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.



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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 35.8 32.8 29.1
Feb 35.1 32.2 28.5
Mar 37.2 33.9 30.1
Apr 41.5 37.7 33.5
May 49.5 44.9 40.2
Jun 53.7 49.1 44.4
Jul 59.9 54.7 49.8
Aug 58.8 54.1 49.4
Sep 53.6 50 46
Oct 46.6 43.6 40.1
Nov 41.8 38.7 34.8
Dec 38.8 35.6 31.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.1 0.4 -1.6
Feb 1.7 0.1 -1.9
Mar 2.9 1.1 -1.1
Apr 5.3 3.2 0.8
May 9.7 7.2 4.6
Jun 12.1 9.5 6.9
Jul 15.5 12.6 9.9
Aug 14.9 12.3 9.7
Sep 12 10 7.8
Oct 8.1 6.4 4.5
Nov 5.4 3.7 1.6
Dec 3.8 2 -0.1



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 0 2.2
Feb 27% 0 2.2
Mar 29% 0 2.6
Apr 26% 0 2.1
May 19% 0 1.6
Jun 18% 0 1.6
Jul 15% 0 2.1
Aug 20% 0 1.8
Sep 29% 0 3
Oct 40% 0 4.4
Nov 43% 0 4.1
Dec 39% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 0 5.6
Feb 27 0 5.6
Mar 29 0 6.6
Apr 26 0 5.3
May 19 0 4.1
Jun 18 0 4.1
Jul 15 0 5.3
Aug 20 0 4.6
Sep 29 0 7.6
Oct 40 0 11.2
Nov 43 0 10.4
Dec 39 0 10.2


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.

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 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
Jan 66.8%
Feb 70.2%
Mar 68.8%
Apr 68.4%
May 66.5%
Jun 69.2%
Jul 75.1%
Aug 73.9%
Sep 75.3%
Oct 73.4%
Nov 71.1%
Dec 69.4%


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

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 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.


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