Faroe Islands Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in Faroe Islands –
The Faroe Islands drive on the right and you can use the photo licence of any EU country to drive here.Drivers from other countries need their own licence plus an international driving permit. Speed limits range from 50Kmh in built up areas to 80Kmh on other roads.Dipped headlights must be on at all times.
The Faroes have a road network of 960km, of which 460km are classed as national highways though none are multi lane motorways. Bridges and tunnels are an essential component of road transport in the islands, including sea tunnels between Streymoy and Vágarand,(Vágatunnilin) and the Norðoyatunnilin between Eysturoy and Borðoy . These tunnels are toll roads charging 100kr ( €13) which can be paid at petrol stations after using the routes. Most rental cars should also have an electronic ship which registers your use of the tunnels to be paid when the vehicle is returned. Construction is also underway on Eysturoyartunnilin connecting Eysturoy and Streymoy and Sandoyartunnilin, between Streymoy and Sandoy. Tunnels on minor roads may be unlit and single lane so ensure you have your lights on at all times and be prepared to give way. Ther are also roads bridges connecting Streymoy with Eysturoy and Borðoy to Kunoy and Viðoy. There is also a ferry network operated by https://www.ssl.fo/en/ . The longest route is between Tórshavn and the southernmost island, Suðuroy, on the ship MS Smyril which takes up to 975 passengers and to 200 cars. The journey takes two hours.
Roads on the Faroes are generally in good condition and are well signposted. Parking in the towns of Klaksvík, Tórshavn, Runavík and the Airport is via parking discs which you can get from banks and some shops. Sheep roam freely on some roads and don’t have great road sense, so drive cautiously in case one runs into the road unexpectedly. Strong winds, fog and heavy rain are likely all year so adjust your driving to any adverse weather conditions you encounter.
Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.
Faroe Islands Car Rental
Sixt and Avis have branches in Torshavn. Faroe Islands is also usually featured on Car Rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire.
We currently have no local car rental partners in the Faroe Islands. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on DriverAbroad.com please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on ADriverAbroad@Outlook.com