Faroe Islands

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws and special circumstances in the Faroe Islands or Denmark.


Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the stay is less than 90 days.

US Embassy/Consulate

None (self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark); +(45) 3341-7100; EMER: +(45) 3341-7400; US Embassy Copenhagen, Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



See WHO recommendations



Mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy

Currency (Code)

Danish kroner (DKK)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, E, F, K

Plug Type CPlug Type EPlug Type FPlug Type K

Major Languages

Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish

Major Religions

Christian 89.3% (predominantly Evangelical Lutheran)

Time Difference

UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Nordic House; Tinganes area of Torshavn

Major Sports

Soccer, swimming, rowing (outdoor Kapproour and indoor), volleyball, handball

Cultural Practices

The Faroese fondly refer to their own country as "the land of maybe" because of its extreme and often unpredictable weather changes. Wasting food is frowned upon by Danes, so try to finish your plate when served.

Tipping Guidelines

Restaurants may include a service charge, if so, round up for the wait staff.


Woolen clothes, crystal, local art, liquor, stamps, Danish goods

Traditional Cuisine

Skerpikjøt — semi-fermented mutton prepared by wind-drying and typically served with toasted sourdough bread sprinkled with coarse salt

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2022