The Faroe Islands have a modern infrastructure with roads, tunnels, bridges and subsea tunnels connecting most of the islands.
Regular flights and car and cargo ferries are available all year round for transport of people and goods to and from the Faroe Islands.
Roads are the main transport artery of the Faroese society. 85 percent of the Faroese population is connected by road.
Bridges and tunnels, including two sub-sea tunnels, are an important part of the Faroese road net.
An extensive public bus network connects most towns and villages, and a ferry service to the islands that are not connected by road is provided by the public transport company of the Faroe Islands. Further information: Strandfaraskip Landsins
Regular helicopter service to the outer islands is operated by the Faroese airline company, Atlantic Airways. The helicopter department of Atlantic Airways also provides search-and-rescue activities and offshore transport in the North Atlantic.
Further information: Atlantic Airways
In Tórshavn and Klaksvík there are urban bus services free of charge.
Regular flights and car and cargo ferries are available all year round to Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Great Britain.
The airport is located in Sørvágur, 40 minutes drive from Tórshavn.
The Faroese airline company, Atlantic Airways, provides regular service between the Faroe Islands and a range of cities in Denmark as well as Iceland, Norway, and Spain.
There are several daily connections between the Faroe Islands and Denmark. The flying time to Copenhagen is 2 hours.
Weather conditions in the Faroe Islands cause difficulties for the flight traffic from time to time but the regularity has improved considerably since Atlantic Airways invested in new modern aircrafts and the landing conditions in the airport have improved.
The Faroese shipping company Smyril Line operates a regular international passenger, car and freight service. The vessel of the company, Norrøna, is a large, modern, multipurpose ferry. The service links the Faroe Islands with Seyðisfjörður in Iceland and Hirtshals in Denmark.
The crossing between Hirtshals and Tórshavn takes 38 hours in winter and 30 hours during summer. The crossing between Seyðisfjörður and Tórshavn takes 15 hours and is only operated during the summer schedule. Further information: Smyril Line
The Faroe Islands are a modern society with easy access to internet and advanced telecommunication and a wide variety of media in Faroese, Danish and English language.
The Faroese media include several newspapers, internet portals, and radio and TV stations.
Faroese newspapers include:
The National Faroese Broadcasting company (Kringvarp Føroya) transmits Faroese radio and TV programmes as well as Danish and Norwegian TV programmes and other TV programmes with Danish subtitles.
The Faroese Broadcasting company is financed by a combination of licence fee, commercials, and radio and TV bingo. Further information: Kringvarp Føroya (in Faroese)
There are four private radio stations in the Faroe Islands:
International television channels are transmitted by Televarpið, a subsidiary of the Faroese telecom company, through a digital terrestrial network. A choice of subscription satellite television with a large number of channels through is also available. Further information: Televarpið
Faroese news portals on the internet include:
Telecommunications technology in the Faroe Islands is under rapid development. Generally, the telecommunications networks are of a high standard with excellent coverage throughout the country and at competitive prices.
Pay-As-You-Go telephone SIM cards as well as subscriptions for mobile telephones and fixed line telephones and broadband internet subscriptions are available from Faroese telecommunication companies.
The international telephone code for the Faroe Islands is +298.
The postal service is operated by the national postal company, Posta.
There is daily postal transport to and from the Faroe Islands, and domestic post is delivered three days a week. Post offices are in larger towns and villages around the islands. Further information: Posta