A Fiber Adventure in Copenhagen & the Faroe Islands
September 17 - 27, 2020
$4000, not including airfare
With Heather Radl and Suzie Briddsang
In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of the definitions for adventure is "an exciting or remarkable experience"**. Well, here's an adventure for you. Let's hop the Atlantic, not once but TWICE. First, we'll travel to Copenhagen. Denmark's capital city combines the fairy-tale atmosphere of historic architecture with vibrant contemporary expressions in art, architecture and city life. There's so much to do and see! Next, we'll fly across to the Faroe Islands for a few days of rugged landscape, island hopping and learning about Faroese culture. It's one of the few remaining places where knitting is still deeply embedded in community life. From the Danish royal palace at Amalienborg to the windswept coast of Sandoy, we'll be taking in some fine sights. Wrap it all up with a final fiber hurrah at Copenhagen's Knitwork Festival, on our last couple days. Can you say smørrebrød or heimabliindi? No? You will after this trip!
**The other two definitions offered are "an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks" and "an enterprise involving financial risk". Those are of no interest to us. However, we do firmly advocate for "exciting and remarkable" experiences. w the town of
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Cost of Trip Includes
Nine nights' accommodation in 3 & 4 star inns and hotels
Breakfast each morning, plus either lunch or dinner on most days
Admission to the Copenhagen Knitwork Festival
Workshops in traditional Faroese knitting and skoleistar
Entry fees for all tour activities
Roundtrip flight to the Faroe Islands, ferries to/from Torshavn, private mini-coach
but does not include
Soda, alcoholic drinks and personal items
Yarn and/or small sheep
Thursday, September 17th
Depart from North America.
Friday, September 18th
Arrive Copenhagen Airport. We’ll have a gentle first day in lovely Copenhagen, with a canal cruise to orient ourselves to the city and a chance to wander a bit in the shops and cafes of Nyhavn. For those who are able, we’ll head to the famous Tivoli Gardens in the evening for dinner and the final show of they year by Harlequin and the Mechanical Doll, a pantomime show running since the 1800s. Trust us, it’s worth staying awake for this magical show!
Saturday, September 19th
The heart of Copenhagen opens up for us with our tour of Amalienborg Palace, a visit at the Danish Design Museum and of course, a stop to see the famous Little Mermaid statue.
Sunday, September 20th
We’ll enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, then gather to take a flight over to the Faroe Islands. Once we arrive and check in to our
hotel, we’ll get to know the town of Torshavn with a walking tour. Once we arrive and check in to our hotel, we’ll get to know the town of Torshavn with a walking tour.
Our day ends with heimabliindi – a celebratory welcome meal, hosted by local residents.
Monday, September 21st
Through the mountains and under the sea, to Eysturoy we’ll go... on Eysturoy, we’ll meet some Faroese sheep, spend time in the lovely Navia Yarn shop, and revel in the truly dramatic scenery.
Tuesday, September 22nd
Oh, yarn, have we been forsaking you? No worries. Today, we’ll be with you all day. The morning offers
a yarn crawl of Torshavn. Explore the colors and textures of Faroese yarn to your heart’s content. In
the afternoon, Karina I Geil will teach a workshop in traditional Faroese pattern work.
Wednesday, September 23rd
Today, we’re visiting the island of Sandoy. The day is relaxed and flexible, with time for walks along the shore, meeting with local knitters and even a bit of local dancing. In the afternoon, we’ll
visit the historical site Kirkjuboer, a medieval village.
Thursday, September 24th
Time to get out and about, among the islands! We’ll take the ferry over to nearby Nolsoy. Our day includes learning to make skoleistar, traditional woolen slippers, a walkabout on the island to stretch our legs and dinner with local knitters.
Friday, September 25th
A hop back over to Copenhagen puts us back in the city just in time for lunch. Let’s explore the amazing food markets. Danish smørrebrød,
anyone? Then, we’re off to the opening events for Copenhagen’s Knitwork Festival.
Saturday, September 26th
A full day at the Knitwork Festival. If you can tear yourself away, we’ll offer an optional tour of Rosenborg Castle in the afternoon. And of course, a final dinner to celebrate our many days of learning, laughing, sharing and fiber goodness!
Sunday, September 27th
Breakfast and transfer to Copenhagen for flights home.