06 Magical northern lights in the Faroe Islands

Magical northern lights in the Faroe Islands

The magical northern lights can be seen in the skies of the Faroe Islands from the end of September till the beginning of April when the nights are dark enough. But it’s necessary to be also lucky due to the common unfavourable weather conditions.

In order to see a spectacular show, the intensity of the solar storm has to be at least 4 Kp.

The best locations to see the aurora borealis are where it’s possible to see the sky towards north like Gásadalur, Tjørnuvík, Eiði, Vestmanna, Funningur, Saksun, Gjógv, Klaksvík, Viðareiði and several places in the island of Suðuroy and Sandoy.

When the solar storms are stronger than 5 Kp, the northern lights could be visible all around the archipelago, in every direction and in Tórshavn as well despite the light pollution.

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