Moving to a new country can be exciting and enriching, but can also be challenging at times. It is not always easy to know who to contact for advice or guidance.
On the website Integration (integration.fo/newcomers), you will find more information on different topics that can be relevant for newcomers, including a direct link where you can ask for advice and guidance in relation to practical matters. You can also ask for an integration consultation with the Integration Officer, where you will discuss your personal background including where you are from, your educational level and work experiences, family situation and interests, and your plans in the Faroes.
For more information, please contact the Immigration Office (Útlendingastovan):
Durita Kastalag, Integration Officer
Phone: 3566099 / 357979
All residents (not visitors or tourists) who receive for the first time a legal permit to stay in the Faroes must register at the municipality. For further information about applications and permits to stay, please visit www.immigration.fo.
The registration to Runavík Municipality takes place in the office at Heiðavegur 26 in Saltangará, opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9.00-16.00 and Friday 9.00-15.00.
If you are relocating to a new municipality in the Faroes, you must inform us that you are moving and register again at your new municipality. This condition applies also if you decide to relocate outside of the Faroes and do not plan to return to live.
There are six daycares located in Runavík Municipality, please see below for an overview and contact information. If your child attends a daycare, you are required to pay per child all months regardless of the child not attending for periods of time, the list of charges is available here:
If you move to Runavík Municipality with your child, you will need to come to the office to register to a daycare or you can register here:
You will be asked to write top two daycares and we will do our best to provide you with your top choice. Please note that there is no guarantee to your choices.
Apply for daycare
If you are a tourist or visitor and want to see and visit the area, you are welcome to contact Visit Runavik
Phonenumber: +298 41 70 60
Monday to Friday: 10.00-16.00