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

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

Torshavn is a coastal city in the Faroe Islands. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 13200 people. The water temperature around Torshavn is nearly constant year round. The temperature ranges from 6.4°C (43.5°F) in January up to 10.3°C (50.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Torshavn 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 Torshavn?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Torshavn is approximately:
7°C (45°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Torshavn. The closest decent spot is Sandwood Bay, which is almost 247.4km (153.7miles) away from Torshavn. Click here for more information on Sandwood Bay and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Thurso beach, which is approximately 263.2km (163.5miles) away from Torshavn. Another good surfspot is Thurso beach, located approximately 263.2km (163.5miles) from Torshavn.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to Torshavn. A good beach nearby is Thurso, which is more than 263.5km (163.6miles) away from Torshavn. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try St Andrews Beach, which is approximately 412km (255.9miles) away from Torshavn.

What wetsuit is needed for Torshavn?

The average water temperature around Torshavn is extremely cold, around 8°C (47°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. This is why at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Torshavn. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to carry boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are December, January, and February. Even during relatively "warm" days in the summer (July, August, and September) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Torshavn?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are always cold, reaching temperatures between 5 and 10°C (42-51°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Torshavn: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Torshavn...

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