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Best Faroe Islands Hotels and Accommodations: Tórshavn & Beyond

There are only a handful of hotels in the Faroe Islands, ranging from simple 2-star lodgings to 4-star luxury hotels. 

The bulk of Faroe Islands accommodations is made-up of self-catering apartments and cottages. In addition, there are a few B&Bs and guesthouses sprinkled across the archipelago. 

Most Faroe Islands hotels are located in the capital, Tórshavn, on Streymoy Island. The newest additions to the Tórshavn hospitality scene are 4-star Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands and Hotel Brandan

If you want to stay in a hotel in the Faroe Islands, book as early as possible

Some of the loveliest accommodations in the Faroes are renovated boathouses and grass-roofed cottages with fully-equipped kitchens.

For example, the View in Bøur, the Cottages by the Sea in Sørvágur, the Hósvík boathouse in Hósvík, and the Panorama boathouse in Klaksvík. 

Gjaargardur Guesthouse Gjogv breakfast, Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Accommodations Map

1. Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands 

Tórshavn, Streymoy Island  

Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands

Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands is an eye-catching, modern building with a clean-cut glass façade and grass roof, which blends into the surrounding landscape. The hotel enjoys a quiet setting outside of the town center, though within walking distance (20 minutes).

Light pours into the inviting lobby, which features several stylish seating areas, a fireplace, and a cascade of pendant lights.

The 130 rooms of this 4-star hotel are uniformly designed in a bright Nordic style with a soothing neutral palette offset by Farose green.

Each room features a comfortable bed with white linen, hardwood floors, a wooden desk with a Smeg electric kettle, a Smeg mini fridge, chaise-lounge-style sofa, flat-screen TV, safety deposit box, and bathroom with free toiletries. Some rooms have sea views. 

A compelling reason to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn is the on-site restaurant and cocktail bar. The restaurant Hallartún is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast consists of a varied buffet and made-to-order omelet station. The lunch menu is small, but has universal appeal. And, the dinner menu consists of local and French cuisine. 

Guests enjoy free, no-hassle parking, gym access, and a complimentary washing machine and dryer. The hotel spa is an extra charge and needs to be pre-booked. 

In addition, guests can purchase snacks and drinks from the self-service market.

If you’re planning on using Tórshavn as a base for exploring the rest of the Faroes, then you’ll love staying here. The staff is exceptional and are happy to answer any questions. 

Book your stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands.

2. Hotel Brandan 

Tórshavn, Streymoy Island  

Hotel Brandan, Faroe Islands. Photo By Andri Gerdisa
Photo Credit: Andri Gerdis

Green-key-certified Hotel Brandan is a striking hotel with a grass-covered roof and a dark timber and glass façade. This 4-star hotel is located outside the historic center – only a 15-minute walk into town. 

The 124 quiet rooms of Hotel Brandan range from 18 m² to 38 m². All rooms have luxurious beds with billowy linen, desks, leather benches, coffeemakers, and flat-screen TVs. Rooms are on the plain-side, but enlivened by the colorful mural “Landmark,” by local artist Edward Fuglø, which pays tribute to all things Faroese. 

Hotel Brandan’s on-site restaurant, Húsagarður, serves Nordic cuisine. Guests can order from the vegetarian-friendly a la carte menu, or choose the 3-, or 5-course set menu. Opt for wine pairing, or peruse the cellar list of 2,500 wines. There’s also a fantastic non-alcoholic drink menu. 

The first floor open-plan café and bar serves sandwiches and salads during the day(11:30 am – 4:30 pm), and bistro dishes and bar snacks in the evening (5 pm – 10 pm). The beverage menu offers a wide range of espresso drinks, organic juices, Faroese beers, wines by the glass, cocktails, and alcohol-free cocktails. 

Breakfast is a high-quality affair with an emphasis on local, eco-friendly ingredients. 

The spa facilities encompass a complimentary gym and sauna (in each changing room) as well as three private hot tubs (extra charge). 

Parking is free. 

Book your stay at Hotel Brandan.

3. Hotel Føroyar

Tórshavn, Streymoy Island  

Winter Photo of Hotel Føroyar by Ólavur Frederiksen, Faroe Islands
Photo Credit: Ólavur Frederiksen

With its grass-covered roof, the hillside Hotel Føroyar blends effortlessly into its countryside surroundings. This 4-star hotel is perched above Tórshavn, along the scenic Oyggjarvegur road. Though it may be feasible to walk 35-40 minutes into the old town, it’s not practical. Only stay here if you’re renting a car. 

The 200 rooms of Hotel Føroyar are modern and classy with neutral colors and stylish accents. Many rooms overlook the North Atlantic Ocean, Nólsoy Island, and Tórshavn.

The hotel’s dinner restaurant, Ruts, spotlights Nordic vegetarian and pescetarian cuisine. Ruts is open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 6 pm to 9 pm. 

For a casual meal or drink, guests can relax in the new 1933 Bar & Café, which is open daily from noon until midnight (kitchen closes at 10 pm). The bar menu offers something for everyone: burgers (beef and mushroom), salads, grilled salmon, tenderloin, and dessert. 

If the weather is beastly, you can also savor a proper afternoon tea between 1 pm and 4 pm.

Or, sign up for a massage, beauty treatment, or sauna session in the hotel spa, Ress. In 2024, the hotel will expand its spa facilities to include an indoor-outdoor pool, steambath, stonebath, saunas, rooftop pool, ice-bath and outdoor jacuzzi. 

All guests have free access to the gym. Parking is free. 

Tip | Book a hotel in the main building, not the annex. 

Book your stay in Hotel Føroyar

4. Havgrím Seaside Hotel 1948

Tórshavn, Streymoy Island

Tórshavn, Streymoy Island, Faroe Islands

Havgrím Seaside Hotel 1948 is a boutique hotel set in a historic villa along the shore at Úti við Strond. This charming property is a mere 10-minute walk to Tórshavn’s old town. 

From the 1950s until 2013, this property served as the residence for Danish commodores. In 2016, the Faroese government took over the building and then sold it to new owners, who carefully renovated it. The mother-and-daughter owned hotel opened its doors in 2018.

All 14 rooms vary in size and design, but are all equipped with flat-screen TVs, safety deposit boxes, and private bathrooms with free toiletries. The style is more evocative of a British B&B than a Scandinavian hotel. With its romantic bay window, the King Suite with Sea View (Commodore Suite) is the finest room. 

A fantastic and plentiful breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Guests can also enjoy the sea-facing hot tub in the garden. 

Free parking is available on-site.

Book your stay at Havgrím Seaside Hotel 1948

5. Hotel Hafnia

Tórshavn, Streymoy Island  

Hotel Hafnia, Faroe Islands, Photo by Andri Gerdisa
Photo Credit: Andri Gerdisa

Hotel Hafnia is located in the historic center of Tórshavn, just a stone’s throw away from the harbor.

Surrounded by restaurants and shops, this central property offers a convenient base for exploring the capital. 

Hotel Hafnia has 79 rooms decked with mid-century pop-culture murals and furnishings. Rooms are equipped with desks, coffee/tea machines, small refrigerators, and TVs. 

A bountiful breakfast is served from 7 am – 10 am daily. 

The hotel’s restaurant has a long history of hospitality, dating back to the 1950s. Over the years, it has continuously evolved to cater to modern tastes. 

In May 2023, Hotel Hafnia will unveil their new restaurant Bistro 1. Hædd, which combines French cuisine with Nordic produce. 

From Monday to Friday, a lunch buffet is served on the 1st floor from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Every Friday between June 16th and August 25th, a Fish- and Seafood Buffet is served in the evening (5:30 pm – 7:45 pm / 8:15 pm – 10:30 pm) in the Restaurant Panorama. 

The hotel’s casual café, Kaspar, is a great spot for salads, bagels, burgers, and light meals. 

The main downside of this hotel is that it does not have on-site parking. Though it’s still possible to park nearby, there are parking restrictions in Tórshavn during the day. You can see which parking areas have 8-hour limits on this map. There are no restrictions at night, or on Sundays and holidays. 

Book your stay at Hotel Hafnia

More Tórshavn Hotels: 62N Hotel City Centre, Hotel Tórshavn, and Hotel Djurhuus.

Top Tórshavn Accommodations: Luxury Cottage in Tórshavn, Traditional Faroese house in Tórshavns city center, and Luxurious House in Downtown Tórshavn

6. Gjaargardur Guesthouse Gjógv

Gjógv, Eysturoy Island 

Gjaargardur Guesthouse Gjógv Restaurant, Faroe Islands

Gjaargardur Guesthouse Gjógv is an intimate, great-value-for-money accommodation with an excellent on-site restaurant. This grass-roofed lodge is located in the remote village of Gjógv, home to 50 people, in northeastern Eysturoy Island. 

This is the best place to stay in the Faroe Islands if you want to experience the magic of a remote village with the convenience and comfort of a hotel, namely breakfast and dinner. 

The 25 rooms of Gjógv are very simple, but functional and clean. Don’t expect luxury here. But, do expect a cinematic setting with dramatic views of the Atlantic and cliffs teeming with Puffins (summer only). 

Staying here was one of the highlights of our Faroe Islands road trip.

Dinner was a highlight and one of the best meals we had outside of Tórshavn. The menu features local seafood, Faroese salmon, and whatever is in season.  Overnight guests are not automatically guaranteed a table. It’s critical to make a dinner reservation in advance.  

The breakfast buffet (included in the room rate) is small, but features high-quality ingredients: smoked salmon, cheese, fresh bread, etc… 

The guesthouse also boasts a small shop, selling local goods like wool sweaters. 

Gjógv, Faroe Islands

Gjógv is located at the mouth of a natural harbor, cradled by mountains. During your stay, walk down to the harbor and follow the cliffside path (50 DKK hiking fee) to reach the bird cliffs. We spotted dozens of puffins here in August. It’s possible to continue the hike all the way to Ambadalur valley. 

Tip | On your way to, or from Gjógv, we recommend hiking to Hvíthamar Viewpoint

Book your stay at Gjaargardur Guesthouse Gjógv

Faroe Islands Travel Essentials

Faroe Islands Rental Car

The most practical way to travel between destinations in the Faroe Islands is with your own car.  Plan your trip with our Faroe Islands road trip itinerary.

We recommend using the car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals in the Faroe Islands. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip.

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You can also book a complete self drive vacation package, which includes accommodation, car rental, and various guided day tours:

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Faroe Islands Guided Day Trips

Here are some popular guided day trips starting and ending in Tórshavn.

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Hiking Guides

Read Best Hikes in the Faroe Islands for a summary of the top hiking trails across the archipelago. Our favorite Faroe Islands hiking trails (north to south):

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