Travel Visa

Visas to enter the Faroe Islands and Greenland are issued by Danish diplomatic missions abroad or the Danish Immigration Service.

For short-term visits to the Faroe Islands or Greenland, you must have a visa that is valid for entry if you come from a country with a visa requirement. If you need a visa to enter the Faroe Islands or Greenland, you will most likely also need a Schengen visa, since most travel to these two countries goes through a Schengen country, such as Denmark or Iceland.

A visa to enter Denmark or another Schengen country is not valid for entry into the Faroe Islands or Greenland. Neither Greenland nor the Faroe Islands are members of the EU and they are not parties to the Schengen Agreement.

Visit the Danish webpage “Do I need a visa?” to find out whether citizens of your country need a visa to enter Denmark, the Schengen area.

In general, if you qualify for a Danish visa, you also qualify for visa entry to the Faroe Islands or Greenland. The application procedure for visas to enter the Faroe Islands or Greenland is the same as for a Danish visa. If you are seeking to obtain a visa to enter the Faroe Islands or Greenland, as well as a Schengen visa, you only need to submit a single application.

Read more about applying for a visa.


Visa Invitation Letter

If you require a formal visa invitation letter, then the host institution and UArctic can issue one upon request. To receive an invitation, please send an email to the UArctic International Secretariat containing the following information:

  • Full name (as shown on your passport)
  • Citizenship
  • Name of Institution or Organisation you represent
  • Title / Position


Click on the following link to send your request, or send a separate message with the heading “Council Meeting 2017 - Invitation Letter”.

Note: Invitation letters will only be sent by e-mail as PDF attachments, and the deadline for requesting an invitation letter is June 30, 2017.