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An authentic experience

Would you like to visit a Faroese home and meet local people, eat authentic local food and learn about the culture?

You are welcome to experience all this in our home in Tórshavn (Hoyvík) on the 14 July at 7 pm.

Booking is possible here

New travel info

There are new rules for travelling to Faroe Islands from 15th June 2020. Visitors from Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Germany, can come to Faroe Islands, if they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test that has been taken within the last five days before departure.

If you are a resident in another country than stated above, you will not be able to travel to the Faroe Island without a recognised reason for coming to the Faroe Islands. 

More info is available at corona.fo

Guidelines for travellers to the Faroe Islands

All persons travelling to Faroe Islands are expected for a self-quarantine for 14 days.

Here is a more info from the Faroese Government.

Travel

On 8 April, the Government announced steps towards a gradual and careful reopening of normal activities in the Faroe Islands. With regard to travel to and from the Faroe Islands, the advice remains the same.  All Faroese citizens and residents with a permanent address in the Faroe Islands who are currently overseas on a short-term basis are advised to return to the Faroe Islands as soon as possible. All other non-essential travel should continue to be avoided.  In addition, the authorities strongly advise anyone arriving in the Faroe Islands from overseas, regardless of nationality, to go directly into home quarantine for 14 days.

Read more about quarantine here.

Atlantic Airways has only limited flights between the Faroe Islands and Denmark, while all connections to Bergen, Reykjavík, Edinburgh and Paris have been suspended until further notice.

On flights between the Faroe Islands and Denmark, priority will be given to medical and health care personnel, Faroese residents who are working overseas, as well as employees in essential sectors such as emergency services.

The transport of patients for urgent medical treatment will continue as usual.

Smyril Line has announced that the passenger ferry Norrøna will not be taking private passengers until 16 April.

You should contact your airline directly regarding flight bookings.

Atlantic Airways:                      +298 341000

SAS:                                            +45 70 10 20 00

You should also contact your insurance company for questions concerning your travel insurance coverage.

If you are located outside Denmark, you should first contact the airline or travel agent you have used.

Faroese citizens and permanent residents who are currently overseas and have other questions can contact the Corona hotline on +298 30 40 40.

  • Stranded overseas/unable to get home

If you are stranded in another country without onward travel options, you should find accommodation and ensure that you have access to clean water and food. Follow the advice issued by the health authorities in the Faroe Islands and Denmark, and in the country where you are located. Consult the information and recommendations on the following sites:

www.coronasmitte.dk and www.um.dk – the Danish Foreign Ministry, which also has an information service for citizens  – Borgerservice – on Facebook.

Also consult the information provided by the Danish Embassy in the country where you are situated.

The Danish Foreign Ministry is working continuously to find travel options for stranded Danish citizens, which also includes Faroe Islanders.

Contact your travel agent, airline and insurance company and follow the instructions issued by the local authorities.

  • Special assistance

If you need special assistance, contact one of the helplines below, including the 24-hour service of the Danish Foreign Ministry or the helpline of the Faroese Foreign Service.

If you are stranded in Asia, you can contact the Danish Foreign Ministry on tel. +45 33 92 13 44 or by email on [email protected]

If you are stranded in South or Central America, you can contact the Danish Foreign Ministry on tel. +45 33 92 13 45 or by email on [email protected]

If you are stranded in Africa, you can contact the Danish Foreign Ministry on tel. +45 33 92 09 96 or by email on [email protected]

The 24-hour helpline of the Danish Foreign Ministry is tel. +45 33 92 11 12 and email [email protected]

The helpline of the Faroese Foreign Service is tel. +298 304020, and email [email protected].

Winter hiking

Hike from Fuglafjørður to Hellurnar

There are many beautiful hikes at the bygdagøtur between the villages in the Faroe Islands. Hiking during the winter time gives you a different view than if you were hiking in the summer time.

We hiked from Fuglafjørður to Hellur on a winterday in January.  The hike is mostly easy, but there are some parts, where there is a little bit trekking. When we reach the top of the hike, we turned to the east and hiked up to the mountain Rustin and enjoyed the beautiful view, as the local people call this mountain.  From here we had a view of the northern islands Kallsoy and Kunoy. We also saw the highest and second highest mountain in the Faroe Ialsnds. The weather was pretty clear and we enjoyed the view over around 40-50 mountains.

It is so good for body, mind and soul to enjoy the peace and awesome unspoiled nature in the Faroe Islands.

Hike from Fuglafjørður to Hellurnar
Adding a stone to the cairns when passing them is a Faroese tradition to preserve the cairns.
View over Kallsoy
View over Kallsoy
View over Kallsoy
View over Kallsoy
Hike from Fuglafjørður to Hellurnar
Hike from Fuglafjørður to Hellurnar

Superhost 10 times in a row

It is now nearly 3 years since we started having AirBnb. We have also offered accommodation through Booking.com and now also directly through our website.

We have once again got the honour to be called “Superhost” on AirBnb.  Superhosts responds quickly, do never cancel any reservation and receive a 5-star rating from at least 80% of the ratings, – maintaining at least a 4.8 star rating.

On Booking our rating is 8.9 point out of 10 point.

We love to give our guests a good experience and value for money.

The Faroese National Bird

On the day Grækarismessa the 12th of March we celebrate, that the National bird Tjaldrið (english: Oyster Catcher) is coming back to Faroe Islands after a long dark winther. We celebrate Grækarismessa with flagging, social gatherings in the public, where we listen to speeches and live music. We are so happy to see and hear the bird, because it is a sign to us about the upcoming spring. The birds arrival brings hope to us about the that the spring and summer is near.  The birds ”says” klipp, klipp”

Every year we are wondering, why the Tjaldrið is coming to the Faroe Islands, because it can not be because of the weather. If the bird knew, how happy we are for its arrival, it would surely come because of that, but it does probably arrive here to bread, because the food it need’s it here.

Grækaris means ”aware” and messa mean ”mas”, so Grækarismessa means The mas/mes of being aware, but among Faroese people it just is an expression for the arrival of the national bird and the upcoming spring.

The “Tjaldrið” comes to the Faroe Islands from the British Islands. They stick together in pairs all their life and come back to the same nest year after year. The bird is very protective and drive away other birds from the nest, when they are a threat to them.

In the poem/folk ballad ”Fuglakvæði”, our national hero ”Nólsoyar Páll” writes in the 19th century about the Tjaldrið as a symbol of the islands striven for independence, and how the faroese people have strived to protect us from foreign control. Nólsoyar Páll was born on the 11th of October 1766 in Nólsoy and was missed  on the 17th November 1808/1809, when his ship disappeered on the Sea.

FaroeGuide is growing

We have now started our third year in the Tourism in the Faroe Islands and we experience an increasing demand for our services which of course is very positive.

The demand for our modern bedrooms and apartments are higher than before and the faroese dinners are quite popular among travellers, that wants to try the faroese specialities in an authentic faroese home and learn about the faroese culture.

We have now hired Ása Maria Clementsen, a young woman with experience from working in restaurants. She is doing all the cleaning at our place in Torshavn, make food with us for the faroese dinners and serve in other areas.

Winter Light

The winter in the Faroe Islands brings short days with little light. The shortest day is on the 21 December and it is around 5 hours and when the weather is rainy and grey, the light is even more limited. The days are now already around 2 hours longer than the shortest day. The longest day is on the 21 June.

For the last years, we have celebrated the light with lights decorations, music, films and other cultural events in the capital Tórshavn. Al events are free and the atmosphere in the city is very good and positive.  The event was this year on the 2 February.

The photo shows the Faroese Parliament and some winter light.

Faroe Islands is a popular destination

Some of the largest and most respected travel publications in the world have chosen the Faroe Islands as a top destination to visit in 2019. Lonely Planet, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph and The Financial Times are among those recommending their readers visit the North Atlantic archipelago this year.

This can be read on faroeislands.fo, the official gateway to the Faroe Islands. The article is about the growing number of travelers and the growing interest for the Faroe Islands.

Many people have started having AirBnb in their home and holiday homes to accommodate all the tourist. Two hotels are being built in Tórshavn at the moment and many entrepreneurs are starting new offers for this season.