About Faroe Games
»Føroyaleikir« is the title of ÍSF's (Faroese Confederation of Sports and Olympic Committee) new initiative, which is intended to be a recurring summer competition covering all the sports disciplines included in ÍSF. The Faroe Games, which can be seen as the Faroese version of the Island Games, are planned to take place every other year – in the years when the regular Island Games are not taking place.
In English, the games are called "Faroe Games." When the Island Games in Guernsey in 2021 were cancelled due to Covid-19, ÍSF decided to organize a similar sporting event in the Faroe Islands. Since it had been determined that the regular Island Games would not be held until 2023, it was decided to hold the first Faroe Games in the summer of 2021.
The Faroe Games will be held again from 27 June to 30 June 2024.
The interest in the Faroe Games is great, and we expect a larger and better edition of the Faroe Games – a spectacular sporting event in 2024.
The goal is for the Games to include all Faroese sports represented by ÍSF, and competitions will be held in four different municipalities across the country.
The municipalities hosting the Faroe Games 2024 are Vágur, Tórshavn, Runavík, and Klaksvík, all of which showed great interest and willingness to support the initiative in both 2021 and 2022.
ÍSF determines where the various competitions will be held in the country, while the sports associations themselves establish the rules and regulations for their specific sports. For example, they can choose whether it will be a competition for the top divisions, a competition for children, whether to invite foreigners, or anything else.
The plan is to continuously develop the Faroe Games with facilities, opportunities, and international participants.
ÍSF sees significant growth potential in this event, which is highly welcomed by many sports disciplines that have been unable to participate in international competitions in recent years.