Faroe Islands Post Conference Tour

 

Adrift in the North Atlantic Sea, a different world lingers, a place like no other on earth. An idyllic escape & unfathomable beauty peacefully set among lush green valleys, imposing basalt cliffs, grand treeless moorlands & waterfalls plunging directly into the ocean. The 18 jagged volcanic islands which make up the Faroes, resemble a handful of rocks scattered haphazardly in the deep ocean. Home to mountains of myth, hobbit-like turf-roofed houses & grazing shaggy sheep, these islands make up the perfect playground for the senses

 

 

CONFERENCE ITINERARY

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

 

JUNE 2020

Wednesday 10th                                                                                                                BLD
This morning we fly to the Faroe Islands, also a Danish territory. We travel to Torshavn on the island of Streymoy for lunch then do an afternoon tour of the Faroes capital city. It's known for its old town - Tinganes - crammed with wooden turf-roofed houses on a small peninsula & one of the oldest parliamentary meeting places in the world. Nearby is Torshavn Cathedral, the 2nd oldest church in the country. You'll also see the harbour, Fort Skansin, Vesturkirkjan & Niels Finsens Gota, the only pedestrianised street in the city. Tonight we'll have a welcome dinner at one of the town's restaurants
 
                                             
                   
 
Thursday 11th                                                                                                                     BL
Today we visit the Northern Islands of Bordoy, Vidoy & Kunoy where the mountains are high & steep. We also travel to the northern part of Eysturoy - meaning East Island - to see the villages of Gjogv (known for its beautiful 200 metre long gorge that runs from the village to the ocean) & Funningur (who according to legend is the oldest village in the Faroessitting at the foot of the highest mountain with its church one of the 10 oldest wooden churches on the islands). We'll have lunch in Klaksvik, the fisheries capital of the Faroes
 
                  
 
                  
 
 
Friday 12th                                                                                                                         BD
We head down to Kirkjubour this morning, the southernmost village on Streymoy Island & notable as the historical & cultural hub for Faroese history. You'll see the ruins of St Magnus Cathedral, begun around 1300 but never completed & is the largest medieval building in the islands; the charming white St Olav's Church dating from the 12th century & still in use today & Kirkjuoargardur is one of, if not the oldest, still inhabited wooden houses in the world. Dating back to the 11th century, it was initially used as the episcopal residence & seminary of the Diocese of the Faroe Islands. The current occupants have been there since 1550 & are the 17th generation! This afternoon is free for you to explore more of Torshavn - visit a museum, shop or take more photos of this cute town. Tonight you'll experience a home visit at Anna & Oli's for a gourmet meal
 
                 
                 
                 
 
 
Saturday 13th                                                                                                                     BL                    
We travel to central Streymoy & take a boat to the Vestmanna bird cliffs, the steep cliffs that are home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins, fulmars, guillemots & kittewakes. From the town’s harbour we'll navigate the narrow straits & grottoes & cruise close to the almost 2,000 foot high vertical cliffs. After lunch in Vestmanna, we'll go to northern Streymoy to visit the villages of Saksun & Tjornuvik. The remote hillside village of Saksun lies on the shores of a tranquil turquoise lagoon cradled by rugged fjords. The enchanting village has 14 inhabitants, loads of grazing sheep, grass-roof houses & a picturesque church. The drive into the village is incredibly captivating as you wind through a valley floor passing waterfalls & beautiful vistas. Tjornuvík is the northernmost village on Streymoy & nestled in a deep valley with no other villages in sight. It has a direct view of the sea stacks Risin & Kellingin

                 

                 

                 

 

Sunday 14th                                                                                                                     BLD                      Our full day tour takes us to the westernmost island of Mykines, a birdwatcher's paradise. Firstly we travel to the island of Vagar to catch a boat to Mykines viewing the spectacular islets of Tindhomlur & Drangarnir along the way. We hike from the old solitary village & view rolling hills & precipitous cliffs with tremendous views of the ocean & other islands. We’ll hike across the island dubbed the “paradise of birds” because of its magnificent & rich bird life - gannets, cormorants, razorbills, fulmars, storm petrels, kittiwakes & hundreds of cute puffins gallivanting around you as you walk & nestle in burrows in the clifftops. We take the ferry back to Vagar island & stay overnight

                 

  

 

Monday 15th                                                                                                                        B                      On our last day in the Faroes we'll walk in the spectacular Lake Leitisvatn area, the largest lake in the Faroes. It gives the appearance that it's hanging over the ocean but it's just one waterfall that cascades over the edge. We'll walk along a trail to a viewpoint up on the far cliff & look back over the lake. After this wonderful view, we head to the airport & fly back to Copenhagen. Overnight at the Clarion Airport Hotel

                 

                 

 

Tuesday 16th                                                                                                                        B                      It's a leisurely morning before flying home, arrival back into Australia is Wednesday 17th

 

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