Faroe Islands Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

The Faroe Islands Travel Vaccines and Advice

The Faroe Islands are a collection of 18 islands in the North Atlantic near Denmark. Of pure and unspoiled nature, these islands will amaze you with turquoise lakes, sweeping mountains and valleys perfect for peaceful hikes and birdwatching. You will be able to horse ride, sail and take a fishing excursion whilst on vacation in the Faroe Islands, really getting to grips with nature. Other outdoor activities you should try to experience include mountain biking across the rough terrain, cliff jumping (with caution) or abseiling down cliff faces. Do not miss the chance to sample some deliciously fresh seafood such as salmon, or to try traditionally fermented lamb at the new restaurant Raest.

While traveling to The Faroe Islands, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
An endless view on the horizon on the Faroe Islands By Vincent van Zeijst – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14725872

Recommended travel vaccinations for the Faroe Islands

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Protect yourself from ticks, since there’s a risk of lyme disease.

Recommended Medication for Travelling to the Faroe Islands

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in the Faroe Islands


Medical Care in the Faroe Islands

First aid is provided at hospitals situated in TórshavnKlaksvík and Tvøroyri. It is worth nothing that you will have to pay directly for some specialist care.

You will have access to 30 pharmacies in Tórshavn, Klaksvík, Tvøroyri and Runavík. Drugs need to be prescribed by a hospital or local medical officer. You should always travel with a well-supplied medical kit and any prescriptions you may require.

If you require emergency medical assistance, dial 112.

Are the Faroe Islands Safe for Travel?

Government information on safety and security is not currently available. While visiting the Faroe Islands, make sure you stay safe. Always keep an eye on your belongings and carry a copy of your passport rather than the original. Be wary of tourist traps and take the safest means of transportation possible. Finally, take care of your health by reducing exposure to bacteria and animals or insects.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit the Faroe Islands?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements to travel to the Faroe Islands. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Embassy of Canada to the Faroe Islands information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to the Faroe Islands
There is currently no information on an embassy in the Faroe Islands, you may always call the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa in case of embassy related issues.