Europe > Faroe Islands: Weather, Map, Costs and Travel Guide
Faroe Islands : When and where to go?
Click on a city for complete climate and weather tables
Faroe Islands: Climate & Weather
The climate is of oceanic type, and the weather changes quickly, bringing showers that alternate with beautiful clearings during the day. Even in summer, temperatures will struggle to reach 12 ° C, while in winter they will not drop below 2 ° C. Spring and autumn show around 8 ° C.
3°C - 37°F
Torshavn, updated 01:20 GMT
Faroe Islands: Map
What to do in Faroe Islands
The landscapes are the stars of this destination hundred percent nature, and you have not finished being dazzled.
The island of Streymoy is the largest of the whole archipelago, and hiking lovers will love its green slopes and steep terrain during a walk where they will discover lakes and waterfalls, as well as vertiginous cliffs: see by Example between Oyrabakka and Leirvik, a 12 km fairly easy but superb course.
Idem for the island of Koltur, inhabited by a single family, where you can walk up to the summit at 477 meters, to admire a magnificent panorama of cliffs plunging into the sea, populated by hundreds of puffins.
On the island of Vagar, do not miss the village of Sandavagur, with its red and white church of the beginning of the 20th century, to visit, then go along the west coast between Sorvagur and Bour, to admire the magnificent panorama on the nearby islands. Vagar counts dozens of colonies of birds, and many lakes enamel its wild landscapes.
The island of Eysturoy is home to the northernmost village of the Faroe Islands, Gjov, located on the rocky coast where the ocean has dug a canyon in the cliff.
It should not be forgotten that the Faroe Islands are literally "the islands of the sheep", and you will see these animals all over the hills, they are part of the landscape, as well as birds nesting on the shores beaten by the winds And waves (there are at least 300 different species). The flora is less varied, especially birch and hazel.
On the architectural side, you will notice the roofs of houses covered with green grass, economic, ecological and very good insulating.
On the museum side you can visit the Thorshavn, the capital, the Listaskalin museum with its exhibitions on Faroese art, its collections of paintings and punctual events around contemporary works. In Kirkjubour, also on the island of Streymoy, is the Roykstovan Museum, housed in an old farmhouse of nearly one thousand years, which testifies to everyday life on the Faroe Islands, with traditional materials.
Faroe Islands : The basics
All European citizens need a valid passport to enter the Faroe Islands.
The current currencies are the Faroese crown for the notes, and the Danish crown for the coins.
We arrive by plane to the airport of Vagar, about fifty kilometers from the capital Thorshavn, which you can reach by bus and ferry on the island of Streymoy.
To get around the archipelago, there is a bus and ferry service, but you can also rent a car because the road conditions are very good.
Budget: life is expensive, about twice the size of France. For affordable accommodation, it is best to rent a private house directly by its owner. A meal in the restaurant costs on average € 40.
Health: No problem is reported, it is just advised to have your current vaccinations up to date.
Safety: You will necessarily make hikes, so take basic precautions by being well equipped, especially for shoes. Do not forget a warm clothes, and prepare your itinerary.
Shopping: you can bring back from your trip to the Faroe Islands vikings jewelry, crystal, Baltic amber, wool sweaters and hats, tableware.