How to call the Faroe Islands (country code +298)

Calling to the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands’ country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00298 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by the Faroe Islands’ country code of ‘298’).
  • Country code 011298 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by the Faroe Islands’ country code of ‘298’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

VoIP phone numbers based in the Faroe Islands are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.

There are no designated VoIP exchanges in the Faroe Islands.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

The Faroe Islands do not have a country-speicifc satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within the Faroe Islands (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire six digit phone number as it is listed. There is no trunk number used when calling within the Faroe Islands.

six digit number
local phone number

Faroese phone numbers explained

Number details

Faroe Islands numbers are 6 digits.

The first 1 to 2 digits designate whether the phone number is a mobile or landline.

Mobile numbers have their own specific dialing prefix, however those prefixes are interspersed between mobile and landline phone numbers.

An example of a Faroe Island phone number

The National Gallery of the Faroe Islands lists its phone number in Torshavn as +298 313579.

Number explanation
298313579
country code for the Faroe Islandslocal phone number within Torshavn
Local example – calling from Torshavn

Dial all six digits of the local phone number for any domestic calls in the Faroe Islands.

313579
local phone number within Torshavn
Long distance example – calling from Klaksvik, Faroe Islands (on the other side of the country)

Dial all six digits of the local phone number for any domestic calls in the Faroe Islands.

313579
local phone number within Torshavn
International example – calling from outside the Faroe Islands (including Denmark and Greenland)

To call from outside the Faroe Islands, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by the Faroe Islands’ country code of ‘298’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code298313579
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for the Faroe Islandslocal phone number within Torshavn

Calling from the Faroe Islands

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from the Faroe Islands.

Administrative and regulatory

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