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Dining in the Faroe Islands

Dried fish and fermented lamb, sheep head and fresh salmon, burgers and pizza – Faroese cuisine has it all and more!

One of the great joys of travelling to new places is experiencing the country’s food culture. Faroese dining certainly doesn’t disappoint, offering a vast array of dishes, ranging from the very traditional to food influenced by foreign cultures.

Traditional Faroese dishes more often than not include meat, fish and potatoes. These main ingredients are prepared and served in a variety of ways. Read about Faroese Food for more on this.

TRY FAROESE FOOD

If you’re looking at trying traditional Faroese food (fermented lamb and fish, rye bread, blood sausage and stewed rhubarb), check out the new restaurant, Ræst (the Faroese word for “fermentation”).

Other excellent restaurants that serve Faroese produce include Barbara Fish House, Katrina ChristiansenÁarstova and 2-star Michelin restaurant, KOKS.

Places like Angus Steakhouse, Italian-inspired Toscana and Restaurant Hafnia serve great steaks, while Sirkus and Smakka serve excellent vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Cafés line the streets of Tórshavn and are found in most of the larger villages. Good cafés include Brell, Kaffihúsið, GómagottKafé Umami, and Kafé Kaspar in Tórshavn, Jacqson and Café Fríða in Klaksvík, Café Fjørðoy in Sørvágur, Kafé Mormor in Tvøroyri and Café Cibo in Saltangará. Check out the Faroes’ only juice bar at No 12.

Globalisation has, inevitably, brought fast food to the Faroe Islands. Try City Burger and Burger King in Tórshavn or Nest in Miðvágur to whet those salty taste buds.

The Faroe Islands offer one sushi restaurant, but when the produce is that good, who needs any more than one? Etika combines fresh Faroese seafood with foreign expertise to produce magnificent sushi dishes – some calling it the best sushi in the world!

If you’re looking for more of a personal touch, we recommend trying Heimablídni, or “home hospitality”, where you can dine in the homes of Faroese families. In most cases, this is only available for groups. However, at Anna and Óli’s or at Durita and Fróði’s, you can now book a spot at supper club tables in their beautiful homes – you might be alone, or joined by others who also want to try a delicious and traditional home-cooked Faroese meal.

Places to eat & drink

Vel øki

Rudda alt

Vís yvirlit
Vís á korti
Filtur

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Barbara Fish House

Virðislønt fiskamatstova Heima í Havn

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Blábar

Jass og Blues Bar

Matur & Drekka
Náttarlív

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Brell Café

Brell Café er staðið har Brell Kaffibrennarí sleppur at vísa nýbrent kaffi framm á ymsar...

Matur & Drekka

Vágur, Suðuroy

Bryggjan Filipino Buffet

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Burn Fitness Tórshavn

Fitness

Matur & Drekka
Annað

Skopun, Sandoy

Búrhandilin 1856

- við drúgvastu royndunum.

Matur & Drekka
Handlar

Hvannasund, Norðoyggjar

Cafe Old School

Café Old School serves coffee, tea, cakes and sell locally handmade souvenirs in the Old School

Matur & Drekka

Tvøroyri, Suðuroy

Café MorMor

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Café Natúr

The cafe/pub is located in a historic building, with great atmosphere and with live music in the...

Matur & Drekka
Náttarlív

Skálavík, Sandoy

Café á Mølini

Hugnaliga cafe'in við havanlagið í Skálavík

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Essabar

Matur · Øl · Kokktails · Kaffi

Matur & Drekka
Náttarlív

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Fútastova

Matstova mitt í býnum

Matur & Drekka

Nólsoy, Nólsoy

Gimburlombini

- Kaffi, matur, vaflur, rabarbur í hópatali, vín, tiltøk, sauna, túrar við ferðaleiðarar,...

Matur & Drekka
Útferðir

Tvøroyri, Suðuroy

Glasstovan

Matur & Drekka

Gásadalur, Vágar

Gásadalsgarður

Gistingarhús í Gásadali við 4 dupultkømørum

Gisting
Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Gómagott

Faroese chocolate made from the very best, hand-picked ingredients and by the highest production...

Matur & Drekka

Nólsoy, Nólsoy

Heimablíðni í Nólsoy

Heimablíðni - við Maud Wang Hansen.

Matur & Drekka

Tvøroyri, Suðuroy

Hotel Tvøroyri

Gisting
Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Hvonn Brasserie

Lættur matur, alskyns sløg av kaffi við onkrum søtum afturvið ella ein kokkteyl

Matur & Drekka

Sørvágur, Vágar

Húsið við Gil

Matur & Drekka
Handlar
Áhugaverd støð

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Jomfrúbakkin

Bestu kokkteyls í býnum.

Matur & Drekka
Náttarlív

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Kafe Kaspar

Ein hugnalig kafé mitt í býnum.

Matur & Drekka
Náttarlív

Klaksvík, Norðoyggjar

Kaffihús Fríða

Ein hugnaliga café við løttum og søtum

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Kaffihúsið

Eitt nútímans kaffihús í Vágsbotni. Atmosfera og Aroma

Matur & Drekka

Nólsoy, Nólsoy

Kaffistovan

Cafe, barr, B&B, summarshús, ferðatúrar og tiltøk

Gisting
Virksemi
Matur & Drekka
List
Útferðir

Sandur, Sandoy

Kafé Breiðateig

Kafé Breiðateig is a cozy café in the city of Sandur. Serves hot and cold beverages and light...

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Katrina Christiansen

Inspirerað av tapasstílinum, men fullført við íblástri frá føroyskum matsiði og við tí,...

Matur & Drekka

Vestmanna, Streymoy

Krambúðin

Vælkomin í krambúðina hjá heimavirkisfelagnum

Matur & Drekka
Handlar

Nólsoy, Nólsoy

Kunningarstovan í Nólsoy

Kunningarstovan í Nólsoy

Kunning
Áhugaverd støð
List & Søvn
Tónleikur
Matur & Drekka
Festivalar
Virksemi
List

Nólsoy, Nólsoy

Maggies Café

"Live tónleikur, pub, matur - ja, stutt sagt: stórar upplivingar í minsta og hugnaligasta...

Matur & Drekka
Náttarlív
Tónleikur
Stað

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Matstovan Seven

Nice and tasty Chinese food, east of Torshavn fortress by the harbour

Matur & Drekka

Hólavegur 5

Matstovan í Porkeri

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Mikkeller Tórshavn

16 sløg av tí besta frá Mikkeller og øli aðrastaðni úr heiminum

Matur & Drekka

Mykines, Vágar

Mykinesstova

Quench your thirst and fill your belly at the local café. The café serves soup, homemade cake and...

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Paname

Hugnalig café í hølunum há Gamla Bókahandli

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Restaurant Toscana

Cozy Italian atmosphere in this tiny restaurant in downtown Tórshavn

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Ræst

Matstovan Ræst borðeiður føroyskan, ræstan, mat.

Matur & Drekka

Sandur, Sandoy

Rúsan (Liquor Store)

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Skeiva Pakkhús

Family matstova

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

The Irish Pub

Øl, whiskey, burgarir, kips, kotelettir o,a.

Matur & Drekka

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

The Tarv

Grillhúsið í Vágsbotni.

Matur & Drekka

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Guest article: Food culture of the Faroe Islands

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