Timezone and DST on the Faroe Islands

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". On the Faroe Islands there is only a single tonezone at UTC+1. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and the Faroe Islands is 5 hours.

They have a nationwide clock change from standard time to daylight saving time, where the clocks are switched forward by one hour in summer.

The next clock change in Faroe Islands will be on October 29th, 2023 at 2:00 to standard time. The clocks are then set back one hour.

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Current time in all regions of the Faroe Islands:
May 2023

Only 1 nationwide time zone

Standard time:UTC +0Western European Time (WET)
Daylight saving time:UTC +1Western European Summertime (WEST)

The Faroe Islands have an east-west extent of 0.8 degrees longitude. Given the country's location in Northern Europe, this corresponds to about 40 kilometers. With such a small extent the course of the sun at different positions in the country hardly matters. The position of the sun in the west of the country deviates from that in the east only about 3 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 3 minutes later in the west than in the east.

The next clock changes on the Faroe Islands

DateLocal timeChange
Mar 26, 20231:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 29, 20232:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 31, 20241:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 27, 20242:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 30, 20251:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 26, 20252:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 29, 20261:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 25, 20262:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 28, 20271:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time

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