The wind and sea accentuate the drama of the northern Atlantic landscapes and turn spectacle into beauty during your customizable Iceland and Faroe Islands itinerary. Idyllic waterfalls tumble over seaside cliffs as glaciers spill down volcanic foothills while puffins soar through the sky in search of fresh fish. Ancient warriors demand attention through the artifacts they’ve left behind, and geysers command respect through their boiling temperatures and powerful eruptions. You will discover pristine...
Vagar – Arrive in the Faro Islands and Relax in the Town of Vagar
The Faroe Islands offer secluded, untouched landscapes that showcase the captivating drama of nature. The coastlines resemble jagged puzzle pieces drifting apart while cottages shimmer with pastel hues and grass rooftops against the silver-streaked cobalt blue Atlantic Ocean. Tunnels and windy roads connect once-inaccessible hamlets at the remotest edges of the northern islands. As your flight descends into Vagar Airport, you will notice the short grass that blankets the countryside and is filled with flocks of fluffy sheep. The pasture shimmers with emerald hues against the black and gray rocks that protrude from the cliffs and mountains.
Your flight will land, and you will quickly exit the airstrip built in World War II by the British. Dew shimmers over the grass outside the landing strip as you pick up your rental car and venture into the village to find the island of Mykines soaring above the cobalt waters in the distance. Your Iceland tour agents will ensure a smooth ride as you take in the steep, rugged coastline that will demand your attention against the quiet, colorful homes found along the shores of Sorvagur. The prevalent breeze carries the briny aroma of the ocean, and you will be able to spot puffins circling over the water. The birds build their cliffs in niches along the coastal cliffs, and their orange beaks and feet contrast against the black and white plumage around their bellies and face.
Gjogv – View Lake Sorvagsvatn and Gasadalur before Transferring to Gjogv
Klaksvik – Explore the Headlands at Vidareidi and the Charm of Klaksvik
Klaksvik – Discover the Cultural History in Kirkjuboreyn and Torshavn
Reykjavik – Return to Vagar for the Flight to Reykjavik to Tour the City
Reykjavik – View Famous Waterfalls, Geysers, and Thingvellir National Park
Reykjavik – Wander along the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano and Visit a Lava Cave
Reykjavik – Indulge in the Blue Lagoon before Departing for Home
- Feel the ice beneath your feet and enjoy the stunning scenery along the pristine surface of the Eyjafjallajokull Glacier on a private walking tour
- Witness the stunning whitewater of Bossdalsfossur Waterfall tumble over a seaside cliff after being fed by Lake Sorvagsvatn on the Faroe Islands
- View the marvelous power and shimmering hues of Gullfoss Waterfall before seeing the dramatic spout of Strokkur Geyser
- Find puffins soaring over the rugged cliffs at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean at the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs
- Enjoy the freedom of your car that will allow you to linger in the colorful villages of the Faroe Islands or continue to discover the dramatic landscape at your leisure
- Delight in an in-depth tour of Reykjavik that will offer a detailed history of Viking settlements through uncovered artifacts, including a 10th-century longhouse
- Visit the meeting place of the world’s first documented parliament located inside Thingvellir National Park
- Explore Kirkjuboreyn, the medieval religious center of island life, and home to a farmstead passed down over more than 17 generations
Bask in the air of discovery during your 8-day tour to Iceland and the Faroe Islands to find a frontier-like atmosphere along the rolling hills, staggering cliffs, and historical farmsteads. Your adventure will begin with your arrival at Vagar Airport on one of the 18 islands that make the Faroe Archipelago. You will pick up your car rental and travel to the village of Sorvagsvatn with the remainder of the day at your leisure to indulge in the quiet ambiance and enchanting landscape. Wake the next day to travel at your preferred pace en route to Gjogv. Cruise along the waters or around the edges of Lake Sorvagsvatn to view the waterfall and enjoy the panoramic view of Mykines Island from the shores at Gsadalur.
Venture the next morning to the headlands of Vidareidi to find dramatic mountains, splashing waves, and the stunning cliffs of Cape Enniberg. Continue to the town of Klaksvik, home to one of the largest ports of the islands. The next day, you will visit the villages around the islands and enjoy a lesson in cultural history in the hamlet of Kirkjuboreyn. Reach the capital city of Torshavn to wander the streets of Old Town before returning to Klaksvik in the evening. The next day, you will make your way to Vagar Airport to return the car and fly to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, and meet your private transfer upon arrival. Settle into the comforts of your luxury hotel at the heart of the city, and then your guide will collect you in the lobby and take you on an in-depth tour of Reykjavik to explore both the history of the past as well as contemporary culture.
The following day, you will travel to Thingvellir National Park with a stop to see the Gullfoss Waterfall and the geyser region en route. Once you reach the national park, you will discover historical landmarks and captivating landscapes shaped by continental tectonic plates. Travel the next day to reach the foothills of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano. Wander with your guide along the rides and slippery surface of the glacier, and then plunge into a cave to view the architecture crafted by lava tubes. Before returning to Reykjavik, you can stop to enjoy the incredible waterfalls of Skoga and Seljalands. Conclude as your private transfer will greet you at your hotel after breakfast and escort you to Keflavik Airport for your flight home via the Blue Lagoon, one of the iconic Iceland experiences. Learn more about what to expect with these travel reviews.
$3,635 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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