Vardo, where it's located

The climate of Vardø is subarctic, with very cold winters and very cool to quite cold summers.
The village is located in the extreme north-east of Norway, on a small island, overlooking the Barents Sea, which remains ice-free even in winter due to the Gulf Stream. Since we are at the 70th parallel, therefore north of the Polar Circle, the sun does not rise (polar night) from November 24th to January 19th, and does not set (midnight sun) from May 16th to July 28th. The white nights occur as early as April 10th and until September 2nd.
The average temperature of the coldest month (February) is of -4.6 °C (24 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 9.8 °C (50 °F). During the coldest winters, the temperature dropped to -20 °C (-4 °F) in January 1979, and to -21 °C (-6 °F) in January 1999. In summer, it reached 25.5 °C (78 °F) in July 2018. Here are the average temperatures.
Vardo - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-7-7-5-2158851-3-5
Max (°C)-2-2-12591212951-1
Min (°F)191923283441464641342723
Max (°F)282830364148545448413430

Precipitation amounts to 625 millimeters (24.6 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 35 mm (1.4 in) in the driest month (May) to 70 mm (2.8 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Vardo - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)605040403540605545706060625
Prec.(in)2.421.61.61.41.62.42.21.82.82.42.424.6
Days15121210889911151314137

The sea temperature ranges between 3 °C (37 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F). So, it is cold all year round. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Vardo - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)4333468108765
Temp (°F)393737373943465046454341

Vardo

Best Time


The best time to visit Vardø is the summer, in July and August, since they are the mildest months. However, you must take into account cloudy skies, some rain and a bit of cold.