Transport and infrastructure on the Faroe Islands

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of the Faroe Islands with the average of all countries in Europe.

Airports on the Faroe Islands

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 960 km. For each of the country's 49,053 inhabitants, this corresponds to 19.57 meters. This puts Faroe Islands in 26th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 35 inhabitants per km². Like this, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country. On the Faroe Islands, traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road, i.e. people drive in the right-hand lane and overtake on the left. Oncoming traffic comes toward you on the left side. This rule was introduced at the end of the 18th century during the Napoleonic Wars. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.


Faroe Islands

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways1,000 km19,570.67 km687.68 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors1012,059.000.072


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways6,708,300 km11,157.59 km1,111.61 m
Railroads258,600 km430.13 km42.85 m
Waterways53,100 km88.38 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors15,29125.430.003

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
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