The Faroe Islands are a paradise for hikers. Hikes can be arranged through the local tourist offices or find a guide here on guidetofaroeislands.fo. Read on to prepare for your hike and get to know the best outdoor store for your adventure in the Faroe Islands.

How to go hiking in the Faroe IslandsYou want to be well prepared when going on a hike in the Faroe Islands.

We always recommend that you go on a guided tour as weather conditions and visibility can change fast. You can find guided hiking tours all day in the year.

If you choose to go hiking without a guide, we recommend you to read this Hiking Guide from Visit Faroe Islands.

It is always good to be well prepared for your adventure in the Faroe Island's mountains. Here is your checklist when getting ready for a hike in the Faroe Islands:

  • Find your preferred route
  • Wear good clothing
  • Hiking footwear that will keep your feed dry
  • Bring a bottle of water
  • Snack and food
  • Fully charge your phone
  • First aid kit
  • Always check the weather forecast
  • In case of emergency dial 112

It is also a good idea to let someone know that you will be going on a hike in the mountains in the Faroe Islands. Remember not to hike in rainwear as it is almost impossible to stop again if you should be so unlucky to slide on the mountain side. Rainwear increases speed instead of slowing it down. 


See also: 3 easy hiking trails in the Faroe Islands


And most importantly: Enjoy the breathtaking nature on your hike! You are gonna love the fresh air and the energizing hiking opportunities in the Faroe Islands with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the many mountains, fjords, and small villages. 

Finding hiking gear in the Faroe Islands

Before you go hiking, you can ramp up your outdoor adventure in the Faroe Islands by visiting the local outdoor store Jógvan Weihe. The store is situated in the outskirts of Tórshavn where you will find the most comprehensive source for outdoor and hiking gear.

Besides tents, outdoor equipment, backpacks, and clothing, the staff is keen on giving you the newest tips and up-to date expert advice about the weather in the Faroe Islands and exciting hiking routes.

Jógvan WeiheSelection of the gear that will do good when you hike in the Faroe Islands.

At Jógvan Weihe you will find gear for day-hikes as well as for multiple-day trekking such as cookware. You can discover the huge range of equipment especially selected to the changing weather conditions in the Faroe Islands. 

Jógvan Weihe is only a 10 minutes drive from the city centre. Public busses are also stopping on Velbastaðvegur just 200 metres from the road Stiðjagøta where you will find the outdoor store Jógvan Weihe.