Svalbard

Best time to visit, climate and weather Svalbard

Best time to visit Svalbard

Best time to visit Svalbard

The best time to visit Svalbard is from july until september, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Svalbard is 6° in july and the lowest is -7° in march.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Svalbard or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 10 years.

Best time to visit and climate Svalbard

Climate data from: Longyearbyen
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Day
max °C
MM
rain
Snow
days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
-5° -4° -7° -6° -3° -6°
MM
rain
27 mm 20 mm 20 mm 11 mm 18 mm 12 mm 18 mm 20 mm 24 mm 30 mm 27 mm 27 mm
Snow
days
15 15 14 13 16 8 1 2 5 12 14 15
Holiday Svalbard

Holiday Svalbard

Hotels and apartments in Svalbard

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Climate Svalbard

Climate Svalbard

Climate Svalbard per Month
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Svalbard there is the tundra climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Svalbard is -4° degrees and there is about 255 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 178 days a year with an average humidity of 90% and an UV-index of 2.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
-5° -4° -7° -6° -3° -6°
Night
min °C
-14° -16° -18° -15° -7° -2° -3° -8° -12° -14°
MM
rain
27 mm 20 mm 20 mm 11 mm 18 mm 12 mm 18 mm 20 mm 24 mm 30 mm 27 mm 27 mm
Rain
days
4 4 6 7 6 7 12 10 12 10 6 4
Snow
days
15 15 14 13 16 8 1 2 5 12 14 15
Dry
days
12 9 11 10 9 15 18 19 13 9 10 12
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
Average
UV-index
2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1
 

Climate Svalbard january

On average, it is maximum -5° in january in Svalbard and at least around -14° degrees. In january there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 15 days in january.

Climate Svalbard february

On average, it is maximum -4° in february in Svalbard and at least around -16° degrees. In february there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 15 days in february.

Climate Svalbard march

On average, it is maximum -7° in march in Svalbard and at least around -18° degrees. In march there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 14 days in march.

Climate Svalbard april

On average, it is maximum -6° in april in Svalbard and at least around -15° degrees. In april there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 11 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 13 days in april.

Climate Svalbard may

On average, it is maximum 0° in may in Svalbard and at least around -7° degrees. In may there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 16 days in may.

Climate Svalbard june

On average, it is maximum 2° in june in Svalbard and at least around -2° degrees. In june there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 12 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 8 days in june.

Climate Svalbard july

On average, it is maximum 6° in july in Svalbard and at least around 1° degrees. In july there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm. The it will be dry 18 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 1 day in july.

Climate Svalbard august

On average, it is maximum 6° in august in Svalbard and at least around 0° degrees. In august there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 2 days in august.

Climate Svalbard september

On average, it is maximum 5° in september in Svalbard and at least around -3° degrees. In september there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 5 days in september.

Climate Svalbard october

On average, it is maximum 1° in october in Svalbard and at least around -8° degrees. In october there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 12 days in october.

Climate Svalbard november

On average, it is maximum -3° in november in Svalbard and at least around -12° degrees. In november there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 14 days in november.

Climate Svalbard december

On average, it is maximum -6° in december in Svalbard and at least around -14° degrees. In december there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 15 days in december.

14 day weather forecast Svalbard

14 day weather forecast Svalbard

The weather for Longyearbyen in Svalbard will be -2° till 1° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Svalbard is based on the weather in Longyearbyen.

Weather forecast this week
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Mo
20 May
Tu
21 May
We
22 May
Th
23 May
Fr
24 May
Sa
25 May
Su
26 May
  Enkele wolken Helder hemel Helder hemel Enkele wolken Mix Sneeuw / rain Enkele wolken Enkele wolken
Max (°C) -2° -3° -3° -2° -3° -4° -4°
Min (°C) -5° -6° -6° -6° -5° -7° -7°
Rainfall (mm) 0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0.1
mm
0
mm
0
mm
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 15% 0% 0%
Snowfall and snow cover
Snowfall (cm) 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0.1cm 0cm 0cm
Snow cover (cm) 10cm 10cm 10cm 10cm 10cm 10cm 10cm
UV-index
UV-index 3 4 4 4 3 4 4

Weather forecast next week
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Mo
27 May
Tu
28 May
We
29 May
Th
30 May
Fr
31 May
Sa
1 Jun
Su
2 Jun
  Broken wolken Lichte sneeuw Lichte sneeuw Gespreide bewolking Lichte sneeuw Broken wolken Gespreide bewolking
Max (°C) -3° -2°
Min (°C) -6° -5° -3° -3° -1° -1° -2°
Rainfall (mm) 0
mm
0.4
mm
0.3
mm
0.3
mm
0.9
mm
0.2
mm
0.1
mm
Rainfall (%) 0% 20% 15% 15% 35% 15% 15%
Snowfall and snow cover
Snowfall (cm) 0cm 0.4cm 0.3cm 0cm 0.9cm 0cm 0cm
Snow cover (cm) 10cm 10cm 11cm 11cm 12cm 12cm 12cm
UV-index
UV-index 2 3 2 3 2 3 3
About Svalbard

About Svalbard

Svalbard is in the continental part Europa and the capital is Longyearbyen. The total surface is 62.049 km² with 124 km of coastline and the population consists of 2.165 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 4x as small as United Kingdom. If you want to call Svalbard you have to use +47 or 0047 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +475012457809 or 00475012457809.

Svalbard is in a straight line at 3.058 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 4 hour and 45 min.

Time difference Svalbard

Time difference Svalbard

In Svalbard it is now 12:57 o’clock in the afternoon on monday 20 may 2019. That is 1 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Svalbard is Arctic/Longyearbyen and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

Currency Svalbard

Currency Svalbard

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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Vaccinations Svalbard

Vaccinations Svalbard

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Svalbard.

  • Tekenencefalitis