Faroe Islands Photo Adventure
This will be the second Lightstalker’s Faroe Islands photo adventure and after a couple of years of postponements, I’m delighted to be offering this incredible destination again. Incredible waterfalls, rainbows, high sea cliffs, deep blue fjords jagged peaks and tiny villages are all packed into this little cluster of islands in the North Atlantic.
This dramatic group of rocky volcanic islands lie around 200 miles north of Scotland in the North Atlantic Ocean and form part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but are autonomous.
This Faroe Islands photo adventure will feature many of the waterfalls, seascapes, landscapes, villages as well as the capital of this wonderful group of islands.
The Faroe Islands are made up of 18 Islands of volcanic origin and of these we will explore up to seven. Tall peaks cast their shadows over deep fjords and are a feature on the main islands. The smaller islands like Kunoy are also geographically volcanic mountain chains with peaks that rise above the sea, dotted with tiny remote villages.
The populations only meeting double digits in some places so the one thing the Faroes are not, is busy or overcrowd. The total population is around 50,000 and of this just under half live in the world’s smallest capital, colourful Tórshavn. Dramatic vistas from mountain passes, sheep roaming freely over the steep mountain sides and little pockets of colourful houses dot the bays and hillsides all give the Faroe a unique flavour and offer an abundance of subject matter for the landscape and travel photographer.
You will spend your days and evenings photographing some of the best locations on the islands that feature atmospheric old villages, churches , high seacliffs, mountain vistas, deep Fjords , lots of dramatic light and weather, waterfalls, wild seas and crashing surf, winding hillside roads and lots of sheep ! The Faroe Islands are a real “get away from it” all location – Book your place online now.
Pick up Points
Start date 10:00am – 7th May 2024*
End date 09:30am – 13th May 2024
*The dates are based on current flight schedules of Atlantic Airways for 2023. I don’t anticipate that these will change but should they for 2024 you’ll be notified.
If you arrive the day before the trip starts and stay overnight in Tórshavn ( the main town) you will be picked up at the Hotel Torshavn @ 10:00 – 10:15. If you require a hotel in Tórshavn prior to the start date try these options Hotel Tórshavn or 62N Hotel, there are also others.
To get to the town from the airport on Vagar take the bus 300 ( 1 hour ) or shared Taxi (45mins)
Let me know your flight arrival time options and I may be able to pick you up the day the trip commences after 11:00 am – flight info may not be available until closer to the start date.
Flights to the Faroe Islands* with SAS or Atlantic Airways ( Faroe carrier) direct from Edinburgh twice a week / or via Copenhagen – daily / Paris, Reykjavik and Oslo.
*at time of post.
End time the trip will end on the final morning and you will be dropped the Airport at 09:00 – 09:30
Accommodation on the Faroes is limited at best and as a result very expensive. For this trip I’m in the process of negotiating with local providers. I hope to offer a property on the northern part of Eysturoy Island on the edge of a Fjord but this is to be confirmed and subject to availability.
The advantages of staying here are many but the main reason being it’s close to many of the best locations and right in the middle of the main group of inhabited islands.
Dining out options are pretty thin on the ground in the Faroe but there is a supermarket nearby where we will stock up on provisions for dinners and snacks and prepare meals together prior to our final dusk sessions for a few of the evenings. This is a shared cost of the group and averages around 50 Euro per person for the week.
Currency Danish Krona – ATMs available in Tórshavn and cards accepted in most stores
*subject to availability
What to Expect
Even when spring has well and truly arrived in Europe the Faroe Islands may still be dealing with colder and sometimes wintery conditions – so be prepared for all weathers. May is typically the driest month to visit but can still be windy and chilly but some sunny warmer days in the mix. So gloves, hat and layered waterproof clothing are required as well as hiking boots.
The Island locations will be visited by 9 seater van but there will also be plenty walking. At most a 4 to 5 mile round trip hike to Tælanipa is one of the weeks highlights. Although the trail is fairly flat it can be rocky and slippy in places. Some large boulders and loose stones will be encountered so ensure your fit enough to carry you camera bag and don’t overload it. there will also be plenty time to enjoy the walks.
The days in the Faroe Islands are long in May so we will be working with day sessions and dusk sessions only. A typical day is – Breakfast 08:30 / Session time 10:30 – 17:00 / Dinner 19:00 / Session time 20:15 – 22:15.
This is a very sociable trip with communal spaces for editing and relaxing between sessions and getting to know fellow participants. As stated all accommodation is single occupancy with some shared facilities for our group. If you would like information on anything just drop me an email.
6 night 7 days
7th - 13th May 2024 (provisional dates)
Participants: 6 places available - 1 left
Trip fee: £2495.00* ( subject to single supplement TBC )
Deposit: *subject to confirmation - register your interest
- 6 nights / 7 days accommodation in the Faroe Islands
- Continental breakfast provisions
- Permit fee for Trælanipa walk
- Full photography itinerary with dusk sessions
- Guided walks
- Transport to all locations
- Return flights into Faroes
- Lunches or evening meals
- Alcoholic beverages
- Please make sure you have adequate travel insurance for the destination and trip type.
- Vagar, Eysturoy, Bordoy, Kalsoy and Streymoy
- Eidi falls
- Fossá waterfall
- Mularfossur falls
- Bosdalafossur falls
- Kunoy Village
- Muli village
- Kallur Lighthouse
- Vestmanna Boat trip
- Tjornuvik village - Risin & Kellingin
- Tórshaven old town
2019 Faroes participant, Derek Melville - UK
“As always a well thought out trip. Flexibility with locations based on weather conditions and a good amount of time spent at the best locations. The Faroes offers a spectacular range of photo opportunities. Accommodation was in a great location for travel and was comfortable. Highly recommend this trip” 2019 Faroes participant, J Packham - UK