A rare chance to explore the Faroe Islands on a unique running adventure with a renowned guide, unforgettable trails and great new friends
Nestled between Iceland and Norway is a small collection of Islands of unparalleled beauty. The Faroe Islands are largely unspoilt and remain a true explorer’s dream. This trail and mountain running trip is the opportunity to discover the undiscovered treasures of this stunning Archipelago.
From day one you are immersed in the tranquil, unique landscape of these Volcanic Islands. You will run along the cliffs from Sørvogsvatn; taking in the breathtaking scenery as the river tumbles from the lake into the sea. Once settled in Tórshavn; the capital of the Faroe Islands, and your base over the next four days, you will travel across the Islands to Eysturoy, Vågar and Streymoy.
On day two on the Island of Eysturoy, you run from the village of Gjógv, so named because of the unique sea canyon that runs from the town to the sea. On day three you will travel to the Island of Vågar and visit Gásadalur; a small remote village on the coast, surrounded by soaring peaks over which you will run. The village of Streymoy is where you finish your tour; the largest of the Faroe Islands. Travelling from the town of Saksun to Tjørnuvík; you will take in stunning coastal landscapes, sea lagoons and world renowned beaches.
For the experienced runner this tour is a chance to run across some the most unspoilt landscapes of the Nordic Isles. From the highest peaks to remote villages, this is a trip of discovery and wonder.
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Why We Love This Adventure
- Chance to trail run an unspoiled, unexplored and unbelievable destination
- Enjoy fell running up the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands
- Reach off-the-beaten path places that are only accessible by foot
The Faroe Islands is presented as “Readers Choice” on National Geographic Travelers “Best of the world 2015” list over destinations you must-see in 2016.
Running of 12-25 km each day.
Arrival at Vágar airport and transfer to one of Faroes picturesque lakes, Sørvogsvatn. You run along the lake to the cliffs, where a river from the lake falls in a waterfall into the sea. After your run you get a transfer to your hotel in Tórshavn.
Distance: 12-15 km
Depart Tórshavn at 9:00 and drive to the island of Eysturoy. You start the morning with visiting the village of Gjógv, named after the 200m long sea-filled canyon that runs north to the sea from the town. This is also where your run starts. You aim for getting up to the plateau, climbing several hills on the way. On a clear day the view from the peaks can be breathtaking, with view over the legendary rocks of Risin and Kerlingin which rise 75m high from the sea. Drive back to Tórshavn.
Distance: 20-25 km
Pick up at your hotel in Tórshavn after breakfast. Drive to the island of Vågar where you visit the very picturesque village of Gásadalur. Gásadalur is located by a cliff but also surrounded by the tallest mountains on the island. The mountains isolated the village, so to get from the village you had to go up 400m on foot to a mountain pass or find a way to get from the cliff to a boat in the sea, so little by little the population has become smaller and smaller. A tunnel was made in 2004 to connect the village to the road system so now it is accessible by cars as well.
You neither use the tunnel though nor the road, but go the old postman route and up the mountains. Transfer back to Tórshavn.
Distance: 15-20 km
Depart Tórshavn in the morning and drive further north on this biggest island of the Faroes, Streymoy. You visit the town of Saksun, which lies in the bottom of what used to be an inlet of the sea, surrounded by high mountains. The inlet formed a good deep natural harbour, until a storm blocked it with sand. The old harbour became an unaccessible seawater lagoon, only accessible by small boats on high tide. From Saksun you go up to the mountains and over to the town of Tjørnuvík, also referred to as surfers paradise. From there you go to very impressive cliffs making our way back to the town of Saksun. Transfer back to Tórshavn.
Distance: 20-25 km
Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight back.
PricePrice: 135.000 ISK per person
- Price of package with accommodation at a 3*hotel: 264.000 ISK per person
- Price of package with accommodation at a 3*hotel and flights (from Iceland): from 290.000 ISK per person
- Domestic transport as described in program
- Running guide during the 5 days
- Meals: 4 x breakfast, 3 x lunch box incl. 1 soft drink/juice/water (day 2,3 & 4)
What's Not included
- Evening dinners
- Lunch on day 1 & 5
Trip Duration5 days
Start LocationTórshavn, Faroe Islands
End LocationTórshavn, Faroe Islands
This Trip is Suitable For
Adventure seekers who are passionate about running and runners who are keen to mix their love of travel with pounding some epic new trails
Dates & Availability
- 07 Oct 2018 – 11 Oct 2018
Founded by one of the most notable running specialists in Iceland and Greenland, this operator specialises in offering trips that combine running with the chance to explore some of Iceland and Greenland’s most breathtaking natural environments.
They offer a unique selection of running tours and events with something for every level of runner, from demanding and strenuous runs of 20 – 35 km per day to moderate runs with 5 – 10km per day.
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