Faroe Islands in July | Everything You Need to Know

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What is there to do in the Faroe Islands in July? How light will it be? What will the weather be like? What cultural events can you experience during the month? Will there be puffins in July? Read on for all you need to know about Faroe Islands in July with favourite haunt that travellers love to explore and including a summer holiday checklist for the best things to see, do and enjoy.

Faroe Islands is one of those places where you will experience changing weather and July is no exception. July, though, is the month when most travellers pack their suitcases and head to the Faroese summer.

The summer sun rarely sleeps this time of year. So this summer month in Faroe Islands gives you almost 24 hours of light to explore the many sights from outlying island to birdwatching tours.

The sea view from Mykineshólmur islet on Mykines. Photo by Victoria Ostapova also know as @vialma on Instagram.

July in Faroe Islands will bring you a sense of endless possibilities with hills to climb and waters to sail under the dappled evening sun. In the hight of summer, the unspoiled Nordic archipelago is the land of the enchanting midnight sun.

You are really spoiled for choice as July is one of Faroe Island’s warmest, driest and lightest months. This means that you can make the most of each day as days are really long.

Faroe Islands Weather in July

​Puffin on Mykines. Photo by Kah-Wai Lin.

The weather in the Faroe Islands is unpredictable. That said, the unparalleled nature in the Faroe Islands will make your journey a worthwhile one.

As always, it is recommended that you pack for all kinds of weather. You might very well fit several seasons into one day. You will most likely walk in rain, in sunbeam from multi-coloured skies and in rolling fog.

The average temperature in July is 11.5 °C (52.7 °F). The locals will be overwhelmed if temperatures reach 20 °C or more.

Sunrise TimeSunset TimeHours of Light
July 1st03.4723.1619 hrs 29 mins
July 31st04:5422.1417 hrs 19 mins

In early July, the sun barely sets at all. It is fantastic to experience this incredible natural phenomenon. This will definitely make you stay adventurous for your entire trip in the Faroe Islands.

Outstanding midnight light in the Faroe Islands. Days are long during July. View from Gjógv toward Kalsoy island. Photo by Kah-Wai Lin.

Faroe Islands will let you experience a true nordic escape. Even though this is the peak of the tourist season, there are very few visitors coming to the archipelago in July as Faroe Islands are still quit unknown.

So when you want to escape the crowds on your vacation, the Faroe Islands is the perfect destination. July is when most visitors come to witness all the rocky mountains, breathtaking seaside views, and stunning valleys. You will have lots of time for outdoor action.

Faroe Islands Events in July

Boat race is the national sport in the Faroe Islands. The race is done in traditional wooden Faroese boats. The design dates back to the Vikings. The last race of the year takes place in Tórshavn during the ólavsøka festivities. Photo by Faroephoto.

Many Faroe Islanders count July as their favourite month of the year. This is when Faroe Islanders go out and about. Travellers also see Faroe Islands as an epic setting for their July vacation. Hillsides are extremely green and on top of that some of the cultural highlights take place during this month.

In mid July the annual G! Festival takes place on Eysturoy island in the village Syðrugøta. This is the best music festival in the Faroe Islands and has been chosen as one of the most authentic and rare cultural experiences in the world.

For the locals, G! Festival is one of the unmissable things you must do in the Faroe Islands in July. The music and seaside setting of the festival attracts great artists from abroad each year as well as thousands of locals and some travellers alike. G! Festival is also the best place to listen to Faroese music from folk to heavy metal.

In late July you can witness the annual National Holiday ólavsøka in the capital Tórshavn. The festivities span over two days and always on the 28th and 29th of July. These festivities are something else. People come from across the country to celebrate their Faroese identity with sports, singing and dancing. During the ólavsøka, you will also have the chance to hear live music in the best venues in the Faroe Islands.

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​Highland cattles in the Faroe Islands. You can spot them in villages such as Gásadalur fi you are lucky. Photo by Victoria Ostapova also know as @vialma on Instagram.

Besides these cultural events, you have all the amazing nature attractions scattered all over the 18 rocky islands that make up the Faroe Islands. A really rewarding sight to explore in July is the waterfall Múlafossur on Vágar island only a short drive from the only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vagar Airport.

Other waterfalls can be quit small in July as this is the month with the least rain. But Múlafossur is always awesome with endless water flowing serenely into the ocean. Unspoiled nature is what makes Gásadalur and especially Múlafossur waterfall so addictive. While you are in this small settlement, look out across the ocean and enjoy the calmness of Mykines island out in the horizon.

Things to do in the Faroe Islands in July

Boat tours are a popular activity in July. Boat tours are made from various locations in the Faroe Islands.

With so much sea everywhere, there is little excuse for not making use of it. That is why boat tours are some of the most popular things to do in July.  The sea is usually nice and calm.

The most classic boat tour to do in the Faroe Islands embarks from the village Vestmanna. Tours to Vestmannabjørgini are made several times a day with departure from the harbour in this village on Streymoy island.

The sea cliffs north of Vestmanna are amazing. Those who do not rent a car in the Faroe Islands take the bus to Vestmanna. The first boat departure is at 10:15 in the morning. The bus from Tórshavn arrives to Vestmanna at 10:10 and many people wonder if 5 minutes is enough time to catch the boat. You will do perfect as the boat always waits for the bus to arrive and for the passengers to embark the boat.

The sheer cliffs north of Vestmanna. You can experience this nature wonder by joining a boat tour starting from the village Vestmanna.

You can also crank it up a notch and join a RIB-boat ride to the caves in Hestur island. Or you could do an exclusive boat tour to Drangarnir sea stacks outside of Vágar island that will reward you with sensational views.

Here is a list of 10 attractions run by local tour operators. All tours are open in July and are really worth doing.

No matter which tours you want to do, make sure to book in advance. Tours tend to sell out in July.

​A late evening drive in July affords spectacular views. This is the road Oyggjarvegur on Streymoy island.

The midnight sun and the rugged natural landscape makes the perfect playground for explorers. July presents lots of opportunities to explore wind-whipped mountains. When you have learned how to hike in the Faroe Islands, you are ready to step into the untouched nature just outside your doorstep.

A classic hike is on the northernmost point on Kalsoy island. This is where the sheer sea cliff Borgarin is overlooked by the Kallur lighthouse at cliff top Kallurin. You will get a whole new view of lighthouses when standing on the very edge here some 240 metres (787 feet) above sea level.

​Puffins are one of the main attractions in July. Photo by Kah-Wai Lin.

The hike to Kallur Lighthouse and so many other hiking trails rewards you with sensational views. Some hikes are challenging and then there are some easy hiking trails in the Faroe Islands.

It is an immersive travel experience to visit Faroe Islands in July. So why not start out by dwelling up on the largest section of day tours and activities in the Faroe Islands.

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