Ah, July in the Faroe Islands, where the sun dances in the sky, casting a golden glow over the misty landscapes and sparkly-blue ocean. It's a month filled with endless artistic discovery, music festivals, outdoor adventure and cultural pop-ups. We encourage you to stay fearless and venture into becoming a bit more Faroese whether it be picking up a local phrase or two, adapting the Faroese way of life or simply saying ‘yes’  to new experiences, even if they seem uncertain at first.

“Hvussu gongur?” / “How is it going”

“Takk fyri” / “Thank you”

“Kanska í morgin” / "Maybe tomorrow"

“Orsaka” / “Sorry”


“Kann eg spyrja teg um eitt?”  / “Can I ask you a question?” 



Wondering what to do in a place like the Faroe Islands in July? What to bring, how to prepare? Exciting news! July is buzzing with activities, making it one of our liveliest months of the year. Keep an eye out for returning young adults who've been studying abroad—they're eager to reconnect, so brush up on your favourite Faroese phrases and dive into conversations. To ensure you make the most of your July visit, we've put together a comprehensive guide packed with tips and recommendations. Let the adventure begin!

G! Festival: There are plenty of ways to describe the G! Festival, taking place around mid-July. Previous festival-goers have said: "Is this the most remote festival on Earth?" and “G! Festival Turns A Tiny Faroese Town Into An All-In Beach Party”. All we can say is: JUST COME, you will not regret it!

PRIDE: July 27th is a special union of PRIDE supporters (10% of the population participate) coming together to form the Gay Pride parade in Tórshavn and ending up at the town square with cool tunes, free spirits and colourful celebrations. Hosted by the Faroese LGBT+ organisation, making a monumental change since 2011. All you need to do is grab your finest outfit, join the parade or go downtown and cheer supportively on the side as they pass. 
Village Festivals & Ólavsøka: During all of July there are regional village festivals held all over the islands. The final one is Ólavsøka (July 28th and 29th), the Faroe Islands' national holiday. Join the jubilant celebrations with colourful parades, national dresses coming alive, lively concerts, homely faroese food, sporting events, art exhibitions and a uniquely Faroese vibe.

Pedal Pursuit: The greatest thing you can do is spend the day biking around the island of Kalsoy. It is fairly easy and with simply mesmerising views. Even E-electronic bikes are ready on arrival to the island, making it easy to rent and go! A tip is to stop by Café Edge in Mikladalur, here you can enjoy a coffee on the edge of the world. 

Island day trips: Explore hidden gems on day trips to Faroe Islands' lesser-known islands, connected by subsea tunnels or reachable by ferry. Suðuroy beckons with breathtaking hikes, scenic viewpoints, heimablídni (dining with locals), birdwatching, and intriguing galleries. Just a 15-minute drive from the capital, Sandoy boasts stunning nature, kayaking, local dining experiences, and a picturesque dune beach—an absolute must-visit.


  1. Kappróður ('rowing'): Rowing is the faroese national sport and a must-watch! The rowing season is short, from around early June to late July. Seven rowing races are held individually at regional village festivals (also a must-visit). The final race is held during Ólavsøka in late July.
  2. I scream for Ice Cream: Rate our gas station ice cream treats while you're on the road! Available at almost every stop along the way, you'll discover a variety of flavours and tempting toppings to satisfy your cravings. 
  3. Ocean dip: Refresh your body and mind by diving into the mildly cool Atlantic for a revitalizing experience. Choose your entry by splashing into the sea via the shore or use a convenient ladder. It's a surefire way to reset and feel fantastic!
  4. Summartónar: Across the 18 enchanting islands, concerts come alive in unique settings—be it at sea, in a grotto, atop a mountainside, or nestled in a cosy venue or cabin. While some of these summer concerts are free of charge, others may request a nominal fee.


July graces the Faroe Islands with mild temperatures ranging from 9 to 14 degrees Celsius (48 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit), accompanied by extended daylight hours. It's the perfect time to bask in the glow of the summer sun while exploring the island's wonders. In July the Faroe Islands has the second longest period of daylight with up to 19hrs, with sunrise at around 4.00 AM and sunset at 11.00 PM.


Here you'll find a small selection (helpful links) of activities, places, cafés, paths and shops to see when visiting the Faroe Islands during July.