The climate of Ivalo is cold continental, with freezing winters and mild summers.
The city is located in northern Finland, in Lapland, south of Lake Inari. Since we are at the 68th parallel, so north of the Polar Circle, the sun does not rise (polar night) from December 4th to January 8th, while the sun can be seen at midnight from May 24th to July 21st. The white nights occur from April 15th to August 29th.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -13 °C (9 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 14.2 °C (58 °F). The lowest record is -48.9 °C (-56.0 °F), the highest is 31.7 °C (89 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Ivalo - Average temperatures
Min (°C)-18-17-12-6061073-3-11-16
Max (°C)-8-8-339151916103-4-7
Min (°F)011021324350453727123
Max (°F)181827374859666150372519

Precipitation amounts to 470 millimeters (18.5 inches) per year: it is therefore quite scarce. It ranges from 20 mm (0.8 in) in the driest months (February, March) to 75 mm (3 in) in the wettest ones (July, August). Here is the average precipitation.
Ivalo - Average precipitation


Best Time

The best time to visit Ivalo is the summer, from June to August, since it is the mildest season. However, you must take into account some rainy days and a bit of cold at night.