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Faroe Islands

2 tours from £2,725pp

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

On our Stitchtopia tour of the Faroe Islands, you’ll get to explore capital Torshavn, visit the idyllic village of Gjogv, and discover Kirkjubøur – the islands’ most significant historic site. You’ll also be accompanied by a knitting expert, who will lead workshops using traditional techniques so you can create your own Faroese-inspired project. 

Discover the rugged beauty and rich knitting history of the remote Faroe Islands under the guidance of local expert, Katrina í Geil.

  • Return flights from Edinburgh to Vagar with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in 4-star accommodation
  • Welcome and farewell dinners at the hotel
  • 5 half-day knitting workshops with Katrina í Geil, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • 1 full-day and 1 half-day sightseeing tour, including visits to local textile designers

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Remarkable scenery, fascinating wildlife and wonders of nature await on this exploration of Iceland and the Faroes Islands with Karin Hellaby.

  • 12 nights accommodation on Bolette
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, plus afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, and late-night snacks
  • 3 full-day hand-stitching workshops with Karin, kit included
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • All on-board gratuities

Availability:

  • 2024
    • Jan
    • Feb
    • Mar
    • Apr
    • May
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Faroe Islands Highlights

Experiences just for you

Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.

  • Sail along the line of cliffs to Vestmanna on the island of StreymoyView Tour
  • Uncover textile history at the Snældan wool factory View Tour
  • Explore the charming island of NolsoyView Tour
  • Walk through the Islands natural and cultural history at the National MuseumView Tour

Local Information

  • Capital Tórshavn
  • Language Faroese
  • Currency Krona
  • Tip Service charge included
  • Time Zone GMT
  • Electricity 2-pin Type F

Must See

Visit the island's most significant historical site - Kirkjubour

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