The best times to visit Kirkenes for ideal weather are

December 24th to February 4th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Kirkenes Travel Info

Weather in Kirkenes


Average temperatures in Kirkenes vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th 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 Kirkenes, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 61.8°F (16.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.1°F (9.5°C) at night.

Kirkenes Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kirkenes 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.

Kirkenes Perceived Temperature (F)


Kirkenes Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kirkenes 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 19.6 12.8 5.8
Feb 19.4 13.6 6.8
Mar 28.2 22.9 16.1
Apr 36.4 31.4 25.3
May 47.3 41.4 35.1
Jun 54 48 42
Jul 60.1 53.7 47.4
Aug 58.7 52.4 46.1
Sep 51.5 46.3 40.9
Oct 39 35.8 31.7
Nov 30.2 25.6 20.3
Dec 26.5 20.7 14.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -6.9 -10.7 -14.6
Feb -7 -10.2 -14
Mar -2.1 -5.1 -8.8
Apr 2.4 -0.3 -3.7
May 8.5 5.2 1.7
Jun 12.2 8.9 5.6
Jul 15.6 12.1 8.6
Aug 14.8 11.3 7.8
Sep 10.8 7.9 4.9
Oct 3.9 2.1 -0.2
Nov -1 -3.6 -6.5
Dec -3.1 -6.3 -9.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kirkenes are March, April, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Kirkenes? 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 Kirkenes.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 1.3
Feb 11% 0 1.3
Mar 3% 0 0.2
Apr 7% 0 0.6
May 10% 0 0.8
Jun 14% 0 1.3
Jul 15% 0 1.9
Aug 9% 0 0.9
Sep 8% 0 1
Oct 11% 0 1
Nov 8% 0 0.8
Dec 19% 0 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 3.3
Feb 11 0 3.3
Mar 3 0 0.5
Apr 7 0 1.5
May 10 0 2
Jun 14 0 3.3
Jul 15 0 4.8
Aug 9 0 2.3
Sep 8 0 2.5
Oct 11 0 2.5
Nov 8 0 2
Dec 19 0 4.8


Humidity and Wind

Kirkenes has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (63.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (83.7%).

Wind in Kirkenes is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by December and February. March’s average wind speed of around 10.2 knots (11.7 MPH or 18.8 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 early to mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 18.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 9.2 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
Feb 9.4 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Mar 10.2 Gentle breeze 17.2 Significant breeze
Apr 8.9 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
May 8.2 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Jun 8.6 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Jul 7.5 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Aug 6.8 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Sep 8 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Oct 8.9 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Nov 9.2 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Dec 9.7 Gentle breeze 17.1 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.4%
Feb 77.5%
Mar 72.1%
Apr 68.9%
May 63.8%
Jun 64.5%
Jul 70.5%
Aug 71.2%
Sep 75.8%
Oct 82.6%
Nov 83.7%
Dec 82.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kirkenes?

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 Kirkenes, 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 Kirkenes 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

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 50.7 in December means 50.7% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Kirkenes Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 55.6°F (13.1°C) and 22.9°F (-5.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 moderate precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kirkenes, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 54.9°F (12.7°C) and 28.7°F (-1.8°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Kirkenes to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 27.8°F (-2.3°C) and 17.3°F (-8.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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