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Panoramatic View Into The Cliffs And Lake With Circle Rainbow, Traelanipa, Faroes Islands

7th-12th October, 2019


First discovered by Irish monks in the 6thcentury but truly embraced by the invading Vikings in the 9th, they were the ones to name this wild archipelago of 18 main islands and innumerable smaller islands, islets and skerries as Føroyar – Sheep Islands.


Here, far out in the North Atlantic close to the Arctic Circle you are never more than three miles from the sea. A sea which is surprisingly vivid in colour – turquoise and blue green – as the waves pound the high cliffs and volcanic black sand beaches.


To think of the Faroe Isands as some sort of alternative to Iceland would be to do them a great disservice. Yes, there are similarities – both are ancient, untamed places hewn from the earth and sculpted by extreme weather and deep volcanic forces. Both have a minimal, mostly treeless and almost melancholic beauty. But both are quite different in reality.


Føroyar is a place of steep jagged hills and cliffs, clothed in vivid green close grasses. Views from each island feature the other islands and skerries, rock pinnacles and arches abound. The population is tiny at just 50,000 and these are scattered across the islands in small close-knit fishing communities, living in colourful houses around small harbours and in older traditional stone houses thatched with grass roofs. The people are known for their friendliness (and the Faroes are one of the few countries in the world without a prison).


Now is the time to visit this place, one of the last wildernesses in Northern Europe before it becomes like Iceland – a victim of its own beauty. Flights in are easy from Edinburgh or Copenhagen and moving around between islands is relatively easy as most are connected by tunnels or bridges.


We have planned our tour around being based in two locations to make the most of our time there. This will enable us to really explore and get a full flavour of a range of the land and seascapes. Undoubtedly, the Faroes would benefit from several visits but we aim to make this a great first introduction to those who have always be tempted by the wild and mysterious pull of these islands.


The group as always will be small, at 10 persons (although some non-photographic partner places may be available). This allows us to offer as much tuition as you require. We have hired two vehicles so there will be plenty of space for everyone to spread out and relax – although the islands are compact and as every corner provides photographic opportunities this is not a tour of long journeys.


There will be some walking over rough terrain on this tour. The climate so far out in the Atlantic is unpredictable and so we have to be prepared for this both in our clothing and our approach to the itinerary. Such tours are for the more adventurous amongst us so please bear this in mind when booking and be sure you are fit enough and willing to be flexible should conditions dictate. As always if the weather forces us inside, we will always make best use of the time for you by running critiques, image processing sessions and delivering talks etc. But our goal is not to be deterred by the weather unless absolutely necessary.


We are very excited by this latest adventure, one we have wanted to do for several years. We hope you can join us.




Hotel Føroyar

Our accommodation for the first three nights will be at Hotel Føroyar, Torshavn; the ideal location to start our exploration of the islands.The natural grass roof of this peaceful and stylish hotel fits in perfectly with the surrounding rugged green countryside.

Hotel Føroyar was designed by well-known Danish architects, Friis & Moltke. Guest rooms feature calm colours and bright, modern design by Philippe Starck and Monta

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Gjáargarður Guesthouse

A charming retreat, one hour from the capital Tórshavn, offering pristine rooms and incredible views of the Atlantic. For cosy isolation on the edge of Europe, with hearty food and warm interiors

Situated in the village of Gjógv - one of the Faroes’ northernmost settlements. At the mouth of a natural harbour, flanked by steep, treeless slopes, the setting is nothing but epic – and with just 50 inhabitants, the village is a sleepy and picturesque refuge.

All accommodation in single occupancy rooms with breakfast






3 nights  single room accommodation with breakfast at the the Hotel Føroyar 

2 nights  single room accommodation with breakfast at the Gjáargarður Guesthouse

Transfers to and from Vágar airport and around the region.

Tuition from Valda and Doug

Max, 10 clients.


Flights, insurance, meals (apart from those listed), alcohol, airport transfers, should your flight not coincide with ours.

Fitness level - moderate. Gentle walking. Not suitable for those with limited mobility.

Average temperatures, both locations 9C


via Copenhagen with Atlantic Airways


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