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

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.


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: and – 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

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

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

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

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

Superhost 10 times in a row

It is now nearly 3 years since we started having AirBnb. We have also offered accommodation through 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, 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.


Faroese Home Dining 1 March 2019

One of the most enjoyable aspects of travelling is tasting the local food. We are happy to serve a 4 course dinner in our authentic faroese home with a beautiful view. You will taste different faroese specialities. During the dinner, we will tell you about the faroese food culture and traditions and how we prepare and provide the food.

We start with a platter with dry whale, dry fish, dry-salted blubber, potatoes, a slice of faroese bread (drýlur) with dried lam (skerpikjøt) and a slice of faroese bread with a kind of sausage made of rolled mutton (rullupylsa). The Platter is served with a faroese beer.

The main courses are:

  • Ræst fish with a gravy with melted fat and good tallow , potaoes and carrots.
  • Fermented lam/spare ribs with roots and potatoes.

Finally we serve a rhubarb dessert with whipped cream, coffee and tea.

Beverages are served for a reasonable price. Water, coffee and tea is served for free.

Price: 600 DKK per person.

The dinner start at 7 pm on Friday the 1 March 2019.  Duration: 3 hours.

Booking at Book now

Deadline for booking is at 7 pm two days before. This is public, so everyone, that signs up is welcome.

Address: Durita and Fróði Gregersen, Mannbrekka 8, FO-188 Hoyvík (Torshavn)

How to get there: Citybusses and SSL busses stops at the beginning/bottom of Mannbrekka. Free parking is next to the busstops and at Hoyvíkar Skúli.

New Autocamper – drive and stay

New Luxury autocamper VW California Ocean with one tent for the shower. You can drive around the Faroe Islands and stay where you go. The camper has 5 seats and 4 persons can sleep in it. The autocamper has a kitchen, shower and dry closet.

Intelligent decor.

The Autocamper has automatic transmission. This can be booked, if you are at least 25 years old and have had driving licence for at least 2 years. See more here.

The sofa can be changed to a doublebed.