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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.

Coffee Break

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.

Brell Café: Enjoy the best coffee in town at this small café on the main shopping street.

Ice Skating

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.

Christmas City

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.

Hike to Kirkjubøur

The walk over the hill from Torshavn to Kirkjubø provides an overview of the sky, the sea and the mountains. After hiking for a few hours, you can experience the tranquillity of Kirkjubø’s medieval church. Make sure you bring along a packed lunch with food and beverages. For more information about this hike, view or download how Hiking the Faroe Islands brochure.

For more information about the Faroe Islands (the weather, how to get around, tax-free shopping or passport requirements), read more here.

Hike to Kirkjubøur

The walk over the hill from Torshavn to Kirkjubø provides an overview of the sky, the sea and the mountains. After hiking for a few hours, you can exper...

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