May 25th


Dialogue sessions - Day 2

(slight changes may still occur)
The Green Growth Dialogue is all about creating a space of learning and exchange of knowledge; a dialogue between different perspectives, approaches, and understandings of problems and solutions; an experience of inspiration and motivation to act.


08:30–09:00 – Registration.

09:00–09:15 – Welcome and introduction with Sigurð í Jákupsstovu (Rector of the University of the Faroe Islands).

09:15–09:35 – Kick-off and launch. Árni Olsen (Chair of the Faroese Tourism Association).

09:35–10:05Presentation of two cases

#1: Hotel Havgrím, Jóhan í Nirðistovu
#2: Icelandic Mountain Guides, Arnar Már Ólafsson

10:05–10:25COFFEE BREAK.


10:25–11:25Debate on the current economic state of tourism in the Faroe Islands as seen by foreign parties. Chaired by Heri á Rógvi (Economist, Lóður): Chris Horbel (Tourism Researcher, University of Southern Denmark) and Karl Granov (CEO Balder).


11:25–11:45Presentation from Development Office at Visit Faroe Islands on new signage and visual communication. Presented by Jóhan Pauli Helgason (Head of Office).

11:45–13:00 – NETWORKING LUNCH, hosted by the University of the Faroe Islands.


  • Smoked salmon with pasta, avocade, tomates and more
  • Chicken stew with peppers and rice
  • Cauliflower-salad and green salad
  • Homemade bread


13:00–14:00Round-table chaired by Sølvi Simonarson (Visti Vágar): Tordis K. á Rógvi (Visit Sandoy): Lisbeth Nebelong (Author, Turen Går Til Færøerne) and Jóhan Pauli Helgason (Office of Development, Visit Faroe Islands).


Table #1: Visitor's Expectations overseen by Alda E. Magnussen (Coordinator, Visit Faroe Islands), Lisbeth Nebelong and Óli Rubeksen (Heimablíðni hjá Onnu og Óla)

Table #2: Initiatives to Spread and Attract Tourism overseen by Ingibjørg Berg (COMMIT), Jón Tyril (G! Festival), Símin Gullaksson (Fugloyar Kommuna) and Pól Sundskarð (

Table #3: Types of Accommodation overseen by Elin Maria Nólsøe (Neysting) and Jóhan í Niðriðstovu (Hotel Havgrím)

Table #4: Entrepreneurship in Tourism overseen by Sóley H. Hammer (Manager) and Súsanna Laursen (Developer) Hugskotið, and Elsa Poulsen (Head of Office Visit Norðoy).

Table #5: Food Tourism overseen by Gjáargarður.

15:00End of day 2.