THE FAROE ISLANDS PHOTO TOUR MAY 2025

Faroe Islands Photo Adventure

Trip summary

This will be the third Faroe Islands photo tour which is becoming one of the most popular and for good reason. This small group of isolated Atlantic islands is packed with dramatic waterfalls, rainbows, high sea cliffs, deep blue fjords  jagged peaks and tiny villages are all crammed into this little cluster of islands in the North Atlantic.

The Faroe Islands group lie around 200 miles north of Scotland in the North Atlantic Ocean and form part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but are autonomous.

This spring Faroe Islands photo tour  will feature many of the waterfalls, seascapes, landscapes, villages as well as the capital of this wonderful group of islands.

You can find out more about the Faroe Islands by visiting the Islands official website here

Faroe Islands Photo Adventure – On Location

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 colourful remote villages.

Its  population only hits double digits in some places, so the one thing the Faroe’s 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, highlights include 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.

Extra Information

Pick up Points 

Start date 17:00 –  5th May 2025  TBC meet up and introduction / dinner

End date 09:30am –  12th May 2024 TBC

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.

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 for this trip  we have a large, comfortable, self contained  house on the edge of a Fjord on Esturoy Island which is remote but central.

All rooms are single occupancy with shared bathrooms and kitchen, cooking and washing facilities.

Meals will be a mixture of self catering and local establishments wherever we find them .

Dining out options are pretty thin on the ground in the Faroe Island  but there is a small supermarket nearby where you can stock up on personal provisions and group meals. We can enjoy a mixture of self catering and restaurant meals (there is a good quality restaurant located nearby) whatever works best for our location schedule each day.

This is a shared group kitty for dinner provision that  averages around 70 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

The Faroe Islands Photo Tour is scheduled for late spring  but even when spring has well and truly arrived in Europe the Faroe Islands may still be dealing with colder and sometimes light wintery conditions – so be prepared for all weathers.

May is typically the driest month to visit but can still be windy and chilly but with 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. A four 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 hills and inclines will also be encountered, so ensure you’re  fit enough to carry you camera bag over a mixture of terrain. It’s never a race so there will 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.

There is some short hikes and

This is a very sociable trip with communal spaces for editing and relaxing between sessions and socialising with 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.

Faroe Islands Photo Adventure
7 night 7 days
Early May 2025
Participants: 6 places - 4 available
Trip fee: £2595.00
Deposit: £250.00

Includes

  • 7 nights / 7 days single occupancy accommodation in the Faroe Islands
  • Continental breakfast provisions
  • Permit fee for Trælanipa walk
  • Inter island ferry
  • Full photography itinerary with dusk sessions
  • Guided walks
  • Transport to all locations

Not Included

  • Return flights into Faroes
  • Lunches or evening meals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Entry / guide fees not listed or optional Vestmanna boat trip*
  • Please make sure you have adequate travel insurance for the destination and trip type.

Lightstalker Highlights

  • Vagar, Eysturoy, Bordoy, Kalsoy and Streymoy
  • Eidi falls
  • Fossá waterfall
  • Mularfossur falls
  • Bosdalafossur falls
  • Trælapina
  • Funningar
  • Kunoy Village
  • Muli village
  • Kallur Lighthouse
  • Tjornuvik village - Risin & Kellingin
  • Vestmanna boat trip *
  • Tórshaven old town