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Faroe Islands Norway
Road Tunnel Sub-sea tunnel Ferry
50 km, Tórshavn to the Vágar Airport 67 km, Tórshavn to the village of Gjógv 75 km, Tórshavn to the city of Klaksvík 2 hour sail from Tórshavn to the island of Suduroy. 30 minute sail from the ferry harbour of Gamlarætt to the island of Sandoy On the island of Suduroy, it is 34 km between the town of Tvøroyri and the village of Sumba
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ONCE UPON A TIME …
… there was a little island kingdom with a nature so grand, that you could hardly believe your eyes. And it still exists. The Faroe Islands is a modern country where old traditions and customs are still upheld. The locals all know one other, and this creates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The nature is present on all 18 islands, and each offers unique and singular experiences and impressions. This is a place to discover. GreenGate Incoming is the Faroe Islands leading local travel agency. We have thorough information about the Faroese history, inhabitants, art, culture and nature. We offer authentic experiences for all senses and our experienced travel agents are passionate about giving you the best service possible. We have, in cooperation with Atlantic Airways, created an assortment of exciting offers. Now it is up to you to be tempted. We tailor your adventure to fit all your wishes and needs to make sure your trip will never be forgotten. WE WILL SEE YOU IN THE FAROES
TABLE OF CONTENTS PACKAGE 1: Discover the Faroe Islands with Local Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 PACKAGE 2: The Classic Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 PACKAGE 3: The Best of the Faroe Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 PACKAGE 4: The Faroe Islands on Foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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PACKAGE 5: Island Hopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 PACKAGE 6: Sense of Faroese Summer and Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 PACKAGE 7: Birds and Untamed Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 PACKAGE 8: Faroese Cuisine – An Untold Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 PACKAGE 9: The Ring of Lighthouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 GROUP TOURS: Hiking Festival and Maritime Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 EXCURSIONS. FLIGHT AND ACCOMMODATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 ACCOMMODATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 PACKAGE 10 AND 11: Circle Tour. Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands . . . . . 18 PACKAGE 12: Circle Tour. The Faroe Islands and Iceland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, INCENTIVES, EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 YOUR NEXT MEETING TAKES PLACE IS IN THE FAROE ISLANDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 PRACTICAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 GENERAL CONDITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
FAROE ISLANDS 2014–6. EDITION Distributor and publisher: Atlantic Airways, FO-380 Sørvágur, www.atlantic.fo & GreenGate Incoming, Jónas Broncksgøta 35., FO-100 Tórshavn, www.greengate.fo Art Direction: Sendistovan, www.sendistovan.fo Photography: Kasper Fill Solberg, GreenGate, Incoming, Kamilla Benzon, Óla Jákup Rólantsson, Atlantic Airways, Tora Tourist
DISCOVER THE FAROE ISLANDS WITH LOCAL GUIDE
PROGRAM: Individual tour with local tour guide DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights START DAY: Thursday (other start days by request) TRAVEL WINDOW: June, July, August ORDER THROUGH: email@example.com Please give date, package, and combination number
PACKAGE 1 + COMBINATION 1 7 nights at hotel in Tórshavn. Prices from: Double occupancy room per person. Euro 1.719 Single occupancy Euro 2.159 PACKAGE 1 + COMBINATION 2 7 nights B&B/guesthouse in Tórshavn. Prices from: Double occupancy room per person Euro 1.430 Single occupancy Euro 1.608
On this tour around the islands we offer you the best nature and cultural experiences. We take care of everything, so you can concentrate on the experience. Together with your tour guide, you’ll get up close and personal with local Faroese, and experience the authentic Faroe Islands. Do you like many attractions in a short amount of time? Do you enjoy sharing your experiences with others on the tour? If so, this is the right choice for you. THURSDAY: Arrival with Atlantic Airways. Transport from airport to overnight accommodations. Preview of program with local travel guide at designated place. FRIDAY: We drive from Tórshavn along the coast through colorful villages, crossing ”the bridge over the Atlantic”, and continue to the northern most village on the island of Eysturoy, Gjógv, known for its unique natural harbor and Crown Princess Mary’s bench. Among other things, you will see classic sea cliffs and the rock formations the Giant and the Witch, and the highest mountain in the islands, Slættaratindur at 882 meters. Lunch is served in cozy surroundings, and then the tour continues via the village of Funningur to the idyllic village of Saksun which lies picturesquely bound in a small fjord with high mountains on both sides. SATURDAY: In the afternoon we take a boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs. From Tórshavn we drive via the mountain road to the village of Vestmanna where we sail out to the bird cliffs and into and through several sea caves - a fabulous experience - remember your camera. En route back to Tórshavn, we make a stop at an old viking farmstead in the beautiful and quaint village of Kvívík. SUNDAY: Day tour to the historic island of
PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flight with Atlantic Airways including all fees (see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover). Return airport shuttle and overnight accommodations in Tórshavn with breakfast. Friday, bus/guide/lunch.
Sandoy, one of the most unspoiled islands where you can still experience the old, Faroese way of life. We drive from Tórshavn over the mountain to the ferry harbor Gamlarætt where we catch our ferry. On the sail across the sound we enjoy the views of Hestur and Koltur. The guide tells us about the sagas from the island - some captivating stories. Experience a church visit, fantastic view points, small villages, and bird cliffs. Bag lunch eaten en route. Before returning to the hotel we visit the cultural center of Kirkjubøur. MONDAY: Walking exploration in the old city quarter in Tórshavn, Tinganes and Reyn with its small alleys and charming houses with grass roofs. The local guide will tell stories about the past and present. You might meet the Prime Minister, or one of William Heinesens - Lost Musicians. The tour also goes by the Cathedral and its cozy adjacent neighborhood, Vágsbotn, with its many boats. Here you can see how important the sea and fisheries are to the local inhabitants. The tour ends with lunch. After the tour, on your own, you can visit the National Faroese Museum. TUESDAY: We drive from Tórshavn towards the most northerly island. From the village of Leirvík we enter the sub-sea tunnel which was decorated by local artist Tróndur Patursson. On
Saturday, bus/guide/boat trip. Sunday, bus/guide/ ferry/bag lunch. Monday, bus/guide/lunch. Wednesday, ferry/guide/coffee/sandwich.
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this tour we will experience the islands of Borðoy, Viðoy, and Kunoy. The nature is breathtaking, and is dominated by high and steep mountains. We explore the second largest village of Klaksvík, one of the most important villages inside the fishing industry. We also visit Christians Church. Lunch is served on the tour. WEDNESDAY: By ferry from Tórshavn we sail to the green island of Nólsoy. Take a walking tour with a local guide through the village and experience the unique attractions that can only be had on Nólsoy, like Rowing Ove’s boat, Diana Victoria. In 1986 Ove rowed alone from the Faroe Islands to the Little Mermaid in Copen– hagen. Coffee and sandwich is served after the tour. On your own you can walk to the top of the island which provides the most beautiful panoramic view over Tórshavn and adjacent islands. Return by ferry to Tórshavn. THURSDAY: Transport from overnight accommodations to the airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways. ADDITIONAL, prices by request: Tuesday: Faroese Fish Buffet at Hotel Hafnia ½ pension at the hotel, 2 courses with coffee.
PLEASE NOTE: This package can also be adapted to 4 nights and 5 days. Read more at www.greengate.fo Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra from, Euro 150.
THE CLASSIC CIRCLE
PROGRAM: Individual travel on your own by car DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights START DAY: Your choice TRAVEL WINDOW: all year ORDER THROUGH: firstname.lastname@example.org Please
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PACKAGE 2 + COMBINATION 1 7 nights at a hotel. Prices from: Double occupancy room per person Euro 1.348 Single occupancy Euro 1.887 Children (2-11 years) Euro 650 PACKAGE 2 + COMBINATION 2 7 nights at a B&B/guesthouse. Prices from: Double occupancy room per person Euro 1.130 Single occupancy Euro 1.528 Children (2-11 years) Euro 616 Prices fr
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The Faroe Islands offer unique nature, exciting history and a rich culture. There are birds, sheep, and friendly people. There is a captivating silence, which is only broken by cascading waterfalls and eardeafining surf. Take your senses with you on this self guided road trip.
Day 1: Arrival with Atlantic Airways. Pick up your rental car at the airport. Experience the island of Vágoy on your own. We recommend a visit to the small village of Gásadalur. From here you can walk out on marked nature trails and enjoy the impressive view over Tindhólmur, don’t miss the beautiful waterfall that runs in to the ocean. Spend the night in Vágoy. Day 2: We recommend on your way north to go on a two hour boat trip to Vestmanna birdcliffs*, where the boat takes you in between the cliffs and in to grottoes, and also visit the unique Saga Museum. Continue on to the village of Tjørnuvík, that is surrounded by steep mountains. Here you can see the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch. Cross the bridge, that connects the islands of Eysturoy and Streymoy, and continue to the village of Eiði. Here more beautiful surroundings and nature will await you and view of the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur, 882 meters. Spend the night in Eysturoy. *Boat trip is not included. Day 3: Enjoy the day at the village of Gjógv, which is known for its unique natural harbor. Here it is possible to hike on your own and enjoy the view of the birdcliffs and the beautiful valley Ambadalur. Hiking maps are available in Hotel Gjáargarður in Gjógv. Spend the night in Eysturoy. PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flight with Atlantic Airways including all fees (see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover). Rental car, category B, unlimited mileage and CDW. Acommodation in chosen
Day 4: From Leirvík you drive through the sub-sea tunnel to the town of Klaksvík. The tunnel is decorated with lights by the famous Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson. From Klaksvík it is possible to explore the other Northern Islands, each offering dramatic landscapes. On the island of Viðoy lies the most northern village in the Faroe Islands, Viðareiði, which definately is worth a visit. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a slice of bread at the local resturant. Spend the night in the Northern Islands. DAY 5: We suggest that you visit the island of Kunoy in the morning. From the tiny village of Kunoy is a beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy. Above the village is a small cosy park. A local legend tells that up on a high mountain in Kunoy lies a plank from Noah’s ark. Clams and sea shells grow on it. People, who have gotten lost in the fog have seen the plank, but no one who has gone looking for it has ever found it. Back on Eysturoy you will drive towards the village of Søldarfjørður, where you visit a private home with an impressive garden. Here coffee and cake will be served. Spend the night in Tórshavn. DAY 6: Visit the beautiful and green island of Sandoy, also called the Saga-island. The island is, compared to the other islands, characterized by mostly flat terrain. The island has a wealth of
history and wonderful nature. Take the ferry from the harbor Gamlarætt to the village of Skopun. Do not miss the villages of Dalur and Húsavík which lie in beautiful surroundings. In the village of Skálavík it is possible to buy food and beverages in the new vacation centre. Spend the night in Tórshavn. DAY 7: Enjoy the day in Tórshavn on your own, but don’t forget to visit the village of Kirkjubøur which is the Faroe Islands’ historical and cultural centre. The picturesque old farm is home to a family who for 17 generations have run the farmstead and ecclesiastic site. See the unfinished Magnus Cathedral and the small medieval church of St.Olav. Spend the night in Vágoy. DAY 8: Rental car is returned at the airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways ADDITIONAL, prices by request Day 2. Boat trip to Vestmanna birdcliffs (June, July and August) Day 6. Local guide in the village of Sandur, visit the oldest wooden church in the Faroe Islands, and hear the dramatic story about the priest Kálvur Little (available all year around). All days: Visit a Faroese boat builder (available all year around)
combination with breakfast. Private home visit with coffee and cake and ferry fee.
from those listed in the program. Suitable for children. For more information www.greengate.fo
PLEASE NOTE: B&Bs and guesthouses are shared acommodations. Overnight acommodation may vary
Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra from, Euro 150
PROGRAM: Individual tour, self-guided with car DURATION: 11 days / 10 nights START DAY: Sunday TRAVEL WINDOW: May 15th – September 1st ORDER THROUGH: email@example.com Please give date, package, and combination number
PACKAGE 3 + COMBINATION 1 10 nights at hotel. Prices from: Double occupancy room per person Euro 1.936 Single occupancy Euro 2.737 Children (2-11 years) Euro 889
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THE BEST OF THE FAROE ISLANDS
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PACKAGE 3 + COMBINATION 2 10 nights at B&B/guesthouse. Price from: Double occupancy room per person Euro 1.677 Single occupancy Euro 2.363 Children (2-11 years) Euro 877
In 2007, the Faroe Islands were honored by National Geographic as the worlds’ best archipelago for unspoiled authenticity, a strong cultural integrity, a green lowland, and well protected nature. We are proud to welcome you here. SUNDAY: Arrival with Atlantic Airways. Pick up rental car at the airport. Take a drive to the village of Gásadalur which was the last village to be connected to the rest of the islands by tunnel. Enjoy the quiet and breathtaking view of Tindhólm. Spend the night on Vágoy. MONDAY: A day trip to the island of Mykines. The tour starts with a grand sail by majestic sea cliffs. Spot puffins, that charming little bird with a colorful beak, or the impressive gannet, which can only breed on the isolated isle to the west of the main island. To get out to the isle and its lighthouse, one must cross a bridge - a bridge that crosses the Atlantic Ocean. Bag lunch is had en route. Back in the village, one can pop in at the local cafe. Spend the night on Vágoy. TUESDAY: From Tórshavn sail with the ferry Smyril to the island of Suðuroy. In the town of Tvøroyri you can visit the local tourist office and have a look at some of the historic buildings that were used by the Danish Royal Company Store. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the cozy cafe Pubbin, which lies close to the water. Spend the night on Suðuroy. WEDNESDAY: You will be picked up at your overnight accommodations by a driver/guide who will show you around this peculiar island, which has a rich history and unforgettable view points. The travel is determined by wind and weather. Lunch is enjoyed en route. Spend the night on Suðuroy. THURSDAY: Return to Tórshavn with the ferry Smyril. Have a walk through Tórshavns old city quarter, Tinganes. At the end of this small
PRICE INCLUDES: roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways with all fees (see flight schedule on back cover) Rental car, category B, free mileage and CDW. Over night accommodations with breakfast. Monday, ferry/
peninsula are the parliamentary buildings, where the prime minister has his office. Also close is the charming city quarter of Reyn, where you can walk between small houses with grass roofs. Spend the night in Tórshavn. FRIDAY: From Tórshavn with ferry to the island of Nólsoy. Here life moves at its own pace, with quiet, tolerance, and almost no cars. The guide will share stories and show the boat that Rowing Ove, a local hero, used to row alone from the Faroe Islands to the Little Mermaid in Denmark. In the afternoon we suggest a visit to the village of Kirkjubøur, which is the Faroe Islands’ cultural center. Spend the night in Tórshavn. SATURDAY: From the village of Vestmanna we sail to the fantastic Vestmanna bird cliffs where we will sail between dramatic rock formations and through some sea caves. Afterwards drive towards the northern islands, which offer dramatic landscapes. On the island of Viðoy is the islands’ most northerly village, Viðareiði, which is worth a visit. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a slice of bread at the local restaurant. Spend the night in the Northern Islands. SUNDAY: With ferry from Klaksvík to the island of Kalsoy, popularly called the Recorder, which comes because of the 12 kilometer long road that winds through four tunnels and connects the islands four villages. Make a stop at the village of Mikladalur which is known for its artists and sagas. Also visit the village of Trøllanes far to the north. Remember to bring along a bite to eat and something to drink. Spend the night in the Northern Islands. guide/bag lunch. Tuesday, ferry. Wednesday, driver guide/ lunch. Thursday, ferry. Friday, ferry/guide/bag lunch. Saturday, boat trip. Sunday, ferry.
MONDAY: Let the day develop on its own in the village of Gjógv, which is known for its unique natural harbor and a beautiful view of the island of Kalsoy. If you so desire, you can walk to the majestic valley Ambadalur. Walking maps can be purchased at the overnight accommodations in the village. Spend the night on Eysturoy. TUESDAY: Visit some of the adjacent villages, for example Oyndarfjørður to see the Rocking Stones, which according to legend are two enchanted pirate ships that lie rocking calmly. Continue to the village of Runavík and visit the local tourist office for information and visiting hours for the charming Vicarage in the village of Nes. The yarn store Navia is situated in the village of Toftir and has a large selection of Faroese sweater, yarn, wool, etc. In the village of Søldafjørður its possible to buy coffee and cake in a private home and peruse their well-kept, beautiful garden. Home visit must be pre-ordered. Spend the night in Eysturoy. WEDNESDAY: North of the village of Eiði the rock formations, the Giant and the Witch can be seen. According to legend, they are a couple who, in attempting to move the islands to Iceland, were turned to stone. En route we pass by the Faroe Islands’ highest mountain, Slættartindur at 882 meters high. Return rental car at the airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways.
ADDITIONAL, prices upon request: All days: visit a Faroese boat builder.
PLEASE NOTE: B&B and guesthouses have shared facilities. Overnight accommodations may vary. Upgrading to a larger car is possible. Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra from, Euro 150
PACKAGE 4 + COMBINATION 1 7 nights in a hotel. Prices from: Double occupancy room per person Euro 1.318 Single occupancy Euro 1.799 PACKAGE 4 + COMBINATION 2 7 nights at a B&B/guesthouse. Prices from: Double occupancy room per person Euro 1.160 Single occupancy Euro 1.602
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THE FAROE ISLANDS ON FOOT
PROGRAM: Self guided trip with car and hiking DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights START DAY: MONDAY (other days by request) TRAVEL WINDOW: May 15th to September 1st ORDER THROUGH: firstname.lastname@example.org Please give date, package, and combination number
The Faroese untamed nature is a paradise for nature lovers and is well suited for a hike in the mountains. Get close to birdlife and their beautiful song, see the green nuances, the colorful villages, beautiful fjords, breathe the clean and fresh air as well as view the nearby islands, which rise majestically on the horizon. MONDAY: Arrival with Atlantic Airways at Vágar Airport. Pick up your rental car at the airport. Drive to the village of Miðvágur, where the old nature path leads you out to Trælanípan. Enjoy the undulation of the ocean and the voices of the birds filling the sky. The path goes along the largest fresh water lake in the Faroe Islands, Leitisvatn. See the waterfall Bøsdalafossur and the free standing cliff Geituskoradrangur. For more information visit the tourist office in Miðvágur before going on the hike. Also visit the villages of Gásadalur and Bøur. Spend the night on Eysturoy. TUESDAY: The natural harbor in the village of Gjógv is an attraction every one should take time to see. If you walk along the edge of the crevice you might see some puffins coming out of their nests on their way out to the ocean to get food for their young. At the end of the crevice, facing the open ocean, it is possible to enjoy the view from Crown Princess Mary’s Bench. From Gjógv you can hike up the mountain to the beautiful valley Ambadalur, en route you see bird cliffs and enjoy scenic views. For more information go to Hotel Gjáargarður before going on your hike. Spend the night in Eysturoy. WEDNESDAY: Visit the picturesque village of Saksun. The bay used to be a protected natural harbor, but today the entrance to the bay is blocked by sand. At low tide you can walk along the sand out to the ocean. It is possible to visit the museum Dúvugarður, a beautiful example of a typical old Faroese farm house with a grass roof. From Tórshavn you take the ferry Smyril to the island of Suðuroy. En route you pass the
PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flight with Atlantic Airways including all fees (see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover). Rental car, category B, unlimited mileage and CDW. Accommodations with
islands of Sandoy, Stóra Dímun and Lítla Dímun. Spend the night in Suðuroy. THURSDAY: In the village of Sumba you find the mountain of Beinisvørð, which is one long grass slope which rises to a precipice and the falls straight in to the ocean. Walk the short distance to the top of Beinisvørð, where a grand panorama view opens up and in the most beautiful way reveals the essence of the Faroe Islands in one glance, with fjords and valleys, villages and mountains, birds and sheep, nature and man. On the northern part of the island lies the village of Sandvík, which is known in the Faroese Saga as the village where one of the greatest chieftains, Sigmundur Brestisson, was murdered on the beach after swimming from the island of Skúvoy trying to escape Tróndur í Gøtu. To experience the dramatic west side of the island you can, straight after the tunnel from the village of Hvalba, walk along the sheep path out to “Á Røðina”, which is highly recommended. Spend the night in Suðuroy FRIDAY: There are many great hiking paths in Suðuroy for example the top of Rávan and the award winning Hvannhagi. Visit the local tourist office in the village og Tvøroyri for more information about hiking. We recommend the beautiful hike to Hvannhagi. In the afternoon or in the evening you go back with the ferry to Tórshavn. See the art exhibition by Faroese artists onboard the ferry Smyril en route to Tórshavn. Spend the night in Tórshavn. SATURDAY: In the morning we wander through the old parts of Tórshavn, Tinganes and Reyn
breakfast, return ticket with the ferry Smyril and citywalk in Tórshavn. PLEASE NOTE: The hikes are easy to moderate. Always visit the local tourist office for more
with a local guide. The rest of the day can be spent for example: taking the ferry to the island of Sandoy or Nólsoy where there are good hiking paths or a boat trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs from the village of Vestmanna. Spend the night in Tórshavn. SUNDAY: We recommend the hike over the mountain and back down to the cultural center of Kirkjubøur. The first part of the hike is uphill. On the top is a great view over Tórshavn and Nólsoy. Follow the cairns and you get to a stone lectern. Public meetings have been held in this place for the last 120 years with banners waving in the wind, patriotic speeches and nationalistic songs being written for the occasion. Continue south along the path and enjoy the majestic view over the islands of Sandoy, Hestur, Koltur, and Vágar. After arriving in Kirkjubøur it is possible to visit Roykstovan (combined museum and private home) which is approx. 900 years old. See the ruins of the Saint Magnus Cathedral and Ólavs’ church from year 1111. Spend the night in Tórshavn MONDAY: Return rental car at the airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways
ADDITIONAL, prices by request: Visit Faroese boat builder Boat trip to Vestmanna bird cliffs Local guides for suggested hiking trips.
information before going on hikes. Bring warm and practical clothing. For more information see www. greengate.fo Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra from, Euro 150
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PROGRAM: Individual tour, self guided with local ferry, bus, and helicopter DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights START DAY: Sunday TRAVEL WINDOW: June 1st to September 1st. ORDER THROUGH: email@example.com Please give date, package, and combination number
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PACKAGE 5 5 nights at B&B/Guesthouse and 2 nights at hotel. Price from: Double occupancy per person Euro 1.595 Single occupancy Euro 1.870
ADDITIONAL: Extend your stay with two extra fantastic days on the island of Suðuroy. Including ferry to and from Suðuroy and private sight seeing with driver/ guide and lunch. Price from: Double occupancy per person Euro 280. Single occupancy Euro 463
PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways with all fees ( see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover) Return airport shuttle, over night accommodations with breakfast, transportation and food relative to package description.
Here is a trip for those of you who love challenges and excitement. Experience the Faroe Islands by sea, by land, and by air. The bird paradise Mykines and the Viking island of Skúvoy are just some of the high points of the tour. Get excited! SUNDAY: Arrival with Atlantic Airways. Transportation to overnight accommodation on Vágoy. The rest of the day is on your own. Dinner is included. Spend the night on Vágoy. MONDAY: Transportation to the dock in the village of Sørvagur, where the boat to Mykines sails. This island is home to thousands upon thousands of migrating birds, and it is here you have the chance to get a close hand look. Bag lunch and dinner are included. Spend the night on Mykines. TUESDAY: Self guided hiking to the Mykines isle. A walking bridge standing 35 meters from the sea connects the isle with the main island. The free standing rock formations that surround the lighthouse at the edge of the sea cliff is a breathtakingly beautiful sight to behold. Bag lunch is enjoyed en route. Bag lunch and dinner are included. Spend the night in Mykines. WEDNESDAY: Return flight with the helicopter* or ferry to Vágoy and with local bus and ferry and via the island of Sandoy to Skúvoy, where the famous Viking chieftain Sigmundur Brestisson built the Faroe Islands’ first Christian church. Upon arrival you will be welcomed to a private home for cake and coffee. The host recommends a self guided hike. Dinner is included on Skúvoy. Spend the night on Skúvoy. *if helicopter flight is canceled, transport from Mykines to Vágoy will be by ferry. THURSDAY: Return by ferry from Skúvoy to Sandoy, also called the saga island. Upon PLEASE NOTE: Weather can have an effect on this package, and can change the overnight accommodations and other elements from how they are listed above. If the helicopter flight is canceled, transporta-
arrival on Sandoy, you are met by a local driver/ guide. Sightseeing on the island, which has been inhabited since the age of the Vikings. Visit the villages of Sandur, Dalur, Húsavík, and listen to exciting sagas and stories. The tour ends with over night accommodations in the village of Skálavík. If so inclined, you can relax in an outdoor hot tub. Bag lunch and dinner are included. Spend the night on Sandoy. FRIDAY: After lunch you return by bus and ferry to Tórshavn and then by ferry to the island of Nólsoy. Upon arrival visit the tourist office and get overnight accommodation. Go on a tour with a local guide through the village and experience the attractions that can only be had on Nólsoy, like Rowing Ove’s boat, Diana Victoria. In 1986 Ove rowed alone from the Faroe Islands to the Little Mermaid in Denmark. On your own you can walk to the top of the island where there is the most beautiful panoramic view of Tórshavn and the surrounding islands. Dinner is included. Spend the night on Nólsoy. SATURDAY: Return to Tórshavn by ferry. Experience Tórshavn on your own. We recommend a visit to the art gallery, Faroese National Museum, The Nordic House, and old city quarters Tinganes and Reyn. It’s also possible to wander back and forth over the mountain from Tórshavn to the cultural center of the islands, Kirkjubøur. Spend the night in Tórshavn. SUNDAY: Transportation to the airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways. tion from Mykines to Vágoy will be by boat. Read more at www.greengate.fo Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra from, Euro 150
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PROGRAM: Individual tour self guided DURATION: 4 days / 3 nights START DAY: Friday to Monday TRAVEL WINDOW: Summer Sense – June 1st to August 31st ORDER THROUGH: firstname.lastname@example.org, please give date, package, and Sommer Sense
PACKAGE 6 + SUMMER SENSE 3 nights hotel in Tórshavn. Price from: Double occupancy per person Euro 988 Single occupancy Euro 1.130
ADDITIONAL, prices upon request: Saturday: Citywalk in Tórshavn with private guide Saturday: Excursion to the Vestmanna bird cliffs
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PACKAGE 6 + WINTER SENSE 3 nights hotel in Tórshavn. Price from: Double occupancy per person Euro 872 Single occupancy Euro 1.059
ADDITIONAL,price upon request: Saturday: Visit a local family for coffee and cake Saturday: Citywalk in Tórshavn with private guide
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FRIDAY: Arrival with Atlantic Airways to Vágar Airport. Transpotation to overnight accommodations in Tórshavn. SATURDAY: Go exploring in the old parts of Tórshavn, Tinganes and Reyn with their narrow alleys and charming houses with grass roofs, and relax in the cozy cafe, Kaffihúsið down by the harbor. At the end of the harbor is Østrom where you can see and buy contemporary Faroese art and fine craft. On the main street it is possible to have a closer look at exquisite Faroese designed wool ware in the latest fashion, like the exciting store, ”Sirri” and the sewing boutique, Guðrun and Guðrun. On the tour you pass the cozy old bookstore and tourist office which are situated in the same building. Visit the art museum close to the park. The permanent collection hosts of a wide variety of Faroese art and shows how nature and landscape have been the dominant motifs throughout all of Faroese art history. From there it is not far to the Nordic House which is also worth a visit. When hunger hits, visit the trendy sushi restaurant ETIKA which serves delicate Faroese raw produce in classic Japanese style. SUNDAY: At a designated time, you will be picked up at your overnight accommodations. Experience a private 3 hour sightseeing tour with a local Faroese driver/guide. See the Faroe Islands in seasonal light and color. The drive is contingent on wind and weather, so look forward to beautiful scenic views and many good stories. The evening offers a nice dinner in charming surroundings. MONDAY: Transportation to airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways.
Photo: Kasper Fiil Solberg
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FRIDAY: Arrival with Atlantic Airways to Vágar Airport. Transportation to overnight accommodations in Tórshavn. SATURDAY: Explorative walk in Tórshavn’s older parts of town, Tinganes and Reyn with their narrow alleys and charming houses with grass roofs. Relax at one of the cozy cafes down by the harbor. On the main street its possible to get a close look at Faroese designed wool ware in the latest fashion, with the exciting store, ”Sirri” and the sewing boutique Guðrun and Guðrun. We recommend a fantastic hiking trip, back and forth over the mountains from Tórshavn to the cultural center of Kirkjubøur. The first part of the trip is uphill. At the top you will find nice views of Tórshavn and Nólsoy. Follow the cairns and you will get to a stone lectern. Public meetings have been held in this place for the last 120 year with banners waving in the wind, patriotic speeches, and nationalistic songs being written for the occasion. Continue south along the path and enjoy the majestic view over the islands of Sandoy, Hestur, Koltur, and Vágoy. After arriving in Kirkjubøur, you can visit Roykstovan, which is approximately 900 years old, see the ruins of the Saint Magnus Cathedral, and Olav’s Church from the year 1111. SUNDAY: Day tour to the saga island of Sandoy, one of the most unspoiled islands where they still maintain the traditional, Faroese lifestyle. We drive from Tórshavn over the mountain to the ferry harbor Gamlarætt where we board the ferry. On the sail you can view the islands of Hestur and Koltur. The guide entertains with sagas from the island - some captivating stories. Experience a church visit, fantastic scenic views, small villages, and bird cliffs. Bag lunch en route. Evening includes a nice dinner in charming surroundings. MONDAY: Transportation to airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways.
PROGRAM: Individual tour self guided DURATION: 4 days / 3 nights START DAY: Friday to Monday TRAVEL WINDOW: WINTER SENSE – Sept. 1st to May 31st ORDER THROUGH: email@example.com, please give date, package, and Winter Sense
The Faroe Islands is unlike any other destination and worth a visit at any time of year. Traditions, untold stories, customs, events and experiences are found in Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall. A two hour flight drops you in the middle of fantastic nature at any time of year. The beautiful islands, full of life, bid you welcome during any season.
PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flights with Atlatnic Airways (see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover) Return airport shuttle and overnight accommodations with breakfast. Excursion to Sandoy/bus/guide/ferry tickets/bag lunch/ together with dinner in Tórshavn (beverages excluded). Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra from, Euro 150
PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways with all fees (see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover) Return airport shuttle and overnight accommodations with breakfast. Driver/guide for 3 hours and dinner in Tórshavn (beverages excluded)
Photo: Kasper Fiil Solberg
SENSE OF FAROESE SUMMER AND WINTER
PLEASE NOTE: Businesses are open Saturdays from 1000 to 1400 (some are open every Saturday until 1600) Sunday businesses are closed. Option for car rental. See more on our website: www.greengate.fo
PROGRAM: Self guided trip by car DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights START DAY: Sunday (other days by request) TRAVEL WINDOW: June 1st to August 15th ORDER THROUGH: firstname.lastname@example.org Please give date, package, and combination number
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PACKAGE 7 + COMBINATION 1 4 nights at a hotel and 3 nights in a B&B/guesthouse. Prices from: Double occupancy per person Euro 1.703 Single occupancy Euro 2.418 PACKAGE 7 + COMBINATION 2 4 nights at a B&B, 3 nights in a guesthouse/hotel. Prices from: Double occupancy per person Euro 1.579 Single occupancy Euro 2.242
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MONDAY: Drive to the village of Sørvágur, where you head to the island of Mykines by ferry. Mykines is unique with is rich bird life. Upon arrival we begin with a guided hike to Mykineshólm. Along the path out to the isle thousands of puffins breed and nest, and it is possible to get very close to them. On the isle itself is the only Faroese gannet colony. Bag lunch is enjoyed en route. Spend the night in Vágoy. TUESDAY: Drive through the island of Streymoy, past the old whaling station Við Áir and over the bridge to Eysturoy. First stop en route is the village of Eiði, where you go on a hike with a local guide to Eiðiskollur. Eiðiskollur is very interesting as it is the only area where sheep are prohibited to graze. Experience a rich bird life and plant life. Enjoy the panoramic view from the top. Continue on to the village of Gjógv and en route see the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur at 882 meters and the impressive rock formations the Giant and the Witch, situated out in the sea. Spend the night in Eysturoy. WEDNESDAY: Enjoy the morning in the village
PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways including all fees (see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover). Rental car, category B, unlimited mileage and CDW. Accommodation for the chosen combination includes breakfast. Monday: return ferry fee/bag lunch/ guide. Tuesday: guide/coffee/cake. Wednesday: coffee/
of Gjógv, which is known for its natural harbor we recommend everyone sees. Here it is possible to hike up the mountain with a beautiful view over the adjacent islands and over bird cliffs. Get more information at the overnight accommodation center in Gjógv before going on a hike. In the afternoon you drive to the village of Søldafjørður via Funningsfjørður to visit a private home with a unique garden, where coffee and cake will be served. Continue on to the ferry harbor Gamlarætt via Tórshavn to board the ferry toward the island of Sandoy. Spend the night in Sandoy.
SATURDAY: Return from Nólsoy with the ferry to Tórshavn. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own. We suggest a visit to the National Museum and the Open Air Museum, which is situated in beautiful surroundings by the old village of Hoyvík. The village of Kirkjubøur, which is the cultural center of the Islands is also worth a visit. Spend the night in Tórshavn. SUNDAY: Return rental car at the airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways
THURSDAY: From the village of Sandur we have arranged a guided walk with one of the locals from the island. You go to the fresh water lake Gróthúsvatn to see and hear more about the birdlife and to the sand dunes with a wide array of flowers, including spotted orchid, moss and lichens. Your senses will be surrounded with impressions from the the unique nature. Bag lunch will be enjoyed en route. Spend the night at Sandoy. FRIDAY: Return to Tórshavn. Early evening you take the ferry to the island of Nólsoy. Upon arrival you walk up to the local tourist office where you will be informed about your accommodations. Take a walk on your own in this cozy little village, where there are almost no cars. Later in the evening a guided walk to the Storm Petrel colony, the largest in the world. An exciting walk that lasts from apprx. 10 pm to 2 am. Spend the night in Nólsoy.
cake/return ferry fee. Thursday: guided walk/bag lunch. Friday: return ferry fee/guided walk/coffee/tea. Saturday: return ferry ticket. PLEASE NOTE: If you do you not wish to bring your luggage to the island of Nólsoy we offer suggestions for
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SUNDAY: Arrival with Atlantic Airways to Vágar Airport. Pick up your rental car at the airport. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own, visit for example the small villages of Bøur and Gásadalur, or take a walk from the village of Miðvágur to the rock formation the Witches’ Finger. This hike offers a rich scenery and great look out points. Spend the night in Vágoy.
Photo: Kasper Fiil Solberg
This trip is for those who are passionate about birds and who want to test their strength against a mountain. Visit the breathtaking islands and get a closer look at the beautiful, colorful flowers, while the diverse bird life unfolds around you. Experience the islands of Mykines, where you get close to the birds, Sandoy with the interesting flora and bird life as well as Nólsoy, which offers a unique evening walk to the largest Storm Petrel colonies in the world.
Birds which can be expected to be seen: puffin, gannet, oyster catcher, plover, sparrows, wild gees, and many others.
ADDITIONAL, prices by request: Saturday: boat trip to Vestmanna bird cliffs
storage. Please bring warm and practical clothes, a water bottle for the walks and remember your binoculars. For more information go to www.greengate.fo Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra from. Euro 150
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PROGRAM: Individual tour, self guided DURATION: 4 days / 3 nights START DAY: Friday TRAVEL WINDOW: all year ORDER THROUGH: email@example.com. Please provide date, package and season.
PACKAGE 8 + SEASON 1 (May 1st to September 30th) 3 nights in a 4* hotel in Tórshavn. Prices from: Double occupancy per person Euro 1.307 Single occupancy Euro 1.604 PACKAGE 8 + SEASON 2 (October 1st to April 30th) 3 nights in a 4* hotel in Tórshavn. Prices from: Double occupancy per person Euro 1.216 Single occupancy Euro 1.448
Restaurant of the Year 2013 In the Danish Dining Guide, Restaurant KOKS is one of five nominees for best restaurant 2013
PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways with all fees (see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover) Roundtrip airport shuttle and overnight accommodations including breakfast. Friday: 8 course meal at KOKS. Saturday: 4 hours
– AN UNTOLD STORY The traditional Faroese cuisine has evolved over centuries in it own unique way because of the islands remote geographic location in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is both simple and complex at the same time. The climate is not well suited for growing grains and vegetables and so it becomes natural to experiment with the raw produce that surrounds the 18 islands. We welcome you on a gastronomical journey with an emphasis on local food, culture, traditions and unbelievable scenery.
FRIDAY: Arrival at Vágar Airport. Transportation from the airport to Tórshavn. Check in at accommodations in Tórshavn. Enjoy dinner at Hotel Føroyar’s restaurant KOKS, which is the Faroe Islands leading gastronomical restaurant. Here chef Leif Sørensen and his team transform raw produce into world class gourmet meals. KOKS is featured in the guide ”66 Best Nordic Restaurants”. Here you will enjoy a fantastic 8 course meal. SATURDAY: Pick up at overnight accommodation by a private driver/guide. The sightseeing tour is dependent on weather, but look forward to a day of great look out points, photo opportunities and being entertained by the guides’ many stories. Lunch is served at a private residence in cozy surroundings where you have the opportunity to make small talk with the host and ask questions about Faroese cuisine. Back in Tórshavn there is an opportunity to experience a beer tasting at Kafe Kaspar, where taste samples from the two Faroese breweries, Okkara and Føroya Bjór, are served. Føroya Bjór has won many awards and gotten recognition for their beer. Afterwards enjoy dinner at Hotel Hafnia’s fine restaurant.
sightseeing tour/lunch/beer tasting/dinner. Sunday: 5 course meal (beverages excluded). PLEASE NOTE: it is possible to extend the trip. Shops are open Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm (some are
SUNDAY: Go exploring in the old part of Tórshavn, Tinganes and Reyn. On the tip of this peninsula lies the parliament administrative buildings where the Faroese prime minister has his office. Here you will also find the charming part of town called Reyn, where you can take a walk pass the grass roofed houses. Do not miss the cozy harbor. Lunch is on your own, but we recommend the trendy sushi restaurant ETIKA. Here they serve delicate Faroese produce in classic Japanese style. In the evening you have reservations at Restaurant Áarstova, which lies in an old, heritage protected building in the heart of Tórshavn. It is a charming place with exposed beams, small doors and odd angles. This place is all about ambiance and great food. MONDAY: Check out from the hotel. Transportation to Vágar Airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways.
ADDITIONAL, price upon request: Friday: wine tasting at Hotel Føroyar in their unique wine cellar. Sunday: a private citywalk in Tórshavn Car rental
open until 4 pm). Sunday all shops are closed. Visit our web site www.greengate.fo for more inspiration on your trip to the Faroe Islands. Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra from, Euro 150
PROGRAM: Individual tour, self guided with ferry, bus, helicopter, and rental car DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights START DAY: Monday PACKAGEPERIODE: June 1st to Sept. 1st ORDER THROUGH: firstname.lastname@example.org, please give date, package, and combination number
PACKAGE 9 Accommodation at 2 and 3 star hotel with facilities and B&B with shared facilities. Price from: Double occupancy per person Euro 1.616 Single occupancy Euro 2.161
THE RING OF LIGHTHOUSES Photo: Kasper Fiil Solberg
On this tour of the islands you get to visit 5 lighthouses with their fantastic stories and important and beautiful locations from north, south, east, and west. To get to the lighthouses you will enjoy an assortment of travel, including a helicopter trip, sailing from island to island and unforgettable hikes that offer a natural, adventurous experience. MONDAY: Arrival with Atlantic Airways. Transportation to overnight accommodations. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Spend the night on Vágoy. TUESDAY:THE LIGHTHOUSE ON MYKINES. Transportation to the harbor in the village of Sørvágur where the boat that services Mykines departs. The trip starts with a grand sail along the majestic mountain cliffs. After arrival you leave your luggage at your overnight accommodations before you start a self guided hike to the lighthouse. On the hike you will see puffins, that charming bird with a colorful beak, and another impressive bird, the gannet, which only breeds on the isle. To get out to the isle and the lighthouse, you need to cross a bridge, a bridge that crosses the Atlantic Ocean. Here you will find the most western lighthouse in the Faroes which was built in 1909 and is surrounded by vertical sea cliffs, a sight of spectacular beauty. Bag lunch is enjoyed en route. Dinner is served in the village in the evening. Spend the night in Mykines. WEDNESDAY: THE LIGHTHOUSE ON AKRABERG. Departure from Mykines by helicopter * to the island furthest south, Suðuroy. En route short stops will be made on some of the small islands. A fantastic experience where you can sense the small village communities and how remote they are - subject to the whims of nature. Transportation from the helicopter pad to the the overnight accommodations. Later in the day, you go sightseeing at the mountain of Beinisvørð, which is a steep grassy slope that ends with a sea cliff dropping straight to the ocean. On the top of Beinisvørð is a fantastic scenic view where an impressive, panorama reveals itself with Sumba to the south and Suðuroy’s steep west side to the north. Afterwards you drive to the most southernly
PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flights with Atlantic Airways with all fees (see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover) 2 day rental car, category A, unlimited mileage and CDW. Overnight accommodations with breakfast, Monday, transportation. Tuesday, transportation/ferry/bag lunch. Wednesday, helicopter/ transportation/sightseeing with driver/guide. Thursday,
lighthouse in the Faroe Islands, Akraberg, which was also built in 1909. Spend the night in Suðuroy. *if the helicopter flight is cancelled, you will travel by local buses and ferries to Suðoroy and the program will be adjusted accordingly. THURSDAY: THE LIGHTHOUSE AT SKANSIN. Transportation to the ferry which sails to Tórshavn. On the trip you sail past the islands of Lítla Dímun, Stóra Dímun, and Sandoy. Early arrival, opportunity to store luggage at overnight accommodations. Enjoy the day on your own but visit the lighthouse which stand at Skansin. Skansin is an historic fortification situated on a hill by the harbor in Tórshavn. It was built around 1580 to protect the town against hostile attacks after the town was nearly attacked by pirates. In 1884 a red lantern was placed to warn sea traffic, and in 1909 a lighthouse was built. Today Skansin is a favorite tourist destination because of its outstanding view of Tórshavn and the island of Nólsoy. Spend the night in Tórshavn. FRIDAY: THE LIGHTHOUSE ON NÓLSOY. Catch the early ferry from Tórshavn to the island of Nólsoy. Visit the local tourist office for more information about the hike to the lighthouse, Borðan, which takes about 5 hours total. Here you will also receive a bag lunch for your hike. On the other end of the island is the lighthouse Borðan which holds great significance for sea traffic - William Heinesen, known Faroese author, called it, ”the tower at the end of the world.” The lighthouse is build with beautifully carved stone and has one of the worlds largest lenses, measuring 3 meters tall and weighing in at 4 tons. The lighthouse at Borðan was one of ten lighthouses featured in the Danish coin series, Tarnmønter (2002 - 2007). Return to Tórshavn by ferry. Spend the night in Tórshavn.
transportation/ferry. Friday, ferry/bag lunch. Saturday, rental car/ferry/local guide/bag lunch. Sunday, dinner. PLEASE NOTE: The hiking trip to the lighthouse on Mykines is easy and challenging. Akraberg easy. Skansin easy. Borðan is easy and challenging. Kallin is easy. Bring warm and practical clothing. The weather can affect this program and overnight accommodation
SATURDAY: THE LIGHTHOUSE ON KALSOY. Pick up your rental car at the designated place. Drive to the village of Klaksvík which lies in the northern islands to catch the ferry to the island of Kalsoy. Because of the 12 kilometer long road which goes through 4 tunnels and connects the islands 4 villages, the island is also known as the recorder. Drive to the village of Trøllanes, the islands most northern village to meet with a local guide. Start the hike from the village and walk out to the northern tip of Kalsoy. Here you will find the lighthouse, Kallin with a unique view of all the northern sea cliffs. Bag lunch is enjoyed en route. Make a stop in the village of Mikladalur, which is know for its artists and sagas. Return to Klaksvík by ferry. Spend the night in the northern islands. SUNDAY: Enjoy the day on your own. We suggest you visit the beautiful village of Gjógv by driving from Klaksvík via the village of Funningur. Gjógv is known for its unique natural harbor which is very much worth a visit. Here you can also find a cozy hotel where you may enjoy lunch. Continue on the scenic route to the village of Eiði. En route you will see the two impressive rock formations, the Giant and the Witch, and Slættaratind, 882 meters, the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. Upon arrival to the island of Vágoy, we recommend a visit to the village of Bøur and Gásadalur, both of which have a grand view of Tindhólm. This trip ends with dinner at the airport hotel. Spend the night on Vágoy. MONDAY: Return rental car at airport. Departure with Atlantic Airways. ADDITIONAL, prices by request: Local guide for suggested hikes. Visit a Faroese boat builder.
and other elements may vary from what is listed above. Read more at www.greengate.fo Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra from, Euro 150
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EXPERIENCE ONE OF OUR GROUP TOURS TO THE FAROE ISLANDS Group tours are for everyone – also, for those of you who travel on your own, this is a fantastic opportunity to travel with others who have the same interests as you.
HIKING FESTIVAL SPICED WITH MUSIC
MARITIME EXPERIENCES – ISLAND CRUISE (all inclusive)
EUR 1.892 PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM / SINGLE SUPPLEMENT EUR 227 PERIOD: 7th to 14th of august 2014 Other periods on request in June and July ORDER THROUGH: email@example.com Please provide dates and HIKING FESTIVAL ACCOMMODATON: 7 nights in guesthouse / B&B / ferry Smyril / Hotel Føroyar MINIMUM: 10 persons LANGUAGE: English / Scandinavian speaking guides
EUR 2013 per person (based on 8 persons) EUR 1661 per person (based on 12 persons) PERIODER: 7th to 11th of May and 17th to 21st of September 2014 ORDER THROUGH: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide dates and Maritime Experiences
ACCOMMODATON: 4 nights in bunk with linnen MINIMUM: 8 persons MAXIMUM: 12 persons LANGUAGE: English / Scandinavian
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The Faroe Islands is the perfect travel destination for the adventurous, and we offer you a fantastic opportunity to experience the islands on board the schooner Norðlýsið (Northern Lights). On the journey you get the chance to breathe the fresh air, get close to nature at sea and on land, enjoy the bird life in the mountains, whale watch, sail in grottoes (sea caves), meet the local folk, and gain insight into the local customs and traditions. We have arranged an exciting 5 day program with overnight bunk accommodation on board the schooner. We will be visiting some interesting islands where we have arranged for excursions which are included in the package – get in contact with the local people and enjoy the many fascinating and untold stories. See detailed program on our website www.greengate.fo **Option to extend your stay on land either before or after the sailing cruise. **Please note that program is subject to change due to weather conditons
Photo: Birgir Enni
Photo: Kasper Fiil Solberg
Imagine hiking from village to village in the magnificent Faroese scenery. While you are still refreshed and high from the hike, you can sit down to a concert in a remote and rustic place and enjoy some Faroese musical composition. The hiking festival is the perfect combination of hiking and music. The beauty of the islands is surprisingly different, differing in its roughness and dramatic appearance. We have put together a program where you will e.g. experience the Cultural Centre of Kirkjubøur, the bird island of Mykines, a grotto concert, hiking to the award-winning Hvannhagi on the island of Suðuroy, hiking to the top of the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur. You will visit the capital of Tórshavn and enjoy a Faroese cultural evening. Every hike provides a new, exciting destination with a concert in a small, intimate venue. The music experience will vary from a Faroese solo vocalist to an ensemble of Faroese classical musicians playing Faroese composed music. We move with caution, leaving no trace. Enjoy the sounds of music, nature and the stunning views. See detailed program on our website www.greengate.fo
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PRICE INCLUDES: Return direct flight from Gatwick or Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands with taxes. 7 nights accommodation with breakfast, music arrangements, transportation and food relative to scheduled program.
PLEASE NOTE: Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra. Euro 150
PRICE INCLUDES: Return direct flight from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands with taxes. 4 nights accommodation all inclusive onboard the schooner,
also included shore excursions – see detailed program on our website. PLEASE NOTE: Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra. Euro 150
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Photo: Kasper Fiil Solberg
Photo: Kasper Fiil Solberg
DAILY EXCURSIONS Here we have listed a selection of excursions in the Faroe Islands. On our web site www.greengate.fo you can find more information about each excursion including dates, prices and season.
MONDAY – TÓRSHAVN CITYWALK, GO EXPLORING TOGETHER WITH A SEASONED STORYTELLER A walk around town with a local guide in the old part of Tórshavn, Tinganes and Reyn. Also visit the cathedral and the cozy area down at the harbor, Vágsbotn. The tour ends with a lunch. After the tour it is possible to visit the National Museum of the Faroe Islands. The tour starts with pick up at hotels and at the bus terminal in Tórshavn. MONDAY – VISIT THE ISLAND OF VÁGOY Drive via the mountain road to Norðadalsskarð to enjoy the panoramic view over the island of Koltur. On Vágoy we visit the unique villages of Gásadalur and Bøur. Enjoy the view over Tindhólmur and Mykines. Tour starts with pick up at hotels and at the bus terminal in Tórshavn. TUESDAY – DAY TRIP TO THE NORTHERN ISLANDS Through Streymoy and Eysturoy to the village of Leirvík and then through the tunnel to Klaksvík. The trip offers great views of the islands of Fugloy, Svínoy, Borðoy and Kunoy. See Viking settlements and the Christians Church in Klaksvík. Tour starts with pick up at hotels and at the bus terminal in Tórshavn. TUESDAY – CRUISE WITH THE SCHOONER NORÐLÝSIÐ A cruise with a schooner where we sail along the coast and bird cliffs. Depending on weather conditions we usually have time for a quick stop in the village of Nólsoy. Tour starts in the harbor in Tórshavn TUESDAY (+SUNDAYS DURING HIGH SEASON) – GROTTO CONSERT AND SIGHTSEEING AT SEA With the schooner Norðlýsið we go to one of two islands, Hestur or Nólsoy. From here we sail in a smaller boat into a grotto or sea cave, where a concert is held. A unique musical experience. Tour starts in the harbor in Tórshavn. TUESDAY (+THURSDAYS IN JULY) – FAROESE FISH BUFFET Through out the summer Hotel Hafnia offers a fish buffet with exquisite, freshly caught fish from around the islands. All you can eat. Starts at Hotel Hafnia in Tóshavn
WEDNESDAY – DAY TRIP TO THE ISLAND OF MYKINES Day tour to the western most island of Mykines, also called a bird paradise. See, among other things, the large and impressive gannet and get close to puffins, those small birds with a colorful beak. Tour starts with pick up at hotels and at the bus terminal in Tórshavn. WEDNESDAY – FAROESE CULTURE NIGHT IN GJÓGV Musical performances, and an evening buffet where you have the opportunity to try Faroese specialties, along with Faroese chain dancing - everyone can participate. Starts at Hotel Gjáargarður. THURSDAY – CRUISE WITH THE SCHOONER NORÐLÝSIÐ A cruise with a schooner where we sail along the coast and bird cliffs. Depending on weather conditions we usually have time for a quick stop in the village of Nólsoy. Tour starts in the harbor in Tórshavn THURSDAY – PANORAMA AND VESTAMNNA BIRD CLIFFS By bus and with a guide along the mountain road to the village of Vestmanna where the sail starts. We sail out to the well known bird cliffs and grottoes, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands. The tour starts with pick up at hotels and at the bus terminal in Tórshavn. THURSDAY – Brewery visit. OKKARA (OUR BEER) A guided tour including beer samples at the Brewery OKKARA. The brew master gives us a tour and tells about the brewery and OKKARA beer. Tour starts at the brewery in the village of Velbastaður. FRIDAY – THE NORTHERN PART OF EYSTUROY Visit the picturesque village of Gjógv which is known for its unique natural harbor. En route you will pass Slættaratindur (882 meters) and the rock formations the Giant and the Witch. The village of Saksun is also on the agenda. The tour starts with pick up at hotels and at the bus terminal in Tórshavn.
FRIDAY – A PANORAMIC VIEW FROM SORNFELLI Along the beautiful mountain road to the top of Sornfelli (749 meters). Here the view over the islands is fantastic. Roundtrip back to Tórshavn goes via the village of Kollaførður. The tour starts with pick up at hotels and at the bus terminal in Tórshavn. SATURDAY – PANORAMA AND VESTAMNNA BIRD CLIFFS By bus and with a guide along the mountain road to the village of Vestmanna where the sail starts. We sail out to the well known bird cliffs and grottoes, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands. The tour starts with pick up at hotels and at the bus terminal in Tórshavn. SUNDAY – THE SAGA ISLAND OF SANDOY AND KIRKJUBØUR Day trip to the saga rich island of Sandoy, one of the most unspoiled islands where one can still experience the traditional Faroese lifestyle. Experience a church visit, fantastic scenic views, small villages and bird cliffs. Before returning to Tórshavn we visit the cultural center of Kirkjubøur. The tour starts with pick up at hotels and at the bus terminal in Tórshavn.
OTHER EXCURSIONS On our website www.greengate.fo you can read more information about each trip and other excursions, times, prices, and seasons. DAY EXCURSION TO THE ISLAND OF MYKINES – DAILY Day tour to the western most island of Mykines, also called a bird paradise. See, among other things, the large and impressive gannet and get close to puffins, those small birds with a colorful beak. Tour starts at the harbor in the village of Sørvágur. FAROESE BOAT BUILDER – DAILY Visit a local workshop and get close to the craftsman and hear him tell about boats in the islands, which with time have developed into the true Faroese boat with a construction totally www.greengate.fo
Photo: Ólavur Frederiksen / FaroePhoto
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unique and which is not found in any other place in the world. Tour starts in the village of Kollafjørður.
Faroese history, from the first people who came to the islands up to the present. Tour starts from the village of Vestmanna.
REGIONAL AND MUSIC FESTIVALS TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON:
HIKING TRIPS TO THE VILLAGE OF GÁSADALUR – DAILY Gásadalur is the last village in the islands to be connected by roads. But on this trip, you get the chance to hike the old post route between the village of Bø and Gásadalur. The unique landscape and many stories that are told about the places, make this tour interesting and exciting – tour starts on the island of Vágoy.
REPELLING WITH A LOCAL INSTRUCTOR – DAILY Test your own boundaries – try repelling the Faroese way. A challenging and fun experience for all participants – all over the islands.
Summartónar - concerts throughout the summer in venues such as churches, museums, and other public places all over the Faroe Islands – also in the small villages and the small islands. Sørvágs Country & Bluesfestival is held in June with foreign and Faroese acts. G! Festival is held in July and is a niche festival with an alternative program with international and Faroese bands and artists on the beach in the cozy village of Gøta surrounded by dramatic mountains. Ólavsøka, July 28th and 29th is the Faroese national holiday, and for these two days Tórshavn is overflowing with art, music, chain-dancing, and Faroese people in their national dress. Summarfestival is held in August and is a unique music festival that takes place in the center of Klaksvík. It is the largest music festival in the Faroe Islands with international and Faroese bands. Tórshavn Marathon is held in September. Additional to Tórshavn marathon, it is also possible to run a half marathon, 5.5 kilometer health run, and a 2.3 kilometer health run.
VISIT A ”SPECIAL GARDEN” WITH COFFEE AND HOME-BAKED GOODS – DAILY Excursion with a private driver/guide to a unique private garden in the village of Søldafjørður, where you are served coffee and home-baked goods. Tour starts in Tórshavn. SEA FISHING Sea fishing is an unbelievably exciting sport and we provide the opportunity to experience it here on the islands. With a local captain on board who has a broad knowledge of the sea, good fishing grounds and weather, you can experience world class fishing. Tour leaves from the villages of Sandur and Vestmanna. HOME VISIT – DAILY Visit a Faroese family and experience the Faroese hospitality, atmosphere, and homey coziness, all while being told about the local community and people. Choose between dinner or coffee and home-baked goods. Tour happens all over the islands. SIGHTSEEING WITH A PRIVATE DRIVER/GUIDE – DAILY Consider the small villages of Gásadalur, Bøur, Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and rock formations the Giant and the Witch. Tour starts from Tórshavn.
STORM PETREL COLONY With a local guide you walk to the worlds largest storm petrel colony. And exciting evening tour where you get close to this mysterious nocturnal bird. See other birds as well, like the puffin and fulmar. Tour starts on Nólsoy. HIKING TRIP TO THE PRIZE WINNING HVANNHAGI With its location, Hvannhagi is one of the most beautiful and unique natural environments on Suðuroy. Tour starts from the village of Tvøroyri. KAYAK TOUR WITH LOCAL FAROESE GUIDE With caution and without leaving a trace on the nature you visit, the group paddles close to the grand, unspoiled landscape and the dramatic cliffs. Tour starts at pre-arranged site HORSE RIDING – DAILY On horse through the fresh, Faroese nature. The riding tour is both for beginners and advanced riders. Fantastic opportunity to combine riding and sightseeing. Tour starts from Tórshavn.
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AROUND THE FAROE ISLANDS WITH A RENTAL CAR Absolutely one of the best ways to experience the Faroe Islands is by car because it gives you the freedom to get around in your own way and tempo, for example getting to the small villages, scenic views, local festivals, special arrangements, etc. This is why GreenGate Incoming highly recommends a car rental when visiting the islands. We offer car rental from among others, AVIS and HERTZ.
BY HELICOPTER TO THE VIKING ISLAND OF SKÚVOY On this fantastic day trip you experience a mixture of helicopter flight, walking trips, and stories from a local guide around the village paired with lunch in a private home. Return to Tórshavn via Sandoy with ferry and bus. Tour starts from Tórshavn.
SAGA MUSEUM – THE FAROES ONLY WAX MUSEUM – DAILY Saga Museum shows 17 famous figurines from
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FLIGHTS AND OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS - TAILOR YOUR OWN TRIP WITH ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS
PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flight with Atlantic Airways including all fees (see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover) and chosen accommodation. All prices are from and per person. Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra. Euro 150 D = Days / N = Nights Prices are in Euro (EUR)
Hotel Føroyar 4* / Hotel Hafnia 4* Hotel Streym 3* B&B
Summerhouse, based on 4 persons. Incl. Linnen and final cleaning
GOOD TO KNOW: Excursions should be ordered in advance and should be ordered together with the rest of the package. Most excursions are available from 31/5 to 1/9 and others are all year round. The rest of year most trips with a minimum of 4 people are operated as listed. Excursions are guided mostly in Nordic and English. Other languages by request.
PLEASE NOTE: Changes and/or cancellations may occur as a result of conditions we can not control. For most of the excursions we recommend good, sturdy shoes, warm clothing, and remember to bring your 15 camera. No excursions are run out of Tórshavn on July 28th and 29th due to the Faroe Islands national celebration. www.atlantic.fo
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION HOTEL
Oyggjarvegur 45, FO-100 Tórshavn
Áarvegur 4-10, FO-100 Tórshavn
Yviri við Strond 19, FO -100 Tórshavn
106 rooms - with 98 double/twin, 2 family, 2 wheelchair accessible, 2 business rooms and 2 suites. All with bathtub/toilet, telephone, radio TV, hairdryer, and mini bar. The business rooms and suites have a bathroom with a jacuzzi. Fine dining restaurant KOKS, and cafe/bar in the hotel lobby, conference rooms and internet. The hotel is apprx. 2 km from the city centre and has a panoramic view over Tórshavn and the island of Nólsoy. Check-in 14:00, Check-out 11:00 (Saturday/Sunday check-out kl 12:00)
57 rooms - with 26 double, 30 single and one suite. All with shower/toilet, telephone, radio, hairdryer, and minibar. Restaurant, cafe, bar, conference facilities, internet and sauna. In the summer (Tuesdays) the hotel offers a Faroese Fish buffet. The hotel is in the center of town close to the old part of Tórshavn, bus and ferry terminal and the tourist information center. Check-in 14:00 - Check-out 12:00
29 rooms - with 21 double, 2 triple and 6 single. All with shower/toilet, telephone and tv. Breakfast restaurant and internet. The hotel is in the city center, close to the bus and ferry terminal Check-in between 14:00 and 18:00 Check-out 11:00
62ºN AIRPORT HOTEL***
Tórsgøta 4, FO-100 Tórshavn
Víkavegur 38, FO-700 Klaksvík
43 rooms - with 15 double, 9 standard double with a sea view, 14 single, 2 family, 2 business rooms, and 1 suite. All with shower and toilet, telephone and TV. Brasserie, bar, conference facilities and internet. The hotel is in the center of town and close to the harbor and tourist information center. Check in 14:00 - Check out 11:00
25 rooms - with 14 double, 10 triple and 1 suite. All with shower/toilet, TV, and hairdryer. Restaurant, conference facilities, and internet. The hotel is close to the city center, tourist attractions and tourist information center. Check-in 14:00 - Check-out 12:00
23 rooms - with 21 double and 2 suites. All with shower/toilet, telephone, radio, and TV. Restaurant, conference facilities out door hot tub, adventure gold, massage chair, and internet. The hotel is in walking distance to Vágar Airport. Check-in 14:00 - Check-out 10:00
FO-476 Gjógv 25 rooms - with 21 double and 4 wheelchair accessible rooms. All with shower/toilet and TV. Restaurant, conference facilities and internet. The hotel is beautiful natural surroundings close to the natural harbor. Good options for hiking. June to August (Wednesdays) the hotel offers a Faroese cultural evening. Check-in between 14:00 and 1800 - Check-out 10:00
15 rooms - with 6 double and 5 single with shower/toilet and 4 single with shared shower/toilette. All with TV. Restaurant, conference center and internet. The hotel is in the city center and is close to tourist attractions and the tourist office. Check-in 12:00 - Check-out 10:00
SUMMER HOUSE/APARTMENTS If you wish to purchase overnight accommodation other than hotel, B&B, guesthouse or private accommodations, we offer summer houses and apartments all across the Faroe Islands. Standard and facilities vary. Apartments in the Faroe Islands are mostly in private homes with separate entry and facilities. Many of the summer houses are outside of the towns in beautiful natural surroundings. Check-in 14:00 – Check-out 11:00 www.greengate.fo
When renting a house or apartment, bed linen is not included. If you wish to have this included in your stay, it must be ordered at the same time as the accommodation. Final cleaning is mandatory. On the Faroese national days July 28th and 29th prices for accommodation in Tórshavn may vary.
Please inform the place of accommodation of a late arrival. It is possible to combine your package with car rental and our daily excursions and experiences. For more information go to www.greengate.fo
Dr. Jacobsensgøta 14-16, FO -100 Tórshavn
Oyggjarvegur, FO-100 Tórshavn
Vesturgøta 15, FO-100 Tórshavn
19 rooms, 12 with shower/toilet and TV. 7 with shared facilities. All rooms are twin with access to a guest kitchen and internet. The guesthouse is close to the city center, tourist attractions and shops. Check-in 14:00 - Check-out 10:00
22 rooms, 9 x 4 beds, 6x 6 beds all bunk beds, 4 double with queen size bed and 3 family with queen sized bed + 3 single beds. All rooms have shared shower/toilet. Access to guest kitchen, washing machine, safety-boxes and internet. The guesthouse is next to Hotel Føroyar, apprx. 2 km from the city center. Check-in 16:00 - Check-out 10:00
36 rooms - all twin with access to shower/toilet. Access to guest kitchen, TV room, coin operated laundry, and parking. Open during the school vacation - end of June to mid August. Is apprx. 2 km from the city center. City buses stop 100m from the guesthouse 2 to 3 times an hour. A walk to town takes apprx. 20 minutes. The Cafeteria Marknagil offers Faroese dishes, for example lamb and fish. Check-in between 14:00 and 22:00 - Check-out 11:00
6 rooms with shared shower/toilet. Access to guest kitchen, TV, laundry, and internet. Open during the school vacation. Is close to the town center, tourist office and excursion boats, which sail out to the bird cliffs of Vestmanna. Check-in 14:00 - Check-out 11:00
12 rooms with shared shower/toilet. Cafeteria. Check in/out as arranged.
– VACATION- AND CONFERENCE CENTER Eiler Jacobsensgøta 1, FO-220 Skálavík 25 rooms. With 19 standard double and 6 family rooms. All with shower/toilet, TV, and radio. Access to out door hot tub. Cafeteria, conference facilities and internet. Additional sleeping provisions are possible in all rooms. Lies in beautiful scenery and is child friendly. 15 minute walk from the harbor. Check-in 14:00 - Check-out 10:00
BAKKIN BED & BREAKFAST
A great choice for those of you who wish to get in contact with the locals. We offer private accommodation all across the Faroe Islands. Standard and facilities vary. Breakfast is included. Check-in 14:00 – Check-out 11:00
We also offer you the opportunity to spend the night in a youth hostel in shared accommodation with shared facilities. Bed linen and breakfast is not included in the price, but can be purchased additionally. Standard and facilities vary.
FO-900 Vágur 10 rooms - with 2 double and 2 single with shower/toilet. 3 double and 3 single with shared shower/toilet. All with internet and TV. Restaurant. Close to center. Check-in 14:00 - Check-out 11:00
CIRCLE TOUR. GREENLAND, ICELAND, AND THE FAROE ISLANDS Package
APPLIES TO CIRCLE TOUR 10 and 11 PROGRAM: Individual tour self guided DURATION: 13 days/12 nights ( 4 nights in Greenland, Iceland and in the Faroe Islands) TRAVEL WINDOW: Tuesdays from Copenhagen between June 1st and Sept 1st
ORDER THROUGH: firstname.lastname@example.org, please give date and package number PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flights with fees from/to Copenhagen, 12 nights with breakfast, roundtrip airport transportation, and excursions per package description. Read more about these packages at www.greengate.fo
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE VIKINGS
DISCOVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC NATURE UNFOLD BEFORE YOUR EYES 12 nights at hotel. Price from: Double occupancy per person EUR 3.420 Single occupancy EUR 4.118
GREENLAND: The Icefjord and glacier by Ilulissat is a landscape beauty of world class. The fjord was included in UNESCO’s 2004 world heritage list. ICELAND: Offers the stylish Reykjavík, its beautiful and healthy Blue Lagoon together with a magical landscape of boiling mud pots, spraying geysers, and glistening beautiful waterfalls. THE FAROE ISLANDS: Unspoild and unexplored. See the mountains green nuances, get close to animal life, the colorful villages, dramatic vertical sea cliffs and the surrounding islands that rise majestically on the horizon TUESDAY: Departure from Copenhagen to Ilulissat. Already en route to Ilulissat, one can see the ice. WEDNESDAY: with a guide to the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord. Here is one of the worlds most beautiful views over the ice. THURSDAY: Boat trip through the majestic icebergs in the Icefjord. FRIDAY: On your own. Additional excursions can be purchased, for example; sailing trip to Rodebay, or to the active glacier Eqi Sermia, where one can see ice calving into the sea. SATURDAY: Fly to Iceland. SUNDAY: Sailing trip, whale safari. MONDAY: Excursion, the Golden Circle, visit the active Geysir, the waterfall Gullfoss, and the national park, Thingvellir. TUESDAY: On your own. Additional excursions can be purchased, for example: horse back riding on Icelandic horses or a visit to the Blue Lagoon. WEDNESDAY: Direct flight to the Faroe Islands. THURSDAY: Excursion to the Vestmanna bird cliffs where you sail close to the vertical cliffs and through some sea caves. FRIDAY: Excursion to Eysturoy. Visit the village of Gjógv known for its unique natural harbor and the characteristic rock formations, the Giant and the Witch together with the highest mountain Slættaratindur at 882 meters. You also make a stop in the idyllic village of Saksun. SATURDAY: On your own. Additional excursion can be purchased, for example: visit a local family or take a guided tour and have lunch on the island of Nólsoy. SUNDAY: Direct flight to Copenhagen.
PLEASE NOTE: When making reservations, a deposit of Euro 946 per person will be required for airline ticket purchase. Deposit is nonrefundable. The package can be changed or altered because of bad weather, ice
12 nights at hotel. Price from: Double occupancy per person EUR 3.636 Single occupancy EUR 4.728
SOUTH GREENLAND: Sail via Erik’s Fjord to Itilleq and wander on the Kings Road to the historic village of Igaliku. Sail on the Qooroq Icefjord between ice bergs in all forms and colors. Visit the village of Qassiarsuk (Brattahlid) the place where Erik the Red settled in 982. ICELAND: Reside at the Viking Hotel and visit the area of Borgarfjördur, which was the home of one of the most well known Vikings, Egill Skallagrimsson and the Icelandic Settlement Center and Reykholt, where Snorri Sturluson had his home. Go horseback riding on Icelandic horses and relax at the Blue Lagoon. THE FAROE ISLANDS: See Tinganes, which gets its name from the parliament which was established in the age of the Vikings. Visit the island of Skúvoy where Viking Chieftain Sigmundur Brestisson is buried. And also the island of Sandoy to listen to stories and see relics from the Viking age. Visit also the village of Kirkjubøur and the Faroese National Museum. TUESDAY: Departure from Copenhagen to Southern Greenland, arrival at the small village Narsarsuaq. WEDNESDAY: Day trip to Erik’s Fjord in Itilleq. From here hike along the Kings Road to the beautiful and historic village Igaliku. THURSDAY: Boat trip to Qooroq Icefjord is an unforgettable sail between icebergs in all forms, colors and sizes. FRIDAY: Visit the village Qassiarsuk (Brattarhlid) the place where Erik the Red settled in the year 982. SATURDAY: Direct flight to Iceland. SUNDAY: Day trip to Borgarfjördur, which was home to one of the most famous Vikings, Egill Skallagrimsson and the Icelandic Settlement Center and Reykholt, residence of Snorri Sturluson. MONDAY: Horse back riding on beautiful Icelandic horses and relaxation in the fantastic Blue Lagoon. TUESDAY: Enjoy the day on your own. WEDNESDAY: Direct flight to the Faroe Islands. Wander around Tinganes. THURSDAY: Visit the saga rich island of Sandoy and the remote Viking island of Skúvoy where Viking Chieftain Sigmundur Brestisson is buried. Guided tour and coffee in a private home. FRIDAY: With driver/guide visit the cultural center of the Faroe Islands, Kirkjubøur, and the Faroese National Museum. SATURDAY: Enjoy the day on your own. SUNDAY: Direct flight to Copenhagen.
conditions, or force majeure - things that GreenGate Incoming can not be held accountable for. In these cases, the traveler is responsible for any additional expenses. If the tour is canceled because of conditions, the airline will
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NORTH ATLANTIC PEARLS THE FAROE ISLANDS AND ICELAND
THE FAROE ISLANDS FROM THURSDAY TO MONDAY The 18 islands offer you an unspoiled landscape with steep mountains and green cliffs. From all directions flows the seas clean and fresh air. Peace and quiet - broken only by the birds and sheep. A place undiscovered where will find peace and discover your self. THURSDAY: Arrival with Atlantic Airways. Transportation to overnight accommodation in Tórshavn. FRIDAY: Excursion to the beautiful village of Gjógv, which is known for its natural harbor. Then on to the picturesque village of Saksun, which lies at the bend of a small fjord surrounded by high mountains. On the trip you will also see the Faroe Islands highest mountain, Slættaratindur (882) and the rock formation the Giant and the Witch which lie in the sea, along the coast. SATURDAY: Go on a walking expedition through the old parts of Tórshavn. The charming area of Reyn where you walk between the small black houses with grass roofs and on to the harbor where you can enjoy a cup of coffee at a cozy cafe. The afternoon offers an exciting sailing trip to the Vestmanna bird cliffs, where you will sail along the cliffs and into and through several sea caves. SUNDAY: Enjoy the day on your own. MONDAY: Transportation by shuttle from the overnight accommodations to the Vágur Airport. Departure with direct service to Iceland. Flying time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
PROGRAM: Individual tour self guided DURATION: 9 days / 8 nights START DAY: Thursday TRAVEL WINDOW: Juni, juli og august ORDER THROUGH: email@example.com , please give date, package, and combination number.
PACKAGE 12 + COMBINATION 1 8 nights at hotel. Price from: Double occupancy per person Euro 1.941 Single occupancy Euro 2.297
PACKAGE 12 + COMBINATION 2 8 nights at B&B/guesthouse. Price from: Double occupancy per person Euro 1.613 Single occupancy Euro 1.808 Flights from Barcelona and Milano cost extra from, Euro 150
ICELAND FAROE ISLANDS
ADDITONAL: extra excursion, overnights, and car rental. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
ICELAND FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY On Iceland you will find changing, dramatic, and untouched nature with large open spaces, glaciers, warm springs, and magnificent waterfalls together with the pulsating big city of Reykjavík. This trip is a unique experience. MONDAY: Arrival in Reykjavík Airport. Transportation to overnight accommodations. TUESDAY: Horseback riding tour with the beautiful Icelandic horses through easy riding paths and moss covered lava fields. Note the lavas PRICE INCLUDES: Flights with Atlantic Airways to the Faroe Islands and Iceland with all fees (see Atlantic Airways flight schedule on back cover). In the Faroe Islands: roundtrip airport shuttle service, 4 nights accommodation with breakfast. Excursion to northern part of Eysturoy and excursion to Vestmanna bird cliffs.
diverse formations. After the riding trip you will visit one of the worlds most beautiful bath houses, The Blue Lagoon. The salt water is rich with minerals, some of which have healing qualities. Please note: the horse riding tour can be deselected. WEDNESDAY: Day Excursion tour, The Golden Circle. On this excursion you experience the fantastically beautiful and majestic waterfall, Gullfoss, the warm springs at Geysir, where the powerful geyser, Strokkur sends cascades of warm water high into the air every 4 minutes. A stop is also made at the national park Thingvellir. THURSDAY: Enjoy the day on your own. FRIDAY: Transportation to Keflavik Airport and departure with direct service to Copenhagen, Billund, Gatwick or Bergen.
In Iceland: Round trip airport shuttle service, 4 nights accommodation with breakfast. Horse back riding, Blue Lagoon, and the excursion, The Golden Circle together with flights from Iceland to Copenhagen, Billund, Gatwick, or Bergen.
PLEASE NOTE: Upon reservation a deposit of Euro 406. Is required per person because of airline tickets. Deposit is nonrefundable. GreenGate Incoming does not assume responsibility for changes made due to things outside our control.
THE FAROE ISLANDS – BUSINESS UNINTERUPTED
MEETINGS – CONFERENCES – INCENTIVES – EVENTS
It’s now you should choose the Faroe Islands as the setting for your next conference, meeting or experience.
Here in the Faroe Islands we manage small as well as large events. Agendas are put together, in close collaboration with you, and seasoned with a dash of the great outdoors. With our many years of experience and expertise, we are the right collaborator when you are looking to arrange a special arrangement on our beautiful islands. Contact us and together we will make your ideas a reality. Only your imagination knows the limits.
• Location – ”the unspoiled islands – a joy to the traveller” • Good connetcions – fast and comfortably with Atlantic Airways • Perfect setting – 5 star facilities, world class gourmet food, and experiences that take you
further than ever before
YOUR NEXT MEETING TAKES PLACE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS … Let GreenGate Incoming make arrangements for your next business meeting in the Faroe Islands. We take care of all the practicalities, so you can devote all your time to business.
WE PROMISE UNTAMED NATURE AND FRESH AIR FOR EVERYONE Suggestion – meeting, 20 people Per person in shared double occupancy room EUR 796 Additional fee for single occupancy room EUR 65
DAY 1: Departure from Copenhagen. Shuttle from airport to a hotel in Tórshavn. We take the scenic mountain route. Check in at the four star hotel in Tórshavn. After check in, citywalk with great stories through the old part of Tórshavn, Tinganes and Reyn. Joined dinner in the evening. DAY 2: Conference all day, dinner at the hotel in the evening. • CONFERENCE ALL DAY, DINNER AT THE HOTEL IN THE EVENING SUGGESTION FOR EXCURSION: Fantastic excursion with the schooner Norðlýsið where accompanying speed boats allow you to explore sea caves and sail close to the tall cliffs. The captains delicious fish soup will be served • THE EXCURSION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE DAY 3: The conference continues in the morning and finishes with lunch, departure from the hotel by shuttle to the airport. Departure to Copenhagen.
PRICE INCLUDES: Direct return flight from Copenhagen with Atlantic Airways, including all fees. Airport shuttle to overnight accommodations. 2 nights, including breakfast at the 4* Hotel Hafnia or 4 * Hotel Føroyar. Day 1: Citywalk with local guide and joined dinner. Day 2: A day conference/meeting package including lunch and dinner. Day 3: ½ day conference/meeting package including lunch.
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PRACTIAL INFORMATION EMERGENCY In case of emergency dial 112 ALCOHOL The Faroe Islands have a monopolized sale of alcohol, called Rúsdrekkasøla Landsins. There are departments in all major areas in the country. TOTAL AREA 1.399 km2 LUGGAGE Children under the age of two have a luggage limit of 10 kilos. All passengers over two years can bring 20 kilos of luggage as well as 8 kilos of carry-on luggage. The carry-on luggage must fit under the seat on the aircraft or in the overhead compartment. Please see the most resent regulation concerning luggage on www.atlantic.fo BANKS Banks and ATMs can be found in all major towns BUS CONNECTION TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT There is bus connection for arrival and departure times at the airport by the local bus from the bus terminal in Tórhavn and to the airport. The duration of the trip is apprx. 45 minutes. Shuttle service is also available by pre-ordering. For reservations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org AIRLINE TICKETS All names on the tickets and other travel documents must correlate with the name in your passport. Incorrect information concerning names will result in an additional fee after travel documents have been issued. SHOPS Most shops are open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5-5.30 pm, Friday to 6 pm pm, and Saturday to 12/2/4 pm. Opening hours can vary considerably from village to village. STAMPS Faroese stamps are collectibles because of their high quality. INFORMATION BROCHURE The Faroe Islands Tourist Guide 2014 INFRASTRUCTURE The Faroe Islands have 900 kilometers of good roads. Most have two lanes and are paved. 17 of the 18 islands are connected by bridges, land bridges, ferry and/or helicopter. CLIMATE Oceanic climate. Average temperature in July 11° Celsius. In June the Faroe Islands enjoy almost 24 hours of daylight. CREDIT CARDS All prevalent credit cards are accepted by larger hotels, restaurants and shops.
CUSTOMS We refer to the general custom regulations set by TAKS. Please see www.taks.fo PASSPORT All travelers are required to carry a passport when traveling to and from the Faroe Islands. Travelers from certain countries need a entry visa. Identification such as drivers license, ID-cards and such should brought along. For more information on visa regulation go to www.politi.fo AIRPORT TAXES All taxes and fees are included in the package price. We reserve the right to increase the price due to price changes such as oil prices. POST OFFICE Post offices are found in the larger towns and in some villages. Most villages with no post office have local stores where you can buy post cards and mail letters. CLOTHING We recommend that you bring warm clothing and a rain coat. Rubber boots or sturdy shoes are a necessity. Remember your camera and binoculars. SMOKING Smoking is prohibited in all public places and all overnight accommodations. SERVICE ON BOARD THE FLIGHT Service includes a free meal and unlimited beverages according to the airlines concept of service and is changed to accommodate the time of day. LANGUAGE Faroese is a Nordic language, related to the western dialect in Norway and Icelandic. Most Faroese understand and speak Nordic. TRAVEL INSURANCE Holiday travel inside of Europe is covered by the Danish health insurance. We recommend that you buy cancellation insurance as a supplement. Please contact you travel agency or insurance company. TELEPHONE When calling the Faroe Islands, dial 00 298 and the subscribers number TIME DIFFERENCE The Faroe Islands are on Greenwich Mean Time and are therefor one hour behind continental Europe. 12 pm in Denmark is 11 am in the Faroe Islands. TRANSPORTATION IN THE FAROE ISLANDS Ferries/boats, buses and helicopters transport people from island to island CURRENCY The Faroese currency is króna and oyra and are the same as Danish krona and oyra. The Faroe Islands carry their own notes, valued at 1000/500/200/100/50 króna. The coins are Danish. Danish notes can be used everywhere in the islands.
BOOKING INFORMATION * WHEN BOOKING A PACKAGE PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS: 1. S end an e-mail to email@example.com or phone us on 00298 350520. 2. S tate tour and combination, season and any extras you require. State the date you would like to travel and where you are travelling from. 3. State your name and address for invoicing. 4. State your telephone number. 5. I f you are bringing a mobile phone, please state the number. 6. P lease note that cancellation insurance is not included for package tours. If you would like this insurance, please advise us of the dates of birth for the people you wish to cover. 7. P lease read the general conditions and practical information. 8. T he invoice will be sent when all parties have confirmed the booking. 9. All invoices are in DKK. 10. W hen paying, please state your name and invoice no. 11. Travel documents will be sent at the latest 7 days prior to departure.
GREENGATE INCOMING Typing errors may occur as well as changes we do not have any control over. The catalogue may be used for inspiration. All prices are subject to change. SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS Many shops and public places are closed on Sundays and on holidays. Please note that the schedule for local buses and ferries may be altered on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. TUNNELS AND TOLL There are two sub sea tunnels in the Faroe Islands: Vágatunnilin between the islands og Vágoy and Streymoy (4,9 km) and Norðoyatunnilin between the islands of Eysturoy and Borðoy (6 km). The tunnel toll, which is not included in any of our prices, is approx. Euro 15. Return and is payed directly to the car rental company.
APPLIES FOR PACKAGES All B&Bs and guesthouses have shared facilities. List of accommodations and the order they are listed in the program may vary. Some of the tours/excursions are dependent on the weather. The weather may influence the program such that the accommodations and other elements of the program may vary from the original program. Please note that all bills are in Danish kroner (not Euro) It is possible to purchase additions such as excursions, breakfast and dinner, car rental, etc.
TRANSIT We do not take responsibility for delays which affect flights outside the flight connections provided by Atlantic AIRWAYS
OUR ADDRESS: Jónas Broncksgøta 35 FO-100 Tórshavn Opening hours: Open telefone: Telephone: Telefax: Emergency number: Danish number:
Cathedral Vágsbotn Reyn
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Bus-and Ferry Terminal Tinganes
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GENERAL CONDITIONS ARRANGEMENTS Travel in this program is arranged by GreenGate Incoming/Atlantic Airways in cooperation with local tour operators. RESERVATIONS Bookings are secured when deposit has been received or with a travel agency guarantee. Client accepts the written conditions of travel with payment of deposit. DEPOSIT A deposit of Euro 136 per person must be paid upon registration unless otherwise stated in connection with the tour in question. If the deposit is not paid within the stated time-limit, the agreement will lapse. FINAL PAYMENT The balance of the packages must be received no later than 7 weeks before departure date, as tickets and travel documents need to be issued. If the package is ordered less than 7 weeks before departure, the payment has to be received within 3 days of confirmation. The above is valid unless otherwise specified for that trip. Tickets and other travel documents will arrive latest 7 days prior to departure. PRICES The basic price includes the services stated for the destination in question. Any extra charges for special services are also stated for the individual destination. Childrens Discount Please contact GreenGate Incoming or your travel agency. CHANGES Unless otherwise stated the following applies: More than 30 days before departure: A service fee of Euro 75 per person will be charged for changes to flights and tours on the ground. This does not apply to peak season and public holidays, when cancellation is not possible once a tour has been confirmed. Changes at a later time will be considered a cancellation and a new booking. Please contact your travel agency if you have any questions. CANCELATIONS Unless otherwise noted, the following applies: more than 6 weeks before departure, full refund minus deposit. Between 4 and 6 weeks, payment refund minus Euro 406 per person. Between 4 and 2 weeks from departure, refund of 50% of package cost. And less than 2 weeks before departure, no refund. Consideration is made for high season and holiday travel, when changes can not be made after confirmation. NOTE: if accompanying package arrangements, hotel reservations, or airline tickets have additional conditions, these conditions apply and the client will be informed at reservation. CANCELLATION DUE TO SUDDEN ILLNESS We recommend that you take out a sickness/cancellation insurance from your travel agency to cover the cancellation costs if it proves impossible or extremely difficult to participate in tours due to death or sudden illness/accidents requiring admission to hospital, periods in bed prescribed by a doctor or similar problems involving you or your spouse/partner, parents, parents in-law, children, grandchildren, siblings, grandparents, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law or travelling companions. This protection only applies if a medical report is presented no later than one week after the cancellation. The insurance premium is 3 per cent of the risk (minimum Euro 11) and must be paid together with the deposit. If you fail to submit a medical report or your cancellation is due to other reasons, the standard cancellation rules apply. TRAVEL INSURANCE Traveler is responsible for all costs incurred for illness or hospitalization during travel, unless the tour operator can be held responsible. It is therefore highly recommended to secure travel insurance which covers costs due to accident, death, medical treatment, return travel, or loss or damage of luggage.
AIRLINE RESPONSIBILITY Participating airlines take no responsibility for travelers during times when they are not on board their own planes. Concerning checked luggage, we refer to participating airlines’ regulations.
return, the travel agency has the right to charge full price for travel. If the client does not utilize arranged transportation, or in other ways does not utilize the services which have been ordered, the client can not demand a reimbursement.
CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITY The client is required to carry a valid passport. The client is required to provide a full and correct name that corresponds with their passport and any other travel documents. Changes in names after reservations costs Euro 75. When receiving tickets and travel documents, it is the clients responsibility to review all documents and confirm that all names are correct. The name on the ticket must be the same as your passport, inconsistencies can prohibit you from checking in. The travel agency takes no responsibility for the consequences of receiving incorrect information.
THE AGENCYS TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY GreenGate Incoming/Atlantic Airways are required by law to complete any package listed in their catalogue/ price list. The agency takes no responsibility for agreements/promises between the traveler and any sub contractors that the agency has no knowledge of and/or has not accepted. The agency takes no responsibility for changes, delays, etc., from breach of contract, strikes, weather, or conditions that the agency has no control over.
COMPLAINTS AND REIMBURSEMENT Complaints and possible reimbursement should be made directly to Atlantic Airways or GreenGate Incoming so that the issue can be remedied as soon as possible, and with the least inconvenience to the traveler. For complaints and reimbursements after travel, contact GreenGate Incoming as soon as possible and at least with in 2 weeks after return. Documentation is required.
DISCOUNT TICKETS If you wish to take advantage of discount tickets available on the market, and combine these to fashion your trip, they must be issued on separate documents. These tickets often times can not be canceled, changed, or refunded. This means you assume responsibility if, because of delays, a connection is missed. Neither the travel agency or airlines take any responsibility for costs for additional airline tickets and accommodations. FLIGHT TIMES ON YOUR ITINERARY AND TICKETS Times shown on tickets and itinerary are always local. After itinerary and flight tickets are issued, changes may be made to arrival and departure times (often from April 1 - November 1 when airlines change their flight times, and also for daylight savings). Please check your flight times in the issued travel documents. Contact your travel agency immediately if times don’t correlate with your original reservation, so possible inconsistencies can be rectified before departure. CHECK-IN TIME It is recommended, upon arrival at the airport, that you orientate yourself with check-in times. Information from GreenGate Incoming or the airline concerning departure gate and terminals are conditional, not final. There are circumstances when it is necessary to change gates/ terminal. Always check gate/terminal departure information, particularly during connecting flights. TAXES AND FEES Some taxes are included with your ticket fare. However, there are occasions when airport or other travel taxes must be paid at departure or on site, which prohibits pre-payment. These taxes will be noted in your itinerary. Some countries have the right to, with little or no notice, apply new taxes or increase existing taxes. These changes may take place between your reservation and departure, or between your departure and return.
CHANGES/CANCELATIONS The technical organizer has the right to make necessary changes because of low participation. If, because of these changes, the client no longer wants to participate, a refund will be given, but further claims will not be considered. The technical organizer can, with 20 days notice, cancel a planned trip. If it is not possible to find a satisfactory alternative, a refund will be provided. Further claims will not be considered. PRICE CHANGES AFTER PURCHASE Prices are based on existing fees, tariffs, and exchange rates from August, 2013. GreenGate Incoming and Atlantic Airways has no control over some price changes that may occur after confirmation. Price changes can occur because of changes in transportation cost like fuel, taxes, fees for services such as airport-, landing-, and departures. Notification of price changes must be made as soon as possible and at the latest, 20 days before departure and must not go above 10% of the advertised price. If these conditions are not kept, the client, at no additional cost, can cancel the trip. It is conditional that cancellation happens after notification of price change. If price goes down, the client will be informed as soon as possible. No adjustment to a lower price will be made within 20 days of departure, and no consideration will be given to claims for refund. If domestic taxes or fees to the state are reduced or removed, and it goes into affect before day of departure, GreenGate Incoming/Atlantic Airways are require by law to reimburse the traveler if the amount is over Euro 14. OTHER CONDITIONS All travel is under the jurisdiction of the Danish Travel Bureau Association and Consumer Board’s conditions for participation in package travel. Consideration is made for typing errors and changes in price as a consequence of changed purchasing conditions. Prices apply from August, 2013. JURISDICTION/APPLICABLE LAW Any claim against GreenGate Incoming / Atlantic Airways will be settled according to Danish Law. Complaints or law suits which cannot be settled by the Danish Travel Complaints Council (Rejseankenævnet) will be settled by the Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial Court (Sø- og Handelsretten). A reservation is made in respect of any typing errors, and prices are subject to change.
PASSPORT, VISAS, VACCINATIONS, ETC. Nordic citizens are required to carry a passport but not a visa or vaccination documentation when traveling to the Faroes. If this changes, we will make the information available in the catalogue, or on your confirmation. Other citizens should check requirements for the country of destination. Individuals with multiple citizenry, and groups with people from different countries should make this information available so appropriate guidance can be given. If this information is not provided, the tour provider does not assume responsibility for the consequences for missing travel documentation, etc. Note: there are often requirements for transit visas. Passports outside the EU must be valid for 6 month after your arrival. TRANSFERRABLE Travel is non transferrable. UNUSED SERVICES, Etc. If the client does not cancel the trip and/or does not appear for the listed time and place for departure and
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Explore the Faroe Islands and THE NORTH ATLANTIC
ATLANTIC AIRWAYS’ NETWORK Atlantic Airways is the Faroe Islands’ national airline, connecting the Faroes with the following destinations:
COPENHAGEN Several departures daily. Flight time approx. 2 hrs 15 mins.
BERGEN Several departures weekly. Summer period. Flight time approx. 1 hr 15 mins.
BILLUND Several departures weekly. Flight time approx. 2 hrs 5 mins.
AALBORG Several departures weekly. Summer period. Flight time approx. 2 hrs.
REYKJAVÍK Several departures weekly. Flight time approx. 1 hr 30 mins.
BARCELONA One departure weekly. Summer period. Flight time approx. 3 hr 15 mins.
LONDON Several departures weekly. Summer period. Flight time approx. 2 hr 15 mins.
MILANO One departure weekly. Summer period. Flight time approx. 3 hr 15 mins.
Faroe Islands Bergen Aalborg Billund
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