Faroe Islands Things to Do

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Faroe Islands Things to Do

  • Tórshavn

    Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands and its largest community. With its restaurants, shops, pubs, and facilities, it makes for a good home base for touring or hiking. Tórshavn is the hub for the national bus service. It is also the arrival point for the Smyril-Line international ferry from Iceland and Denmark.For more information, take a...

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  • The Nordic House

    This is the main place on the Faroe Islands for all national events, art exhibitions and concerts aswell as a cinema.It was funded buy all nations in the Nordic regions and as a result there is something in the building from each country, such as Finish chairs, Norwegian stones and Icelandic roof. The main reason to come here is just to look at the...

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  • Vestmanna Bird Cliffs

    This is a must for anyone regardless of the time of year that you go. You will not see birds all year round but the trip and the cliffs and grottos you will see are worth it themselves. The boat trip last around 2 hours and has english commentary, although I think they places speak for themselves.The day we went it was too rough to go on the main...

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  • National Museum

    This place is not very well sign posted (as are most things), but is very much worth a visit. It is a bargin at only 30kr and is worth every penny. It is just so fasinating to see that such a small nation has so many exciting artifacts. When we were there they had an exhibition that was displaying all the artifacts that the Danish took away but are...

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  • Magnus Cathedral, Kirkjubøur

    Although there is not much to see here it is worth seeing. When we went it was in the process of being restored so it was all covered up. However because this place plays such an important part of Faroes history it is worth going to see. Even if you combine it with a trip to Sandoy, as it is just around the corner form the harbour where the boats...

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  • Go and see Gjógv

    This has to be one of the prettiest villages I have ever seen. It is the most nothern village on the island of Eysturoy.It is so colourful and calming. There are many walks that you can start from around here or just wonder around the village itself. There is a lovely tea shop if you need refreshments, along with a guest house. Although as it is so...

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  • Visit Eiði to see Risin and Kellingin

    This whole area is lovely for a walk down by the cost and it has the added benefit that you can see the two stacks Risin and Kellingin.Legend has it that they are the remains of some giants that came across from Iceland. See link for more information. This is really only good on a clear day as they are quite far around the headland and if it is...

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  • Day trip to Mykines

    This would be a must for most people. It is once of the cheeper things to do in the Faroe Islands, in that you are really only paying for a boat trip and someone ot show you the way (so not really a guide as such). You leave from the Island of Vágar and boat trip to Mykines is about an hour and when we went it was very bumpy so not good for people...

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  • Various tours around the Faroe Islands...

    This tour company is one of the best we found while in the Faroe Islands. It appears to be run by one man, Mr Samal Blahamar, who will take you around and depending on the number of people on the tour he will taylor it to suit you. He speaks Fareoes, English, and Danish along with a little German, so you will be fine as long as you can speak one of...

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  • Sorvagur

    On our hike from Boer to Sorvagur we were able to do some nice birdwatching and enjoy flora and fauna altogether.Sorvagur is a little town with a church, a nice harbor and a soccer field of course! It was very enjoyable walking through the town, although we seemed to be the only people there (except of a few children on the soccer field!)

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  • Torshavn: the harbour

    Torshavn harbour will most likely be the first sight of most tourists getting to the Faroe Islands.It is a small harbour, idyllic with lots of boats and a wonderful view of the old city center.For a view of the harber, have a look at the webcam

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  • Saksun

    Saksun is in the north of Streymoy island. It is a beautiful village in a very remote bay. It used to have a natural harbor, but now it is a laguna full of sand, so that we had to wait for high tide to even be able to reach it with our small zodiac boats. From there it was a wonderful hike up to Saksun.The coastline in this area is fantastic: there...

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  • Discover free Faroese Music in a uniqe...

    On the pedestrian street in Torshavn there is a very charming little music shop with live music on a daily basis during summer. And it is FREE. All the musicians are local and fortunately faroese music has a high international standards. The faroese music really grew on us in the shop. The people in the shop are really friendly and the coffee is...

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  • Gjogv

    This is an almost unbelievably scenic village. The word Gjogv in Færoese means 'cleft' and it's a great cleft that symbolises the village. This is where boats go and return - from trips to the stacks and from fishing. There is a hostel and a cafe - with wonderful waffles.The road to the village is a delight in itself, whether from Eiði or from the...

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  • Risin and Kellingin

    These sea stacks off the north-west tip of Eysturoy provide spectacular views, both from north-east Steymoy and from the mountain road between Eiði and Gjogv. At the latter there is a FREE telescope giving a superlative view. I am sure you will have guessed that they were once a witch and a giant. They were sent by the Giants of Iceland to bring...

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  • Eiði on Eysturoy

    Eiði is a beautifully situated village in the north-west of Eysturoy. There's a museum, although we didn't go in, being keen to start on the mountain road to Gjogv before a very obvious deterioration of hte weather. It's possible for real people, though a bit beyond me these days, to go up a small mounntain and look almost vertically down on the...

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  • Bird Cliffs of Vestmanna

    This is an amazing experience. There are two firms at Vestmanna running boat trips to the caves, stacks and arches near to Vestmanna. The boats carry about 15 - 20 passengers and twist and turn where you would think there was no room. If you didn't see a single bird, the scenery alone would make it a great trip.On the other hand, if the scenery...

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  • Kvivik - interest and solemnity

    Kvivik is an idyllic village on a loop from the road to Vestmanna from Torshavn. There is a well managed site with the foundations of a Viking farmstead with most interesting information in English.A sight in the churchyard is thought provoking. This is a memorial to the crew of a boat that went down. The first five on the list all share the same...

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  • Haldarsvik and Tjornuvik

    These villages on Streymoy are reached by following the road north from the 'bridge over the Atlantic.' Haldarsvik is a very small village distinguished by an unusual octagonal church - sadly it was locked so I don't know whether the interior is also outside the Faroes' norm.If you continue, you will reach Tjornuvik, the northernmost village of...

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  • Saksun, north Streymoy

    This is a really wonderful place that, perhaps more than any other on the Faroes, earns the word 'serene.' A bove the road is the small settlement and on the other side is the church, poised above a sort of lagoon formed by the sea, only a short channel between deep cliffs separating it from the open Atlantic.One of the houses has been converted in...

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  • Torshavn - Kollefjordur - mountain...

    The quickest way from Torshavn to Kollefjordur is by tunnel but this is one place, the only one we found, where the old road is still not only extant but in good repair.As you would expect, there are some splendid views, over the fjords of the east coast and to the west over Koltur, Hestur and Vagar. The three pictures are all taken from this road.

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  • Kirkjubøur - Roykstovan

    This is a very old farm house, part of which is still used by a family that has lived there for 17 generations. The other part has been converted to a museum and shows numerous domestic and agricultural artefacts.

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  • Sandoy - the gentler island

    Sandoy is more gentle and agricultural than other Faroes and less mountainous. This doesn't mean that it lacks beauty. On the east side there is a fine corniche road between the exquisite villge of Husalvik and Dalur. For the west side, where there is no habitation, see my 'Off the beaten Track' tip of Soltuvik. Skopun to the north, reached by...

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  • Nolsoy - use a ferry.

    The (passenger) ferry to Nolsoy runs from the eastern harbour at Torshavn - but do check with a timetable in advance as it's not the same every day.Ideally spend a night there and go with the guided group at 22.30 to see the world's largest colony of storm petrels. These are on the far side of the island from the ferry and there is a large number...

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  • Kirkjubøur - St Olav's Church

    There have been several buildings on the site - all churches - and the first was built in the 12th century. So much is clear but I have found some contradictions about the age of the present one.Some beautifully decorated pew ends that were once in one of the buildings can now be seen in the Torshavn Historical Museum, having arrived there after a...

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  • Kirkjubøur - Magnus Cathedral

    Kirkjubøur is a fine little village in south-west Streymoy. At one time, amazingly, it was the most important settlement in the Faroes in spite of not having a particularly good anchorage. Anyway, it was here that the Magnos Cathedral was started - started but never finished. The money ran out before it could be roofed. The surprising thing is that...

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  • Tinganes, Torshavn

    Tinganes is a tiny peninsula separating the east and west harbours in Torshavn. It was obviously a substantial part of the old town and even now contains the government offices. Anything less like Whitehall in London would be hard to imagine! The Prime Minister's Office is in a 'street' of turf roofed houses.I do realise that my second photo is of...

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  • Historical Museum, Torshavn.

    This is a fine building with an interesting layout inside. Part of the ground flor is devoted to the current exhibition. I got much more from the basement, where there are diferent types of fishing/whaling boats and pew ends once taken to Copenhagen from an earlier church of St Olav's, Kirkjubøur.Photography not allowed.I have encountered...

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  • Art Museum, Torshavn

    The people of the Faroes are proud of their artists, particularly painters, and justifiably so. This is a fine purpose-built place, surrounded by sculptures, in one of the wooded area of Torshavn. A number of Faroese painters have rooms of their pictures. I particularly liked some of the funeral paintings by Mykines and the work of Ruth Smith - not...

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  • Outdoor Museum, Torshavn

    Tickets allow entry to this museum and the main museum on the same day - though we were allowed to use our ticket on different days.This museum is unlike other Scandinavian outdoor museums I have visitedin that none of the buildings have been brought in. It is an old farmstead kept in situ; farm house with a sort of 'grannie flat,' various...

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  • Nordic House - Torshavn

    This building was created at the expense of the Nordic Council, when Faroes became an Associate member. It is still being extended and there are a number of decorative feaures outside.Inside there is a cafe, an auditorium and a recital area.There are usually pictures on exhibit for sale.

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  • Mykines

    Perhaps the most delightful destination in the Faroes is the westernmost island, Mykines. While it is rather difficult to get to, it is definitely worth it. There are a number of hiking trails which provide tremendous views, as well as allow you to get quite close to sheep, pink-footed geese... and puffin. especially puffin.For more information and...

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  • Nólsoy

    A short ferry ride from Tórshavn is the bucolic island of Nólsoy. A quiet fishing village provides a springboard for a number of hikes and walks, affording tremendous views of the surrounding islands. It is possible to stay overnight here if you wish. Opportunities abound for viewing puffin and storm petrels as well; the Nólsoy tourist office has...

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  • Great views eveywhere...

    The Faroe Islands offer great nature. You have these incredible views almost everywhere you stand. The pictures with these tip are from the day we travelled on the mailboat M/S Masin from Hvannasund to Svinoy, Kirkja and back to Hvannasund.It is just spectacular!!

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  • shopping, walking, horse riding etc

    in the Faroe islands alot of what you do depends on you using your imagination, there's not alot to do in front of you but if you put in a bit of effort and thought into it you can have an amazing stay. the first thing you should do is meet some of the people there. they are all incredible and lovely and very willing to show you how to have an...

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  • Vestmanna Bird Cliffs

    Probably the #1 tourist attraction of the Faores is the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs. These are cliffs up to 400 or 500 metres high, very sheer, in which tens of thousands of birds make their nests. An excursion will take you by bus to the town of Vestmanna, where you get on a small boat that takes you to the cliffs. The cliffs are stunning, and you see...

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  • Faroe Island Fjords

    Here is another typical fjord of the Faroes. This one is only a few kilometres from the capital, Torshavn. You pass by this one if you take an excursion from Torshavn to see the Bird Cliffs.

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  • Green Hills of the Faroes

    A good "thing to do" in the Faroes is to take a bus, any bus, that crosses the islands to get great views of the beautiful scenery. The Faroes of full of fjords such as this one, with small villages at the water's edge. The countryside is the most vibrant green I have seen anywhere (except possibly the North Island of New Zealand in wet season)....

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  • Torshavn - old town

    The old town of Torshavn is small but full of gems. The homes are built of wood, and many have the traditional sod roofs with grasses growing on them. There is very little vehicular traffic, which adds to its charm.

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  • Torshavn

    Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, is a very pretty little town of around 30,000 inhabitants. It is flanked by hills, so you can climb the streets that goo up thr hills to get the view seen here.

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  • Saksun

    Saksun is a great nature pearl of the faroe islands. Lake Pourin and the mountains peaks makes Saksun a great place to vist. There is cairn paths on the Saksun area where there is an old church. The church is old and is on a platou and you should not walk to far out of the platou.

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  • The church in Gjov

    There is a church in Gjov that is open in the day and you can go into it if wish. It's totaly free and it's quite pretty.

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  • Gjôgv

    Gjôv is a town on the island Eustroy in faroe Island. There is gorge that makes a natural habor and the gorge is quite wide. Gjov is norse for gorge and this town must have been one of those most beautyful areas I ever have been to perhaps there is some prettier places. But Gjov is one of prettiest nature places on the faroe islands and perhaps in...

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  • Litla Dimun

    Litla Dimun is the smallest of the 18 Faroe Islands - and the only uninhabited island. Amazingly, sheep are grazed here though.It's not possible to actually visit the island, but you sail past it on the ferry to Suðuroy, and you should get some pretty spectacular views of both Litla Dimun and it's slightly bigger neighbour Stora Dimun.

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  • Vestmanna Sound

    The Vestmanna Sound is a small and very impressive sound between the islands of Streymoy and Vagar.There are bird rocks all over the place, so sailing here is exciting at any time a day!We were lucky to sail along here in the evening, when the light was wonderful, the sun slowly set, and the whole atmosphere was awesome!There is now a 4.2 km long...

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Faroe Islands Hotels

  • Hotel Foroyar

    I have not stayed in this hotel - but have actually been inside seeking directions. It is pleasant...

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  • Hotel Streym Torshavn

    Yvirir vio Strond 19, Torshavn, FO 110, Faroe Islands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hafnia Hotel

    I have not stayed at this hotel, but ate in the restaurant. The decor seems fine and the staff very...

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