Renting a car on the Faroe Islands was a bit old school and quite expensive, but easy enough.
Guide To Renting A Car On The Faroe Islands
First, you need a car on the Faroe Islands. It is a majestic place, but even if you spend all your time in Tórshavn, the capital city and largest in the Faroe Islands, a car is so helpful to get around.
In terms of US car companies, National/Enterprise offer rental cars from Vágar Airport on the Faroe Islands. I reserved the smallest automatic I could get directly on the National website, which was compact in size.
The total per day was USD171.06 (1168.45 Faroese krona) once taxes and fees were factored in. That’s a lot for a small car, but also included tolls (the car had a “toll chip” installed). Fuel was also expensive, though still just under 2USD per liter.
For what it’s worth, I had a free rental day with National and tried to use that, but was unable to apply it.
Moments after reserving the car, my mobile phone range with a Faroese telephone number calling. I answered and it was the rental car agency. I was informed that no one would be present at Vágar Airport when my SAS flight arrived, but was provided with a code from which I could open a lock box to obtain my key.
Walking out of the terminal, the first car I saw was a Tesla Model 3. What a shame we could not drive that one!
As you exit the terminal, turn left and walk through the short-term parking lot. You will come to a building with a “Rental Car Center” on top. This was the former airport terminal.
I found the lock box by the door, entered the code I was given, and a compartment popped open. I grabbed the key and walked out to the parking lot.
We were assigned a Volkswagen T-Cross (with turned out to be a great car). After inspecting it (do take pictures and video, just in case), we were soon our way.
Next up: driving on the Faroe Islands