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The Ultimate Guide to fly your drone over Faroe Islands (Sørvágur) 2020

Updated: Jan 6

🖐 In this blog post we’ll share all law links & known rules about recreational & commercial drone use in Faroe Islands (Sørvágur). Give a 👍 at the end of this post if you enjoyed it & feel free to ask any questions or share your experience in our Denmark Drone Discussion Group. Keep in mind that the content below is updated to the best of our knowledge & does not replace official sources & your research.


Recreational vs Commercial drone use in Faroe Islands


Faroe Islands are a self-governing island territory of Denmark and whilst they have many common points, flying a drone there isn't one of them. Faroe Islands does not differentiate commercial & recreational drone uses. However both are subject to small common sense restrictions and code of conduct.


✅ In Faroe Islands, drone regulation falls under the Danish Civil Administration (CAA) however it is the Faroe Islands Police in charge on the islands, and they can be contacted anytime via:

  • Email: politi@politi.fo

  • Phone: (+298) 35 14 48

  • Mail: Yviri við Strond 17, Post Office box 3018, FO-110 Tórshavn


Can I bring my drone to Faroe Islands?


✅ Currently, there aren't any restrictions on bringing drones within Faroe Islands as long as your import is considered as legitimate (generally one drone per person).



🚨 Be aware of the airline you purchase to travel as some main ones will only accept your drone on-board if its batteries are detached & placed in a firecase during travel time. Most airlines will have a battery voltage limit based on the recommendation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You can find more info about a specific airline here.


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Where can I fly my drone in Faroe Islands?


✅ A small map has been provided by local authorities basically highlighting the no fly zones (no exceptions granted). Most of the no fly zone is around Sørvágur & Vágar Airport.

Source: visitvagar.fo

✅ The rules to fly in Faroe Islands are some of the easiest to comply with as you must simply fly:

  • 5 km away from Vágar Airport

  • 150 m of any infrastructure and urban construction

  • away from summerhouses and camping areas

  • away from crowds and respect individual's privacy rights

  • at a maximum altitude of 100 m

  • with a third party insurance


🦅 For Nature reserves zones, a case by case permission might be needed & you would need to check directly with the local park or reserve authorities before flying your drone.


✅ You can report drone flights you believe aren't right to the local police station.


💡 Smart! Pack some spare drone batteries, you never know how close is the next power plug overseas. Also make sure you have a travel adaptor for the Faroe Islands.

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What do I risk for flying a recreational drone illegally in Faroe Islands?


🚨 The amount & scope of the fine will depend on the nature & severity of your infraction. The judges will also evaluate if you intentionally committed the infraction and/or if you had any commercial purposes to do such. The Faroe Police however precises that fines could reach up to DKK 5000.


Once you got everything in order, you can start flying above Faroe Islands' awesome landscapes & create videos like this one:


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✅ Please leave a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your drone in Faroe Islands! Have fun and safe flight! #faroe #islands #faroeislands #danish #regulation #rule #rules #law #laws


💡 You're a local, have a question or want to share a travel experience? Head to our Denmark Drone Discussion Group


Disclaimer: Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information researched, we take no responsibility for any loss, harm or damage caused as a direct or indirect consequence of relying on this information. It is your responsibility to seek advice from qualified local & relevant authorities for needed information about local drone regulations.


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Sources

Denmark Civil Administration Website

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) – DRONES

DRONES (UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS)


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