5 Day Summer Faroe Islands Photo Tour

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Journey to the far reaches of the Faroe Islands on this exciting 5 day photography tour! This beautiful archipelago of volcanic islands has so much to offer for budding landscape and nature photographers. Situated in the midst of the North Atlantic Ocean, it boasts some of the most dramatic scenery on the planet in remote and wild surrounds.

This is a place where you're likely to meet more sheep than people. During summer in the Faroe Islands, you'll have the chance to photograph spectacular wildlife, including puffins, skuas and fulmars nesting on sea cliffs high above the ocean. The landscapes will be verdant and lush, made all the more charming by small villages and lighthouses offset by towering mountain peaks, magnificent fjords and breathtaking coastlines.

Over the course of this five-day photography adventure, you'll spend your time exploring the best that the Faroe Islands has to offer as you take your photography skills to another level. Your four nights of accommodation during the tour will be pre-arranged for you before your arrival, as well as all of your transfers to and from your shooting locations.

Throughout this experience, your expert photo guide will be on-hand to help you make the most of the dynamic weather conditions. They’ll share their depth of knowledge with you and get you to all of the right places at the right time to capture the best photos of the Faroe Islands.

Don't miss out on this adventure of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Professional photography guide
All transportation
Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses. Rooms with private bathrooms.
Breakfasts during the tour.
Transfer from and to Airport.

Activities

Hiking
Sight Seeing
Boat Trip
Bird watching
Photo Tours
Photo Workshop

Daily itinerary

Day 1
5 Day Summer Faroe Islands Photo Tour - day 1

Vágar Island

Are you ready to begin an exciting adventure in the Faroe Islands? You’ll be picked up from your accommodation early in the morning to begin your journey.

You'll spend much of today exploring the wonderful sights of Vágar Island, as your trusty guide takes you to many of the classic locations for photography. The first stop will be Sørvágsvatn, a massive lake that sits atop cliffs towering over the ocean. This is one of the most stunning places in the Faroe Islands. We'll hike to the famous vantage point known as 'Trælanípa', where we'll capture the mindblowing perspective of this lake perched above the sea.

In the evening, we'll head to Gásadalur for a wonderful sunset session by the extraordinary Múlafossur waterfall. This iconic location is perhaps what the Faroe Islands is most well-known for, with water tumbling over the side of a tall cliff face into the North Atlantic Ocean below.

Day 2
5 Day Summer Faroe Islands Photo Tour - day 2

Mykines island

On day two, we'll rise early for breakfast and take a scenic ferry ride out to Mykines Island, where pretty turf-roofed houses dot the landscape. This island is a paradise for birds and we'll spend the day in pursuit of the famous puffins, which are known to be very friendly in these parts!

One of the highlights of the day will be the 100-year old Mykines Hólmur Lighthouse, a photogenic building at the end of the islet which makes for a truly inspiring composition. On a calm day, it seems like something out of a fairytale, while stormy conditions can hurl up large waves from the ocean, resulting in dramatic and breathtaking scenes.

In the evening, we'll take the ferry back to Vágar Island, where we'll head to a local restaurant for dinner. Thereafter, we'll have a sunset session

As evening begins to draw near, we’ll board the ferry back to Vagar island. After dinner we’ll head out for a sunset shoot at Tindhólmur, an enchanting islet that offers an epic view of the Drangarnir sea stacks – one that will surely stand out in your portfolio!

Day 3
5 Day Summer Faroe Islands Photo Tour - day 3

Eysturoy Island

After breakfast on day three, we'll check out of our hotel and make our way to Eysturoy Island – the second largest in the Faroese archipelago. Our first stop will be the colourful and picturesque town of Gjógv, situated at the mouth of a beautiful 200 metre long gorge running all the way to the sea. We'll explore the town and its surrounds, before heading to a local restaurant for dinner in the evening.

For sunset, we'll hike out to a spectacular mountain ridge known as Hvíthamar, which offers stunning panoramic views of the Funningsfjørður fjord below.

Day 4
5 Day Summer Faroe Islands Photo Tour - day 4

Kalsoy Island, Viðoy Island

On day four of our adventure, we'll make our way to the Funningur church for a sunrise session. Inaugurated in 1847, this traditional wooden church with its turf roof stands peacefully by the coast, looking out towards Kalsoy Island in the distance. We'll spend our time capturing it in the morning light, before heading back to the hotel for breakfast.

The rest of the day will be spent at Kalsoy Island, which is home to one of the most astonishing views in the Faroe Islands. We'll make the trek out to the Kallur Lighthouse, an isolated structure that appears to be dwarfed by the expansive landscape surrounding it. Sheer vertical cliff faces here are shrouded in lush green vegetation. It will take us around an hour to get to the viewpoint, though the path is well-built and the ascent is gentle.

In the evening, we'll have a sunset session at the Viðareiði church on Viðoy Island, standing steadfast against a magnificent green mountain. After that, we'll return to our hotel in Gjógv.

Day 5
5 Day Summer Faroe Islands Photo Tour - day 5

Streymoy Island

This will be the final day of our photography tour in the Faroe Islands.

We'll rise early for a sunrise session at Tjornuvik village, before travelling to the nearby Streymoy Island where we'll spend some time exploring the settlement of Saksun. There are a number of waterfalls in the area, including the famous Fossá, as well as turf-roofed houses, a beautiful church and magnificent views of the fjord to concentrate on.

Thereafter, you'll make the journey back to Vágar Island, where your photo guide will drop you off at your accommodation – no doubt with plenty of memories, a wealth of photos and new photography skills to take home from a wonderful five day adventure in the Faroe Islands.

Disclaimer

We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas. The tour is always dependent on weather, as the weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. Likewise, sightings of wildlife are dependent on the movements of the animals themselves.

Departure Schedule

24-29 Jun 2020 – Guided by Thomas Vikre

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Thomas Vikre

Thomas Vikre

English, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
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Thomas Vikre is a Danish / Norwegian award-winning photographer based in the Faroe Islands, his work consists primarily of landscape, travel & fine art photography, but he also does a substantial amount of commercial work for local companies.

Thomas also guides for private clients, groups and photo tour companies visiting the Faroe Islands and has rapidly become a reference in the isles. Earlier in his professional career, he was involved in the airline & tourism industry. On a part time basis, he also worked as a production assistant on film sets and with TV commercials. In 2013 he decided to relocate to the Faroe Islands, a place he had visited on numerous occasions before. His work has been licensed to local tourism entities, guide books, to multiple business partners & to private customers.

He has also had exhibits at different venues in the Faroe Islands these past years, including a permanent exhibit at Hotel Vagar in the Faroe Islands. Thomas is fluent in the scandinavian languages as well as Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Thomas Vikre is a Danish / Norwegian award-winning photographer based in the Faroe Islands, his work consists primarily of landscape, travel & fine art photography, but he also does a substantial amount of commercial work for local companies.

Thomas also guides for private clients, groups and photo tour companies visiting the Faroe Islands and has rapidly become a reference in the isles. Earlier in his professional career, he was involved in the airline & tourism industry. On a part time basis, he also worked as a production assistant on film sets and with TV commercials. In 2013 he decided to relocate to the Faroe Islands, a place he had visited on numerous occasions before. His work has been licensed to local tourism entities, guide books, to multiple business partners & to private customers.

He has also had exhibits at different venues in the Faroe Islands these past years, including a permanent exhibit at Hotel Vagar in the Faroe Islands. Thomas is fluent in the scandinavian languages as well as Spanish, English and Portuguese.

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