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Tórshavn car hire

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Tórshavn car hire information

Pick-up locationTórshavn
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Hire locations19
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Tórshavn

  • Car hire in Tórshavn offers several advantages for exploring the Faroe Islands. You have the freedom and flexibility to visit the stunning natural landscapes, remote villages, and hidden gems scattered throughout the islands. Places like Saksun, Gjógv, and Kirkjubøur are more accessible with a car, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rugged beauty and tranquillity of the Faroes at your own pace. Public transportation options are limited, making Tórshavn car hire the ideal choice for independent exploration and discovering the unique charm of the islands.
  • When you arrive at Vágar Airport (FAE) in Tórshavn, you will find the car hire desks conveniently located in the Arrivals Hall of the terminal building. Upon collecting your luggage, follow the signs towards the main exit. Once you are in the public area, continue towards the Arrivals Hall, where the car hire desks will be easily visible. The process of getting to the car hire desks is straightforward, allowing you to quickly proceed with your car hire in Tórshavn at Vágar Airport.
  • When driving in Tórshavn, be aware of the narrow and winding roads that characterise the city. Many streets in Tórshavn, particularly in the historic city centre, are narrow and may require extra caution while driving. Additionally, look out for local traffic signs and adhere to the right-of-way rules when encountering other vehicles. Being cautious of pedestrians is also essential, especially in busy areas. Exploring Tórshavn by car allows you to navigate the city and its unique surroundings with ease and flexibility.
  • Although Tórshavn is not typically characterised by heavy traffic, it's essential to note that during peak hours, particularly from 07:30 to 09:00 and 16:30 to 18:30 on weekdays, there can be congestion on major roads like Oyggjarvegur and Niels Finsensgøta. Additionally, during winter, certain areas of the Faroe Islands may experience snowy and icy conditions, making driving on mountainous roads potentially challenging. Check weather conditions, use caution, and drive according to the conditions when exploring the area.
  • Book your car hire in Tórshavn at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Tórshavn are around 15% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tórshavn

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tórshavn?

    Intermediate (Volkswagen T-Cross or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tórshavn.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Tórshavn?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Tórshavn?

    An Intermediate car hire in Tórshavn costs R1 849 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Tórshavn?

    An Economy car hire in Tórshavn costs R1 695 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Tórshavn?

    A Mini car hire in Tórshavn costs R1 439 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Tórshavn?

    For driving in Tórshavn, a compact car or a crossover SUV is recommended. The city's narrow streets and tight parking spaces are better suited for smaller vehicles, allowing for easier manoeuvring and parking. A compact car provides practicality and fuel efficiency, while a crossover SUV offers more space and versatility, making it suitable for families or those looking for extra comfort. Car hire in Tórshavn provides a range of options to cater to different travel needs, ensuring a convenient and enjoyable driving experience in the city and the scenic Faroe Islands.

  • What's the speed limit in Tórshavn?

    In Tórshavn, the speed limits vary depending on the road and area. Within built-up sections, the speed limit is generally 50 km/h (31 mph). However, in some areas, like school zones or near pedestrian areas, the speed limit can be 30 km/h (18 mph) for safety reasons. Along the main roads and outside the city centre, the speed limit generally increases to 70 km/h (43 mph) or 80 km/h (50 mph), depending on the specific road. Adhere to these speed limits and stay mindful of any speed cameras, ensuring a safe driving experience in Tórshavn.

  • Where are the best places to park in Tórshavn?

    In Tórshavn, there are several parking options available to ensure a convenient experience. While parking in the city centre may involve a fee, you can consider alternatives. One option is to park your car outside the city centre, such as in the areas of Argir or Gundadalur, where you can find free parking spaces. From there, you can either walk or use public transport to reach the city centre, avoiding heavy traffic and parking costs. On average, parking in the city centre costs around 10 DKK (1.15 GBP) per hour.

Tórshavn car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

7,3

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.3

3 locations in Tórshavn

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Hoydalsvegur 17

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Jonas Broncksgøta 17

+298 733540

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

Stidjagota 3

+298 783010

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
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2,0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Absolutely terrible. I reserved AT THE AIRPORT. The car was in Torshavn. I had to spend USD $125 to get there and DK 1000 to drop it off. I’m not stupid. I can read maps. This is NOT what I reserved. The first car wouldn’t start—even no response with battery jumpers. The se car had already been wrecked/damaged. The collision sensor went off EVERY HALF A MINUTE. Is Sixt going to pay for the Psychiatrist?!? Took it back where front plate was removed (it was mangled and causing sensor to detect collisions constantly. BTW, at the airport at departure I overheard someone else saying they would never rent from Sixt again. Amen! To be fair, the woman who tended to us was as nice as could be. Professional, apologetic. Kudos to her.

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Cleanliness

8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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Staravegur 1

+298 358800

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
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Europcar

5,6

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One location in Tórshavn

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17 Hoydalsvegur

+298 733510

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Rent Your Car

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10 locations in Tórshavn

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Doktara Jakobsens gøta 14

+298 775000

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Eystara Bryggja (Farstøðin)

+298 775000

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Oknarvegur 2

+298 775000

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Oyggjarvegur 45

+298 775000

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Rundingur 20

+298 775000

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Staravegur 13

+298 775000

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Tórsgøta 4

+298 775000

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Yviri við Strond 14

+298 775000

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Yviri við Strond 19

+298 775000

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Áarvegur 8

+298 775000

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Artic Rent a Car

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Mykinesgota 5

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Avis

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Staravegur 1-3

+298 358800

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

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2 travellers who hired a car in Tórshavn gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

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Intermediate

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