The best times to visit Jostedalsbreen for ideal weather are

May 28th 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.



Other Jostedalsbreen Travel Info

Weather in Jostedalsbreen


Average temperatures in Jostedalsbreen 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 less temperate than some — in the 14th 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 Jostedalsbreen, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 71.5°F (21.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.9°F (10.5°C) at night.

Jostedalsbreen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Jostedalsbreen Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Jostedalsbreen Perceived Temperature (F)


Jostedalsbreen Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Jostedalsbreen 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 32 27.1 21.7
Feb 33.9 27.3 21.2
Mar 42.1 33.2 26.6
Apr 49.5 39.3 31.1
May 58.4 48.2 38.4
Jun 65.5 54.8 44.2
Jul 69.1 58.9 50.4
Aug 65.6 56.4 48.8
Sep 58.2 49.8 43.5
Oct 48.5 41.1 35.1
Nov 39.2 34.3 29.5
Dec 32.9 28.3 22.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0 -2.7 -5.7
Feb 1.1 -2.6 -6
Mar 5.6 0.7 -3
Apr 9.7 4.1 -0.5
May 14.7 9 3.6
Jun 18.6 12.7 6.8
Jul 20.6 14.9 10.2
Aug 18.7 13.6 9.3
Sep 14.6 9.9 6.4
Oct 9.2 5.1 1.7
Nov 4 1.3 -1.4
Dec 0.5 -2.1 -5.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Jostedalsbreen are June, May, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Jostedalsbreen? 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 Jostedalsbreen.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Jostedalsbreen (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 30% 0 5.3
Feb 25% 0 4
Mar 27% 0 4.2
Apr 19% 0 2.4
May 19% 0 2.4
Jun 14% 0 1.8
Jul 23% 0 2.8
Aug 25% 0 3.1
Sep 28% 0 4.6
Oct 22% 0 4.6
Nov 26% 0 5.1
Dec 24% 0 4.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 30 0 13.5
Feb 25 0 10.2
Mar 27 0 10.7
Apr 19 0 6.1
May 19 0 6.1
Jun 14 0 4.6
Jul 23 0 7.1
Aug 25 0 7.9
Sep 28 0 11.7
Oct 22 0 11.7
Nov 26 0 13
Dec 24 0 11.4


Humidity and Wind

Jostedalsbreen has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (57.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (82.8%).

Wind in Jostedalsbreen is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and April. May’s average wind speed of around 3.2 knots (3.7 MPH or 6 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 8.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Jostedalsbreen.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 2.8 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Feb 2.4 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Mar 2.7 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Apr 2.8 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
May 3.2 Barely noticeable 8 Light breeze
Jun 3.1 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.7 Barely noticeable 7 Light breeze
Aug 2.3 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Sep 2.2 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Oct 2.3 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Nov 2.3 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Dec 2.7 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77.9%
Feb 77.5%
Mar 71%
Apr 63.6%
May 57.9%
Jun 59%
Jul 69.4%
Aug 75.1%
Sep 79.5%
Oct 80%
Nov 82.8%
Dec 82.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Jostedalsbreen?

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 Jostedalsbreen, Norway is May, followed by July 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 Jostedalsbreen in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 65.1 in February means 65.1% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Jostedalsbreen Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 63.8°F (17.7°C) and 40°F (4.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Jostedalsbreen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 61.5°F (16.4°C) and 34.5°F (1.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Jostedalsbreen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 40°F (4.4°C) and 31°F (-0.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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