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

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

Kollafjordhur is a coastal city in the Faroe Islands. It is a fairly dense city close to the water with a population of 1049 people. The water temperature around Kollafjordhur changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.6°F) in March up to 10.1°C (50.2°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Kollafjordhur 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 Kollafjordhur?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Kollafjordhur is about:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Kollafjordhur?

Not many surf spots are located close to Kollafjordhur. A spot, which is not too far away, is Sandwood Bay, which is more than 255.5km (158.7miles) away from Kollafjordhur. Click here to check out more information on Sandwood Bay and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Thurso beach, which is ca 271.8km (168.8miles) away from Kollafjordhur. Another surfspot is Thurso beach, located roughly 271.8km (168.8miles) from Kollafjordhur.

Are there gorgeous beaches near Kollafjordhur?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Kollafjordhur. The closest decent beach is Thurso, which is 272km (169miles) away from Kollafjordhur. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, roughly 420.5km (261.2miles) away from Kollafjordhur.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Kollafjordhur?

The sea temperature around Kollafjordhur is very cold, reaching up to 10°C (50°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Kollafjordhur. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures cool down to roughly 5°C (41°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Kollafjordhur?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when water temperatures go up to 5 to 10°C (41-50°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Kollafjordhur: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Kollafjordhur...

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