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Experience the best of life in Copenhagen and the Faroe Islands on this luxury tour in the company of private guides. From big cities, the charming seaside villages and breath-taking scenery, we’ll unlock the secrets of this beautiful part of the world for you.

You’ll begin with a walking tour of Copenhagen, taking in the oldest part of town and visiting Christianborg Palace. Board a boat and discover Copenhagen‘s more contemporary face as you slip through canals past some of the cities most notable sights. Art enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the Design Museum and a variety of design shops specialising in both modern and vintage works. You’ll also get to spend some time admiring the permanent collection at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Then explore the setting of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet – Kronborg Castle. In addition to its literary fame, it has played an important role in the history of northern Europe.

From Copenhagen you’ll head over to the Faroe Islands where you will discover one of the world’s smallest capitals, Tórshavn, before spending the next few days exploring the surrounding islands and villages. Travel back in time in Bøur, a small viking village, where your guide will share stories of the past with you. You will also spend a fair amount of time on the water, going fishing for your lunch and dinner and even visiting a grotto where a musician will perform for you.

In Kirkjubøur you will see possibly the oldest inhabited house in Europe as well as the ruins of St Magnus Cathedral. Then head on over to Okkara Brewery for a behind-the-scenes look at how their beer is made, and taste it as well. As you take a short hike in Klaksvik your guide will encourage you to contemplate happiness and stress, and a visit to Gjógv will give you the chance to climb the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands.

As you trip begins to draw to a close, take a cruise past the bird cliffs near Vestmanna, and enjoy an enlightening meal at Michelin-starred KOKS. Then spend one final night in Copenhagen before heading home.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Copenhagen

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Copenhagen

Accommodation in Copenhagen

Three nights in Copenhagen Three nights in Copenhagen

Denmark often tops the polls of the world’s happiest countries and its capital tends to put a smile on the faces of all who visit. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character, its compact centre a maze of cobbled streets easily navigated by foot or on the Danes’ favourite mode of transport, the bicycle. Originally a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has evolved into one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities. Spread across the two islands of Zealand and Amager and separated from Sweden by the Øresund Bridge, it is a city of contrasts, seamlessly blending classic architecture with cutting edge modern design.

Copenhagen highlights walking tour Copenhagen highlights walking tour

This morning a guide will meet your hotel and introduce you to Copenhagen. You will start in the oldest part of town, dating back to 1160. You will pass by the University, the Queen’s Palace and the Round Tower. You will make your way to Christiansborg Palace where the parliament resides and here you can enter the tower and enjoy a view of the Copenhagen skyline.

Private boat cruise Private boat cruise

Focus on the more modern Copenhagen and embark on a private cruise through the harbour. The tour around the canals will take you by the Opera House, The Royal Playhouse and the National Library among many other prominent sights. The tour will end by Nyhavn - a must see when in Copenhagen.

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Design Museum Denmark Design Museum Denmark

Get an insight into the celebrated design tradition of Denmark is known for at the Design Museum Denmark. The central exhibition is a forum for industrial design and applied arts in Scandinavia and a visit serves as the perfect starting point for understanding the development of the Danish design tradition. Following the visit, you can head to a number of Copenhagen’s leading design shops that sell both new and vintage design icons.

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The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is located in northern Zealand with a panoramic view across the Øresund. The museum frames the sculpture park facing the sea and the interaction between art, nature and the museum architecture is quite unique. Louisiana is an international museum with a considerable collection of modern art. The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 3,000 works and is one of the largest in Scandinavia. It takes its point of departure in the period after 1945 including artists like Picasso, Giacometti, Dubuffet, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Rauschenberg, Henry Moore, Louise Bourgeois, Philip Guston, Morris Louis, Jorn, Baselitz, Polke, Kiefer, and Per Kirkeby.

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Kronborg Castle tour Kronborg Castle tour

Kronborg is a castle and star fortress in the town of Helsingør, a little way north of Copenhagen. Immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Kronborg has for centuries been one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list in 2000. The castle is situated on the extreme northeastern tip of the island of Zealand at the narrowest point of the Øresund, the sound between Denmark and Sweden. In this part, the sound is only 4km wide, hence the strategic importance of maintaining a sea fortress at this location commanding one of the few outlets of the Baltic Sea.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in the Faroe Islands

Days 4-10

Faroe Islands

Accommodation in Faroe Islands

Six nights in the Faroe Islands Six nights in the Faroe Islands

Halfway between Scotland and Iceland, scattered across the North Atlantic Ocean, are the Faroe Islands. This chain of 18 volcanic islands often falls under the radar but those who venture to the archipelago are rewarded with sublime scenery, incredible wildlife and warm and welcoming people, eager to show you their way of life.

Lush green valleys, sheer cliffs and rolling moorland make this a veritable playground for hiking, cycling, climbing and horse riding. The abundance of water also makes this a wonderful place to kayak and rappell. The towns and villages themselves are picture perfect with wooden churches and clusters of colourful houses, some with idyllic grass roofs.

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Visit Tórshavn Visit Tórshavn

Take a walk through the old part of one of the smallest capitals in the world, Tórshavn. You'll get to see Tinganes, the world's oldest parliament, and the Prime Minister's office. The name Tinganes means "parliament jetty", and it was first used as a meeting place in Viking times.

Bøur Viking Village Experience Bøur Viking Village Experience

Today you will visit the small Viking village of Bøur. Together with a local farmer you'll go sightseeing and learn about life in the village both now and in days gone by. Head out onto the water for some fishing and then enjoy your catch for dinner later after, a short hike in the countryside near Bøur.

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Sailing in the Faroe Islands Sailing in the Faroe Islands

You guide will collect you from your hotel and drive you to the harbour where you will board a sailing vessel. Your captain will prepare a delicious lunch for you from whatever is caught during the trip. Tuck into sea urchins, langoustines or mussels along with fresh fish.

Grotto Cruise and Concert Grotto Cruise and Concert

Board a small boat and head out to one of the region's many grottos, where a local singer and musician will treat you to a small, private concert. after the cruise, which lasts roughly four hours, you will have the rest of the afternoon to yourself.

Explore Kirkjubøur Explore Kirkjubøur

Very close to Tórshavn is Kirkjubøur, the old cultural centre of the Faroe Islands. On this visit you will get to see what is believed to be the oldest inhabited house in Europe, the ruins of St Magnus Cathedral, and Ólavskirkja, a church which was built in 1111.

Okkara Brewery Okkara Brewery

Learn about the beer-making process at Okkara Brewery and, of course, sample their variety of small-batch beers. The craft-oriented brewery's name means "Ours".

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Klaksvik Klaksvik

The second largest city in the Faroe Islands, Klaksvik boasts around 5,000 inhabitants. The town is known for its fresh local lobsters. After a little sightseeing in the city, your guide will take you for a short walk to Archibald's House, a place in "the middle of nowhere". As you take a hike through the countryside, your guide will impart some of his knowledge around happiness and stress. Then enjoy coffee and sweet home-made treats and snaps, while a musician performs local songs for you.

Discover Gjógv Discover Gjógv

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the beautiful village of Gjógv. The charming town of wooden cottages is surrounded by mountains and the area boasts some wonderful hiking and walking trails.

On the way back you will stop at the highest mountain on the Faroe Islands and, if you feel up to it, climb to the top at your own pace. From that vantage point you will be able to see almost all 18 of the islands, and on a good day, you might even be able to spot Iceland in the distance.

Vestmanna Cruise Vestmanna Cruise

From the village of Vestmanna you'll embark on a cruise beneath the stunning bird-cliffs to the north. Discover deep grottos and experience total silence inside them and the remarkably clean water. Then you'll sail alongside the shore and hear the noise from the nesting birds above you.

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Dinner at KOKS Dinner at KOKS

You will be collected from your hotel and driven to the world renowned Michelin-starred restaurant KOKS in Tórshavn. Head chef Poul Andrias Ziska is inspired by the Faroese landscape when creating his dishes. Using local produce, the team makes use of age old practices like drying, fermenting, salting and smoking to transform ancient culinary traditions into modern delicacies.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from the Faroe Islands to Copenhagen

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Copenhagen

Days 10-11

Copenhagen

Accommodation in Copenhagen

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Overnight in Copenhagen Overnight in Copenhagen

Spend one night in the busy city of Copenhagen. Explore the cobbled streets, waterways and quaint harbour. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to visit, as well as trendy stores. Head out on foot, or join the locals and opt for a bicycle.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Copenhagen Airport

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