Guide to Faroe Islands Visa Requirements

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Do I need a visa to visit Faroe Islands? Where do I apply for a visa for Faroe Islands? Do you see yourself enjoying a holiday in Faroe Islands in the near future and want to know the visa requirements? Get your answers here.

When you travel to the Faroe Islands, you might need to organise a visa. You will find all information needed in this article.

A valid visa is usually required when you do a short-term visit to the Faroe Islands. A short-term stay in the Faroe Islands stretches over less than 90 days.

As for now, the Faroe Islands is a part of the Kingdom of Denmark. However, even though you have a valid visa to access Denmark or a Schengen country, you will need a separate visa when travelling to Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands is not a part of the EU and the Schengen Agreement.

Waterfall Faroe IslandsOne of many waterfalls in the Faroe Islands. Photo by @demirayoralphotography on Instagram

If you are a citizen in one of the European countries in the chart below, it is sufficient to bring with you a national ID card. You can enter the Faroe Islands with a national ID card when you are a traveller from one of these countries.

Do I need a visa to visit Faroe islands?

Faroe Islands cottagesThese two hexagonal sod-roofed cottages can be found by the road between the villages Kvívík and Vestmanna on Streymoy island. Photo by Victoria Ostapova also know as @vialma on Instagram.

Whether you need a visa or not to travel to the Faroe Islands for a short-term visit up to 90 days depends on which country you are a citizen. 

People from the Nordic countries including Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway are free to visit Faroe Islands. Also, if you live in a visa-free country, you will not need a visa to travel to the Faroe Islands.

Visa is required to enter the Faroe Islands, when you are a national in one of these countries. When you have planned your trip to the Faroe Islands, it is time to apply for a visa for entry into the untouched nature in Faroe Islands.

How to apply for a visa to Faroe Islands

GjógvThe remote village Gjógv on the island Eysturoy. Photo by Victoria Ostapova also know as @vialma on Instagram.

If you want a visa to the Faroe Islands and also a visa to Schengen, you actually need to only fill out one single application. When you have got your single visa, you will have the advantage of being able to travel to both the Faroe Islands and any Schengen country without restrictions at all.

In order to apply for a Faroe Islands visa, you need to get in contact with the Danish Embassy in your country. Secure yourself a visa to the Faroe Islands now by contacting the Danish embassy or consulate in your country. A visa to the Faroe Islands issued by the Danish Embassy will give you the right to explore the Faroe Islands.

Where to apply for a Faroe Islands visa in my country

Puffin MykinesReady for takeoff. Puffins in Mykines island. Photo by Victoria Ostapova also know as @vialma on Instagram.

You will hand in your application to visit Faroe Islands at your local Danish mission or an office representing the Danish mission in your region.

In some countries you can apply for a Faroe Islands visa in several locations. As an example there are five places in China where Chinese citizens can apply for a visa to Faroe Islands. When you want to visit the Faroe Islands from China, you will get your Faroe Islands visa at the Danish mission in these cities:

  • Beijing
  • Guangzhou
  • Chongqing
  • Shanghai
  • Shenyang
  • Nanjing
  • Hangzhou
  • Ji’nan
  • Chengdu
  • Xi'an
  • Shenzhen
  • Fuzhou

See the full list of places around the world where you apply for a Faroe Islands visa. The list includes missions where Denmark share a representation agreement i.e. a Swedish or a Norwegian office.

Want to know more about how to get to the Faroe Islands? Check out flights to the Faroe Islands and start your thrilling journey to the untouched Nordic archipelago by booking day tours in the Faroe Islands and take the next step.