How to pack for travel in Faroe IslandsWhat are the essential things to pack and wear when exploring the Faroe Islands? Wondering which clothing to take with you on your Faroe Islands vacation? Should your travel bag reflect the different seasons? This is your guide helping you know how to pack your bag for travel in Faroe Islands.

Once you have decided to visit Faroe Islands, you might already know that the weather in the Faroe Islands is unpredictable and ever changing. Here you will get your packing list and wardrobe tips for both the summer and winter season. No matter when you take your flight to Faroe islands, you want to wear windproof clothing. Here is your complete Faroe Islands packing list for what to wear in Faroe Islands. 



As a general rule, temperatures only occasionally reach 20 °C (68 ºF) in the warmest months in July and August. The temperature in summer will usually be between 12-15 °C (54-59 ºF). While the air is cool, there are almost 24-hours of sunlight during this period. 

GjógvThe village Gjógv on a bright summer day. You can see the island Kalsoy in the background.

In the course of the darkest months in December, January, and February, you can expect the temperature to drop under 0 °C (32 °F) but most of the time the outside temperature will be 5°C (41°F) when you are out hiking or doing other kinds of outdoor adventure in the utterly untouched nature. 



Even though temperatures do not vary that much, what you put in your luggage at home before heading to all the top attractions in the unspoiled archipelago in the North Atlantic is crucial. You certainly need some particular items.When you make your »what to pack for Faroe Islands list« , here is what you need. The list is made for people who come to experience the natural scenery and want to bring time in the rugged mountains and between turf houses in small villages. As a rule of thumb, weather is cool and there are showers most days.  



First, here is what to wear in the summer months. This is when you visit Faroe Islands between May and September.

  • Waterproof boots
  • Base layers (tights/leggings)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Wool sweater/thick fleece sweater
  • Waterproof pants
  • Hat
  • Dry bag
  • Sleep mask (almost 24h daylight in summer)
     

TjørnuvíkThe tidy village Tjørnuvík in summer. During winter the villagers never see the sun because of steep mountains surrounding the village. 

Are you coming between October and April? Here is what you need to pack for Faroe Islands when visiting in winter and early spring. Expect there to be more wind and rain in winter but still absolutely unbelievable sites when doing your Faroe Islands itinerary.

  • Gloves
  • Wool socks
  • Scarf
  • Hat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Base layers (tights/leggings)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Waterproof pants
  • Wool sweater/thick fleece sweater
  • Dry bag
     

GásadalurGásadalur in winter. You will most likely see epic rainbows while you are in the Faroe Islands both during summer and winter.

Besides these clothing for your outdoor experiences, you should of course bring clothes to wear for your evenings out in Tórshavn or other smaller settlements around the islands. So even though you want to explore those must-see places in the Faroe Islands, you should definitely remember your second pair of shoes and clothes for restaurants and relaxing.

The locals are mostly in casual clothes when going out in the evening. So a good advice is to change your hiking clothes before going out.