The Complete Guide to Travel Safety in Faroe Islands

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Is it safe to travel in the Faroe Islands? Are the roads in the Faroe Islands dangerous? Is Torshavn a safe city? What about small villages and other towns? Is there anything you need to worry about as a female solo traveller? Continue reading and you will know everything there is to know before your Faroe Islands vacation.

The Faroe Islands are know for being a door-left-unlocked destination. It is a safe place to visit for both male and female travellers.

The striking Faroe Islands are located halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The sweeping mountainscapes are made for outdoor enthusiasts.

The classic boat tour to the famous Drangarnir. Photo by Chris Poplawski known as @chrisroams on Instagram.

Crime is pretty much nonexistent and the islands have perhaps the lowest crime rate in the world. So when you lie down for the night, you are sure to have a good nights sleep with worries.

There are no reported crimes involving pick pocketing, thefts from hotel rooms and bag/purse-snatching. And there has never been a reported violent crime against any traveller from abroad.

​Beautiful views near Oyggjarvegur on Streymoy island. Photo by Turið Gaard Hansen.

Many locals keep their cars and houses unlock simply because they are not used to any crime. This is common across the entire archipelago including the capital, Tórshavn.

Tórshavn is the most populous city in the Faroe Islands with some 20.000 friendly people most of them home-owners. The capital is safe and you will never, never feel inconvenient when walking on the streets. You are always safe when walking around alone.

Are the Faroe Islands safe?

Saksun is one of the small and peaceful villages in the Faroe Islands. Photo by Yuriy Shevchenko known as @yuriyshevchenko on Instagram.

Being an isolated archipelago with a tidy population of just above 53.500 inhabitants makes the Faroe Islands a perfectly safe travel destination. You can go for a stroll safely both night and day wherever you want. The streets are peaceful and quiet. 

The Faroe Islands are made for female solo travel. The locals are respectful whoever you are and they reach out and help each other.

Is it safe to drive in the Faroe Islands?

The tranquil settlement Mikladalur on Kalsoy island. Photo by Yuriy Shevchenko known as @yuriyshevchenko on Instagram.

The roads in the Faroe Islands are in good conditions. Make sure to keep in mind the driving conditions as the weather in the Faroe Islands can vary quite a lot.

Driving in the Faroe Islands is safe but there are some tunnels that are very narrow especially in the northern part of the country. Some travellers find it claustrophobic to enter these dark one-lane thoroughfares. Just keep cool at use the pull-in points and lett ongoing traffic pass if there is any traffic at all.

You will find health services in all larger towns. There are three hospitals in the Faroe Islands. The National Hospital, which is by far the largest, is in the capital, Tórshavn. The two other hospitals are in Klaksvík on Borðoy island and in Tvøroyri on Suðuroy island.

A local enjoying a helicopter ride in the Faroe Islands. Photo by @p_kuzovkova on Instagram.

There is a good helicopter network in the archipelago and with three hospitals on the island, you are never far away from one of them. So whatever season you decide to visit the Faroe Islands, you are always safe if your health should take a sudden turn.

Whenever you walk outside, you will feel perfectly safe too. Be it alone or in a group, you will always feel at home and safe when you are outdoor.

Are you planning a vacation in the Faroe Islands? Start out by checking flights to the Faroe Islands and take the next step.

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