Gjáargarður Guesthouse Gjógv
Only one hour from the Tórshavn and the airport at Vagar, the village of Gjógv is among the Faroes’ northernmost settlements. In the mouth of a natural lane, flanked by steep, treeless slopes, the atmosphere is just epic — and with only 50 inhabitants, the village is a tired and picturesque refuge, ideal for either relaxation and contemplation or windy collapses on the adjoining slopes.
Style & personality
This location is clean and modern during, but without losing that comfy Faroese charm that brings visitors to the isolated corner of Earth. The roof is coated in an emerald turf which flutters from the relentless Atlantic breeze, and also the vast majority of the home is produced of a light walnut which exudes warmth. With lots of sheltered vantage points, this is a wonderful spot to marvel at the surrounding landscape.
Service & amenities
From the context of this Faroes, this guesthouse provides a good deal. There is a beautiful little store in the reception which sells postcards, ice creams and high quality Faeroese woolen jumpers, and in the basement there is a little playroom for kids. This really is a family-run company and the owners are incredibly friendly and accommodating. Popular with both overnighting tourists and locals for lunch, and in addition, this is a wonderful foundation for trekking and fishing trips. Maps are available at reception and in case you are feeling particularly fit there is a four-hour increase to Búgvin, a 616-foot sea pile that climbs from the Atlantic.
Modern, light and spacious, bedrooms look out throughout the valley through big double-glazed windows which open completely in the summertime, or shut off the cold during the winter. Every room has a tv, a fantastic Wi-Fi sign and an electrical kettle, and a couch which could be drawn up to a bed for kids. The bathrooms are likewise big — tiled throughout, with great showers.
Food & beverage
Each of the food is of an extremely large standard and breakfast is a Scandinavian event of legumes, fresh breads, cereals, cheeses and robust coffee. Lunch and dinner include only a couple of alternatives, but this is not a terrible thing — rather it is a case of quality, not volume. The lunch dish is yummy, consisting of salads, meatballs, grilled salmon and black bread, and in the day there is a buffet of a dozen or so dishes to pick from, including grilled meats and fish. There is also a fantastic choice of local beers and imported wines.
Value for cash
Double rooms price DKK 995 (#110) during the tourist season that runs from March 1 to October 31. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
There are four chambers for individuals with disabilities, together with handrails and bigger baths. The communal construction can be obtained via ramps.
In the basement there is a little playroom, and a soccer field from the village. There are sofa beds and bunk beds available upon request. It is DKK 250 (#29) to get an excess bed.
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