30 days in Aland Island, Svalbard & Faroe Islands Itinerary

30 days in Aland Island, Svalbard & Faroe Islands Itinerary

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Mariehamn, Finland
— 6 nights
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Longyearbyen, Norway
— 6 nights
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 3 nights
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Klaksvik, Faroe Islands
— 4 nights
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 5 nights
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Suduroy, Faroe Islands
— 5 nights
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Mariehamn, Finland

— 6 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mariehamn: Eckero (Eckerö Post & tullhus, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, &more), Getabergen (in Geta) and Salis Batteri (in Aland Island). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, browse the exhibits of Kobba Klintar, walk around Lilla holmen, and explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn road trip planning tool.

Rome, Italy to Mariehamn is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Mariehamn: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

Longyearbyen, Norway

— 6 nights
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Longyearbyen is known for museums, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at North Pole Expedition Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Magdalenefjord Svalbard, head outdoors with Spitzbergen Outdoor Activities, and stop by Longyear 78 Outdoor & Expeditions.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Longyearbyen trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Mariehamn to Longyearbyen with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mariehamn to Longyearbyen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mariehamn in July, expect nights in Longyearbyen to be a bit cooler, around 6°C, while days are colder, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vagar Island.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 4:

Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

— 3 nights
Step out of Vagar Island to go to Vestmanna and see Vestmanna Saga Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vagar Island itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Longyearbyen to Vagar Island. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Longyearbyen to Vagar Island. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Longyearbyen in August, with highs in Vagar Island at 15°C and lows at 10°C. You'll set off for Klaksvik on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Vagar Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Klaksvik, Faroe Islands

— 4 nights
Klaksvík is the second largest town of the Faroe Islands. Change things up with these side-trips from Klaksvik: Funningur Church (in Funningur) and Gjogv (Cleft Of Gjogv & Gjaar Church). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christianskirkjan, step off the mainland to explore Fugloy, admire all the interesting features of Haraldssund Tunnel, and steep yourself in history at Risin and Kellingin.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Klaksvik day trip app.

You can do a combination of from Vagar Island to Klaksvik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Klaksvik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the combination of to Torshavn.

Things to do in Klaksvik

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

— 5 nights
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Explore Torshavn's surroundings by going to Vestmanna Bird Cliffs (in Vestmanna) and Nolsoyar Viti (in Nolsoy). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tinganes, explore the galleries of Listasavn Foroya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkjubour Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Skansin Fortress.

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You can do a combination of from Klaksvik to Torshavn in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Torshavn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a combination of to Suduroy.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

Suduroy, Faroe Islands

— 5 nights
Suduroy represents a picturesque natural haven that serves an important breeding ground for many species of seabirds.
Suduroy is known for historic sites, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Hvannhagi, take in the dramatic natural features at Basalt Cliffs, enjoy the sea views from Akraberg Lighthouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Famjin church.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Suduroy sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by combination of from Torshavn to Suduroy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Suduroy, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Suduroy

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Aland Island travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Landmarks
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.

Svalbard travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Safaris · Hiking Trails

Faroe Islands travel guide

3.9
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Tourist Spots
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.