Nieblum is located on the southern shore of Föhr, approximately halfways between the eastern and western edges of the island. Next to the village of Nieblum proper, the municipality includes the once independent hamlet of Goting which is situated just west of Nieblum. In Goting there is a cliffside of several meters height.
Nieblum's main attraction is the defiant church of St. John with its historically preserved graveyard. Moreover the view of Nieblum with its thatched houses and many trees is pleasant to the eye.
Since the 1950s, the Ernst Schlee school of Hamburg-Klein-Flottbek had been operating a summer boarding school in Nieblum. After conversion into a public trading school, the institution was transferred to the Othmarschen high school.