Best Time To Visit Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen has an arctic type of climate, however the area is warm and wet due to the influence of the North Atlantic Current.

  • Summer: June – September: Average summer temperatures hover around 5 °C during the day, dipping to about 1 °C or lower at night.
  • Winter: October – May: Winter temperatures are below freezing at around -13 °C with temperatures at night dipping to -17 °C.

The town experiences polar night from 27 October to 14 February and midnight sun from 19 April through 23 August. Naturally, summer is the best time to visit.

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Highest temperature in Longyearbyen is recorded as 53.6℉ in July and September.

Lowest temperature in Longyearbyen is recorded as -9.4℉ in March.

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Maximum rain recorded in Longyearbyen is 38.71 mm in December.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Longyearbyen are May, June, July, August, September, October and November.

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Most humid month in Longyearbyen is September.

Least humid month in Longyearbyen is May.