May 13th - 22nd, 2023
Nestled off Scotland’s northwest coast between Norway and Iceland is Europe’s best kept secret, the enchanting Faroe Islands!
Picture this. A stunning volcanic archipelago comprised of windswept mountainsides and rolling hills. Dramatic coastline and jagged, moss-covered cliffs dotted with misting waterfalls and precariously perched, picturesque lighthouses. Sweeping lush, verdant green grasslands speckled with Faroese sheep and ancient turf-roofed houses. Quaint villages, sparkling with culture and colorful Scandinavian architecture.
The Faroe Islands are a puffin’s paradise. Thousands visit the islands every year from April to September. And puffins aren’t the only visitors. This remote location is a magnet for about 100 other bird species that migrate over the North Atlantic Ocean.
Breathe in the fresh seaside air as you marvel Faroe’s breathtaking landscapes and vibrant Nordic seaside villages. Join Dan and Tanya on this exciting island excursion to the Faroe Islands!
Meet Daniel and Tanya Cox
2023 Faroe Islands Photography Tour I Travel Plans
Saturday, May 13
Arrive at Vagar Airport (FAE), suggested flight arrival time TBA.
The northern archipelago islands of the Faroe are filled with photo opportunities during the spring season. You will never be more than three miles from the ocean. The countryside is dominated with picturesque steep mountains and cliff sides. Over 80,000 sheep roam these islands, and a staggering two million pairs of seabirds call the Faroe Islands home.
Our home base is on the edge of the seaside village of Tórshavn at the Hotel Foroyar. Tórshavn, on Streymoy Island, is the capital city of the Faroe Islands. It’s known for its old town, Tinganes, crammed with wooden turf-roofed houses on a small peninsula. Visit Tórshavn Cathedral, local boutiques, and restaurants. The Nordic House cultural center offers theater, dance, and music performances.
We’re keeping the itinerary general/less detailed than most of our trips. We want the flexibility to work around weather and light along with our local photo guide’s suggestions. Below is a list of locations we hope to visit during the tour:
Torshavn – Historical old town
Kirkjubøur – Magnus Cathedral ruins and historical settlement
Sornfelli view point
Nor∂radalurs winding roads towards Koltur
Leynarvatn & Leynar
Vestmanna bird cliff boat tour (optional)
Saksun historical village
Tjørnuvik village & beach
Gasadalur village – Mulafossur waterfall
Bøur Village – Black sand beach with Tindhólmur as a backdrop
Trælanípan – The lake above the ocean (3.5km walk) and sea stack
Sandavagur – Red roof church and Trølkonufingur sea stack
Boat trip to Drangarnir sea stacks Tindhólmur and Gasadalur
Traditional nest houses by the lake
Sandoy day trip (optional) – ferry, 30 minutes
Typical grass roof house by the lake
White house by the lake
Double sea stacks (minor hike)
World’s biggest mailbox
Su∂uroy day trip – ferry, 2 hours
The lighthouse and single summer house by the sea
Vagur village – Eggjarna viewpoint
Ásmundarstakkur (time allowing)
Ei∂e village and waterfall
Kalsoy (optional due to the hike difficulty, 45 minutes)
Viewpoint over Klaksvik
Viewpoint towards Kalsoy and Kunoy
Vidareidi – Northernmost settlement
Mykines day trip – ferry, 45 minutes
Puffin Island and historical village
Puffins usually land in May and start cleaning their burrows
As always, Natural Exposures has included the unknown little “extras” that add to the enjoyment of the trip! We can’t wait to see you next spring!
Monday, May 22
Depart at Vagar Airport (FAE), suggested flight departure time TBA.
10 Guests Maximum
EXPLORER RATE: 6811 pp, DBL occupancy (10 days /9 nights)
NON-EXPLORER RATE: ADD 200
BOOK BY JUNE 1, 2022: Receive 650 DKK (approx. $100 US) credit at Hotel Foroyar for food, drinks, and spa.
Single Sup: 1100
Pricing in US dollars
$1500 Per person due at time of booking
Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover, or check accepted
Deposits are non-refundable. If cancellations are necessary, we require this request in writing. We will do our best to resell your space. Only if we can resell your space, we will refund (minus deposit and discounts given to sell your space). No partial refunds are possible for unused services.
August 15, 2022: $3000 first installment
January 15, 2023: Final payment
Installments are payable by check only. Please make checks payable to Natural Exposures and mail to:
810 N. Wallace, Suite E
Bozeman, MT 59715
- Private small group travel with professional photographer Daniel J. Cox
- Local photo guide
- Fees for parks, ferries, and boat rides
- 9 nights at Hotel Foroyar
- 650 DKK (approximately $100 US) credit at Hotel Foroyar for food, drinks, spa for those who book before June 1, 2022
- Private van transportation to travel easily around the islands
- Breakfast included daily. Lunches and dinners will be a combination of included group meals along with meals on your own.
- International airfare
- Airport transfers on non-scheduled itinerary days
- Laundry, misc. expenses, Internet charges, some meals and beverages
- Any attractions / optional activities not listed in itinerary
- Travel / emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Guide gratuities
Flights to Book
May 13, 2023: Arrive at Vagar Airport (FAE)
May 22, 2023: Depart at Vagar Airport (FAE)
We will suggest flights/times for arrival and departure to and from Faroe Islands. The itinerary is based around flights from Copenhagen.
You can fly non-stop to the Faroe Islands from a variety of destinations, such as Copenhagen (Denmark), Paris (France), Reykjavik (Iceland), Edinburgh (Scotland), and Bergen (Norway).
Flights from Reykjavik, Edinburgh, and Bergen to the Faroe Islands with Atlantic Airways are only an hour long. Flights from Copenhagen on either Atlantic Airways or Scandinavian Airlines are two hours. Direct flights from Paris to the Faroe Islands on Atlantic Airways last two hours and 45 minutes. There are between two and four direct flights from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands each day, depending on the season.
Travel/emergency evacuation insurance is not required for this photo tour, but we always recommend purchasing it for any trip. We recommend one or more of the following, depending on your needs:
(use code natexp)
Allianz Global Assistance
(use travel agency ID F203564)
Terms & Conditions
Natural Exposures cannot control nor is responsible for abnormal weather, natural disasters, or any other disaster that might affect the trip. Travel insurance should be purchased to cover any missed flights or medical problems that may affect/delay your travel. National Parks have the right to change our itinerary.
By booking a trip with Natural Exposures, you agree to the following CANCELLATION AND LIABILITY POLICY
Accommodations for 2023 Faroe Islands Photography Tour I
May 13-21, 9 nights
Hotel Foroyar – Standard Deluxe with View Rooms
Hotel Føroyar is as real as it gets if you want to uncover the Faroe Islands in its true essence. Take in the panorama views. Open the window. Touch the grass and breathe in the crisp air. Listen to the sound of the mountains. Walk down to the city. Enjoy some umami. Stimulate your senses. Refresh. You’re close to everything. It’s also very easy to get here.
Ress Spa – Take a break from the everyday and enjoy this sanctuary of peace. The first part of Ress Spa is now open and it’s all about wellness: From deep-cleansing facials to thorough body massages, rasul and infrared sauna.
Eat like a Local – We will enjoy some group dinners, and there will time on your own to explore the local cuisine. The Faroese diet consists mainly of fermented meat, seasonal fish and seafood, organic lamb, and the odd root vegetable.
Helpful Information for 2023 Faroe Islands Photography Tour I
The weather in the Faroe Islands is unpredictable and highly changeable, so be prepared! The islands are generally windy, cloudy, and cool throughout the year. Variations in altitude, ocean currents, topography, and wind mean the climate differs greatly, even though distances between locations is small.
May is one of the drier months in the Faroe Islands, but likely there will be some splashes of rain. Average temperatures in May vary between lows of 41°F and highs of 49°F but could feel cooler depending on the conditions.
All of the locals speak English.
There is free Wi-Fi at our our hotel, Hotel Foroyar, and in public areas which is all good and reliable.
4G is available right across the islands. If you want limitless access to data on your phone, you can pick up a SIM card from the local telecommunications company named Hey.
There are two currencies of equal value in the Faroe Islands: the Faroese króna and the Danish krone. While the Faroese goverment prints its own bank notes, only Danish coins are used. Danish notes are equally acceptable as Faroese notes throughtout the country.
Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in the Faroe Islands. If you wish to pay with cash, ATMs are available.
230-volt, 50 Hz, plug types F (also works with plug types C and E) and K (also works with plug types C, E, and F)
The only place you will find alcohol is at the Rúsan stores that can be found on all larger islands. The largest Rúsan store is in Tórshavn in the small shopping mall Miðlon. The selection of wines, spirits, and beers is excellent. But prices are NOT for the faint-hearted.
If you want some beer, wine, and the like to enjoy while you’re in the Faroe Islands, then your best bet is to purchase at the airport. Alcohol is heavily taxed on the islands, but at the airport it is tax-free.
If you arrive or depart on non-itinerary days, there is an airport taxi service you can pre-book.
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