The best times to visit the Faroe Islands for ideal weather are

July 2nd to August 26th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in the Faroe Islands

Temperature

Average temperatures in the Faroe Islands vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit the Faroe Islands, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 58.9°F (14.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.9°F (11.1°C) at night.

the Faroe Islands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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the Faroe Islands Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

the Faroe Islands Perceived Temperature (F)

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the Faroe Islands Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average the Faroe Islands Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan34.432.530.2
Feb33.832.129.5
Mar43.540.837.8
Apr39.136.433.7
May45.84340
Jun504744.2
Jul55.251.948.7
Aug54.951.948.9
Sep51.248.445.6
Oct47.444.641.2
Nov41.138.535
Dec37.834.931.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan1.30.3-1
Feb10.1-1.4
Mar6.44.93.2
Apr3.92.40.9
May7.76.14.4
Jun108.36.8
Jul12.911.19.3
Aug12.711.19.4
Sep10.79.17.6
Oct8.675.1
Nov5.13.61.7
Dec3.21.6-0.3


 
Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in the Faroe Islands.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in the Faroe Islands (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00
Mar0%00
Apr0%00
May0%00
Jun0%00
Jul0%00
Aug0%00
Sep0%00
Oct0%00
Nov0%00
Dec0%00

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000
Mar000
Apr000
May000
Jun000
Jul000
Aug000
Sep000
Oct000
Nov000
Dec000
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Humidity and Wind

the Faroe Islands has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (74.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (81.5%).

Wind in the Faroe Islands is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is December, followed by January and February. December’s average wind speed of around 20.1 knots (23.2 MPH or 37.3 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 33.4 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in the Faroe Islands.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan19.4Strong breeze29.4Moderate gale winds
Feb18.7Strong breeze28.4Moderate gale winds
Mar16.6Significant breeze26.1Moderate gale winds
Apr14.7Significant breeze22.7Very strong breeze
May14.1Significant breeze21.7Moderate gale winds
Jun13.4Significant breeze20.3Strong breeze
Jul12.8Significant breeze20Moderate gale winds
Aug13.9Significant breeze21.4Strong breeze
Sep15.2Significant breeze23.4Moderate gale winds
Oct17.1Strong breeze25.8Very strong breeze
Nov17.9Strong breeze27.5Moderate gale winds
Dec20.1Strong breeze31.2Moderate gale winds

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan75.4%
Feb75.9%
Mar74.7%
Apr78.4%
May79.2%
Jun80.5%
Jul81.4%
Aug81.5%
Sep78.7%
Oct76.7%
Nov75.3%
Dec74.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to the Faroe Islands?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Denmark; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in the Faroe Islands is August, followed by July and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit the Faroe Islands in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 62.8 in December means 62.8% of the tourists vs. August.


Overall the Faroe Islands Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 49.4°F (9.7°C) and 36.4°F (2.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in the Faroe Islands, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 54.6°F (12.6°C) and 38.8°F (3.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in the Faroe Islands to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43°F (6.1°C) and 32.2°F (0.1°C). These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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