trip. Fascinating. Wow, boat. Pleasant guide. Awesome nature, Andy.

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