The best times to visit Narvik for ideal weather are

July 2nd 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 Narvik Travel Info

Weather in Narvik

Temperature

Average temperatures in Narvik 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 9th 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 Narvik, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 65°F (18.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.4°F (10.8°C) at night.

Narvik Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Narvik Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Narvik Perceived Temperature (F)

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Narvik Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Narvik 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 26.7 22.4 17.7
Feb 30.6 25.6 20.6
Mar 34.3 29.4 24.4
Apr 40.3 34.9 29.4
May 50.4 44 37.5
Jun 56.7 50.5 44.3
Jul 62.6 56.1 50
Aug 60.3 53.9 48.3
Sep 53.4 48.5 43.8
Oct 42.4 38.6 34.7
Nov 38.1 33.5 29.3
Dec 33.4 29 24.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -2.9 -5.3 -7.9
Feb -0.8 -3.6 -6.3
Mar 1.3 -1.4 -4.2
Apr 4.6 1.6 -1.4
May 10.2 6.7 3.1
Jun 13.7 10.3 6.8
Jul 17 13.4 10
Aug 15.7 12.2 9.1
Sep 11.9 9.2 6.6
Oct 5.8 3.7 1.5
Nov 3.4 0.8 -1.5
Dec 0.8 -1.7 -4.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Narvik are January, May, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Narvik? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Narvik is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Narvik.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 12% 12.8 1.5
Feb 26% 18.7 2.7
Mar 37% 21 3.8
Apr 29% 18.5 3.2
May 23% 10.2 1.8
Jun 30% 1.5 2.7
Jul 29% 0 3.6
Aug 26% 6.1 2.4
Sep 35% 4.1 4.1
Oct 36% 7 4.1
Nov 35% 7.8 4.6
Dec 41% 9.8 5.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12 32.5 3.8
Feb 26 47.5 6.9
Mar 37 53.3 9.7
Apr 29 47 8.1
May 23 25.9 4.6
Jun 30 3.8 6.9
Jul 29 0 9.1
Aug 26 15.5 6.1
Sep 35 10.4 10.4
Oct 36 17.8 10.4
Nov 35 19.8 11.7
Dec 41 24.9 15

 

Humidity and Wind

Narvik has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (49% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (66.7%).

Wind in Narvik is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by March and February. December’s average wind speed of around 5.6 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.4 KPH) is considered “a light 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 12.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 4.9 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.2 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.6 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Jul 3.4 Barely noticeable 5.9 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Sep 4.2 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.6 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55.6%
Feb 58.9%
Mar 54.6%
Apr 53.1%
May 49%
Jun 57%
Jul 65.3%
Aug 66.7%
Sep 65.1%
Oct 62.7%
Nov 61.7%
Dec 59.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Narvik?

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 Narvik, Norway is August, followed by April and May. 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 Narvik in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 61.1 in October means 61.1% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Narvik Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 59.3°F (15.2°C) and 31.6°F (-0.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 11 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Narvik, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 56.4°F (13.6°C) and 35.3°F (1.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 11 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 Narvik to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 35.2°F (1.8°C) and 24.3°F (-4.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 13 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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