Faroe Islands in August | An Unbeatable Guide

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Are you planning to visit Faroe Islands in August? What is the weather like in August? What are the best sight to see and best things to do during this late summer month? Read ahead for all you need to know about visiting Faroe Islands in August. 



The Faroe Islands lends itself well to the perfect late-summer holiday. August is the optimal month to take in all the breathtaking sights around the country. There are lots of activities to join and the long days of sunlight will secure you time to reconnect with nature and sensational views. All sights and activities are all within easy reach.

TjornuvikThe remote village Tjørnuvík on Streymoy island. You will get to this settlement after driving on a narrow road along stunning coastline.

Faroe Islands in August is all about emerald-green mountaintops and undiscovered valleys. And the unspoiled archipelago is all about escaping the crowds and venture into rugged landscapes.

The fjords are carved out of the ocean making these 18 otherworldly beautiful islands that rise straight out of the North Atlantic Ocean. There is a great fusion of sights and history throughout the islands all accessible in August.

What to do in Faroe Islands in August

Faroe Islands MykinesPuffin in Mykines. This is the number one attraction in August. Photo by Victoria Ostapova also know as @vialma on Instagram.

One thing you really want to do is to admire the puffins on Mykines. If you fancy a peaceful jaunt on a remote island, you should definitely go for Mykines. August is the very end of the Mykines season as this is the last month of the year to enjoy the soundtrack of thousands of sea birds in Mykines. The puffin island Mykines closes for tourists on 31 August.

Now, there is so much more to Faroe Islands in August than Mykines. Here you will find a list of unmissable things you will want to do in the Faroe Islands this last month of the short Faroese summer.

Some of the most easy accessible islands also offers extraordinary sights in August. Go for the islands Vágar, Streymoy, Eysturoy and Borðoy for some of the main summer attractions. One of the great spot is the mountain ridge Klakkur where you will witness endless beauty. You will find this sight only a short hike from the town Klaksvík.

Faroe Islands Weather in August

Cattle Faroe IslandsHighlight cattle in the Faroe Islands. Photo by Victoria Ostapova also know as @vialma on Instagram.

You will experience days with lots of daylight in the first half of August. Then it slowly starts getting darker in the evening as September is getting near.

In early August you will have more than 17 hours of light. At the end of the month there are 14.5 hours of daylight there for you to explore all the many nature sights.

I never gets really warm in the Faroe Islands. August is among the warmest months though with an average temperature around 11°C (52°F).

The Faroe Islands are known as the land of maybe. You will understand this saying when you experience several season within the same day. One minute you will enjoy the calm sea and the next minute your hat is blown off on wind-whipped hills.

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