The best times to visit Hammerfest for ideal weather are
July 16th to August 26th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Hammerfest Travel Guide
Other Hammerfest Travel Info
Weather in Hammerfest
Average temperatures in Hammerfest vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 7th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Hammerfest, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 60.6°F (15.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.8°F (9.9°C) at night.
Hammerfest Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Hammerfest Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Hammerfest Perceived Temperature (F)
Hammerfest Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Hammerfest Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hammerfest are January, August, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of March 19th.
When can you find snow in Hammerfest? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Hammerfest.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hammerfest (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Hammerfest has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (64.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (73.7%).
Wind in Hammerfest is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by December and February. March’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.2 MPH or 18.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 19.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Hammerfest.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||8.3||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9||Gentle breeze||17.2||Strong breeze|
|Mar||9.8||Gentle breeze||18.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.5||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|May||8.2||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.6||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.1||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.4||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.1||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.3||Gentle breeze||16.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.2||Gentle breeze||18.2||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Hammerfest?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Norway; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Hammerfest, Norway is July, followed by June and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Hammerfest in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Hammerfest Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 51.4°F (10.8°C) and 30.6°F (-0.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Hammerfest, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 53.3°F (11.8°C) and 33.1°F (0.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Hammerfest to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 33.7°F (0.9°C) and 27.4°F (-2.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.