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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.


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 prize-winning 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.

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