Faroe Islands Drone Laws (2019)

Faroe Islands Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Faroe Islands


  1. General Faroe Islands Drone Laws
  2. Drone Permits In Faroe Islands
  3. Brining Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  4. Buying Drones In Faroe Islands
  5. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  6. Contact Information For Questions

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General Faroe Islands Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Faroe Islands, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Faroe Islands,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Do not fly within 15o meters of a village, town, or city, or within 150 meters of roads that connect villages, towns, and cities
  • Do not fly your drone over camping grounds, summer houses, or areas where people are gathered (eg: festivals)
  • Do not fly your drone higher than 100 meters
  • Your drone must have insurance
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone within a 5km radius of Vágar airport or in areas where aircraft are operating
  • You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions
  • Do not fly your drone in sensitive areas including government or military facilities. Use of drones or camera drones in these areas are prohibited
  • Drones must be insured

Illegal flying of drones in the Faroe Islands can result in a fine of DKK 5000.

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use. Please adhere to the above General Faroe Islands Drone Laws however when flying your drone. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Faroe Islands. Click here to purchase a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)

Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes Guide

For a detailed guide to bringing your drone on airplanes click here. All drones should be brought on carry on luggage if possible. This is because according to the Montreal Convention, airlines are only liable for losses up to ~$1,000 USD. When traveling internationally, theft and lost luggage can be common issues, particularly if your flight has many connections. If your drone is worth more than $1,000 USD and you cannot bring it onto the plane you should consider shipping it with DHL, Fedex, or UPS instead and fully insure the shipment.

You should NOT place drone batteries in your checked baggage. All drone batteries should be placed in a Medium Size Lipo Battery Bag" data-src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=uavsystemsint-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B007V9MN44" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /> like the one shown here in the link and brought onto the plane in your carry on bag. Lithium-ion batteries are considered “dangerous goods” by airlines and rules surrounding these batteries on planes are EXTREMELY strict due to multiple incidents of these batteries catching fire. Failure to properly pack lithium-ion batteries in a bag such as the one shown in the link above can result in the airline seizing them, you getting fined, or being denied boarding.

Here is some video footage shot when flying a drone in Faroe Islands.

Buying Drones In Faroe Islands

Read all of our Faroe Islands Drone Laws, and now looking for drones, parts, accessories, or something else? Read our guide for Buying Drones In Faroe Islands. It includes information on drones for sale in Faroe Islands, import taxes, payment options, and shipping.

Drone Travel Guide

Faroe Islands drone laws are up to date as of June, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.