Drones (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) 

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 (see the map above)
  • 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 meters from the ground
  • Drones MUST be insured
  • Drones are NOT allowed on Mykines.

Please respect nature, wildlife and the privacy of people.

Aviation rules and regulations in the Faroe Islands are overseen by the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority. For more information about the use of drones in the Faroe Islands, please visit the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority’s website or download the Regulations on Unmanned Aircraft in English here.