HEIMABLÍDNI: DINE IN THE HOMES OF THE FAROESE

Heimablídni

phonetically spelt as “hi-mɑ-blyd-ne

(Use this chart to hear the sounds for ɑ, y and e.)

 

Arguably, the best way to experience any culture is to integrate with the locals. And what better way to do this than over a delicious, traditional meal?

The Faroese phrase “heimablídni” translates directly as “home hospitality,” and all across the islands, you can enjoy a traditional Faroese home-cooked meal and authentic and intimate dining experiences in people’s homes. 

In addition to tasting traditional homemade Faroese cuisine, you will also be regaled with exciting tales of the local area or village. You'll be hosted by everything from farmers and fishermen to general food enthusiasts.

These underground restaurants, with rates sometimes as little as DKK 330 (approx. €45) per person, offer you the opportunity to sample new food, often dissimilar to the food usually served in restaurants, in personal environments that give you a proper taste of Faroese culture.

Sometimes, a perfect stranger is the best dinner host.

TIP 

  • Would you like to experience a traditional Faroese home dinner, ‘Heimablídni’, during your stay on the Faroe Islands? We recommend that you schedule it early on your trip, as the hosts are knowledgeable about the area and can provide helpful travel tips and recommendations during your visit.

 

  • Some 'Heimablídni' offer breakfast and lunch, so if you're looking for something unique to do in the morning, visit a local home for a good start!

”hosts go out of their way to create the best possible experience for the guests. It’s not just about the food. Guests get to spend the evening to truly soak in an authentic Faroese culture and learn about the people, politics, music, and more.” 

- Ragnhild and Jóannes, eatlocal.fo

HEIMABLÍDNI OVERVIEW

Eatlocal.fo has an excellent overview of places that offer Heimablídni meals across the islands. You can filter and pick your preferred home dining experience to make a direct booking.

Below is a list of places where you can find contact information for locals who offer heimablídni, and you can reach out to them for direct inquiries.
Still in doubt? contact the regional tourist information to guide you!

PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Heimablídni hjá Maud

Welcome to Nólsoy for Heimablídni. You are invited into the livingroom to sit at the table in Maud and Fríðriks' home.

Tórshavn

Dining with farmers Anna and Óli

Try a traditional Faroese lamb meal while dining in the home of farmers Anna and Óli.

Streymoy

House in the garden (Garðahúsið)

Come and enjoy the owners’ hospitality, the homemade food, the charmingly restored house and the beautiful garden at Garðahúsið

Eysturoy

Heimablídni at Hildigarð's

Come and dine with Hildigard in her cosy livingroom in Sandur

Sandoy

Boat.fo fishong trip

Boat.fo

boat.fo arrange authentic boat tours for small groups and families, who enjoy active travel.

Streymoy

From sea to table at Heimablídni with Sunniva and Hávarður

From sea to table

Homely seafood dinner in Tórshavn

Tórshavn

Sølvi's Heimablídni

Sølvi serves a traditional Faroese fish dinner - one of his favourite meals!

Vágar

Karlsá Heimablídni

Choose between our fish menu or stone owen baked pizza.

Norðoyggjar

Heimablídni at Hanna's

In Sandur you can dine with Hanna in her cozy house with a scenic view of Sandur.

Sandoy

Heimablídni at Tummas Frank & Elisabeth's

Heimablídni at Tummas Frank & Elisabeth's in Skúvoy

Sandoy

Fish fresh from the ocean

Heimablídni with Armgarð and Ansgar

Armgarð and Ansgar welcome you into their lovely home, where they will serve you. All meals have fish and seafood as the main element.

Suðuroy

BBKass Heimablídni

We invite visitors into our home to sample a real Faroese homecooked meal

Streymoy

Faroese sheep farm in Selatrað

Welcome to our Faroese sheep farm- experience in Selatrað - a 20-minute drive from Tórshavn!

Eysturoy

Faroe Fish Dinner

A faroese family home serving a faroese dinner

Vágar

Heima í Stovu - boutique hotel

Heima í Stovu is a family run boutique hotel and 'heimablídni' in Hvalba

Suðuroy

Heimablídni at Poul & Sóleyð's

Experience locally-sourced ingredients and farm-raised sheep meat at Poul and Sóley's home in Sandur

Sandoy

The farm á Stórheygnum

Welcome to ‘Heimablídni’ and guided tours on our farm in Svínoy

Norðoyggjar

Heimablídni with Anita

Anita loves to spoil her guests with a home-made 3 course meal, where you can try Faroese delicacies as well.

Suðuroy

Heimablídni hjá Duritu og Fróða

Durita and Fróði serve an exciting menu with the special taste of fermented food. You will taste different Faroese specialities at their supper club.

Tórshavn

Heimablídni in Niðristova

Traditional Faroese food and specialities – made from scratch and locally produced

Streymoy

Hanusarstova in Elduvik.

Hanusarstova

We invite you to experience a unique B&B style home in the Faroe Islands from the locals' perspective

Eysturoy

Dortea Joensen

Signabøgarður

Visit an active sheep farm in Signabøður.

Streymoy

HEIMABLÍDNI: SUPPER CLUB

Are you travelling alone and looking for an opportunity to meet new people? If so, then the "Supper Club" option is perfect for you! Join others at the table and enjoy a delicious meal together.