I have stayed at a few Faroe Islands Airbnbs and I have had exceptional experiences. I have also had the chance to stay in a few hotels in the Faroe Islands and that was a wonderful experience too.
However, staying in a hotel there requires you to eat out at restaurants for every meal except breakfast, which is usually complimentary at most hotels. This can definitely add up! Especially for those traveling to the Faroe Islands on a budget!
This guide contains our top picks of Airbnbs in the Faroe Islands. We have tried to put recommendations on many of the popular islands as well as a couple of the lesser-touristed ones.
Should You Stay at a Faroe Islands Airbnb?
As noted above, staying at an Airbnb in the Faroe Islands will save you money. And… it allows you to cook. On my first trip to the Faroes, I actually stayed at an Airbnb in Torshavn for much of my trip and I bought fish from the local fishmonger and cooked it for dinner!
This was a great way to still support a local business even though I didn’t necessarily do so on the accommodation side of things. While I don’t always push for Airbnb accommodation in every city around the world, I definitely found it a viable option in the Faroes, simply for the fact that I could cook and make my own coffee.
There are many options of where to stay in the Faroes- from hotels to trialing yourself against the elements when camping in the Faroe Islands. And, Airbnb is one of those options. These are our top Airbnbs in the Faroe Islands picks to have the perfect trip.
Famous Sights on Vagar: Sorvagsvatn and Mulafossur are the two more famous sights on Vagar. Sorvagsvatn is the optical illusion lake and Mulafossur is the waterfall that drops into the ocean in Gasadalur village. Also on Vagar is the international airport. From Vagar, you can see Mykines island in the distance, as well as Drangarnir and Tindholmur.
About the Airbnb: This Airbnb is one of the best places to stay in the Faroe Islands and the hosts have extremely high ratings.
The turf house is available to rent the entire place. You will also be located near a grocery store that has opening hours on Sunday (well, it did when I was there!)
Famous Sights on Streymoy: Streymoy is the main island in the Faroes and it is where the capital, Torshavn, is located. You will also find the famous villages of Tjornuvik and Saksun on the island. History lovers will be excited to be located near Kirkjubour, as well. If you're planning on bird-watching, Vestmanna is also on Streymoy.
About the Airbnb: This Torshavn Airbnb is centrally located and is a quick jaunt to the harbor in the city. It is modern, yet cozy- typically Nordic.
Torshavn is a great base to explore the culinary scene and to take ferries to other islands. You can't go wrong with this Airbnb. The entire apartment is up for rent.
Famous Sights on Streymoy: Streymoy is the main island in the Faroes and the hub of what is happening. You'll find the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs, Kirkjubour historical village, Fossa (largest Faroese waterfall), Tjornuvik, and Saksun here. If you're keen to take the ferry to another island, chances are that it departs from Torshavn.
About the Airbnb: This Airbnb in Torshavn is located on a very quiet street. You will have the flat to yourself when there and there were recent renovations, making it feel like a modern slice of paradise in the capital city.
Famous Sights on Streymoy: Home to the capital city of Torshavn, Streymoy island is the epicenter of nightlife and things to do in the Faroe Islands. You will find Kirkjubour, Vestmanna, Tjornuvik, and Saksun all situated on the island. It is also a conveniently located place for taking the ferry to other islands.
About the Airbnb: This Torshavn B&B is perfect for the solo traveler. But, don't be taken aback- the family has other rooms.
You will share a bathroom but have your own space. It is a great and reputable place for budget travelers in the Faroe Islands.
Famous Sights on Bordoy: The northern island of Bordoy is the ideal place to set off for a northern isles adventure. Klaksvik is the largest city in the north and on Bordoy and it is the place where you will catch the ferry to Kalsoy from. It also is the gateway to Vidoy and beyond. The abandoned village of Muli is on Bordoy and worth a trip to.
About the Airbnb: This Klaksvik Airbnb is actually located inside of a repurposed boathouse! It is 50 meters squared and has all the amenities to make you feel comfortable right by the water. The boathouse is a great place to stay if you're heading over to Kunoy.
Famous Sights on Sandoy: This southern island is very off the path when it comes to places to visit in the Faroe Islands. There are not many notable sights there but the village of Dalur is definitely worth the drive to. In addition, Sandoy is a great launchpad for heading to Skuvoy for some birdwatching.
About the Airbnb: This luxury cabin is a dream come true for those traveling in a group. It fits up to 9 people and you will have the entire place to yourselves.
There is a sauna and hot tub for your pleasure (with an upcharge)and the views towards the sea are to die for!
Famous Sights on Suduroy: The southernmost island of Suduroy is home to some of the best scenery in the Faroes and it is often overlooked by places in the north. I visited many places there, but my favorite places were Hvalba for its gorgeous beach and Sumba for its name (okay... and views).
About the Airbnb: I stayed here! The host, Bindi, and her family were exceptionally hospitable and made my stay perfect. The B&B in Suduroy had two rooms, a large living space, cozy corners, and a fantastic kitchen.
I highly, highly recommend this Suduroy accommodation!
Famous Sights on Suduroy: There is something to be said about Suduroy and its off-the-path nature and hiking opportunities. It is a large island located in the far south and it provides dramatic views and charming villages- from Hvalba to Sumba to Tvoroyri and more.
About the Airbnb: This Suduroy Airbnb is aptly called the Tiny Cottage as it is cozy and beyond practical. It is a centralized and romantic place to call home for a few days.
While it is rustic, it has all the amenities you could ask for and a grocery store is within a short walk of the property.
Famous Sights on Vidoy: Vidoy is one of the northern islands in the Faroes and the views are dramatic and totally worthwhile. The people are extremely friendly and the village of Vidareidi is renowned for having one of the most famous churches in the Faroes. It is a very quiet and beautiful island.
About the Airbnb: You will have this entire Vidareidi cabin all to yourself. It is modern, albeit cozy in its own right. The prices are affordable and this Faroese accommodation will relax and rejuvenate you. There is a modern, furnished kitchen that you can stock with delicious food from nearby Klaksvik (no store in Vidareidi).
Famous Sights on Svinoy: To be honest, Svinoy is not known for much except ridiculously beautiful views. If you're wanting to get off-the-path and wind down a bit, Svinoy is the island to do so, especially after taking many awesome tours in the Faroe Islands!
It is located in the north and requires a bit of effort to get there. But, it is well worth it!
To get to Svinoy, you need to take a helicopter or the old postal boat.
About the Airbnb: You will have this entire Svinoy Airbnb to yourself when there. It will be a fantastic and cozy experience if you can tackle the effort of getting to Svinoy.
Where is the best place to stay in the Faroe Islands? I recommend planning your itinerary for the Faroe Islands ahead of time so that you can figure out how to go about your journey.
If you don’t rent a car, you’re going to want to stay in larger areas so that you have access to public transportation.
If you are, however, renting a car in the Faroe Islands, you have the freedom to go wherever you please. If you like activities and things to do, Torshavn and Klaksvik are your best choices for places to stay.
I also found Tvoroyri on Suduroy a bit livelier than other places.
How many days do you need in the Faroe Islands? To be honest, you can go for weeks and only touch the surface of these beautiful islands.
But, at a minimum, I recommend 4-5 days. Just please consider that summer days are much longer than winter days and you won’t have much daylight during the winter so driving will be more of a challenge.
Tips for Renting an Airbnb in the Faroe Islands: Be clear and communicative about when you’re arriving with your host.
Cooking is the best option and it is cheaper to buy your groceries at large grocery stores as opposed to smaller kiosk types. It is also a great idea to purchase fish from a fishmonger as it is a fair price and extremely fresh.
Produce that is not grown in the Faroes can be a bit pricey. If you’re planning to cook, think beforehand about how you can get by with the least amount of ingredients possible. If you cook with exotic spices, bring them from home.
I also recommend buying small flatbreads and cheese at the grocery store and keeping them around for breakfast and for road trips.
When is the best time to visit the Faroe Islands? It depends on you. If you’re going to check out puffins, you will want to go there from mid-May until late July or early August. If you want fewer tourists, shoulder season is a great option (spring and autumn). I loved my trips to the Faroe Islands in March and August for different reasons.
If you don’t want to accidentally witness Grindadrap, refrain from traveling there during the summer months.