Faroe Islands Highlights

5.0 / 525 Reviews
Tour Type
Day Tour
Duration
8 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Start town
Tórshavn
Description
Included
Useful information

Explore some of the most beautiful spots in the Faroe Islands. You will visit the picturesque village Saksun with the famous lagoon and waterfall.

You will also explore the remote village of Tjørnuvík and the stunning village Gjógv besides visiting the ancient and historic settlement of Kirkjubøur. These villages are all "must see" highlights of the Faroe Islands.

Kirkjubøur is the southernmost village on Streymoy and the historical hub in the Faroe Islands with the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from around 1300, the Saint Olav's Church from 12th century and the old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður from 11th century, which is still occupied by the same family for 17 generations.

When you head to the beautiful village of Saksun you will see the natural amphitheatre of cliffs and stunning nature.

There is an enchanting tidal lagoon here. During low tides it is also possible to walk along the sandy beach to the ocean.

After exploring Saksun, your next stop is the village of Tjørnuvík, the most northerly village on Streymoy that has become a popular destination among travellers.

You will stop by the impressive waterfall Víkafossur also known as Fossá Waterfall en route to Tjørnuvík. Fossá is the tallest waterfall with a 140-metre cascade in two levels. This is your he chance to stand only few metres away from this natural wonder.

Tjørnuvík has one of the oldest Viking burial grounds where you can see the original burial stones. Enjoy your packed lunch whilst admiring the view of the famous "Giant and the Witch" rock formations on the headland. Your tour guide will tell you the legend behind the rocks.

You will then take the stunning drive up and past the highest point on the Faroe Islands and descending into the beautiful and picturesque village of Gjógv. Here you may also get the opportunity to take coffee and cake with the locals.

You will take the scenic route back to the capital Tórshavn via the brand new 11km long sub-sea tunnel and witness the world's first and most beautiful sub-sea traffic roundabout. The "Jellyfish" traffic island is now a feature with a world class stained glass and and light installation that is truly spectacular to behold!, with plenty of photo opportunities on the way. Your tour guide will regale you with some more of the legends and myths that abound in this magical country.

Now, don't hesitate to book this Faroe Islands Highlights tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Activities

Sightseeing

Attractions

Eysturoy

Fossá Waterfall

Gjógv

Risin & Kellingin

Saksun

Streymoy

Tjørnuvík

25 reviews for Faroe Islands Highlights

  1. Guide to Faroe Islands

    Everything was just perfekt for us.
    The guide was so good at telling the stories and took us very interesting places.
    We recommend the tour around the Island.
    We definately come back to this beautiful place.

  2. Susanne Bech Jensen

    Fantastisk tur med en virkelig dygtig og behagelig guide

  3. Sofie Christensen

    This tour was simply awesome! Our tour guide David was wonderful and knew how to answer every single question we had. He knew every little bit about the Faroes and was great fun to drive around with.

    I was lucky enough to go on this tour on a clear day, and all the views were simply amazing. This tour takes you to all the places you must see in the Faroes! Also, the provided lunch was delicious.

    If I ever had the chance to visit the Faroes for the first time again, I would not hesitate on joining this tour once again. My sincerest recommendations!

  4. Sven Trachsel

    We had a very nice day tour with a lot of nice stories which our guide David told us. The tour is very good organized and we recommend it to other people. It‘s a very nice tour to get a first impression about the history and most important sights of the Faroe Islands.
    Regarding Covid19: we always felt save as there are just a very few cases on the island.

  5. Klaus Peter Laube

    What a lovely tour! Our guide (David) was so nice and thoughtful. The weather wasn’t that great, but everything else met all the expectations.

  6. Blanka Elekes Szentagotai

    Absolutely loved the tour!
    David was kind enough to take me on the tour alone after other participants cancelled. He was really knowledgeable about the island, and didn’t mind answering lots of questions. We made many photos stops along the way and the packed lunch in Tjornuvik was fabulous.

  7. Michael Willemse

    Good tour and overview of the islands.

  8. Paul Kavanagh

    great tour, friendly informative guide, highly recommended!

  9. Ninna Bengtsson

    An amazing trip with a really good guide! 🙂 Despite the not-so-pleasant weather it was an experience I won’t forget. Would recommend it to all!
    /Ninna, journalist Sweden

  10. MATHILDE CUCCHI

    Great tour if you only have a limited time to spend in the Faroe Islands and would like to see as much as possible in one day. The guide was great, friendly and answering every question with plenty of details. Learned a lot about local life and saw plenty of nice spots! The included lunch was also appreciated 🙂 Absolutely recommending this tour.

  11. Peter morrison

    Harry was an exceptional tour guide, informative, flexible, nothing was a problem. One of the best tour experiences we have ever had and we travel a lot. Highly recommend the tour and the guide.

  12. Ivana Lenardic

    I had a great time on our tour regardless of the weather which, however dull, I wasn’t even paying attention to because of all the scenery and nice things we got to see! 🙂 Tummas, our guide, was pleasant, easy going, very interesting and knowledgable. So glad I did the tour!

  13. Ash Syah Reza

    The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating to our requests. don’t let me say about the views. It was totally breathtaking and out of this world. You can’t get it anywhere else .it was very carefully plans and we got to see all the beautiful spots around the area we are going. If you need a tour in Faroe, this is the place to go

  14. Jude Owens

    Extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. Great tour with stunning scenery!

  15. Simret Samra

    David was an excellent guide. I’m so happy that he was able to show me around on my last day in the Faroe Islands! It was lovely 🙂

  16. Katarina Jeraeus

    I turned out to be the only person booked for the tour this day, but luckily my guide David decided to carry it through anyway, as his father was also visiting and could join us.
    I had such a fantastic day with these two gentlemen! David was a very knowledgeable and informative guide who told me all sorts of things about history, traditions and society on the islands. It was of course luxurious to be the only client on the tour, but even with a full group of 7-8 people there would have been plenty of time for questions and discussions.
    We visited pretty villages and beautiful sights, the nature of the Faroese islands is indeed stunning! Even the weather was relatively cooperative 🙂
    We also had the pleasure of having some delicious waffles with home made rhubarb jam and coffee on the way – sold and served in the private kitchen of a very friendly Faroese couple.
    I would really recommend this tour!

  17. Scott Reed

    Our tour with David was great, highly recommended! He gave us great insight into life in the Faroes. The day was one of the highlights of our trip

  18. Margaret

    I would highly recommend this tour we had an amazing day.

    When we booked I advised we are Gluten Free and was advised that would not be a problem, and we had a lovely lunch that accommodated GF people.

    The tour guide was very informative and a really nice guy, very pleasant. We enjoyed everything about the tour, and we were really pleasantly surprised when we stopped at the ruin of the cathedral and went inside a beautiful wooden house. It was really fascinating. The couple that were also taking the tour were lovely people from NZ so there was just the 4 of us on the tour. Really great and a nice comfy vehicle.

  19. Steffen Goelkel

    David was a fantastic guide, he was knowledgeable and a good person to explain all the sights and sounds and smells. We really enjoyed our time with him and heartily recommend him!!! Thank you David!!

  20. Timothy McCormick

    Perfect guide !!!! Can’t wait to return !!!

  21. Erik Sølgaard

    My wife and I had a fantastic trip – Faroe Islands Highlights Tour – on Friday 29.03.2019. Sun, snow, little rain – Faroese weather, but no weather is bad weather! Pleasant and very competent guide! We had a great day in the Faroe Islands.

    Sincerely
    Bodil and Erik Sølgaard

  22. Anders Riise Koch

    David is an absolutely excellent guide. This tour was one of the best I’ve ever been on anywhere in the world. The tour takes you to most of the major sites in the Faroe Islands without ever feeling rushed. I would highly recommend this tour to any visitor to the Faroe Islands.

  23. Ezequiel Adatto

    This was AMAZING. As we had little time in n the Faroes we decided to do small yours to seize the time. David, from Heimdal Yours, was an amazing guide. He picked up us at our accommodation and took us in his car through Eysturoy and Streymoy, from 9 to 18 we were with him and it was one of the best days of our 3 weeks trip.
    We had sun, cloud, rain, snow falling, hailstorms, amazing! We had stories about the Vikings, facts about the Islands and history of how all worked in the area in the old days. We had mountains and cliffs, small frozen rivers and waterfalls.
    We couldn’t have Asked for more. Thanks David!

  24. Andy Bernstein

    My wife and I recently went on the “Faroe Islands Highlights” tour with Heimdal Tours. We didn’t have much time in the Faroe Islands, and also didn’t have a car, so were hoping to see as much as possible in a one-day guided tour. David, our tour guide and also co-owner of Heimdal, provided exactly that. He was well-informed, professional, and extremely personable. During the seven hour tour, we thoroughly explored the two largest islands, Streymoy and Esturoy, visiting some of the most beautiful sites on the Faroe Islands, including the villages of Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjøgv. Along the way David provided great commentary, ranging from historical facts to personal anecdotes about his life on the islands (he’s an expat from the UK). We even managed to squeeze in an impromptu pit stop for coffee at his lovely Faroese mother-in-law’s place! If you ever find yourself in the Faroe Islands (which I highly recommend!), do yourself a favour and book this tour…you won’t regret it!

  25. christiane bergeron

    We had an absolute blast with David! Such an incredible guy who has so much knowledge about the islands. It doesn’t feel like you on a tour, it just feels like your driving around the island with a friend. He’s also awesome for pulling over whenever you spot a good photo opt which I though was great

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