Faroe Islands (Streymoy)

Faroe Islands (Streymoy), photo by Erik Christensen
Faroe Islands (Streymoy) (photo by Erik Christensen)
 

The largest and main island in the Faroes is Streymoy. Southern Strymoy is home to the capital, Tórshavn, and the largest concentration of people. Northern Strymoy is less densely populated, but hosts some wonderful villages.

Tórshavn is the main center of social and economic life in the islands, with a diverse array of shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. The remaining islands are connected by tunnels, causeways and a regular public ferry service.

The most common reason for visiting Streymoy and the other Faroe Islands is nature and scenery, with the islands turning extraordinarily green during the summertime, highlighted by blue ocean, vertical sea cliffs and mountains with picturesque valleys

The area is especially known for its roughly 2 million pairs of seabirds, including the largest colony of storm petrels (puffins) in the world.

The Faroese tourist season is very short. It begins in May and ends by September. Since most visitors come between July and August, it you would like to avoid the busiest season, the best to visit is in late May or early June.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Kristjanshavn

Featuring free WiFi, Kristjanshavn offers accommodation in Miðvágur. Free parking is available at the property. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, microwave and coffee/tea facilities. A private bathroom with a shower is also featured in all rooms. Average score from 119 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$50

 
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Hotel Hafnia

Hotel Hafnia is in Torshavn’s Old Town, right on the main street, Áarvegur. It offers free in-room Wi-Fi and a roof terrace with panoramic views of the city’s harbour and centre. Average score from 323 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

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visitHOMES

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, visitHOMES offers accommodation in Leirvík. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units have views of the mountain or garden. Every room is fitted with a shared bathroom. Average score from 159 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$72

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Guest House Borgustova

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Guest House Borgustova offers accommodation in Vestmanna. Enjoy a cup of coffee while looking out at the sea or mountain. Every room has access to a shared bathroom. Average score from 108 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$36

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visitHOMES Faroe Islands

Featuring free WiFi and a children's playground, visitHOMES Faroe Islands offers accommodation in Syðrugøta. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Average score from 321 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$79

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
The Atlantic Swan

The Atlantic Swan

The Atlantic Swan is a bright apartment with wooden furishings located in Tórshavn. This 3-bedroom accommodation offers guests mountain and sea views. Free WiFi access is provided. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$93

 
$939.6
The Atlantic Puffin

The Atlantic Puffin

Set in Tórshavn, this apartment features a terrace. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen comes with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a coffee machine. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$93

 
$939.3
Bed & Breakfast Sandavágur

Bed & Breakfast Sandavágur

Bed & Breakfast Sandavágur offers accommodation in Sandavágur. Free private parking is available on site. Some units feature views of the sea or mountain. All rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom fitted with a shower. Average score from 93 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$79

 
$799.0
Bládýpi Guesthouse

Bládýpi Guesthouse

This guesthouse, located in the centre of the coastal city of Tórshavn, is 500 metres from Tórshavn Ferry Terminal. Guests have access to a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$78 - $100

 
$788.0
Hotel Streym

Hotel Streym

Situated 350 metres from Torshavn Ferry Terminal, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Tinganes, with its wooden houses, in the old part of Torshavn is only 550 metres away. Average score from 287 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$92 - $128

 
$927.8
visitHOMES Faroe Islands

visitHOMES Faroe Islands

Featuring free WiFi and a children's playground, visitHOMES Faroe Islands offers accommodation in Syðrugøta. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Average score from 321 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$79

$797.7
Hotel Tórshavn

Hotel Tórshavn

Located by Tórshavn Harbour, this hotel is 300 metres from the Old Town and government buildings at Tinganes. Flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee makers and private bathrooms are found in all rooms. Average score from 255 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$93 - $301

 
$937.7

Highlights:

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Unique Cultures
Since little grows on the islands, locals have relied on livestock agriculture. A part of that culture is grindadráp, a traditional whale hunt when long-finned pilot whales are seen between the islands. There are bus rides, horse trekking, mountain hikes and boat trips which allow you to enjoy the magnificent wild green landscape.
Natural
Geologic Formations
Rinkusteinar (the rocking stones) - a strange natural phenomenon at Oyndarfjørður, two very large boulders which permenantly stand rocking in the ocean, just a few meters from the shore. The stones have been rocking as far back as anyone can tell.

Risin og Kellingin (The Giant and his Wife) - Two magnificant basalt sea stacks off the northern tip of the island, close to the village of Eiði.

Beinisvord is the highest sea cliff in Suduroy and the second highest in the Faroe Islands (470 meters). The view down to the sea and towards north to the west coast of Suduroy is dramatic.
Wildlife and Plants

Puffin Paradise

The area is especially known for its roughly 2 million pairs of seabirds, including the largest colony of storm petrels (puffins) in the world.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Lowland Mountains
Hiking and Trekking

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