The Faroe Islands Photo tour March 2020

Discover the Mercurial

Saturday 21st March -  Friday 27th March 2020

6 nights 


Located midway between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands are an arrowhead-shaped archipelago of 18 dramatic basalt crags soaring straight out of the wild North Atlantic Ocean. Born of volcanic activity some 55 million years ago, these islands, still largely undiscovered by mainstream tourism, are a spectacular Nordic version of Hawaii.

Settled by Vikings during the ninth century, the Faroes were probably discovered and first inhabited in the mid-sixth century by Irish monks. Saint Brendan the Navigator dubbed them ‘the islands of the sheep and the paradise of the birds’.

The Faroes give 'the Emerald Island' a run for its money in terms of shades of green! Photographers will find endless opportunities for capturing dramatic images here. The often mercurial weather creates an ever-changing backdrop to iconic mountains, fjords, sea stacks, waterfalls, and vertiginous coastal cliffs that harbour thousands of wailing seabirds. Read our blog Postcards from the Edge: Photographing the Faroe Islands

Our precise itinerary will be based on prevailing weather conditions, but will include iconic locations such as: 

  • Tjørnuvík Beach, Streymoy
  • The Viking village of Saksun, Streymoy
  • The Fossa waterfalls Streymoy
  • The waterfall at Eiði, Eysturoy
  • Funningur turf-roofed Church, Eysturoy
  • Middagsfjall Ridge overlooking Funningsfjørður, Eysturoy
  • The Mulafossur waterfall at Gasadalur, Vágar
  • Bøur Beach and Village, Vágar
  • The Trøllkonufingur basalt monolith, Vágar
  • Lake Leitisvatn, the Trælanípa cliffs and the Bøsdalafossur falls, Vágar
  • The Stóri Drangur sea arch, Vágar
  • The Kallun lighthouse, Kalsoy
  • The Kópakonan (seal woman) statue, Mikladalur, Kalsoy

NB. Access to the Kallun Lighthouse and Stóri Drangur sea arch are subject to access permission/weather conditions.

The tour is limited to a maximum of four participants to allow for freedom of movement and sufficient space per person at each location.


Our base will be an apartment on Vágar. There is a well-equipped kitchen where meals can be prepared and single occupancy rooms are available.

What’s included?

  • 6 nights self-catering accommodation
  • Transportation in a mini-bus for the duration of the tour
  • Tuition throughout

What’s not included?

  • All flights to and from Sorvagur (Faroes)
  • All food and drinks
  • Travel and equipment insurance

What level of photography is required?

Whether you are a beginner looking to improve your photography skills, or an advanced photographer wanting to be taken to prime locations, our tours are open to all. Our only criteria is that you have a great passion for landscape photography, don't mind braving the elements, and have the energy and motivation to 'be on the go' every day and night!

What camera equipment do I need to bring?

  • DSLR camera with full manual mode
  • Sturdy tripod
  • A wide angle lens
  • A neutral density filter
  • A polarising filter
  • Hard and soft graduated filters
  • Laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop installed (optional but recommended)

What clothing/footwear do I need to bring?

Despite their northerly latitude, average temperatures remain above freezing throughout the year thanks to the Gulf Stream which brings windy, wet, cool and cloudy weather. There may even be snow on the mountains at this time of year. Variations in altitude, ocean currents, topography and wind mean the climate differs greatly, even though distances between locations are small. This makes for unpredictable and highly changeable weather, and conditions can change in an instant, resulting in dramatic light and photographic opportunities.You must be well-equipped for various weather conditions, including rain, so we recommend you bring the following:

  • Sturdy walking boots
  • Wellies or waders for beach photography
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Warm, preferably thermal clothing 
  • Gloves and hat
  • Icegrips (such as Yaktrax) for icy conditions


Some of the locations we will be visiting require hikes of up to an hour or more, with some steep sections. A reasonable level of fitness is therefore essential.

Book this tour

The cost is €1,700 euro per person. A non-refundable deposit of €500 euro is required to secure your place. Stage payments of balance by arrangement.

Recommended flights:

Most flights to the Faroes are via Copenhagen. We advise you to fly in and out of Sorvagur Airport to arrive on Saturday 21st March (the meeting point for the tour). The return flight from Sorvagur to Copenhagen departs early afternoon on Friday 27th March. 

In the event of the tour being cancelled, we will refund deposits in full. However, we will not be liable for any flight costs incurred by you.

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Any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

+353 83 3573868