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

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

Vestmanna is a coastal city in the Faroe Islands. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1284 people. The water temperature around Vestmanna changes slightly year round. 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 shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Vestmanna 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 Vestmanna?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Vestmanna is approximately:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Vestmanna. A spot that might be worth checking out is Sandwood Bay, which is almost 261km (162.1miles) away from Vestmanna. Click here for more information on Sandwood Bay and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Thurso beach, which is approximately 278.7km (173.1miles) away from Vestmanna. Another surfspot is Thurso beach, located ca 278.7km (173.1miles) from Vestmanna.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are near to Vestmanna. The next good beach is Thurso, which is more than 279km (173.3miles) away from Vestmanna. If you have some extra time, you can also try St Andrews Beach, ca 427km (265.2miles) away from Vestmanna.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Vestmanna?

The water temperature around Vestmanna 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 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Vestmanna. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures come down to roughly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Vestmanna?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during August, September, and October when water temperatures range from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Vestmanna: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Vestmanna...

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