Nólsoy is one of the small green island of the Faroe Islands. We have ‘only’ got 10 square kilometres to share, but that is more than enough for the 219 (soon 221) inhabitants – and don’t worry, we will find room for you to!
We are located in the house that the locals call Pakkhúsið hjá Petersen – Petersen’s Warehouse. It’s erected on the foundations of one of the first shops in the village, built in 1787. This historic house in the heart of the harbour has now been renovated and is used for the Tourist Information and a café.
While enjoying a cup of coffee or having lunch, you can admire the excellent view of both the high island and the creek where shag, eider, and black guillemot frisk about in the sea. You may even be lucky, very lucky, and spot a seal.
We are open every day during the summer from 10 – 17 – ‘summer’ is May to August.
The staff will be glad to welcome you:
Meet Bergtóra, the kind and loving octopus. She is calm even in the most stressed situations and her 8 hands come in very handy when we are busy: She can make coffee with one hand, make a waffle with the second, the third she uses to point tourist towards the correct hiking path, the fourth she uses to pat one of the local kids on the head (she is SO kind), with the fifth she writes an email… and she has still got 3 hands left to make you a nice cappuccino! And the best part – there is no way you will notice she is an octopus! I don’t know how she can hide those six extra hands, but i’m SURE they are there somewhere. There is no other explanation possible…
Hanus Pál is the older brother of Anna Malan. You can hardly get more local than him. The strong dialect, the way he walks, the way he dresses – it is all Nólsoy. He is a brilliant guide, so be sure to book a tour with him during the summer. Meeting him is an experience, just as much as the tour.
You don’t need a food processor if you have got a Ragna – just hand her the carrots and she will turn them into a great salad in no time! But her super fast food-processing skills is just a bonus added to her other qualities: She is super fast, super beautiful, super active, super curious, super strong, super brave… – Hey! Wait a minute! Aren’t those also the qualities of Super Woman? That can’t be a coincidence. Ragna, you’re busted!!
Tjóðhild is the sister of Bergtóra – “octopus’ism” runs in the family, but Tjóðhild seems to have gotten two heads instead. She speaks a lot… so I have heard… and Tjóðhild is smart, courageous, sweet, beautiful, lovely, and, and, and… Ok, yes, I’m the one who wrote theese texts. Can’t write a text about myself – who knows themselves anyway, huh? Want to know some things about me? Come visit us in Nólsoy and ask one of the others – brilliant people they all are, and I’m sure you are to!
For questions on Nólsoy our tours and food, please contact us on:
+298 527060 (Sometimes we are very busy and can’t pick up the phone. We always ry to call people back, but sometimes we forget. If so, please call us again, or write an email).
Come visit soon!
The staff at Visit Nólsoy