Christmas in the Faroe Islands
Tórshavn, one of the world’s smallest capitals, is the ideal location for Christmas shopping and extraordinary festive magic.
In December, pop-up stores fill the streets of the small city. You can find everything from designer clothing to handmade Christmas decorations to Faroese art, jewellery and knitting.
Gift Ideas for the whole family
For women: All sorts of beautiful traditional Faroese jumpers can be found at Østrøm.
For kids: Fun, colourful knitwear from Staðið.
For men: Typical Faroese knitwear for men is a dark, brown, simple sweater, with silver buttons on one shoulder. Available at various shops, like Navia, Staðið or Guðrun & Guðrun.
For mum and grandmother: Gorgeous ceramic cups and vases by local Faroese potter, Guðrið Poulsen.
For dad and grandfather: A good winter hat from Heimavirkisfelagið to keep those ears warm.
Treat yourself: Modern designer knitwear from Guðrun & Guðrun, handmade by women in the Faroe Islands, Jordan and Peru.
Kaffihúsið: A small, cosy café on the pier, perfect for when cheeks and earlobes start turning red. Order a hot chocolate drink (made from pure chocolate) and famously delicious Danish pastry for approximately DKK 50.
Take in the festive atmosphere at the ice skating rink in downtown Tórshavn. Open throughout December, the ice skating rink is a great spot to get join others in a fun, family-friendly activity.
Each year, the country’s largest shopping centre (SMS) builds a Christmas City, filled with elves, animals, Christmas trees and Chrismas ornaments. SMS’ Christmas City is one of the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries.
The Christmas City. with its bright lights and fun decorations, is always a big hit with children. The centre’s shops also offer great Christmas in the weeks leading up to Christmas.