Knitting in the Faroe Islands



13 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018
Duration: 7 nights departing 13th August 2018
Ref: 18053
With: Katrina i Geil


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Join us for this wonderful opportunity to discover the stunning landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the company of fellow travellers who share your passion for knitting! Enjoy two and a half days of private workshops where, under the guidance of local knitting expert Katrina i Geil, you'll learn about the Faroese knitting traditions as you create your own Faroese inspired project. Your hotel is close to the harbour in the centre of Torshavn, the charming capital of the Faroes and at the heart of this island community.

Learn about the islands' history, traditions and culture with a visit to the National Museum, meet local textile artists and sample the local Faroese cuisine. With both included excursions and a choice of optional tours, you can delve deep and explore the stunning landscapes and extraordinary nature of this remote north Atlantic outpost.


The Faroe Islands possess a strong affinity with knitting, making it the perfect destination for your holiday. At one stage in the islands’ rich history, woollen products were the most traded goods - illustrating just how important craft culture is to this beautiful part of the world. Traditionally, the men of the islands carded and spun the wool whilst the women knitted, generating in excess of 100,000 pairs of knitted socks each year by the middle of the eighteenth century and by the nineteenth century that number of jumpers were also being produced to the same inimitable standard.

DAY 1:

Meet at Edinburgh Airport for your flight to Vagar Airport. Upon arrival, transfer to the Hotel Hafnia in Torshavn. This evening there will be a welcome dinner in the hotel.

DAY 2:

Enjoy a guided walk through the old part of Torshavn before visiting renowned local textile designer Poulina. You'll then drive to the cultural centre at Kirkubour and visit the Cathedral, Maria church and Roykstovan. This afternoon is the first of your workshops in the hotel with Katrina.

DAY 3:

Today enjoy a full day of workshops and learn more about Faroese knitting traditions with Katrina.

DAY 4:

A day at leisure. You may wish to join us on an optional excursion to Vestmanna with a boat trip along the rugged coastline, home to many birds.

DAY 5:

Today's included excursion starts with a visit to the National Museum before taking in the dramatic scenery of the northern islands. In Klaksvik, visit the fine Christian church and a local textile designer. After a lunch of local specialities, relax and enjoy more spectacular landscapes and the idyllic village of Gjogv.

DAY 6:

A second day at leisure when you may like to join an optional excursion taking you by ferry to the neighbouring island of Nolsoy. A chance to see knitwork produced and sold by a local co-ooperative, and take a guided walk around the village so different from life in the capital.

DAY 7:

Another day to get creative with morning and afternoon workshops led by Katrina. This evening enoy a farewell dinner in the hotel.

DAY 8:

Flight back to Edinburgh.


  • Return flights between Edinburgh and Vágar Airport (Faroe Islands)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation at the Hotel Hafnia on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Welcome dinner and Farewell dinner in the hotel.
  • 5 x Half Day workshops led by a local knitting expert
  • Guided tour of Torshavn with visit to a local textile designer
  • Visit to the Art and National Museum
  • Full day sightseeing of the stunning Faroe Islands
  • Coach Transfers throughout
  • The services of an experienced tour manager


Travel to/from Edinburgh; drinks, meals other than those specified; travel insurance; and any personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry etc.


If you would like us to arrange a domestic flight from your local airport to Edinburgh, please call our friendly reservations team on 01473 660800 - they will be pleased to provide you with a quote.


Why not bring a non-crafting partner with you?
If a non-crafting family member or friend wishes to accompany you on any of our holidays, and is sharing a room with you, then the following reductions will apply to the price the non-crafter pays:
Europe - £50


Stitchtopia Holidays are designed with all crafters in mind, wherever you live in the world! If you would like to make your own flight arrangements and meet us at our first hotel, please let us know - we would love to tell you more about our “meet us there” holiday discounts.


For single travellers who are interested in our trips, but don’t have a friend able to come with them why not join our "Stitch Together" programme to help with the costs of a single occupancy room? We have designed a way for you to find someone to share a room with on any of our Stitchtopia Holidays.

Find out more about our "Stitch Together"programme >>

Hotel Hafnia

Centrally located in the heart of the capital overlooking the picturesque harbour, Hotel Hafnia is ideally situated close to shops, cafes and restaurants. The modern hotel has 74 rooms that are light and simply furnished in traditional Scandinavian style. Buffet breakfast is served in the popular Restaurant Hafnia. The hotel has a private meeting room that will be used for our knitting workshops.


All rooms are en-suite with private toilet and shower and offer the following

  • WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Telephone
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • All rooms are non-smoking