The Faroe Islands is a small country and getting around is easy
All of the islands are connected by a public transport system. Most islands in the Faroe Islands are connected by tunnels and bridges, making it effortless to travel by vehicle to all corners of the country. The road infrastructure in the Faroe Islands is excellent, ensuring a comfortable and safe journey regardless of weather conditions. All major highways are paved, but some roads, to the smaller villages, are still gravel roads.
Sub-sea tunnel fares
When using the sub-sea tunnels in the Faroe Islands, you have to pay toll. For more information about the prices etc, please visit tunnil.fo.
Driving is easy with an excellent network of well maintained tarmaced roads and tunnels. The numerous road tunnels in the Faroe Islands mean that drivers of large vehicles must plan their routes by finding out in advance which tunnel they can enter. Driving is on the right and most road signs follow international standards. Headlights must be on when driving and the use of seat belts is required. The speed limit is 80 kph (50 mph) outside towns and villages, and 50 kph (30 mph) in the towns and villages. The consequences for speeding are severe. Sheep graze freely on both sides of the main roads, so they will cross at their own will.
Parking in the towns of Tórshavn, Klaksvík and Runavík is restricted. Parking discs must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of the front windscreen showing the time you parked your car. These display discs are available at no charge from banks and the tourist offices.
More and more people are choosing to explore the Faroe Islands from the saddle on their bicycle. It’s no wonder why, considering the spectacular beauty one can see from the roads, mountains and valleys. Both in urban and rural areas, bike paths are uncommon. In most cases, cyclists will have to share the road with motor driven vehicles. For more information about cycling in the Faroe Islands, please visit VisitFaroeIslands
For further information about getting around in the Faroe Islands, please also visit VisitFaroeIslands.