Come and live in the beautiful sceneries, with ocean view surrounded by mountains in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands


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  • Description


    We are the family, from Klaksvík, Faroe Islands!
    We're a married couple, Jógvan Sámal and Sigrun.
    We have three daughters: Margret (26), Marta (23) and Elisa (19).
    Three grandchildren: Naomi (8), Sámuel (2) and Silas (0).
    And our old family dog, Mickey (13), a poodle.

    Our household: Jógvan Sámal, Sigrun, Naomi and Mickey. Marta, (boyfriend) Aksel, Sámuel og Silas live in Klaksvík as well and Margret and Elisa are living in Denmark.

    We used to live in Mikladalur, Kallsoy, but moved to Klaksvík in 2006.
    We still have our house in Mikladalur, that we mostly just use for the holidays, and along with that we also have an old storage house, that we plan on making into a café.

    Music plays a big role in our family, we love singing, playing instruments and just enjoy spending time together as a family - so you have to be prepared for a house full of life.

    FUN FACT: our doors are always open, so almost everyday, friends or family just drops by! and we love it!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Mikladalur is a very small village, but is now famous for the statue of the Seal woman (kópakonan).

    Klaksvík is the second biggest town in the Faroe Islands, with about 5000 inhabitants.

    You will get to experience the faroese culture first-hand.
    You will have the opportunity to try some of our local food, that we of course will prepare for you.
    You'll live in the beautiful sceneries, with ocean view surrounded by mountains.
    You'll not only experience Klaksvík and Mikladal, but of corse get to other parts of our Islands.
    The faroese nature is amazing, so if you want to, we'll take you out for hikes in our beautiful mountains and experience our beautiful nature.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    So we've got a lot of things on mind, the help needed is mostly in Mikladalur!
    As said earlier, we are going to make the old storage house into a cafe!

    Story behind the house: The storage house is about 100 years old, it was first used for fish, later on it was used for sheep, then for storage and the last couple of years, it hasn't been used at all.
    After the statue of the famous seal woman came to Mikladal, there has been a lot of visitors, both local and turist from all over the world - the only thing that's missing, is a place where you can sit and enjoy the view with a hot cup of coffe (etc.) and that's why we got the idea to make the storage house useful again, we are going to make it into a café.

    So we need you're help with: painting, gardening, maintenance, construction, making food etc.

    Besides from that, we might need help for some maintenance, painting etc. in Klaksvík.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Faroese: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Our house in Mikladalur! (the white house, as seen in the pictures)
    Is in very good condition and has a lot of space.
    The house is in three floors!
    The basement: a toilet, a big laundry room (washing machine, tumble dryer, clothesline and a freezer) and a larder.
    Middle floor: entrance, living room, kitchen.
    Top floor: 5 bedrooms and a toilet.

    We mostly just use the house for holidays!
    Since we live in Klaksvík, some days you'll be able to enjoy the house for yourself *️️️️if you'd like*️️️️!

    Since you have to travel by ferry and car/bus, from Klaksvík to Mikladal, we're also going to stay in Mikladalur some night.

    We also have enough room in Klaksvík, for you to stay here.
    Our house is placed very central, and is only a few steps away from the church, cafes, shops etc.
    Besides that, we have two cars, so you'll be able to experience the rest of the Islands, with us and by yourself (if you'd like).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We don't have a lot of rules, but drinking is not allowed in our house and we don't smoke inside, but you're of course welcome to enjoy your cigarette outside.

    We don't see ourselves hosting vegans/vegetarians - since we eat a lot of meat and other non-vegan foods!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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