Kautokeino, where it's located

The climate of Kautokeino is cold continental, with freezing winters and mild summers.
The city is located in northern Norway, in the continental part of Finmark, at an altitude of 380 meters (1,250 feet). Since we are at the 69th parallel, that is, north of the Arctic Circle, the sun does not rise (polar night) from December 2nd to January 10th, and does not set (midnight sun) from May 22nd to July 23rd. The white nights occur as early as April 14th and until August 30th.
In winter, the temperature can reach -35/-40 °C (-40/-31 °F) on the coldest days. In January 1987, it reached -43.5 °C (-46.3 °F), and in January 1999, as low as -50 °C (-58 °F). Sometimes, the night temperature can drop to 0 °C (32 °F) even in summer. Instead, in July 2014 and 2018, 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 (January) is of -14.8 °C (5 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 12.2 °C (54 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Kautokeino - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-20-19-16-10-24761-5-14-18
Max (°C)-10-9-50614171491-6-8
Min (°F)-4-231428394543342370
Max (°F)141623324357635748342118

Precipitation amounts to 405 millimeters (15.9 inches) per year: it is therefore quite scarce. It ranges from 15 mm (0.6 in) in the driest months (February, March) to 70 mm (2.8 in) in the wettest (July). Here is the average precipitation.
Kautokeino - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)201515202550706545352520405
Prec.(in)0.80.60.60.8122.82.61.81.410.815.9
Days65667911111098693

Kautokeino

Best Time


The best time to visit Kautokeino 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.