The Faroese Folk High School

The Faroese Folk High School is the oldest folk high school on the islands, located in central Tórshavn. We offer a long autumn course, a shorter spring course, as well as weekend courses. The profile is performing and visual arts, and Faroese culture and language. Excursions around the Faroes are included in the course.

About the school

The long autumn course has the following subjects:

Performing arts, with a focus on proces work. This means, that you will work on voice, presence, physical awareness and self confidence. What you learn can be useful both if you attend to study performing arts and if you want to be better at oral exams, at giving a speech, at doing politics, and tyo have fun.

Visual arts, with a focus on basic techniques in drawing, painting, lino, ceramics and glass, as well as doing some big works together, like street art, wall paintings and installations. 

Nature and Culture, we do a few longer excursions around the Faroe Islands, but also visit natural sites, artists and crafts people, and social institutions. 

The weekend courses are announced every year in December.

Our core subjects

Preparation for Performing Arts Education
Preparation for admission to Art education
Nature and Environment

Courses and topics

The Autumn course is from August 19th, 2024, to February 28th, 2025.

The Spring course is from March 12th, 2025, to May 30th, 2025.

The weekend courses are announced in December each year on our homepage,

Practical information

Our school is small, we accept max 25 students per course.

Students who are not residents in the Faroes must be over 18 at the beginning of the course.

You live in double rooms.

You apply on our homepage If you are from a country outside the Nordic region, please make sure to start your visa appication in good time, it often takes 3 months or more.

Contact information:

Háskúlavegur 14,100 Tórshavn, Færøerne

Tel: +298 311743 (hverdage kl 10 - 14)



Get the schools catalogs

Catalog long courses

Catalog short courses

School Type

General and Grundtvigian Schools


Tuition fee 3950 DKK/month for 6 months. This covers food and lodgeing, tuition, materials and excursions - you only need pocket money.

About accommodation

Accomodations: 25

There are still places available on all courses


Find flights on You can order a shuttle or take a bus from the airport to Torshavn

Travelling by boat:

Iif you travel from a country outside Europe, you will need a transit visa as well as a student visa.

Contact school

The Faroese Folk High School
Háskúlavegur 14

Phone number: +298311743
Manager: Hedvig Westerlund-Kapnas