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Driving in the Faroe Islands


Things to consider when driving in the Faroe Islands

We at Avis want you to have a good and joyful experience driving around the Faroe Islands.
We would like to emphasize the importance of driving carefully on the Faroese roads, especially during cold winter days with frost or hard wind gusts.

At Avis Car Rental, we care for our customer and want you to have a wonderful experience when driving in the Faroe Islands. Our islands have so many things to give and so many wonderful things to see, but at the same time they can be very unforgiving to anyone that is not careful whilst driving.  

Landsverk's Comprehensive Guide to Navigating the Faroe Islands by Car.


Here are some key tips for driving in the Faroe Islands:

Driver's License: You can drive in the Faroe Islands with a valid EU/EEA driver's license. Non-EU/EEA residents may need an International Driving Permit.

Speed Limits: Speed limits are strictly enforced. In towns, it's typically 50 km/h, and outside towns, 80 km/h. Special rules apply in tunnels.

Seat Belts: Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers, and children under 135 cm in height must use appropriate child restraints.

Alcohol Limit: The blood alcohol limit is low, 0,2%, and random breath tests are common.

Headlights: Use dipped headlights at all times, even during daylight, due to rapidly changing weather conditions.

Tunnels: Many tunnels in the Faroe Islands require headlights at all times. Some are one-lane, with designated passing places. The sub-sea tunnels are toll roads; more details 

Road Conditions: Roads can be narrow and winding, with frequent changes in weather. Be prepared for fog, rain, and strong winds and wind gusts.

Animals: Watch for sheep and other livestock on the road, especially in rural areas. Give way to them.

Roundabouts: Follow standard roundabout rules, giving way to traffic on your right.

Emergency Number: In case of accidents or emergencies, dial 112.

Parking: Park only in designated areas, and avoid obstructing traffic or farm entrances.

Winter Tires: In winter, winter tires are essential. Our cars are equipped with winter- or all-year tires during winter.  

Remember to drive cautiously and be respectful of local traffic laws to ensure a safe and enjoyable driving experience in the Faroe Islands.