The Lofoten islands have a much milder climate than that found in other regions of the Earth located at the same latitude, this is due to the Gulf Stream and its ramifications that reach Lofoten: the North Atlantic Current and the Norwegian Current.
Thanks to the influence of these warm currents, the Lofoten islands have a mild climate in relation to their position north of the Arctic Circle. However, climatic conditions can change very quickly, so it is always good to be ready for any type of climate and temperature. Strong winds can be present in the autumn and winter months, fog is a meteorological event typical of the islands.
The rainiest period is from September to December, the month with the most rain is that of October, while the driest months are those between April and June. In Lofoten islands, on average, about 700/800 mm of rain fall in a year, which in the winter months are mostly in the form of snow.
The temperatures reach the maximum values in the months of July and August with 15 ° C of average maximum temperature and 12 ° C of average minimum temperature, while the coldest month is February with -2 ° C of average minimum temperature and with 1 ° C average maximum temperature. The sea water temperature reaches the maximum temperature of 12 ° C in July and August.
WHEN TO GO TO LOFOTEN ISLANDS
The best months for a trip to the Lofoten islands are undoubtedly those of spring and summer, between May / June to August, these months are characterized by mild temperatures, low rains and long days of light, between late May and mid-July you can admire the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun, during this period the Sun never drops below the horizon. If instead you want to try to admire the wonderful lights of the Northern Lights the suitable period is winter, but they are generally visible between September and April.
MIDNIGHT SUN AT LOFOTEN ISLANDS
|MIDNIGHT SUN AT LOFOTEN ISLANDS|
|Svolvaer||28 May||14 July|
POLAR NIGHT AT LOFOTEN ISLANDS
|POLAR NIGHT AT LOFOTEN ISLANDS|
|Svolvaer||6 December||6 January|
THE CLIMATE OF THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS: CLIMATE TABLES
|SVOLVAER (3 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea water temperature °C|