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.
the Faroe Islands Travel Guide
Weather in the Faroe Islands
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)
the Faroe Islands Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
the Faroe Islands Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in the Faroe Islands.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in the Faroe Islands (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||19.4||Strong breeze||29.4||Moderate gale winds|
|Feb||18.7||Strong breeze||28.4||Moderate gale winds|
|Mar||16.6||Significant breeze||26.1||Moderate gale winds|
|Apr||14.7||Significant breeze||22.7||Very strong breeze|
|May||14.1||Significant breeze||21.7||Moderate gale winds|
|Jun||13.4||Significant breeze||20.3||Strong breeze|
|Jul||12.8||Significant breeze||20||Moderate gale winds|
|Aug||13.9||Significant breeze||21.4||Strong breeze|
|Sep||15.2||Significant breeze||23.4||Moderate gale winds|
|Oct||17.1||Strong breeze||25.8||Very strong breeze|
|Nov||17.9||Strong breeze||27.5||Moderate gale winds|
|Dec||20.1||Strong breeze||31.2||Moderate gale winds|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to the Faroe Islands?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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
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
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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