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

08 - 14 JUNE

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

                                                                            

 

Tuesday 08
 
On arrival, we’ll drive to the charming village of Gásadalur with only 18 inhabitants. It offers a spectacular panoramic view to Mykines & other islands. We’ll walk to view the famous waterfall “Múlafossur” before transferring to our hotel in Tórshavn. After lunch, the guide will take you on a guided stroll through the old part of Tórshavn “úti á Reyni” & the world’s oldest parliament Tinganes, onto Fort Skansin, then to the charming area around the marina where you will find several cafes, fashion & craft shops. Our welcome dinner will be in an historic building in the old part of Tórshavn          BLD
 
           
 
                       
 
Wednesday 09
 
Our full day tour takes us to the westernmost island of Mykines by ferry, known for its magnificent rich bird life - gannets, cormorants, razorbills, fulmars, storm petrels, kittiwakes & the stars of the island, hundreds of puffins gallivanting around & nestling in burrows on the clifftops. You’ll view Tindhomlur & Drangarnir up close along the way. Upon arrival on the island, we'll hike to Mykines Islet with views of rolling hills, precipitous cliffs & tremendous views of the ocean & other islands. This is a route that takes you close to the cliff edge & crosses a 50m high footbridge that connects Mykines Island to the islet. It is especially the puffins & the large gannet colony that attracts, but you may also get lucky & see some seals close to
shore or whales swimming by. We’ll take the ferry back to Sørvágur & then drive to our hotel                                                                     BL
 
           
 
           
 
Thursday 10
 
The morning is free to explore Torshavn on your own - visit a museum, shop or wander the town. We drive to Kirkjubour in mid-afternoon, 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, one of - if not the oldest - 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! A family member will host us for coffee/tea & cake. We travel onto Velbastadur to enjoy an authentic & intimate dinner experience with views, at farmers Anna & Oli's home. In addition to being served delicious homemade Faroese food, you will also hear interesting stories from the farm & their life in the Faroe Islands. Anna and Oli’s skills in the kitchen go beyond an ordinary meal, you'll be served a 5 course dinner including lamb raised on their own farm as the main course                                                                                                                                                         BD
 
                                          
 
           
 
Friday 11
 
We travel to central Streymoy & take a boat through Vestmanna Sound to the 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, into caves & cruise close to the almost 700 metre high vertical cliffs. After lunch in Vestmanna, we'll head 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 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                                                                                                                                                                    BL
 
           
 
           
 
Saturday 12
 
Today we visit Northern Eysturoy 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 Faroes, sitting at the foot of the highest mountain with its church one of the 10 oldest wooden churches on the islands). We'll have lunch at a café in Klaksvik, the 2nd biggest town in the Faroe Islands before travelling onto the Northern Islands of Bordoy, Vidoy & Kunoy, where the mountains are high & steep. Along the way we'll stop for photos & enjoy some walks. Tonight, we’ll
enjoy a 3 course farewell dinner in Torshavn                                                                                                                                         BLD
 
           
 
                            
Sunday 13

On our last day in the Faroes we'll travel to the village of Midvagur & start an easy & beautiful hike to Traelanípan (Slave Mountain), a perpendicular rock wall that juts 142m upwards out of the sea. It’s said that it has gotten its name from the Viking Age when slaves were pushed off the mountain. From Traelanípan you can see the southernmost part of Streymoy, Hestur, Koltur, Sandoy, Skuvoy & Suduroy as well as view spectacular Lake Leitisvatn, the largest lake in the Faroes. It gives the appearance it's hanging over the ocean but it's just one waterfall cascading over the edge. After this wonderful view, we head to the airport & fly back to Copenhagen. Overnight at the Clarion Airport Hotel                                                                      B

                  

                                                        

Monday 14                                                                                                                                                                                                     

It's a leisurely morning before flying home, arrival back into Australia is Tuesday 15th                                                                             B

                                                                   

 

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