Faroe Islands - General Info
UTC Summer time UTC +1 from last Sunday in March until the last Saturday in October.
Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Faeroese krona, interchangeable with Danish krone.
International dialing code for Faroe Islands is +298
Mobile phones The GSM system is the most commonly used mobile phone system in the Faroes and can be used throughout the islands. Føroya Tele (Faroese Telecom) and Vodafone have many cooperation agreements with other countries, so-called roaming agreements, so that foreign visitors can make use of their own mobile phones while they are in the Faroes, and Faroese mobile phones can be used in large parts of the world. Føroya Tele and Vodafone also provide prepaid telephone cards. Prepaid telephone cards can be purchased in the Teleshops, kiosks, petrol stations, post offices, hotels and tourist offices.
Internet Internet cafés can be found in the Tourist Information Offices in Tórshavn, Sandoy and Runavík.
Local Radio Kringvarp Føroya FM 89,9 The national Faroese radio station broadcasts every day from early morning to late in the evening. The local weather is broadcast in English at 08:45-09:00, Monday through Friday in the summer.
There are also two local radio stations: Rás 2 FM 102,0 / 107,0 which transmits a varied programme, and the other is Lindin, FM 101,0, whose transmissions are mainly of a religious character.
Foreign Embassies in Faroe Islands
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National Day on 29th July is the main festival of the year. In Torshavn it is celebrated with concerts, competitions and street displays, over three days form July 27th.
Emergencies - dial 112.
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Arctic and Northern Waters including Faroe, Iceland and Greenland
Editied by Andrew Wilkes
From RCC Pilotage Foundation (1st edn. 2014)
Published by Imray
This pilot includes updated information from Willy Kerr's Faroe, Iceland and Greenland Guide. It contains detailed background information about sailing in the Arctic, including advice about ice, with helpful photographs of various ice conditions and Arctic phenomena.
February 2015:All formalities, publications & links checked/updated.
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