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Hiking & Sailing in the Faroe Islands

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Hiking & Sailing in the Faroe Islands

 8 days       Guesthouses       Expedition sailboat

Hiking & Sailing in the Faroe Islands is a trip that connects us with the land and the sea, with the traditions and culture of the people that try every single day to take advantage of its nature in a sustainable way and without losing that innocence that only remains in these kinds of places.

The Faroe Islands are strength and beauty, which creeps our senses and rocks our soul.

In a group of maximum 12 people aboard the Norðlýsið sailboat and with its local crew, we will sail between fjords, disembarking every morning to make unique hikes across the most impressive areas that these islands give to us, such as Gásadalur, Kalsoy and Gjógv.

The deep cliffs that hide beautiful corners, will allow us to enjoy the best views towards the immense valleys and Faroese fjords.
Its small villages of a thousand colours and the warmth of its people will welcome us in this unique journey that immerses us fully in the ancestral relationship of the human being with the sea and its laws, the need to explore the unknown, the mythology of these lands and the brutal sound of the waves hitting the rocks that guard its rugged coasts.

Included

1 certified mountain guide.

Transportation aboard an expedition sailboat.

Accommodation in the sailboat & in guesthouses.

Every meal during the sailing days.

Sailboat crew & fuel.

...and much more!

Not included

International flights.

Sleeping bag & personal mountain gear.

Dinners at Vágar & Tórshavn.

Trip insurance.

Distance: 80 nautical miles

*The itinerary of Hiking & Sailing in the Faroe Islands could be changed in case of adversal meteo conditions.

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Price: 535.000 ISK/person

Available dates 2023

  • Jun 6th, 2023 – Jun 13th, 2023 – 2 SPOTS LEFT
  • Jun 16th, 2023 – Jun 23th, 2023 – 1 SPOT LEFT

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    The photographs below have been taken by our travelers or guides during the adventure trips in the destination. Enjoy!

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    Day 1. Welcome to Vágar
    Meeting with the guides at the Vágar international airport and transfer to the accommodation in Sandavágur. Briefing about the trip and welcome dinner at the Fiskastykkið restaurant*. *Dinner at the Fiskastykkið restaurant not included.
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    Day 2 & 3. Hiking & exploring Vágar island
    Over the next two days, we’ll explore the island of Vágar. Your guides will choose a different trail for each day depending on the weather. We’ll prepare for long day hikes along dramatic cliffs and wave-battered headlands, surrounded by open ocean. You’ll witness the raw power of offshore Atlantic swell, thousands of seabirds nesting in the steep rock walls, and the famous Múlafossur Waterfall cascading hundreds of stories into the sea. We’ll aim to visit the Trælanípan cliffs and bear witness to Lake Sørvágsvatn as it sits on the edge of a hundred foot bluff above the ocean. We’ll hike through emerald green pastures, etched with trails used for centuries by Faroese shepherds, and aim to reach the old abandoned village of Víkar on the more remote reaches of the island. We’ll spend each night near Gásadalur, otherwise known as Geese Valley.
    Accommodation in Guesthouse. * Dinner not included.  
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    Day 4. Hike from Saksun to Tjørnuvík
    Today we will wake up with our eyes looking to the Streymoy Island, where we will arrive aboard the Norðlýsið. We will travel by RIB boat to Saksun, an old Viking village that connects with the sea through a lake that was once a natural harbor for its inhabitants. From Saksun we will begin our hike that will cross the north of the island from west to east, arriving to Tjørnuvík, a place where everything is calm and the waves collide against the cliffs close to its beautiful beach. From here, we will travel again by RIB boat to Eiði’s harbour where our sailboat will be waiting for us for being our cozy home tonight.

    Accommodation aboard the Norðlýsið sailboat.

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    Day 5. Hike to the “Slættaratindur” peak & Gjógv
    Today we will wake up on the island of Eysturoy to climb the highest peak of the Faroes, the Slættaratindur (880m). From its top, we will have the best views of the Faroe Islands and if the day is clear, we can also see the icy peaks of the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland, about 565km away. We will descend from Slættaratindur towards the village of Gjógv, with its beautiful colorful houses and its natural harbor used by fishermen to dock their boats for centuries. After enjoying this incredible place, we will take the RIB boat to return to the Norðlýsið, which will sail to Fuglafjørður, one of the most quiet fjords of the island where we will dock to watch the sunset and enjoy a delicious Faroese dinner and a wonderful evening at board.

    Accommodation aboard the Norðlýsið sailboat.

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    Day 6. Hike in Kalsoy island
    Good morning! Today the sun light will awaken us in Fuglafjørður and after an appetizing breakfast on board, we head to the island of Kalsoy. We will disembark at the harbour of Syðradalur and began to hike north towards the Kallur lighthouse at the northwest corner of the island. On our way we will walk through several villages, such as Mikladalur and Trøllanes, where we will stop to enjoy its incredible landscapes, the brutal sound of its waves and the presence of the mythological Selkies. After this long but unforgettable day, we will return to the harbour by vehicle to embark again in the Norðlýsið, where we will spend the night.

    Accommodation aboard the Norðlýsið sailboat.

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    Day 7. Nólsoy island exploration & arrival to Tórshavn
    We wil wake up in Klaksvík’s harbour, the second largest city in the Faroe Islands and that continues focused in its great fishing tradition. We will leave in the Norðlýsið towards the island of Nólsoy on the way to the south and on our route, we will make a stop for fishing from our sailboat, so today we will have fresh fish to eat on board ;) Once docked at Nólsoy’s harbour, we will go down to the mainland to hike and explore this beautiful island. We will return to the ship around noon to eat and then head towards Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. This afternoon we will be able of enjoy the charm of its nordic streets, the colors of their houses and the always welcoming character of the Faroese people.

    Accommodation in Guesthouse.

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    Day 8. Transfer to Vágar international airport
    Today we say goodbye to the Faroe Islands with the happy feeling of having soaked in its essence, the strength of the sea, its energy and its wild beauty. From Tórshavn, we will be transfered by vehicle to the Vágar airport. * The itinerary of Hiking & Sailing in the Faroe Islands could be changed in case of adversal meteo conditions.

    In this trip we will change the classic accommodation & transportation for a wonderful faroese schooner: the Norðlýsið (the "Northern Light").

    Norðlýsið was built on Faroe Islands and was originally used as a fishing vessel and it was a trailblazer in the great herring fishing of the 50s and 60s. In the start of the 80s the ship was restored and adapted as a schooner sailship by the faroese artist Tróndur Patursson. It has since been an icon in faroese tourism by providing a friendly and safe environment to experience the Faroe Islands.

     

    A few words from the Norðlýsið crew:

    Sailing with the Norðlýsið gives you the feeling being in the moment, and you realize that the voyage is the real destination. The wind in your face, the sound of the waves breaking on the bow and the special steady movements of a wooden ship all give you a balance that goes beyond the legs and into your soul. Onboard the Norðlýsið the focus is on sustainability and well-being. We use the wind when we can and use our knowledge of the currents and the wind to give our guests the most comfortable trip possible. When we cook on board, we prefer to work from scratch with the best ingredients available - preferably Faroese. As a guest onboard you participate according to your ability and desire, but always under the careful supervision of the crew. We offer you the joy of using your body and feeling your strength when the sails are hoisted. And who does not get goosebumps when the sails are set and the engine is powered off? Then you are truly in sync: The wind, the ship and you. Of course, we have time for laughter and silliness onboard, but also deep conversations and reflection. Sunshine, grey days, rain and fog: All days are good days when the ship runs well.

    The Norðlýsið crew

      Capacity: 10 passengers + crew Lenght: 62 feet