Rost, where it's located

The climate of Røst is subpolar oceanic, with cold winters and very cool summers.
The village is located on the island of Røstlandet, in the southern part of the Lofoten islands, at the 67th parallel. Together with the neighboring island of Værøy, it is the only place in the world north of the Polar Circle to have an average temperature of the coldest month above freezing.
The sun does not rise (polar night) from December 14th to 29th, and does not set from May 29th to July 15th. The white nights occur as early as 18 April and until 28 August.
The average temperature of the coldest month (February) is of 1.1 °C (34 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 11.9 °C (53 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Rost - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)0-1025710108521
Max (°C)3335810131411864
Min (°F)323032364145505046413634
Max (°F)373737414650555752464339

Precipitation amounts to 625 millimeters (24.6 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 30 mm (1.2 in) in the driest months (May, June) to 80 mm (3.1 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Rost - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)705045403030404555807075625
Prec.(in)2.821.81.61.21.21.61.82.23.12.8324.6
Days16131211878912161516144

The sea temperature ranges between 5 °C (41 °F) and 12 °C (54 °F). So, it is cold all year round. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Rost - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)655569111211987
Temp (°F)434141414348525452484645

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Best Time


The best time to visit Røst 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.