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Media of the Faroe Islands

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Media of the Faroe Islands

The Faroese media consists of several newspapers, radio stations, magazines, as well as a local TV station, Kringvarp Føroya.

The first Digital Terrestrial Television service was switched on during December 2002, broadcasting from seven transmitter sites.[1][2] Subscription satellite television is also available in the Faroe Islands.


  • List of major media in the Faroese language 1
    • Television 1.1
    • Radio 1.2
    • Newspapers 1.3
    • Magazines 1.4
  • References 2

List of major media in the Faroese language

Recently Sjónvarp Føroya (Television of the Faroes) and Útvarp Føroya (Radio of the Faroes) merged into a new company called Kringvarp Føroya.



  • Kringvarp Føroya started in 1957 as Útvarp Føroya. Merged with Sjónvarp Føroya 1 January 2007 to form Kringvarp Føroya.
  • Atlantic Radio, short-lived 24-hour station.
  • Útvarp Føroya
  • Rás 2 (Channel 2) was, after Atlantic Radio stopped, established as an alternative to the state owned Útvarp Føroya (hence the "2" in its name)
  • Lindin, a Christian radio station.
  • Voxpop, modern pop music station
  • KissFM, pop and rock from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s


  • Dimmalætting was until it was declared bankrupt in 2013, the oldest newspaper on the islands, dating back to 1878. Published five times a week.
  • Sosialurin, established in 1927. Originally it was a political newspaper associated with Faroese social democrats, but in 2006 the Islands' Social Democratic Party sold the newspaper. It is also published five times a week.
  • Vinnuvitan, a business newspaper.
  • Oyggjatíðindi
  • Norðlýsið, a local newspaper mainly for the northern part of the islands.
  • Vikublaðið, a weekly newspaper. It is the only newspaper that is free, so is the most widely read newspaper on the Islands.


Atlantic Review, since 1990. Atlantic Airways


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