Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – Drones
In general, flying drones in the Faroe Islands is permitted, provided ALL the following conditions are met:
- Drones MUST NOT be flown within 150 metres of a village, town or city or within 150 metres of main roads that connect villages
- Drones MUST NOT be flown within a 5-kilometre radius of Vágar Airport
- Drones MUST NOT be flown above summerhouses or camping areas, or in places where many people are gathered, e.g. at festivals
- Drones MUST NOT be flown above 100 metres from the ground
- Drones MUST be insured
Illegal flying of drones in the Faroe Islands can result in a fine of DKK 5000.
You will see signs like the one above at various sites across the islands. Drone pilots ought to be considerate of the environment, respecting bird- and wildlife and the privecy of locals. Because of the unpredictable nature of the Faroese weather, it is advisable to bring sturdy drone equipment and to check the weather forecast before flying.
Aviation rules and regulations in the Faroe Islands are overseen by the Danish Transport and Construction Agency. For more information about the use of drones in the Faroe Islands, please visit the Danish Transport and Construction Agency’s website or download the Regulations on Unmanned Aircraft in English below.
Source: Faroe Islands police