Vital Facts and Numbers
Country: Kingdom of Denmark
Capital City: Tórshavn
Currency: Danish krone
Dialling Code: +298
Emergency Number: 112
Where To Stay
Hotel Foroyar (Tórshavn)
Perched high on a hill, this hotel has a grass-covered roof and offers modern, light-filled rooms with sweeping views of the world’s smallest capital city, Tórshavn, and its harbour.
Address: 45 Oyggjarvegur, Tórshavn 100, Faroe Islands
Telephone: +298 317500
Leisure Pearl (Leynar)
Located in Leynar, 25kms from the capital, this beautifully restored 1920s beach house offers modern kitchen and bathroom, stone floors, panoramic mountain and water views and complete privacy. Enjoy a soak in the outdoor hot tub by the sea as a campfire crackles nearby.
Address: Niðri við Strond, Leynar, Faroe Islands
Hotel Hafnia (Tórshavn)
Located in the heart of the city, this hotel offers cosy, turf-roofed cottages with timber interiors, or smart, modern hotel rooms, including some rooms dedicated to people who suffer from allergies.
Address: 4-10 Aarvegur, 110, Faroe Islands
Telephone: +298 313233
Where To Eat
For a region that’s famous for its seafood, particularly its salmon, this is the only sushi restaurant in the Faroe Islands and this smart, bustling locale certainly lives up to expectations.
Address: 3 Áarvegur, Tórshavn 100, Faroe Islands
Telephone: +298 319319
An elegant eatery devoted to fermentation. There are four basic tastes, sour, sweet, salty, and bitter. This restaurant celebrates the fifth taste, known in Japanese as Umami, which essentially refers to the flavour created by fermenting protein, commonly found in foods like parmesan cheese and Japanese miso. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the blood pancake and dry aged cod.
Address: 8 Gongin, Tórshavn 100, Faroe Islands
Telephone: +298 411430
This Michelin-starred restaurant is dedicated to innovative, seasonal Faroese cuisine using locally sourced produce. Expect the unexpected, like puffin and fermented ræst meat, served in plush surroundings with high ceilings and splendid water views.
Address: Í Geilini 13, Tórshavn 175, Faroe Islands
Telephone: +298 333999
What To Do
A slice of history in the middle of Tórshavn. Explore the historic location of the Faroese government, a hotch-potch of ancient, bright red buildings with turf roofs, dating back to 900. It’s considered one of the world’s oldest parliamentary meeting places.
Address: Tinganes, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
National Museum of the Faroe Islands
Thoughtful and fascinating exhibits celebrating and preserving the Faroe Islands’ culture and history, including the Viking Ages and the Middle Ages. The most prized exhibits include the medieval pew ends from the 12th-century Saint Olav’s church at Kirkjubøur.
Address: 6 Brekkutún, Hoyvík 188, Faroe Islands
Telephone: +298 340500
With The Family
This 18-island archipelago is renowned for its dramatic, remote landscapes, and what better way to experience them then from the water. This group offer a range of sightseeing tours where you can enjoy sheer cliffs, cave swimming and bird watching.
Address: 2 Bakkavegur, Velbastaður 176, Faroe Islands
Phone: +298 566262
A spectacular village and coastal walk with a dramatic waterfall, conveniently located close to the airport, so it’s an ideal place to stop soon after you arrive to really get into the spirit of the Faroes.
Address: Gásadalur, Vágar Island, Faroe Islands
The economy of the Faroe Islands is heavily dependent on fishing, accounting for 95% of exports and half of GDP. Stamps and ships are the other key exports for the region. Main industries are fishing, fish processing, fish farming, small ship repair and refurbishment and handicrafts.
The Faroe Islands economy has experienced significant growth since 2011 due to increases in fish prices, salmon farming and larger ocean catches. Unemployment is low and the standard of living is similar to that of Denmark. The population of the Faroe Islands is 50,030.
Tórshavn Tourist Information Centre
Address: 17 Niels Finsens gøta, Tórshavn, Streymoy 100, Faroe Islands
Phone: +298 302425
Thinking about planning a meeting, event or conference in the Faroe Islands, or in any other part of the world? We’d love to help. Please drop the Caxton Manor team a line.