May 24th - June 2nd, 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!

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  • 2023 Faroe Islands Photography Tour II Travel Plans

    Wednesday, May 24

    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 ForoyarTórshavn, 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:

    Streymoy:
    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

    Vagar:
    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
    Beinisvørd viewpoint
    Ásmundarstakkur (time allowing)

    Eysturoy:
    Ei∂e village and waterfall
    Gjøgv village
    Funningur church
    Funnigur viewpoint
    Funnigurfjordur
    Eiduvik

    Kalsoy (optional due to the hike difficulty, 45 minutes)

    Bardoy:
    Viewpoint over Klaksvik
    Viewpoint towards Kalsoy and Kunoy

    Vidoy:
    Vidareidi – Northernmost settlement

    Mykines day trip – ferry, 45 minutes
    Puffin Island and historical village
    Puffins usually land in May and start cleaning their burrows

    Birds of the Faroe Islands

    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!

    Friday, June 2

    Depart at Vagar Airport (FAE), suggested flight departure time TBA.

    • Guest Limits

      10 Guests Maximum

    • Trip Cost

      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

    • Deposit

      $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.

    • Installments

      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:

      Natural Exposures
      810 N. Wallace, Suite E
      Bozeman, MT 59715

    • Included

      • 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.
    • Not Included

      • 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 24, 2023: Arrive at Vagar Airport (FAE)

      June 2, 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).

      There are two main airlines that fly to the Faroe Islands: Atlantic Airways and Scandinavian Airlines. A third airline, Wideroe (from Bergen), also flies to Faroe Islands.

      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 Insurance

      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:

      Global Rescue
      (use code natexp)

      Allianz Global Assistance 
      (use travel agency ID F203564)

      Insure My Trip

    • 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 II

    May 24 – June 1, 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.

    Amenities:

    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 II

    Weather

    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 and June are of the drier months in the Faroe Islands, but there may still be some splashes of rain. Average temperatures in May vary between lows of 41°F and highs of 49°F and increase by a few degrees in June, though it could feel cooler at any time depending on the conditions.

    Language

    All of the locals speak English.

    Wi-Fi

    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.

    Currency

    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.

    Electricity

    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)

    Alcohol

    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.

    Transfers

    If you arrive or depart on non-itinerary days, there is an airport taxi service you can pre-book.

    Have a question?

    Have a question about this tour? We're happy to answer any queries you may have.

  • Testimonials from Natural Exposures' Explorers

    • "Tanya and Dan’s logistic skills provide a seamless photo tour where one can truly enjoy the experience. With unlimited photographic opportunities Dan’s instruction has taken my photography to a higher level."

      Linda Henry, Oregon

    • "I just wanted to again thank you for a wonderful week of photography and relaxation away from the office. It was a really a good group."

      Sue Wolfe, Texas

    • "Wonderful. You guys are awesome and it's a real pleasure traveling with you!"

      Omar Hikal, Dubai

    • "What a trip
      What a group
      What a fabulous everything
      To our next encounters with nature"

      Maud and Leon Soriano, Florida

For additional information please contact Tanya at info@naturalexposures.com or by telephone at (406) 556-8212

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