The weather in the Faroe Islands is unpredictable and ever-changing. It is, therefore, a good idea to pack a variety of clothing, suited to all sorts of weather (mostly cool-ish).

The absolute essentials to include in your wardrobe for the Faroe Islands are a sweater, a rainproof coat and sturdy walking shoes. Gloves or mittens are also a good idea. And while you’re at it, why not be a little optimistic and bring along sunglasses as well, you never know!

Prepare to experience all four seasons in one day


  • Dress in layers (thermals and wool)
  • Good hiking boots
  • A warm jacket. Hat and gloves are recommended
  • Hiking trousers (preferably not jeans)
  • Wind- and waterproofs. Nylon clothing and rainwear not recommended as it can be slippery
  • A fully charged phone, food, drink, sweet snack and a map of the route
  • Gloves or mittens are also a good idea

Those who plan on camping or hiking for longer periods should bring warm underwear and socks, rubber boots and a warm sleeping bag.

Before you set of hiking, make sure you read our guide to safe hiking and stay up to date about hiking guidelines and rules.

Luke and Nell from What if we walked have written an excellent guide for what to pack for hiking in the Faroe Islands.