Skúvoy “The Hidden Pearl”

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Skúvoy “The Hidden Pearl”

From: DKK697.50

From: DKK 1395,-

Saturdays 9.00-18.30

All Inclusive Tour (Guide, Fees, Travel, Tickets, Food & Beverages)
Adults € 188 / children (0-12 years) € 94

Overview

Enjoy the whole-day guided tour to the Ramsar protected, bird-rich island Skúvoy, which has some of the most beautiful landscape you can imagine. The island itself is fantastic, but you will also experience two ferries on the tour. This will give you the opportunity to see the three islands of Hestur, Koltur and Stóri Dímun.

Get up close to the rich birdlife Skúvoy has to offer, such as puffins and kittiwakes and many other species, which are flying right over your head while the local tour guide tells you all the stories and folk-lores from the old village. Before we drive back to Tórshavn, the journey first takes us to the historic village, Kirkjubøur, were the 17th generation of the Pæturson family lives in a house, that dates back to the viking era.

What To Expect

The journey starts in the morning, when the bus picks you up right outside your hotel. The tour guide will welcome you, and you will sit down in a comfortable mini bus, while the tour guide tells you about the Faroe Islands daily life. 20 minutes drive from the hotel, we enter the first ferry, which takes us to the island of Sandoy. The ferry ride to Sandoy is beautiful with close up views at the two islands of Hestur & Koltur. Arriving in the village of Skopun on Sandoy, the bus will takw you to another village called Sandur, which is a 20 min drive from the ferry. Arriving at Sandur, we will enter the ferry and sail for approx. 20 minutes to Skúvoy. Arriving in Skúvoy we will be greeted by a local who is gonna show us all the there is to see and tell us all the stories from the island. You will be greeted with a packed lunch and drinks which are perfect to enjoy while watching the puffins fly around you. After three hours on Skúvoy its time to get back to the ferry and join the bus which is waiting on Sandoy. The bus will drive you back to your hotel, so all you will have to do is sit down, relax and think about all the wonder full things you have experienced during the day.

Itinerary

Pick ups – 8.30am to 9am.

  • 9am – Depart from Tórshavn
  • 9.20am – Drive along a scenic mountain road, where you will see the islands of Sandoy, Hestoy and Koltur.
  • 9.45am – Depart on the ferry to the island of Sandoy.
  • 10.15am – Arrive at the island of Sandoy, in the village of Skopun
  • 10.35am – Depart on the second ferry, heading for the islands of Skuvoy
  • 11am – Arrive on Skuvoy and get greeted by the local tour guide
  • 11.30am – Arrive at the village were the local guide will regail you with some old folklore
  • 11.45am – See the old church
  • 12pm – Free time to yourself, to explore the village
  • 12.30pm – Eat the packed lunch at the local guides house.
  • 13pm – Walk to the puffin colony. Were you will spend an hour
  • 14.50pm – Depart on the ferry, back to Sandoy
  • 15.20pm – Arrive on the islands of Sandoy
  • 15.30pm – Photo stop at lake Sandsvatn
  • 16.35pm – Depart on the ferry back to the mainland
  • 17.00pm – Drive to the village of Kirkjubø, and visit some old, historic buildings
  • 18.15pm – Arrive back in the capital Tórshavn.

Several bathroom breaks and photo stops on the way

Additional information

  • Free cancellation policy up to 48h before the tour begins.
  • MM Tours takes full right to make changes to the itinerary, due to changing weather and other unpredictable circumstances that may occur.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately