Travel Guide

Altitude and Weather

The weather across the Arctic can vary depending on a wide range of factors. it is important, wherever you’re destination to always keep an eye on forecasts to plan accordingly. Many of the hotels ans accommodation will have reports posted in public areas and there are a range of websites and apps that can help plan ahead.

Altitude and Weather

The altitude can change quickly when travelling across Lapland with the difference going from sea level up to heights well over 2000 meters. With the change of altitude, you can also find a change in the weather, so it is important, as with any activities in the mountains, to the be prepared for all eventualities.

It is this change from sea level on the Norwegian coast and over the mountain range into Sweden that can regularly cause the blue hole over Abisko – a weather phenomenon that has landed the region one of the best for Northern Lights activities in the world.

Kiruna climate

Average temperature July: 11° C. (53° F)
Average temperature January: -14° C (6° F)

Luleå climate

Average temperature July: 15° C (59° F)
Average temperature January: -12° C (11° F)

Rovaniemi climate

Average temperature July: 15° C (59° F)
Average temperature January: -12° C (10° F)

Tromsø climate

Average temperature July: 12° C (53° F)
Average temperature January: -5° C (23° F)