Karasjok, where it's located

The climate of Karasjok is cold continental, with freezing winters and mild summers.
The village is located in the north of Norway, in the continental part of Finmark, the Norwegian part of Lapland. Since we are at the 69th parallel, ie north of the Polar Circle, the sun does not rise (polar night) from November 29 to January 13, and does not set (midnight sun) from May 20 to July 24. The white nights occur as early as April 13th and until August 31st.
In winter, the temperature can reach -35/-40 °C (-40/-31 °F) on the coldest days. In January 1999, it reached as low as -51 °C (-60 °F). Sometimes, the night temperature can drop to 0 °C (32 °F) even in summer. On the contrary, in July 2014, the temperature reached 30 °C (86 °F). By August, the temperature already starts to drop compared to July.
The average temperature of the coldest month (February) is of -15.8 °C (4 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 13.1 °C (56 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Karasjok - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-21-21-11-705852-4-13-16
Max (°C)-10-10-2310151816113-4-6
Min (°F)-6-6121932414641362593
Max (°F)141428375059646152372521

Precipitation amounts to 365 millimeters (14.4 inches) per year: it is therefore quite scarce. It ranges from 15 mm (0.6 in) in the driest months (February, March, April, December) to 70 mm (2.8 in) in the wettest (July). Here is the average precipitation.
Karasjok - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)201515152540706040352015365
Prec.(in)0.80.60.60.611.62.82.41.61.40.80.614.4
Days6555681111987687

On average, there are around 1,100 sunshine hours per year. So, the sun doesn't shine often. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Karasjok - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours014656642200

Karasjok

Best Time


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