Imagine 18 islands paradise with rugged cliffs, dramatic coastlines, and crystal-clear waters. The sound of the Atlantic Ocean fills the air, promising adventure around every corner.

In the heart of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands offer a surfer’s paradise with some of the most breathtaking and rugged landscapes imaginable. Volcanic in origin, the islands feature towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and verdant valleys, providing an unforgettable backdrop for every surf session.


Best time to surf

The ideal surfing season in the Faroe Islands spans from late summer to early autumn (August to October) when the weather is milder and the water relatively warmer. While it’s possible to surf year-round, winter brings harsh conditions and freezing waters suited only for the most daring and skilled surfers.

Staying Safe

Given the challenging waves and unpredictable weather, safety is paramount when surfing the Faroe Islands. Essential safety tips include checking weather and surf conditions, wearing appropriate gear, surfing with a buddy, knowing your limits, and respecting local hazards and etiquette.

You will see signs like this across the islands

For the best experience, consider joining the surfing tours, lessons, and gear rentals offered by the Faroe Islands Surf Guide based in Tjørnuvík.

For those with experience and a trained eye, a variety of surf spots awaits. Each spot is tailored to different swell directions, providing various levels of challenge and accessibility.

Popular surfing spots

Surfing equipment

Films about surfing in the Faroe Islands

Surfing with a Faroe Islander
Friends surfing in the Faroe Islands