Faroe Islands in April | Everything You Want to Know

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What are the most popular things do and see in Faroe Islands in April? What is Faroe Islands’ weather like in April? What is the average temperature and can you expect snow, rain or sunshine? What wildlife can you see? Read on and learn everything about Faroe Islands in April.

A trip to the Faroe Islands in April will give you the chance to experience unspoiled nature. Winter is retreating, spring will slowly appear in small villages and seaside towns, and some main attractions are welcoming new visitors. Lighter nights are welcomed and so is an amazing array of wildlife.

Whether you are spending a few days or a week or two, you will have plenty of things to look forward to as April is really a great month to travel to the Faroe Islands. Booking an April holiday means you will arrive on offbeat season and you can explore the archipelago before the summer crowds. Here is your guide to a April break in the Faroe Islands.

Things to see and do

Slættaratindur is the highest summit in the Faroe Islands. Photo by @p_kuzovkova on Instagram.

Listasavn Føroya is the national museum of art. It is nestled in the heart of the capital, Tórshavn. Here you can see work by the best local artists including the most famous painter Mikines who was born and raised on the puffin island Mykines. If you are staying in Tórshavn, then walk to the art museum and enjoy the town’s multi-coloured houses, meeting locals along the way.

April means you get to do day tours to magical places at the start of spring when there are very few visitors and everything is less busy. You can also go out for a lovely dinner without making a reservation first.

You can finish April off in style with the annual Flag Day, which takes place on 25 April. The Faroe Islanders are celebrating their flag “Merkið” throughout the country with speeches and horn music.  It is a day of joy and celebration.

Ask any local where they would most like to spend this day and many of them would say in the city centre or on a small square in a traditional sod settlement where you can listen to a speech in the Faroese language and enjoy a warm cup of coffee in the fresh April air.

Tindhólmur islet off the coast of Vágar island. Photo by Chris Poplawski.

Easter falls in April most years and just make sure to keep this in mind when planning your dates. Shops, restaurants and museums are closed during the Easter holiday. Many attractions that have been closed for winter will also be open – how early depends on when Easter falls.

If hiking is your thing then a day tour all the way from Saksun to Tjørnuvík is a great way to challenge yourself. These two villages are linked together with an old trekking path. The views along the route in the pristine mountains are rewarding and unbelievable. You can also join a guided hike from Saksun to Tjørnuvík.

One of many grass-roofer churches in the Faroe Islands. You will find this one in the village Funningur. Photo by @whiskeywanderlust.

The pristine hills and impressive mountains will inspire you and leave you feeling refreshed for the days and months ahead. Another rewarding hike goes from the village Miðvágur to the Trælanípa cliff. This is where you will see Lake Leitisvatn // Sørvágsvant hovering over the ocean. This is one of the top lakes in the Faroe Islands worth a visit.

If you want to catch the best of the season at your own pace then you should hire a vehicle to go car touring in the Faroe Islands. This gives you the freedom to stop whenever you like to see all the utterly breathtaking sceneries.

Faroe Islands weather in April

The impressive rock formation Eggjarnar on Suðuroy island. Photo by pics721 on Shutterstock.

Early spring in the Faroe Islands can be quiet and peaceful but as always the weather in the Faroe Islands is hard to call. The weather will most definitely vary a lot. Whether you are in the middle of hail or sunny spells, you will find the untouched moments in nature just brilliant. The ever changing landscapes is really something to behold and gives you a true sense of peace.

The winter has still not let go entirely and snow is quite common this time of the year. You will see snow in the mountains. Snow will in general only fall further down occasionally. Rain is more frequent than snow in April. When you go through pictures of the April scene in the Faroe Islands, you will see that the landscape is yellow, brown and reddish.

This cottage can be found when heading towards the village Vestmanna on Streymoy island. Photo by @p_kuzovkova on Instagram.

The average daytime temperature will typically remain above freezing (0°C or 32°F). The heath can hit comfortable 7°C (45°F) and go down to 3°C (37°F). On most days, you will have zipped-up jacket weather.

Days are getting longer throughout April. In early April, the sun will rise just before 7 o’clock in the morning. At the end of the month, it will be light outside just after 5 o’clock in the morning.

 Sunrise TimeSunset TimeHours of Light
April 1st06.4820.1513 hrs 27 mins
April 30th05.1621.3516 hrs 19 mins

You will most likely encounter snowdrift if you go venturing into the mountains. It can also get quite sunny with calm weather stretching over 2-3 days at a time. Spring’s morning light in the Faroe Islands is stunning.

It is always advisable to pack flexibly for a Faroe Islands visit. This is also true of April. You will experience showers and often heavy wind but the weather is unlikely to get in the way of your trip plans.

Wildlife in April

Highland cattle can be found at various places in the Faroe Islands. Photo by @p_kuzovkova on Instagram.

The big seabird colonies will start to gather pace at the end of the month. It is still too early to go for puffin spotting in the Faroe Islands but you might be lucky. You should definitely keep your eyes to the sky as you can watch large of flocks travelling birds coming back to their breeding grounds in the Faroe Islands for summer.

There are as always endless sheep photo opportunities. April is furthermore the first month when you can experience photogenic baby lambs all across the islands. Lambing has commenced and the fields around the country are filled with adorable wobbly-legged lambs. Hairy cattle can also be found in several villages such as Gásadalur on Vágar island and Kirkjubøur on Streymoy island.

Feeling inspired to visit Faroe Islands? Check out flights to the Faroe Islands and some day tours and take the next step. April is a great month to travel to Faroe Islands and to experience a true Nordic nature escape.

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