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



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Hi there, welcome to our workaway profile!
    *Important info first - We are only open during the summer months, and therefore do not host outside of season. We only host people who'd like to stay for at least two months+. We can only hire people from EU-countries*

    Let me start by introducing our family:

    At your stay in Mikladal you will be spending most of your time with me; Margret (31 years old).

    Back in the days I used to live in Mikladal with my parents and my two sisters, in the house that I now live in and you will as well.

    My mother inherited a "house" that's almost a hundred years old, which in the old days was used for drying fish, but for the last 30-40 years it's been used for storage.. in other words, a lot of old junk was heaped up there! But a couple of years ago we got the idea to make it into a cafe, and then started renovating the place. Today it works as a two floor café mostly hosting events for tourists and businesses.

    After the statue of the famous seal woman came to Mikladal, there has been a lot of visitors, both local and tourist's from all over the world - the only thing that was missing, was a place where you can sit down and enjoy the view with a cup of coffe and that's what we are doing now, welcoming both turists and locals to enjoy life with us :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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, on the islands Kallsoy! On Kallsoy there are four small villages Syðradalur, Húsar, Mikladalur and Trøllanes. In Mikladalur you can see the famous statue of the sealwoman (Kópakonan) and if you take a hike from Trøllanes to Kallurin, you'll see the beautiful lighthouse and James Bond's memorial stone.

    My parents live in Klaksvík which is the second biggest town in the Faroe Islands, with about 5500 inhabitants. If needed, they have a spare room that you would be able to stay at from time to time.

    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're of course free to go experience all the other parts of our Islands, and we'll gladly guide and help you out.
    The Faroese nature is amazing, so if you want, we'll take you out for hikes in our beautiful mountains and to experience our beautiful nature. Just don't expect to much sun, since our summers arren't very warm.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    What we require:
    - Some cooking skills are needed, since you (2 co-workers) will share the task of preparing the food and cakes for the café
    - It's highly valued that you're a detailed oriented person
    - You know how to treat customers right and give great service
    - You're willing to learn a few things about the Island and Faroe Islands in general
    - You are fluent in English
    - You are willing to learn how to order & store food&drinks, so the warehouse always is under control
    - Last but not least, you're thriving in a high energy environment and have good social skills

    *PLUS (Not need to)
    - You are good at taking pictures and/or know your way around social media

    Your task will be;
    - Daily maintenance at the café
    - Cooking & baking
    - Cleaning

    You'll be working 30h a week. And you need to be okey with changing working days and hours


  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    Our house in Mikladali:
    5 bedrooms, so you'll of course get your own room!
    But for the most part, we'll have to share everything else - kitchen, 1toilet, laundry room and so on!

    Food will be provided as well, and we'll take turns being in charge of breakfast/dinner.
    Everyone helps with daily tasks and cleaning.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We don't have a lot of rules, but we don't smoke inside, but feel free 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! Unless you're willing to provide and prepare the meals yourself.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Normally 09.00-18.30 Wednesday-Saturday. +-

Host ref number: 213413863871

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