Visiting the Faroe Islands? You have found my personal notes and travel tips, such as the best time to visit the Faroe Islands and miscellaneous facts which I obtain from a variety of sources such as first hand observations, personal conversations, magazines, newspapers, websites, books and so forth.
The Faroe Islands is a rugged archipelago in the North Atlantic renowned for it great hiking, landscapes and nature.
Best Time to Visit the Faroe Islands
Short Answer: May to September
Longer Answer: Year around you can expect cool or chilly weather in the Faroe Islands. Generally May and June are the driest months with the rain increasing to its peak between late September and January. Temperatures are highest between mid-June and mid-September, peaking in late-July and August. That said, expect the warmest temperatures to average something just above 50F(10C)
As with most places this close to a pole, the length of daylight is a very real factor. Going in the months around the summer solstice (June 21) will mean much longer days for exploration. If you want to see the northern lights, then you’ll want to reverse that and go between October and March.
A couple notes, Grindadrap is the whale hunt which occurs around the beginning of July. Also, the days around July 29 can get busy due to the large summer festival of Olavsoka.
Miscellaneous Travel Tips for the Faroe Islands
Certainly visit Mykines, which is an island on the western side of the Faroe Islands, access via the Island of Vagar. The Island of Vagar is where planes fly into. From there, take the ferry (schedule here) or a helicopter. This is a great place to see puffins (in the summer) and remote landscapes.
Getting to the Faroe Islands: you can take a boat or fly. Flights from Denmark, Iceland, England and Norway. More here.
Try Skerpikjøt – wind-dried sheep shank, often served on rye.