12HRS ON THE FAROE ISLANDS

A perfect day on the islands

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, somewhere between Scotland and Iceland, lie the Faroe Islands. Flying in you only see water until suddenly, a cluster of clouds caught on the mountain tops reveal that there is land. It's a remote destination, fairly unexplored and devoid of mass tourism. Their unspoiled nature is the island's biggest virtue.

The Faroese have inhabited these islands since as early as 400 AD, pre-dating the arrival of the Vikings, who left an indelible mark by introducing their language and culture. Life on the islands has always been shaped by the unpredictable weather, a reality that persists to this day. The climate is surprisingly mild, with extended daylight in the summer months and sparse sunlight during winter.

While around 50.000 people live here, almost double as many sheep roam the hills of the islands. They are everywhere; you encounter them when leaving the airport, before checking into your hotel, and while driving along the streets. Alongside sheep, the Faroe Islands are renowned for their diverse population of sea birds. You can observe some of them, like the wonderfully charming puffins, on the smaller, more remote islands. 

After traveling so far, you probably will have more than one day to explore the Faroe Islands. But here is a great itinerary to get you started. So put on a wool sweater and let’s spend 12hrs on the Faroe Islands.

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HOTEL FØROYAR

Hotel

Boutique hotel comfort above the capital

62.0128° N, -6.7998° E

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Hotel Føroyar
Oyggjarvegur 45
Tórshavn

Website: hotelforoyar.com
Instagram: @hotelforoyar

BREYðVIRKIð

Breakfast

The first sourdough bakery on the Faroe Islands

62.0091° N, -6.7646° E

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Breyðvirkið
44, 100 Jónas Broncksgøta
Tórshavn

Instagram: @breydvirkid

GUðRUN & GUðRUN

Shopping

Knitting star

62.0112° -6.7730° E

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Guðrun & Guðrun
Niels Finsengøta 13
Tórshavn

Website: gudrungudrun.fo
Instagram: @gudrungudrun

OY BREWERY

Souvenirs

Beer and birds on T-Shirts

62.0203° N, -6.7706° E

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Falkavegur 4
Tórshavn

Website: oy.fo
Instagram: @oybrewing

Halló!

Hvussu gongur?

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PANAME

Coffee

Cozy corner

62.0098° N, -6.7713° E

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Paname
Vaglið 2-4
Tórshavn

Website: paname.fo

STEINPRENT

Culture

Old techniques, modern takes

62.0080° N, -6.7760° E

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Steinprent
Skálatrøð 16
Tórshavn 100

Website: pinaultcollection.com
Instagram: @boursedecommerce

CAFÉ FISKASTYKKIð

Lunch

This way for lunch

62.0496° N, -7.1498° E

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Fiskastykkið (closed until February 2023)
12 Úti á Bakka
Sandavágur

Website: fiskastykkid.fo/fiskastykkid

TRØLLKONUFINGUR

Sights

Mystical stones

62.0503° N, -7.0854° E

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GÁSADALUR

Nature

A postcard view

62.1077° N, -7.4363° E

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TINGANES

History

A Breathtaking Place To Read, Rest, And Relax

62.0065° N, -6.7611° E

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ROKS

Dinner

Seafood feast

62.0094° N, -6.7694° E

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Roks
Gongin 5
Tórshavn


Website: roks.fo/en/roks
Instagram: @roksrestaurant

MIKKLLER TÓRSHAVN

Going Out

On tap

62.0094° N, -6.7694° E

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Gongin 2
Tórshavn

Website: mikkeller.com
Instagram: @mikkellerbeer

SOUNDTRACK

Playlist

The sound of the Faroe Islands in 12 songs

62.1324° N, -6.9709° E

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