Frequently Asked Questions
About renting a car in the Faroe Islands
What sort of car do I need to drive safely around the Faroe Islands? Is it safe to drive in the Faroe Islands in the winter? What is included with my rental car?
1. How are the roads in the Faroe Islands?
The road network in the Faroe Islands is generally of a high quality and most places around the country you will be driving on tarmac two-lane roads. To some of the smaller villages the road will be single-lane but still tarmac. None of the public roads require off-road capability so you are fine driving small cars around.
2. What car do i need to drive around the Faroe Islands?
Any car will be fine on the roads in the Faroe Islands during summer as they are all tarmac and generally well kept. During winter you might want to consider a 4x4 if you require the ability to get anywhere in snowy or icy conditions. All rental cars are provided with winter tires during the winter half of the year.
3. Is it safe driving around the Faroe Islands during winter?
The roads in the Faroe Islands are kept free of snow by Landsverk during normal winter conditions. In case of heavy snow some roads might be closed and in severe weather conditions (very rare) Landsverk might advice locals and visitors to keep away from certain roads or from driving all together.
4. What is included in a car rental?
Unlimited mileage is included in all rentals. A car insurance SCDW - Super collision damage waiver - can be added when you book the car. The insurance will cover damages that you might cause with the vehicle, e.g. other cars or items hit with the vehicle, and reimburse those that might be harmed.
5. What are the most popular rental cars in the Faroe Islands?
Cheap and small cars are the most frequently booked cars closely followed by small SUVs
6. Do I need my drivers license when renting a car in the Faroe Islands?
You are required to show your valid drivers license when you rent your car in the Faroe Islands. Your local passport will be accepted.
7. How much does it cost to rent a car in the Faroe Islands?
On average a rental car in the Faroe Islands costs $500-800 per week depending on the size.
8. What side of the road do they drive on in the Faroe Islands?
On double lane roads in the Faroe Islands you drive on the right hand side of the road. On single lane roads drivers pull over on the right hand side to allow the other car to pass.