10 teams, each plays the other three times - of which at least once home and once away - for a total of 27 games each, over 27 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored.
Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1 place: 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League qualifiers
2-3 place: 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League qualifiers
4 place: possible 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Løgmanssteypid outcome)
Relegation from the league:
9-10 place: relegated to 2017 1. Deild
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from 2016 1. Deild
Changes from last season:
Suduroy and EB / Streymur relegated to 1. Deild
Skála and B68 promoted from 1. Deild