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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hoyvik, Faroe Islands

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Hoyvik...

Hoyvik is a coastal city in the Faroe Islands. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 2777 people. The water temperature around Hoyvik varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6°C (42.8°F) in March up to 10.6°C (51.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Hoyvik is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Hoyvik?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Hoyvik is ca:
11°C (51°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to Hoyvik. A spot, which is not too far away, is Sandwood Bay, which is more than 249.1km (154.7miles) away from Hoyvik. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Sandwood Bay and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Thurso beach, which is 264.9km (164.5miles) away from Hoyvik. Another good surfspot is Thurso beach, located roughly 264.9km (164.5miles) from Hoyvik.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are near to Hoyvik. The closest decent one is Thurso, which is 265.1km (164.7miles) away from Hoyvik. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit St Andrews Beach, which is roughly 413.7km (257miles) away from Hoyvik.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Hoyvik?

The average sea temperature around Hoyvik is extremely cold, around 8°C (46°F), with only little changes throughout the year. Hence, at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Hoyvik. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are February, March, and April. Even during relatively "warm" days in the fall (August, September, and October) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the diving and fishing close to Hoyvik?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 6 and 11°C (42-51°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Hoyvik: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Hoyvik...

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