About us

Farice ehf operates the FARICE-1 submarine cable between Iceland and Scotland with a branch connection to the Faroe Islands, and the DANICE submarine cable between Iceland and Denmark.  A brochure about the company and it's services can be downloaded here.

The Icelandic state has 100% of the shares under it's ownership.

Company History

The company Farice ehf was founded in November 2002 by several telecommunications companies in Iceland and Faroe Islands as well as the Icelandic State in order to build and operate the FARICE-1 submarine cable that was put into service in January 2004.  The second cable DANICE was put into service in September 2009.  The company is the now main provider of wholesale capacity in and out of Iceland.

The Network

Farice operates a city to city network in five European countries.  The network is optimized for delivery of  wholesale capacity to service providers, content providers, cloud service providers and data center customers.


Farice ehf is owned by the Icelandic state


The management staff of Farice ehf has extensive experience in telecommunications and International business.