Best Time To Visit Kiruna, Sweden

Best Time To Go To Kiruna

Located just 145 kilometer north of the Arctic Circle, Kiruna in Sweden experiences a subarctic climate. It has long freezing winters and short cool summers. The best time to visit Kiruna is during summers when the weather conditions are favorable and you get to witness the unique occurrence of Midnight Sun. Below is a rough idea of Kiruna’s climatic conditions which would allow you to plan a trip round the town’s weather.

  • Summer – June through August: The best time to visit Kiruna is summers. City is packed with visitors and locals enjoy long days as the sun never sets, or it does only for few hours only to come up soon! This is a peak season so the prices of accommodation and flights may rise quite high but the almost perfect weather makes it a delight to enjoy outdoor activities and to experience a rare occurrence – Midnight Sun!
  • Spring – March through May: Locals welcome spring and bid adieu to a long winter season starting March. Although it may still be cold, weather in Kiruna starts to change as the month progress and city looks even more beautiful with spring blossoms all around!
  • Autumn – September: With days getting shorter, the hotels start to slash down the prices and the attractions in the city have limited visiting hours or some close down. This is an off-season where you might not see much of visitor around.
  • Winters – November through March: Another good season to visit Kiruna, if you are into winter sports and are ready to be mesmerized by Nature! Harsh weather and very few hours of sunlight don’t attract many visitors. If you are brave enough to weather the conditions, then you will be generously rewarded in the form of Northern Lights, Polar Night and Dog sledging, apart from a lovely Christmas of course!

Climate in Kiruna

Know weather for your travel dates:

26-May-2018
Today 26 May

58

41

Partly cloudy until evening.

Wind:2.61 m/s

Humidity:53%

Precipitation:0%

  • Sun 27 May
    67 | 49

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Mon 28 May
    55 | 39

    Partly cloudy in the morning and breezy until evening.

  • Tue 29 May
    49 | 35

    Breezy until afternoon and partly cloudy starting in the evening.

  • Wed 30 May
    60 | 40

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Thu 31 May
    69 | 45

    Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.

  • Fri 01 Jun
    64 | 42

    Mostly cloudy until evening.

Month wise Weather in Kiruna

Average Temperature in Kiruna by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 18℉

Minimum temperature: -24℉

Maximum temperature: 36℉

Feb

Average temperature: 16℉

Minimum temperature: -6℉

Maximum temperature: 43℉

Mar

Average temperature: 21℉

Minimum temperature: -4℉

Maximum temperature: 36℉

Apr

Average temperature: 25℉

Minimum temperature: 1℉

Maximum temperature: 41℉

May

Average temperature: 34℉

Minimum temperature: 18℉

Maximum temperature: 50℉

Jun

Average temperature: 48℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Jul

Average temperature: 52℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Aug

Average temperature: 49℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 61℉

Sep

Average temperature: 42℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 59℉

Oct

Average temperature: 32℉

Minimum temperature: 14℉

Maximum temperature: 43℉

Nov

Average temperature: 19℉

Minimum temperature: -8℉

Maximum temperature: 36℉

Dec

Average temperature: 23℉

Minimum temperature: -6℉

Maximum temperature: 43℉

Highest temperature in Kiruna is recorded as 71.6℉ in July.

Lowest temperature in Kiruna is recorded as -23.8℉ in January.

Average Rain in Kiruna by Month (in mm)

  • 120
  • 90
  • 60
  • 30 0
Jan

Average Rain: 39.01 mm

Minimum Rain: 1.52 mm

Maximum Rain: 173.43 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 21.57 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 80.53 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 25.27 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 92.9 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 23.23 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 94.43 mm

May

Average Rain: 21.93 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 272.49 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 22.24 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 116.13 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 103.43 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 826.86 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 76.08 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 323.64 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 36.28 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 342.17 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 40.05 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 393.31 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 45.06 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 227.62 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 48 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 190.44 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Kiruna is 826.86 mm in July.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Kiruna is February.

Average Humidity in Kiruna by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 70%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Feb

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Mar

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 64%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Apr

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

May

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Jun

Average Humidity: 65%

Minimum Humidity: 43%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Jul

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Aug

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Sep

Average Humidity: 87%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Oct

Average Humidity: 89%

Minimum Humidity: 76%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Nov

Average Humidity: 89%

Minimum Humidity: 80%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Dec

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Most humid month in Kiruna is October.

Least humid month in Kiruna is June.

Best time to visit Kiruna Attractions in May