Faroe Islands

2 tours from £2,725pp

Local Information

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

Destination Overview

The beautiful Faroe Islands have a profound and enduring textile heritage that mirrors their rugged, natural landscapes. The islands possess a strong affinity with knitting and wool work, having managed to preserve their textile heritage despite modern influences – making it the perfect destination for your next crafting discovery.  

At one stage in the islands’ rich history, woollen products were the most traded goods, illustrating just how important craft culture is to this fascinating 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 18th century. By the 19th century, the same number of jumpers were also being produced to the equivalent inimitable standard.  

Key highlights when exploring the Faroe Islands include the capital of Torshavn, Kirkjubøur which is the islands' most significant historical site, and Vestmanna, which is home to thousands of seabirds including puffins, fulmars and guillemots – all of which offer insight into the unique and diverse culture of the Faroese and will inspire your projects. On selected holidays you’ll be accompanied by renowned local textile designers and, using traditional techniques, your creation will be an ode to the timeless tradition of this magnificent archipelago.

2 Holidays available from £2,725pp

Knitting

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

Availability:

  • 2024 3rd June 5th August
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
Patchwork & Quilting
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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 15th June
Travel Options
  • Join Direct Join Direct

Meet the
Experts

Each holiday is accompanied by a passionate, enthusiastic expert who specialises in their craft, allowing you to learn different techniques and improve your skills from the best!

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Katrina í Geil

Katrina í Geil

Katrina í Geil is a textile and knitting designer of international standing. She combines knowledge from knit and design with personal styling to give her garments a more personal edge. Katrina’s work focuses on reinventing the traditional Faroese craft and culture.
Karin Hellaby

Karin Hellaby

Internationally renowned quilt teacher Karin Hellaby is the author of 11 quilting books and numerous patterns. She is a regular teacher at the Houston International Quilt Show and has been invited to teach at quilting symposiums in New Zealand, Dubai, Paducah and more.
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