Age of sails: Faroe islands.
What if get back to the tall ship era. The age when white yachts were not invented yet, and no one could imagine such thing as an airplane. Also there was not such a thing as tourism. You wouldn't go traveling to the other side of the world just because you want to change the picture in your window.

Our tall ship will set the sails to cross the North Sea, and we will see something that only few could imagine when sea going vessels were like a spaceship now: fantastic, incredible, impossible.

This is a Faroe islands part of our Odyssey. Let's sail the places only few could reach — the toughest archipelagos in the North Sea: Orkney, Shetland, Faroe islands.
Adventure dates
9 – 21 July, 2021
We begin in Stromness, Orkneys islands, sailing to Shetland islands and Faroe islands, and then to the north-west Scotland.
12 days sailing
We will sail our barquentine through the North Sea and the north Atlantic ocean.
3 toughest archipelagos
Faroe islands, Orkneys islands, Shetlands islands.
The price includes: accommodation in a double cabin on our barquentine, captains and crew work, food and soft drinks onboard, port fees and fuel.
the map
Here is how our sailing trip route looks like for some one who might look at us from the very top of the world.
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How much does it cost:
€ 2700 1st July, 2019. 3700 1st March, 2021.
- Accommodation in a two berth cabin on a tall ship;
- Captains and crew work;
- Food and soft drinks onboard;
- Port fees;
- Fuel.
In addition you'll need to pay for:
- flight to Stromness and from Stornoway;
- onshore activities, excursions, bars;
- transfer from/to the airport (In Stromness there is hourly bus service: 3, 4 brings you from airport to tourist centre of Kirkwall, where you exchange to either X1 or X10 which bring you straight to the Stromness tourist center. It will take around one hour in total. In Stornoway the airport is just 20 minutes from the port. The W5 bus goes every hour from the sea port to the airport).
We start and finish this adventure in different spots, be careful while choosing the flight.
This part of adventure will begin in Stromness, Orkney islands, on 9 th July, 2021 17:00. Please keep in mind that logistics from the airport to the ship will take more than one hour.
Departure — STORNOWAY
This part of adventure will end in Stornoway, on 21 st July, 2021 at 9:00. Please keep in mind that logistics from the ship to the airport will take about 30 minutes.
Our Fleet
Barquentine «Thalassa»
Length: 165 feet (50 meters)
Width: 27 feet (8 meters)
Showers: 15 (in every cabin)
Cabins: 15
Passengers: 30
Crew: 6
Why choose this ADVENTURE?
Look at our detailed plan
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Day 1
The town was an important trading port for Hudson's Bay company and North Sea whalers for a while. It is still full of Inuit artifacts brought from the north of Canada and Greenland.
The Kirkwall airport, is 30 minutes away from the port, which makes it a perfect point for some one to jump on board before we leave the port towards Faroe islands!
Day 3
Samburg Head.
14 hours after we left Orkney islands, the first cape of Shetland archipelago will show up on the horizon.
Bressay Lighthouse.
Lerwick is very close, we are almost there, when Bressay Lighthouse will get colors from the setting sun..
After 20 hours of sailing in the North Sea, the farthest northern town of Great Britain will welcome us before we leave to Faroe.
The town is known for its Fort Charlotte, located right next to the harbor, and herring that might be found at any local restaurant.
Eshaness Lighthouse.
Using the regular land roads we will get ourselves to the place where lonely lighthouse looks to the Atlantic ocean from a 50 meters high rock..
After a powerful storm in 19th century some of the land was washed to the sea, and ancient settlement showed up to the sights of Shetland citizens. Archeologists found out that people started building houses here more than five thousand years ago.
Day 4–5
Waters of Atlantic ocean.
Like Vikings in the middle ages, and Dutch and English fleet at the age of sails, we will cross the waters of the Atlantic ocean.
220 nautical miles, or about 44 hours of a real sailing on the 50 meters barquentine.
During 2 days of the passage we will have enough time to practice classic sailing and navigation, watch sea life, play games and even party.
This is the most valuable time of any sea journey, as there is no internet connection or any other distraction of a modern world. You are surrounded with a beautiful scenery, and freshest air one can get on our planet. You can talk to your friend, or dive deep into your own thoughts for a days. Some would write a novel, some listen to favorite playlist. What would you do?
«Hey, there is something over the horizon! I see the land!» — Thats how it usually sounds after 40+ hours in the sea;)
Day 6–8
After more than 40 hours of the North Sea passage under the sails, the gateway to Faroe islands will welcome us at its harbor. Custom clearance, and we can start exploring the archipelago.
Toshavn was a capital and trade center of Faroe islands ever since 9th century when vikings settled here the main ting, parliament, for archipelago. Now its infrastructure will let us to get around the islands on rented cars.
While our mighty ship is resting in Torshavn harbor we take cars from rental, and drive to the first point of interest: scandinavian farm houses of 17th century, located in the natural harbor between two mountains.
Next stop will be in the harbor, formed by nature in unbelievable manner.
Fossá Waterfall.
And of course we cannot explore Faroe islands without driving to the waterfall which is falling 140 meters down to the sea.
Our road trip will end at the small village with a gigantic view.
Day 9
Around the Faroe archipelago.
Once we done with the road trip around Faroe islands it is time to see it all from the ocean side. We will spend one day sailing from Torshavn to Sørvágur through the northern part of archipelago, through its mighty fjords and next to skyscraper tall rocks.
Day 10
We will stop at Faroe islands for one more day next to one of its first Viking settlements dated of 9th century. Now this is a successful fishermen village with own fishing factory. From Sørvágur we will access unbelievable scenery of Vagar island.
Another waterfall that flows right into the sea.
The lake on top of the rocky edge above the ocean.
Day 12
It is time to leave Faroe islands. On our way back to Scotland we will sail by one more epic scenery place of the archipelago.
After two days in the North Sea famous Scottish island town will welcome us back in Scotland. As the most of the towns and villages we have visited on our way so far, this one also was found by Vikings in the ninth century.
Now it is the capital of the biggest island in Scotland, Lewis and Harris.
Another chapter of our sailing saga is over, and the next one is about to begin. The airport is very close to Stornoway, so it is a good chance for someone to jump onboard.
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