Faroe Islands in June | Things to do & see

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What is there to do and see in Faroe Islands in June? What is Faroe Islands’ weather like in June? Can you experience the midnight sun during peak of summer? What wildlife can you see? Are there any puffin tours running? Continue reading to learn everything about your June vacation in Faroe Islands.

It might still feel as spring but summer has arrived. June is a great month for you to visit the Faroe Islands. You are very likely to be forever in awe of the unspoiled nature during the first official summer month.

You will love the wide range of activities on offer in June. Here is your guide to the first summer month in the Faroe Islands. We have put together a roundup of the best things to see and do for your Faroe Islands holiday in June.

Delightful view of Trøllkonufingur rock formation on Vágar island. Photo by Smit on Shutterstock.

June is an excellent month to visit the Faroe Islands with jaw-packed opportunities for nature experiences. There are so many attractions just awaiting to be explored in the timeless summer light.

From mid-June all tours bookable in the Faroe Islands are open for travellers. This is the perfect time to enjoy the closeness of calming landscapes and the clean Nordic air.

Tours & Activities in June

Boat tours are popular activity to partake in during the summer months. Photo by Chris Poplawski known as @chrisroams on Instagram.

Joining a boat tour to Drangarnir sea arch is an amazing nature experience. There is something truly magical about sailing along the rough and uneven coastline and seeing the rock formation Drangarnir with your own eyes. On days when the sea is calm, you might even be lucky to sail through the hole in the sea stack.

Drangarnir is located on Vágar island. The boat depart from the village Sørvágur right next to the archipelago’s airport.

The bird cliffs in Vestmanna. The boat will sail close to these amazing cliffs.

Another exciting boat tour takes place on Streymoy island. Make sure to also book the classic boat tour to the Vestmanna Sea Cliffs.

These towering sea cliffs rises out of the ocean with impressive heights. Boat tours to Vestmannabjørgini as these cliffs are called in the Faroese language will take just under two hours. The tour is an enchanting nature adventure at sea.

Brewers in Vestmanna.

While in Vestmanna, you can also sign up for a Whisky & Gin Distillery Tour. A group of distillers open the door to their craftsmanship on a guided tour. You will also do some tasting. Pristine mountain water is used for all products.

A great way to get familiar with the Faroe Islands is to partake in this popular Full-Day “See It All” Faroe Islands Tour. The guided tour is the perfect introduction to the islands.

The trendy café Brell in Tórshavn. You will get the best coffee in the Faroe Islands here.

When summer hits the Faroe Islands, lots of things are happening. Small cafés and restaurants pop up in almost every village across the islands.

You can sit down for a while and have a cup of coffee and something to eat in small and remote villages such as Skálavík and Hvannasund. Here and elsewhere, locals open small cosy houses in summer where you can sit down and enjoy a drink, the peace and quiet surroundings.

Múlafossur is one of the highlights in the Faroe Islands. You will experience this attraction on Vagar Islands.

If you want to experience the endless beauty of the long summer nights and the midnight sun in all its glory, June is the best time for you to visit. The sun does almost not set at all giving you plenty of hours to explore the untouched nature.

Around midsummer the weeks leading up to 21 June and the weeks afterwards, you will experience almost nightless nights. The sun appears in the horizon as late as almost midnight. It will blaze its great, golden path across the sea.

Evenings in June are as bright as the day. Photo by @soh.nomadic on Instagram.

If you like staying up late or waking up early, this is your moment. Go hiking, kayaking or do anything anytime in 24/7 hours of light.

The month of June will make sure that you make the most out of your Nordic journey. This is the perfect time of year to spending time in nature.

Wildlife in June

The Atlantic Puffin. June is a great time to experience puffins in the Faroe Islands. The local word in the Faroe Islands for a puffin is Lundi. There are 500.000 puffins in the Faroe Islands in June. Photo by Kah-Wai Lin.

The Faroe Islands are an outdoor wonderland and June is one of those summer months where you can experience exotic wildlife. You will have lots of opportunities to get close to the extraordinary bird life as this is the season when birds in the Faroe Islands breed.

One popular thing to do in June is to experience the untamed bird cliffs along Hestur island. If you like the feeling of high-speed, then go for this adrenaline-raising adventure to see the birdlife on the western side of the island.

There are puffins in incredible numbers in Mykines in June. Photo by Kah-Wai Lin.

This fast going boat ride to stunning wildlife is a popular summer attraction in the Faroe Islands. It is hard to resist taking photos on the Boat Tour to Hestur Island.

You will sail beneath towering basalt rock walls with birds flying calmly above your head. Photos here will never do as the scenery is simply too mesmerising to capture on camera. On most days, you will also sail into deep caves adding to this great sea adventure.

The islands boasts great wildlife. Go on a boat tour and you will be blown away by all the impressions. Photo by @soh.nomadic on Instagram.

The most common birds to see here are Puffins, Guillemots, and Arctic Terns. If you are lucky, you might also get a glimpse of a seal swimming in the deep blue water or lying on a skerry along the boat ride.   

Boats to the Hestur Cliffs and Caves depart from the harbour Gamlarætt on Streymoy island. You will see the harbour just before you get to the village Kirkjubøur a short 15 minutes ride outside of the capital, Tórshavn, on a first-class road.

The breathtakingly beautiful Tindhólmur islet next to Mykines island. Photo by James Robert Campbell known as @j3_photography on Instagram.

One absolutely highlight in June is to do a day tour to the small island Mykines. The most westerly island in the archipelago will connect you deeply with nature. When visiting Mykines after a comfortable boat ride, travellers are rewarded with one of the most adorable birds in the Faroe Islands: The Atlantic Puffin.

Only a stone’s throw away form the village in Mykines, you will see the first puffins. This bird with its colourful beak does not mind you walking only metres away from its burrow. Do not let this experience pass you by, if you are in the Faroe Islands in June. Book a tour to Mykines.

The amazing scenery surrounding Kalosy island.

Want to experience out-of-this-world views? Then make sure to book this tour to Kalsoy Island & Kallur Lighthouse. The tour includes transport on Kalsoy island and a hike to Kallur Lighthouse and the crazy nature scenery. The hike takes one hour. You will be in good hands with a local tour guide at all times.

You are guaranteed some of the most outstanding views in the Faroe Islands. An immense birdlife surrounds the sheer cliffs here. Your tour guide will make sure that you get an unforgettable tour filled with adventure.

Kalsoy island. You will get these views when hiking to Kallur Lighthouse. Photo by @soh.nomadic on Instagram.

Kalsoy island is most known for the white and red painted lighthouse that sits on the Kallur promontory. Standing beside Kallur Lighthouse is an unforgettable experience.

It ads to the awesomeness of this place that the location features in the James Bond movie No Time To Die. Actually, James Bond dies when standing on the edge of Kalsoy island.

You can walk in the footsteps of James Bond and enjoy the rich birdlife when joining the Official James Bond Faroe Islands Day Tour. This is a full day tour in the name of Faroe Islands and James Bond.

The Faroe Islands Weather in June

June is by any means truly a remarkable time to do a Faroe Islands holiday break and is one of the most popular months to visit. It is easy to understand why.

June is the month when soothing green becomes the dominating colour on hillsides and especially around small villages such as Gásadalur where the locals do their traditional agriculture work. The fresh growth is a true source of inspiration for Faroe Islanders and travellers alike.

​Cute lambs are omnipresent in the Faroe Islands in June. Photo by ictoria Ostapova also know as @vialma on Instagram.

The lush green landscapes and the blue ocean looks gorgeous. Add to all this the sheep lambs all across the country and their baa sound that make up the perfect soundtrack for your Faroe Islands summer holiday.

June is the month when you will have most hours of daylight to enjoy the peacefulness of the landscapes and wildlife in the Faroe Islands. At summer solstice on 21 June, there are 19 hours and 45 minutes of daylight!

The colour of green in the Faroe Islands in June. Photo by @soh.nomadic on Instagram.

It will never get totally dark in June. Even though you are here to explore the archipelago in full, getting a good night’s sleep is important. So it is a good idea to bring a sleeping mask.

 Sunrise TimeSunset TimeHours of Light
June 1st03.5322.5819 hrs 04 mins
June 30th03.4323.1819 hrs 35 mins

Temperatures are increasing in June and the average temperature being 10°C (50°F). As always, you can expect days with rain but the wind is usually not that present. You will for sure still feel the fresh wind blow in your face especially when aboard a boat or on your way to a mountain summit.

Now, are you planning to visit the Faroe Islands in June? Make sure to book local experiences and you will get a true sense of life in the unspoiled Faroe Islands.

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