The best times to visit Svolvaer for ideal weather are
June 11th 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.
Svolvaer Travel Guide
Other Svolvaer Travel Info
Weather in Svolvaer
Average temperatures in Svolvaer vary somewhat. 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 8th 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 Svolvaer, 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 61.8°F (16.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.9°F (11.1°C) at night.
Svolvaer Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Svolvaer 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.
Svolvaer Perceived Temperature (F)
Svolvaer Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Svolvaer 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 Svolvaer are July, June, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late July. For example, on the week of July 23rd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.
When can you find snow in Svolvaer? 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 Svolvaer.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Svolvaer (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
Svolvaer has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (66.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (75.3%).
Wind in Svolvaer is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is December, followed by March and November. December’s average wind speed of around 13.7 knots (15.7 MPH or 25.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 23.5 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Svolvaer.
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||12.2||Significant breeze||19.1||Strong breeze|
|Feb||12.7||Significant breeze||19.8||Strong breeze|
|Mar||13||Significant breeze||20.9||Strong breeze|
|Apr||11.3||Significant breeze||18.5||Strong breeze|
|May||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.7||Strong breeze|
|Jun||8.6||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.9||Gentle breeze||13.5||Strong breeze|
|Aug||7.9||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||10.1||Gentle breeze||16.4||Strong breeze|
|Oct||12||Significant breeze||18.8||Strong breeze|
|Nov||12.8||Significant breeze||20.4||Strong breeze|
|Dec||13.7||Significant breeze||21.3||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Svolvaer?
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 Svolvaer, 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 Svolvaer 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
Overall Svolvaer Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 53.4°F (11.9°C) and 35.5°F (1.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 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 the least precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Svolvaer, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 55.3°F (12.9°C) and 39.3°F (4.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 13 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 Svolvaer to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 39.3°F (4.1°C) and 34.5°F (1.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 12 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.