A Trip to The Faroe Islands From Iceland: What to See and Do

The Faroe Islands are undoubtedly one of their kind. No wonder why many decide to go there on a trip from Iceland. If you have some spare time traveling around Iceland, you should not miss the chance to visit the Faroe Islands. This archipelago does not merely offer beautiful landscapes but also a type of society and customs that can surprise and amaze any visitor. This land, where sheep are more abundant than humans, provides an incredible view of wild nature.

A view ver the cliff with waterfall falling down the rocks on the Faroe Islands

Where are the Faroe Islands?

The Faroe Islands are an autonomous overseas province of Denmark. Their official languages are Danish and Faroese. This volcanic archipelago of 1399 square kilometers is located between Great Britain, Iceland, and Norway, on the Norwegian Sea. The archipelago consists of 18 main islands with a mountainous surface. The largest ones are Streymoy and Eysturoy. The Faroe Islands' coasts are rocky, and sometimes, they even take the form of fjords. On other parts, you can admire high cliffs from which the waterfalls fall into the ocean.

The Faroe Islands are located within the zone of cool climate with strong oceanic influences. You can expect high rainfall here but relatively warm winters and cool summers. Quite similar to Icelandic weather, the temperatures are not so low as you might have imagined due to the Gulf Stream. In January, the coldest month of the winter, the average temperature is around 3 degrees Celsius. In August, you can expect around 10-11 degrees Celsius. Strong winds, fogs, and cloudy skies are, however, prevalent here. This is due to the influence of the ocean. It is said that it rains in the Faroe Islands around 280 days a year. It makes it one of the rainiest places in the world. In winter you can expect some snow too. The wind is what causes frequent changes in the weather. No wonder why the Faroese island people have 350 words to describe the wind!

In the Faroe Islands, you can experience all kinds of weather in one single day. It can change dramatically, so do not be put off by the weather; wait a few more minutes.

Interesting facts about the Faroe Islands