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.
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.
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
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
Local Emergency Phone
The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Faroe Islands: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
Mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy
Danish kroner (DKK)
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, E, F, K
Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish
Christian 89.3% (predominantly Evangelical Lutheran)
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
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Nordic House; Tinganes area of Torshavn
Soccer, swimming, rowing (outdoor Kapproour and indoor), volleyball, handball
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.
Restaurants may include a service charge, if so, round up for the wait staff.
Woolen clothes, crystal, local art, liquor, stamps, Danish goods
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: Saturday, September 16, 2023