Transport and services

Driver's License

You may you use your driver's license if it is issued in Nordic countries and EU countries (and countries that have implemented an EU compatible driving license regulation) are valid in the Faroe Islands. Persons with
a driving license issued in one of these countries may exchange their license for a Faroese driving license without taking a new driving test. However, it is not a requirement to exchange the driving license when it is issued in one of these countries.

Persons with a driving license issued in a country outside the EU and the Nordic region must exchange their driving license for a Faroese driving license if they intend to stay for a period longer than 90 days. A foreign driving license can be used for up to 90 days. Before exchanging their license, they must pass a new driving test.

Public Transportation - Buses and Ferries

The Faroe Islands have a well established public transport system and an extensive network of buses and ferries covering the islands. The local helicopter service connects remoter islands to the mainland islands. Towns and villages are connected to the public bus network. The public transport company, Strandfaraskip Landsins, operates the bus and ferry service.

In Tórshavn and Klaksvík there are urban bus services free of charge. These are run by the local municipalities. The helicopter service is run by the airline company Atlantic Airways. Regular flights as well as car and cargo ferries are available all year round for transport of people and goods to and from the Faroe Islands.

For more detailed information about Transport in the Faroe Islands, please check our handbook New to the Faroe Islands