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

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). It was later rebranded as R7.
  • Lindin, a Christian radio station.
  • Voxpop, modern pop music station
  • KissFM, pop and rock from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, was replaced with the new Rás 2.


  • Dimmalætting, the oldest newspaper on the islands, dating back to 1878. A weekly newspaper since 2014
  • 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


  1. ^ dvb.org
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  3. ^ http://www.kringvarp.fo