Located in the sleepy village of Gjógv on the island of Eysturoy, Gjaargardur Guesthouse is a family-run establishment with a warm and welcoming vibe. Offering incredible views of the Atlantic, a selection of immaculate rooms, and even a shop selling traditional Faroese knitwear, it's the perfect resting place for those wanting to rest weary limbs after a day hiking in the hills.
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Step inside Gjaargardur Guesthouse, and you will be welcomed with warm Faroese hospitality and an atmosphere that will immediately make you feel at home. The team here is renowned for their attentiveness and dedication to making each guest's stay memorable. Whether it's offering local insights, suggesting hiking trails, or arranging fishing trips, their genuine care for visitors' experiences shines through.
Rooms here are tastefully appointed, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. The sound of crashing waves and seagulls serves as a soothing soundtrack to lull guests into a state of utter relaxation. Each room boasts modern amenities, ensuring that guests have everything they need for a comfortable stay amidst the wilderness.
No Faroe Islands experience would be complete without savoring the local cuisine, and Gjaargardur Guesthouse prides itself on serving authentic Faroese delicacies prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. From the traditional fermented lamb dish known as "skerpikjøt" to freshly caught seafood, guests are treated to a culinary journey that immerses them in the unique flavors of the islands.
Beyond the tranquil atmosphere of Gjaargardur Guesthouse lies a world of adventures waiting to be discovered. Winding trails lead up to the islands’ highest peak, Slættaratindur (a four-hour hike from Gjógv) where, from the top, you can enjoy stunning views of the archipelago, while birdwatchers can catch a glimpse of the fascinating seabird colonies that call the Faroes home. The nearby village of Gjogv is a treasure trove of traditional Faroese culture, with colourful turf-roofed houses and a quaint natural harbour.
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If you get the time and the weather is nice, be sure to do the short walk from the guesthouse to a cliff where you can see puffins flying in and out to sea. There is an honesty box where you pay 50 Danish kroner in cash (which is around £6).
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Gjaargardur Guesthouse | Eysturoy | Faroe Islands