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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 34.4 32.5 30.2
Feb 33.8 32.1 29.5
Mar 43.5 40.8 37.8
Apr 39.1 36.4 33.7
May 45.8 43 40
Jun 50 47 44.2
Jul 55.2 51.9 48.7
Aug 54.9 51.9 48.9
Sep 51.2 48.4 45.6
Oct 47.4 44.6 41.2
Nov 41.1 38.5 35
Dec 37.8 34.9 31.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.3 0.3 -1
Feb 1 0.1 -1.4
Mar 6.4 4.9 3.2
Apr 3.9 2.4 0.9
May 7.7 6.1 4.4
Jun 10 8.3 6.8
Jul 12.9 11.1 9.3
Aug 12.7 11.1 9.4
Sep 10.7 9.1 7.6
Oct 8.6 7 5.1
Nov 5.1 3.6 1.7
Dec 3.2 1.6 -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.
Chanceof 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

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0
–>

 

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.

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
Jan 75.4%
Feb 75.9%
Mar 74.7%
Apr 78.4%
May 79.2%
Jun 80.5%
Jul 81.4%
Aug 81.5%
Sep 78.7%
Oct 76.7%
Nov 75.3%
Dec 74.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to the Faroe Islands?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 13, 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

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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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