Historic 6 Hour WWll Tour of the Faroe Islands

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Day Tour
All year
6 hours
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Discover the history of the British occupation of the Faroe Islands during World War ll. The strategically located Faroe Islands were home to several thousand British troops during the war years. In a public announcement on BBC radio, the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared the Faroe Islands occupied to prevent further enemy domination./span>

Shortly after the war ended in 1945 the friendly British troops left and the Faroe Islands. Still today, the remote islands in the North Atlantic Ocean holds many historical remaining from the Second World War.

Vágar Airport was built by the British Army in 1942. The airport's remote location is explained by the fact that it was harder to spot from the surrounding waters and enemy warships.

Sightsee the roads and hills as your expert tour guide brings the story of this chapter in history in the Faroe Islands to life. You will see lots of beautiful nature along the route.

An educated historian and passionate local guide will pick you up in Tórshavn. From the capital, he will take you by the hand and show you the remaining from a time still visible in society.

This tour will take you to three different islands. First you will explore signs of the war in Tórshavn on Streymoy island. Next up is Eysturoy Island followed by Vágar Island.

Your guide will tell you authentic personal anecdotes from people who remembered the war. One thing is for sure, you will get insider knowledge of what life was like in the Faroe Islands during the war.

Your guide has an extensive knowledge of the war's impact on the Faroe Islands. You won’t find a guide who is in possession of greater knowledge about the British occupation of the Faroe Islands than on this tour.

Imagine a passionate history expert-guide taking you to top WWII history sites in the Faroe Islands in the middle of beautiful surroundings. Sounds good, right? Check availability by choosing a date.


Cultural Activity




Eysturoy Island

Lake Sørvágsvatn


Streymoy Island



Vágar Airport

Vágar Island


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2 200 DKK

Child (7-14 years)