Faroe Islands offer incredible coastal mountain scenery, edge-of-the-world atmosphere and varied hikes to cliff-top vistas that make you feel like a sea bird. It is a quiet country where people are still friendly and not overridden with tourists. It is safe and extremely easy to travel around between various islands via subsea tunnels. If you enjoy photographing scenery in Iceland or Ireland, then the Faroe Islands are another must-see destination.
Our small group tour includes the most rewarding hikes, an uncompromising dedication to photography every day and a comprehensive itinerary covering the entirety of the northern isles, in order to provide exceptional value and an unforgettable photo trip. This is our 4th typically annual workshop to the Faroe Islands.
Dates: 10-17 July 2020 (7 days, 7 nights)
Day 1 - Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
10 July 2020
The first day will be spent flying to Torshavn, Faroe Islands. We will have time to get settled in a new country, by first staying on island of Vagar. We will embark on a casual evening and sunset photo shoot around the iconic Gasadalur village which is set idyllically above a waterfall that pours into the nearby ocean.
Day 2 - Vagar Island
11 July 2020
Our first Vagar Island full day of photography, which will include visiting stone fishing shacks on the beautiful Sorvagsvatn lake. Then we will go on a hike around Sorvagsvatn to the far end, which features a stunning view of the lake outlet waterfall as it falls into the ocean below the sea cliffs. After we finish exploring and taking photos we'll return via boat taxi. Once we're back in town we'll continue our evening with exploration around Trollkunufingur sea cliffs. To wrap up the night we will all have dinner in Sorvagur town, then watch the sunset overlooking Tindholmur point and islands.
Day 3 - Streymoy Island
12 July 2020
Day three will be spent on Streymoy Island enjoying idyllic ocean and country scenes including Tjornuvik beach which is surrounded by giant mountains, the classic Saksun grass roofed church, and a gorgeous ocean inlet. These astonishing sights will leave you feeling as if you've traveled back in time by 1,000 years to the viking age. There will be ample time to explore and photograph all of these beautiful locations that Streymoy has to offer. Here we will stay in a large private airbnb home for our group.
Day 4 - Eysturoy
13 July 2020
Exploration of the northern islands north of Klaksvik, including Vidoy and Kunoy Islands. Included is a ferry boat ride out to Kalsoy island, where we will explore the little local communities and hike up to the Kallur lighthouse on the northern tip of the island. We'll return in the evening for sunset over Klaksvik, and a 1 hour drive around Eysturoy Island to Gjogv for the night.
Day 5 - Eysturoy
14 July 2020
We will spend the day taking photos around Eysturoy with the option of hiking up to the highest mountain of Slættaratindur, featuring amazing panoramic views of the island channels where we will have plenty of opportunity to practice our panoramic photography skills. Finally we will take a small trip to Tjornuvik over on Streymoy for some bay and cliffline telephoto shots. There are also plenty of additional fjords to explore and photograph on the island of Oyndarfjordur.
Day 6 - Klaksvik, Bordoy
15 July 2020
A stunning scenic drive among the local islands and through the brilliant under-sea tunnels, with many stops along the way including some gorgeous waterfalls. There will be plenty of scenic locations on Streymoy Island to capture that will fill most of our day. In the evening we will continue on to Klaksvik. There we will enjoy a pastel sunset over the town of Klaksvik and a panoramic vista view over the islands and sea channels. We will stay at the beautiful Hotel Klaksvik for the night.
Day 7 - Torshavn, Faroes
16 July 2020
A day of waterfalls and picturesque seaside communities on Streymoy island while overlooking Vestmannasund. Arrival into Torshavn, the capital city of Faroe Islands. Daytime photography of the local red historical harbour buildings and fort, and some time on your own in Torshavn to explore at your leisure. Then we will regroup at a delicious seafood restaurant in Torshavn for dinner. Evening and sunset photography and a short drive out of town to view the overlook at the Hestsfjordur ocean cliffs.
Day 8 - End of trip
17 July 2020
One last morning for photographing any spots you may have missed on previous days or favorite locations you want to enjoy once more. We will then drive back to Vagar Island (1 hour) by midday for your varying flights from FAE Vagar Airport back to Iceland or Copenhagen. Thus concluding the trip.
Group Size: Maximum size of 6
Start/End: The trip begins and concludes at Vagar Airport (FAE) Faroe Islands from where you will return to Europe directly or North America via Iceland. Our itinerary offers a balanced mix of sightseeing and serious photography all around the Faroe Islands for a comprehensive overview of this island archipelago.
Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5 boots. There are several hikes planned to access some of the islands most scenic areas, which sometimes involve hiking on sloping grassy narrow sheep paths for up to 1.5 hours hiking each-way, plus photo time. Opting to skip out on the hikes would diminish your overall experience of the Faroe Islands. General physical fitness, as well as prior experience mountain hiking, are required. In addition, our days may be long, so good travel stamina and attitude are important!
All photographic opportunities and professional instruction
All ground transportation and guiding
Boat ferries and subsea tunnels
All fees for activities listed in this itinerary
Accommodation for 7 nights. Accommodation will be chosen based on optimal locations to photograph and will vary, including authentic Faroese guesthouses, hotels and seaside whole private homes rented out for our group. Some accommodations have shared bathrooms among the rooms of our private houses. Prices are based on double occupancy – optional single supplement may be available for an added fee of $500.