Drone flying regulations

Drone flying in the Faros Islands is regulated by danish law, cf. droneregler.dk (in danish).

The authorities in charge are Trafik-, Bygge- og Boligstyrelsen and the Police.

Special regulations are valid for drone flying in the Faroes (and Greenland) cf. this link.

People planning drone flying in the Faroes are encouraged to examine the regulation or to contact the authorities prior to flying. Notice that there are separate regulations for drones under and over 25 kg, respectively. Additionaly, within these weight-classes, special regulations can apply for different categories of 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

Illegal flying of drones in the Faroe Islands can result in a fine.

Visit Faroe Islands has further instructions on drone flying and paragliding on their homepage.