Safe Travel

safe travel

As you prepare for your journey, it’s essential to prioritize safety. The Faroe Islands boast ever-changing weather patterns, winding roads, and roaming sheep, making it crucial for drivers to familiarize themselves with local driving norms and weather conditions, to ensure a safe exploration of the Faroe Islands.

Although the Faroe Islands are one of the safest countries in the world, travelling in the Faroe Islands might be different to what you are used to. It is important you are well aware of things like weather extremes, narrow, windy roads and different road rules before you begin your journey.

Always bring appropriate equipment. It is always a good idea to bring warm clothes and a device to use for communication.

Be sure to let someone know your travel plans before you start exploring the Faroe Islands. These plans can be left with your host, a tour operator or the regional information centre in the region you will be exploring. We also recommend bringing a map, a compass and a GPS with you, particularly when travelling in isolated areas.

  • Take nothing but pictures
  • Kill nothing but time
  • Leave nothing but footprints
  • Make nothing but memories

The Faroese emergency number is 112. Never hesitate to use this number.

Should you get lost, do not wander off. Staying in the same place will make it easier for rescue teams to locate you.

Above all, always prepare before travelling to and within the Faroe Islands. Familiarizing yourself with the conditions will optimize your chance of a safe travel experience in the Faroe Islands.

We have produced a ‘safe travel’ leaflet that provides important information about how to travel in the Faroe Islands. On the back page, you can fill out the information about where you plan on hiking and when you expect to return. Leave the leaflet under the windshield of your car or at your place of accommodation. That way someone can notify relevant authorities should you not have returned by the time you have stated. The leaflet can be downloaded or picked up at our rental desk and at regional information centres.

Stay safe and enjoy exploring the Faroe Islands!

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