6 days in Kirkwall & Torshavn Itinerary

6 days in Kirkwall & Torshavn Itinerary

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6 days in Kirkwall & Torshavn Itinerary

Start: Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Kirkwall, United Kingdom

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bishop & Earls Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, steep yourself in history at Skara Brae, then don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, and finally steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Grain Earth House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Highland Park Distillery, then explore the ancient world of Maeshowe, and finally make a trip to Yesnaby Cliffs.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkwall online trip builder .

In June in Kirkwall, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Stromness, Stenness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
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Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Highland Park Distillery ©
Highland Park Distillery

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn ©
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. On the 24th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Listasavn Foroya, stroll through Vioarlundin Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tinganes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torshavn Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Nolsoy, then visit a coastal fixture at Skansin Fortress, then make a trip to The Nordic House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkjubour Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Torshavn trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Kirkwall to Torshavn with the Route module. While traveling from Kirkwall, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Torshavn, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 46°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torshavn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirkjubour Cathedral, Mulafossur Waterfall, Nolsoy
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Mulafossur Waterfall ©
Mulafossur Waterfall
Tinganes ©
Tinganes
The Nordic House ©
The Nordic House