5 Days, 5 Nights

Faroe Islands Photo Tour

Traverse plunging cliffsides and discover waterfall valleys. Stunning green landscapes on peaks that rise up out of the dark, North Atlantic seas.

Moment Travel
Faroe Islands Photo Tour
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What we'll do

The Faroe Islands, a chain of 18 unspoiled and unexplored archipelago islands adrift in the North Atlantic Sea, are a different world — a place like no other on earth. Here, you'll experience an idyllic, peaceful yet adventurous escape: unfathomable beauty among lush green valleys, towering basalt cliffs, colorful charming towns, and waterfalls plunging directly into the teal blue ocean.

From insane hikes that appear to be the end of the world, and remote villages isolated on the edge of fjords- this place is unlike anywhere. Can you believe that some villages are inhabited by less than ten people, and require a ferry just to get there? And just wait til you see the quirky colors and grass roof houses around every corner- admittedly a photographers dream. We will spend all of our time together, building everlasting friendships and deepening our creative knowledge in a place that will quickly become your favorite. Much of our time will be spent with locals, experiencing cultural tradition through locally sourced home-cooked meals, folk tales and what this place means to the Faroese.

Although you could pretty much stand anywhere and point your camera in any direction for a unique photo- prepare yourself for the spots you won’t know how to find. Less traveled and off the beaten path- we will show you the hidden gems of the Faroe Islands and how to take the most otherworldly photos.

So let’s do this. Let’s experience a place most only dream of.

Your Guides

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    Itinerary

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival in the Faroe Islands, a Colorful Village, & a Sunset Waterfall

    • Summary:

      After landing in the Faroe Islands and meeting the group, we'll kick off the trip by heading to the iconic, colorful village of Bøur to get our first taste of Faroese culture. Right before sunset, we'll drive to Gasadalur to photograph sunset at the epic Múlafossur Waterfall — this view looks to be something out of a fairytale. Then it's off to our Airbnb to hang out, have some dinner, go over the itinerary for the week, and get some rest for the days ahead.

    • Photo Spots:

      Múlafossur Waterfall in Gasadalur, village of Bøur

    • Lodging:

      Standard: Airbnb in Klaksvík

    • Food:

      The Faroe Islands are known for seafood, gas station snacks, fresh produce, and traditional meals of meat, fish and potatoes. They're not known for an abundance of restaurants, so we'll spend our week eating meals prepared by some of the nicest Faroese residents we know!

    Day 2: Tranquil Towns, Towering Cliffs, & the Faroe's Tallest Waterfall

    • Summary:

      We’ll have an early wake up call to get to Saksun by sunrise. Saksun is a tranquil, remote hillside village of only 14 inhabitants; with a gorgeous white church on the shores of a peaceful lake beneath the lush green cliffs. Some of this village is off limits to tourists — however, we have some personal experience learning these things and are excited to educate everyone on respecting rules and regulations while still being able to capture stunning photos. You’ll head towards Fossa Waterfall, the tallest in the Faroe Islands, to practice capturing water movement with long exposure shots. Enjoy your picnic lunch alongside the waterfall before heading off for a sunset hike to Sørvágsvatn. This is where we'll see a freshwater lake sitting high on a cliff above the ocean beneath — one of our favorite things to see in Faroe! It’ll get dark on the hike back to the van, so don’t forget your headlamp.

    • Photo Spots:

      Saksun village, Fossa Waterfall, cliffs at Sørvágsvatn

    • Lodging:

      Standard: Airbnb in Klaksvík

    • Food:

      The Faroe Islands are known for seafood, gas station snacks, fresh produce, and traditional meals of meat, fish and potatoes. They're not known for an abundance of restaurants, so we'll spend our week eating meals prepared by some of the nicest Faroese residents we know!

    Day 3: 360° Mountain Views, a Sheep Hut, & Editing Sessions

    • Summary:

      After catching up on some sleep, we’ll meet up for a mid-morning breakfast, followed by an editing session in our Airbnb. Next up, we’ll grab our cameras and explore Klaksvík, a town built between two inlets. One of the most important fishing villages in the islands, you’ll see people hard at work on the water. After lunch, we’ll head towards Mt. Klakkur, stopping along the way to photography some of the wooliest Faroese residents. At the top, you’ll have stunning 360° views of the island villages at sunset. After our hike, we’ll head back to the Airbnb for dinner before continuing our editing session from earlier.

    • Photo Spots:

      Klaksvik, Mt. Klakkur

    • Lodging:

      Standard: Airbnb in Klaksvík

    • Food:

      The Faroe Islands are known for seafood, gas station snacks, fresh produce, and traditional meals of meat, fish and potatoes. They're not known for an abundance of restaurants, so we'll spend our week eating meals prepared by some of the nicest Faroese residents we know!

    Day 4: A Gorgeous Ferry Ride, Puffin Sightings, & Faroese Culture

    • Summary:

      After a hearty breakfast to fuel up for another full day, we’ll hop on an early ferry to the island of Kalsoy. With 13 peaks, 11 valleys, and four charming villages with a combined population of less than 150, this island is the perfect place to go exploring. We might also see some puffins! We'll spend the entire afternoon roaming around the island and hiking up to its cliffs. We'll have plenty of time to soak up admire the unique Faroese culture here before catching the last ferry back to Klaksvík. Once we've finished dinner, we'll continue our cultural immersion with a beautiful evening full of Faroese music!

    • Photo Spots:

      The cliffs of Kalsoy, charming villages, private Faroese concert

    • Lodging:

      Standard: Airbnb in Klaksvík

    • Food:

      The Faroe Islands are known for seafood, gas station snacks, fresh produce, and traditional meals of meat, fish and potatoes. They're not known for an abundance of restaurants, so we'll spend our week eating meals prepared by some of the nicest Faroese residents we know!

    Day 5: Iconic Villages, Guided Hike to Drangarnir, & a Celebration Dinner

    • Summary:

      We’ll spend the morning roaming around a few iconic villages on the island of Vidoy before beginning our hike around noon to the legendary Drangarnir. Drangarnir is one of the most unique and iconic locations on the Faroe Islands, consisting of two sea stacks between Vágar and the islet Tindhólmur. This hike requires a guide, and takes about 3 hours each direction. It is the longest hike in Faroe, but seriously worth every step! Once we get back to Klaksvík, we’ll celebrate our last night together with some great food, stories, and photos!

    • Photo Spots:

      Villages on Vidoy, the legendary Drangarnir

    • Lodging:

      Standard: Airbnb in Klaksvík

    • Food:

      The Faroe Islands are known for seafood, gas station snacks, fresh produce, and traditional meals of meat, fish and potatoes. They're not known for an abundance of restaurants, so we'll spend our week eating meals prepared by some of the nicest Faroese residents we know!

    Day 6: Final Goodbyes

    • Summary:

      On our last morning in the Faroe Islands, we'll head to the airport to say our final goodbyes.

    Where we're going

    What You Will Learn

    Regardless of whether you’re looking to begin or continue your photography career, the Faroe Islands are an absolute dream destination for both photography and learning. On this trip, we'll be teaching you all of our tips and tricks while exploring this gorgeous, hidden gem of a country. Some of the things we'll cover are:

    • What gear to bring on longer hikes
    • Best times of day for shooting landscape photography
    • How to plan a photography trip day by day
    • Better understanding and respect of Faroese culture
    • The nitty gritty of your camera (aperture, shutter speed, ISO)
    • How to shoot manual on a DSLR
    • Editing techniques

    Don't have a camera besides your smartphone? No problem. Shoot & edit on whatever device you want!

    What's Included

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      5 nights hotel (price per person, based on double occupancy)

    • Ticket-Entrancefee-ActivityCreated with Sketch.

      Entrance to all activities

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      Transportation to/from airport

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      Transportation around the Faroe Islands

    • Photography teacherCreated with Sketch.

      Photography and editing lessons

    • DiscountsCreated with Sketch.

      Discount on gear from the Moment shop

    • MealsCreated with Sketch.

      3 great meals per day (except breakfast and lunch on day 1)

    What's Not Included

    • Airfare to and from the Faroe Islands
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Guide gratuities
    • Insurance of any kind, including travel insurance
    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Lunch on day 1

    FAQs

    • What is your refund policy?

      $300 deposit and 3% transaction fees are non-refundable, then:

      • 90 Days Before The Trip | 100% Refund
      • 60 Days and 89 Before | 50% Refund
      • 45 to 59 Days Before | 25% Refund
      • Less Than 45 Days Before | 0% Refund

      Email us at hello@shopmoment.com if you need assistance!

    • What are your COVID-19 regulations?

      Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following requirements are in place for this trip:

      - Individuals must provide proof of vaccination prior to departure OR

      - Individuals must quarantine for a minimum of 4days once they arrive in the Faroe Islands, before joining the tour group.

      These regulations are subject to change at any time before departure. Please check the World Health Organization COVID-19 information page periodically for up-to-date information and news.

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