About the Faroe Islands
Safety and Health
The health risks while travelling in the Faroe Islands are minimal and it is not necessary to take special precautions. There should be no risk involved in eating local food or drinking water straight from the tap. In fact the water from the tap is both fresh and good.
Moving out into the countrysight though, you have to approach the Faroese landscape with great care. You have to be bear in mind that the weather can change any minute and that hiking and sailing conditions quickly can become hazardous e.g because of sudden fog and winds. However using common sense it is unlikely that you will encounter serious danger.
In relation to crime, the Faroe Islands are one of the safest places in the world. Street crime is practically non-existent and you can walk around the streets in complete safety at any time of the day or night. Street crime against guests and foreigners hardly ever happens and the yearly number of break-ins and cases of theft are below 500 for the entire country.
Emergency Assistance - dial 112
General Practitioners can also be contacted for non-emergency consultations over the telephone, usually between 08.00 and 09.00. If you need urgent medical treatment outsite the GP''s opening hours, that is between 16.00 and 08.00, you should call the emergency medical service tel. 1870.
Emergency dental service is also available in Tórshavn and the clinic is open Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 10.00 to 11.00. To make an appointment call tel. 314544.
Citizens of Nordic countries and Great Britain are covered under their respective public health plans while in the Faroe Islands. Residents of other countries will need to acquire their own traveler's health insurance.