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Last verified: Friday, 21. February 2020 at 07:21 AM

Faroe Islands Travel Advisory


Warning Level Icon Travelling Faroe Islands is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 0.0 / 5

Travelling Faroe Islands is (relatively) safe. We didn't detected any travel advisories from any source at this moment.

Regional Situation: 0.0 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Advice scoring history for Faroe Islands

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Faroe Islands.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

About Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands with its capital Tórshavn is a country in Europe (Northern Europe), eight times the size of Washington, DC (1,399 km²). The country is located Northern Europe, island group between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Iceland and Norway. The climate can be described as mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy. The landscape is rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast. With a population of less than a million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Tórshavn
Population less than one million
Size 1.399 km²
Size comparable to eight times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages Danish, Faroese
Currency Krone (short: DKK)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +298
Internet Top Level Domain .fo
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 FO
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 FRO
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 234

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Faroe Islands is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • coastal erosion
  • flash flooding
  • landslides and rockfalls
  • oil spills
  • wind storms

Natural hazzards

  • strong winds and heavy rains can occur throughout the year

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Faroe Islands. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.


  1. fish processing
  2. fishing
  3. handicrafts
  4. refurbishment
  5. small ship repair
  6. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. fish
  2. herring
  3. mackerel
  4. milk
  5. potatoes
  6. salmon
  7. sheep
  8. vegetables

Faroese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Faroe Islands.

Export products

  1. fish
  2. fish products (97%)

Import products

  1. cars
  2. fuels
  3. goods for household consumption
  4. machinery
  5. raw materials
  6. semi-manufactures
  7. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Faroe Islands?

Faroe Islands is currently rated at 0,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 0 official sources. Travelling Faroe Islands is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Faroe Islands in 2020?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Faroe Islands.

How many travel advisories do you know for Faroe Islands?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 0 individual sources for Faroe Islands.

What is the size of Faroe Islands?

Faroe Islands has a size of 1,399 km² or 540 mi² which is eight times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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