Svalbard
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Svalbard

The best time to visit Svalbard is from June until September, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Svalbard is 3°C in July and the lowest is -12°C in March.

Svalbard has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Svalbard or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Svalbard weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -9 -10 -12 -8 -2 1 3 3 1 -3 -7 -8
Precipitation (mm) 27 20 20 11 18 12 18 20 24 30 27 27

Climate data from city: Longyearbyen




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Svalbard weather

The Svalbard weather for will be ° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day. The water temperature is -2°C.

The Svalbard weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Longyearbyen.

Svalbard 14 day weather forecast

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Climate Svalbard

Svalbard has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. 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.

Svalbard

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -9 -10 -12 -8 -2 1 3 3 1 -3 -7 -8
Night temp. (°C) -14 -16 -18 -15 -7 -2 1 0 -3 -8 -12 -14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 27 20 20 11 18 12 18 20 24 30 27 27
Days with rain 4 4 6 7 6 7 12 10 12 10 6 4
Days with snow 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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 2 6 2 0 0
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
UV-index 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1

Climate data from city: Longyearbyen

Svalbard weather by month

What is the average Svalbard weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Svalbard?

Svalbard lies in a straight line about 12,400 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Longyearbyen).

How long is the flight to Svalbard?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Svalbard is approximately 15 h. 40 min.

How many inhabitants are there in Svalbard?

Svalbard has approximately 2,165 inhabitants.

How big is Svalbard?

The area of Svalbard is around 62,049 km². It is 20x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Svalbard?

The capital of Svalbard is Longyearbyen.

What is the area code of Svalbard?

The area code to call Svalbard is +47.