Iceland & Faroe Islands Family Walking & Hiking Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Wild & Remote Beauty of Secret Europe
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Welcome to a magical adventure in Iceland's mystical landscape and the unspoiled Faroe Islands. Witness sheer cliffs where waterfalls crash into the sea and clouds hug emerald-green mountaintops. Hike village paths lined with ancient cairns and explore sheep-dotted moorlands. In a place where the summer sun rarely sleeps, join us for a mesmerizing family trek through this undiscovered corner of the world.
- Explore Iceland's otherworldly Reykjadalur Valley (Smokey Valley), named for its steaming fumaroles and boiling mud pots
- Enjoy getting to know the Faroese people and their culture, immersing yourself in heimablídni ("home hospitality") as we dine in private homes
- Hike through charming hamlets with brightly painted turf-roofed homes, backdropped by verdant hills, vertical cliffs and striking island views
- Sail through narrow sounds and moss-speckled sea stacks next to towering cliffs where nesting birds, including puffins, sing their summer songs
Days 1-2 From the capital city of Reykjavík, we head to the smoky Reykjadalur Valley for a hike in the rugged landscape around Mount Hengill | Pass bubbling mud pots with views of Lake Thingvallavatn | Hike from the Seltún geothermal area with spectacular vistas of Lake Kleifarvatn and the iconic peak of Mount Keilir | Fly to the almost-mythical Faroe Islands—self-governing, this group of 18 volcanic islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
Day 3 Wake up in serene Gjógv on Eysturoy Island, with its colorful turf-roofed cottages and steep verdant cliffs | Above town, hike through picturesque open fields and sheep pastures and climb to soaring clifftop vistas | Spot puffins, oystercatchers or the great skua—the Faroe Islands are home to about 110 species of migrant seabirds | Make your way to charming Soldarfjordur, with quaint homes dotting its shore—visit a garden and enjoy dinner in a local home overlooking the water.
Day 4 In Vestmanna, take a guided boat tour around striking soaring cliffs and thundering waterfalls likened to Jurassic Park | Look for brave sheep grazing on the near-vertical grass atop the cliffs | In picture-perfect Sorvágur, sample tasty Faroese treats in a local home | Hike to the Faroes' largest lake for a remarkable view of the lake appearing to hang dramatically over the sea and the incredible Geitaskoradrangur sea stack | Journey through scenery right out of Middle-earth and an undersea tunnel to the tiny capital city of Tórshavn, named for the Norse god of thunder, Thor.
Days 5-6 Set out for a trek to two small lakes and a dais of rocks used for public gatherings since the 1800s | With lovely views unfolding of Hesur and Koltur islands, reach the historic ruins of Magnus Cathedral at Kirkjubour | Savor local fare prepared by the seventeenth generation Patursson family in their 11th-century farmhouse | Make your way back to colorful Tórshavn for a celebratory dinner of fresh-caught fish and succulent lamb | Bid farewell to the Faroes as we board a morning flight back to Reykjavík.
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