Faroe Islands Transportation - 2021


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National air transport system

number of registered air carriers: 1 (registered in Denmark) (2020)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 3 (registered in Denmark)

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix



total: 1 (2020)

Airports - with paved runways

total: 1 (2019)

1,524 to 2,437 m: 1


total: 960 km (2017)

paved: 500 km (2017)

unpaved: 460 km (2017)

note: those islands not connected by roads (bridges or tunnels) are connected by seven different ferry links operated by the nationally owned company SSL; 28 km of tunnels

Merchant marine

total: 100

by type: container ships 6, general cargo 46, oil tanker 1, other 47 (2020)

Ports and terminals

major seaport(s): Fuglafjordur, Torshavn, Vagur

NOTE: The information regarding Faroe Islands on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Faroe Islands 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Faroe Islands 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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