Safe Driving

Safety instructions when renting a car in the faroe islands

Safe Driving

Safety instructions when renting a car in the faroe islands

Roads

All main roads are paved and comfortable to drive on.

Gravel roads are used in some instances for example, some roads that lead to smaller villages. Please navigate these roads with caution, as loose gravel can damage the car.

Some of our roads and tunnels are very narrow. Therefore, please drive at a safe speed when on these roads. In these circumstances there will be lay-bys to keep traffic flowing (widened sections formed to one side as to leave the road free for others to pass). These lay-bys are NOT to be used for parking.

Speed Limits

Maximum speed limit in the Faroe Islands is 80 km/h

The general speed limit is 50 km/h in cities and villages. Outside of these areas the maximum speed limit is 80 km/h.

Maximum speed limit in the Faroe Islands is 80 km/h

Beware of Sheep

Beware of the sheep that walk on the road

Please be alert, in case you see sheep close to (or on) the road as they tend to walk onto the roads, regardless of traffic which our customers have experienced before. If you hit a sheep, please report it to the Faroese Police. You will not be required to compensate for the Farmer’s lost income. However, if the accident isn’t reported, the farmer will not be eligible for reimbursement from their insurance company. Report the accident, help the farmer.

Beware of the sheep that walk on the road

Weather

The weather conditions in the Faroe Islands can change fast. Strong winds and heavy rain and fog are a possibility all times of the year, so please drive according to the weather conditions. We also recommend packing clothes for a rainy day. See the local weather forecast here.

Additional Information

All vehicles are required by law to always use headlights, day, and night. All passengers are required to use safety belts when their vehicle is in motion. Using a phone or other handheld devices while driving or driving under the influence of alcohol are strongly prohibited. Violations will be fined by the local police.

In Case of an Accident

If there has been an accident, please contact the Faroese Police by calling +298 351348. In case of an emergency, call 112.

Read more safety information on Visit Faroe Islands.

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