Sunset Faroe Islands

Sunrise and sunset on the Faroe Islands

Sunrise today: 9:05 h
Sunset today: 16:13 h
(Times for Tórshavn)

The times for sunrise and sunset on the Faroe Islands are significantly influenced by the high location in the northern hemisphere. Relatively high in the north, the days are long in summer (June to September) and short in winter (December to March). With up to about 19:50 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Tórshavn lasts almost 19 hours and the days start about 6 hours later.

Who wants to look at the sunrise during these days, can take it easy. Late by 9:05 the sun rises in Tórshavn. The early sunset at 16:13 makes the day currently a bit too short.

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Average length of day in Tórshavn

The following graph shows the times of sunrise and sunset over the course of the year. The duration of twilight can be seen at the top and bottom edges. The vertical offset between March and October shows the effect of daylight saving time, when the time is set one hour ahead.Average length of day in Tórshavn
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the Faroe Islands

Sunset Faroe IslandsThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun's course. Since the orbit around the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for January 27th., localtime on the Faroe Islands

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Klaksvík09:06 am04:11 pm7:06 h
Argir09:05 am04:14 pm7:09 h
Tórshavn09:05 am04:13 pm7:09 h
Hoyvík09:05 am04:13 pm7:08 h
Sandur09:04 am04:15 pm7:11 h
Tvøroyri09:02 am04:17 pm7:15 h
Vágur09:01 am04:17 pm7:16 h
Fuglafjørður09:07 am04:12 pm7:05 h
Kollafjørður09:06 am04:13 pm7:07 h
Eiði09:08 am04:13 pm7:05 h
Vestmanna09:07 am04:14 pm7:07 h
Miðvágur09:07 am04:15 pm7:08 h
Sørvágur09:08 am04:15 pm7:08 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Tórshavn)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January09:28 am03:44 pm6:16 h
February08:10 am05:11 pm9:01 h
March06:42 am06:29 pm11:47 h
April06:01 am08:53 pm14:52 h
May04:30 am10:16 pm17:47 h
June03:32 am11:22 pm19:50 h
July04:06 am11:00 pm18:54 h
August05:28 am09:34 pm16:06 h
September06:50 am07:54 pm13:04 h
October08:08 am06:17 pm10:09 h
November08:35 am03:48 pm7:13 h
December09:41 am03:02 pm5:21 h

Where does the sun rise on the Faroe Islands?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city on the Faroe Islands is Klaksvík in the region of Norðoyar. There, the sun rises at 9:06 am and sets at 4:11 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Sørvágur (Vágar) at 16:15.

Duration of the sunset

The distance from the equator and the path of the sun determines not only the time of sunrise and sunset. The farther a country is from the equator, the more oblique the sun's path is to the horizon, causing sunset to last for a different duration. Tórshavn lies on the 62nd degree of northern latitude and is therefore very far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator lasts only about 20 minutes, on the Faroe Islands, this period averages 49 minutes. In June, it's about 37 minutes in Tórshavn, while in December it's 62 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:53 am04:44 pm8:50 h
New York (USA)07:09 am05:07 pm9:58 h
Sydney (Australia)06:09 am08:05 pm13:56 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:53 pm11:30 h
Moscow (Russia)08:30 am04:54 pm8:24 h
Shanghai (China)06:48 am05:25 pm10:37 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:44 am04:21 pm7:38 h

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