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Best time to visit Lofoten, Norway

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The best time to visit Lofoten is February-November

Are you looking to travel to Lofoten and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Lofoten is February-November due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Lofoten can rise to a maximum of 14℃ (58℉). In the colder months such as February, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 0℃ (33℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Lofoten, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Lofoten in November – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Lofoten below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

August

Lofoten seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Lofoten as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Lofoten is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Lofoten

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Lofoten for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Lofoten climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Lofoten for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Lofoten in January

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lofoten in February

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lofoten in March

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lofoten in April

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lofoten in May

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lofoten in June

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lofoten in July

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lofoten in August

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lofoten in September

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Lofoten in October

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lofoten in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lofoten in December

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lofoten in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Lofoten is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 13℃ (56℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Lofoten is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Lofoten is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Lofoten, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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