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.
Climate data from city: Longyearbyen
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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
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 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 15,771 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Longyearbyen).
How long is the flight to Svalbard?
The flight time from Auckland Airport to Svalbard is approximately 19 h. 10 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 4,5x 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.