When is the best time to go to Lapland?

When is the best time to go to Lapland? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In July, the weather is good across more than 48% of the territory of Lapland
  • The best months to go to Rovaniemi are June, July and August
  • July is the hottest month in Rovaniemi, and the coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months in this city are May, June, July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are Rovaniemi, Kittilä, Pajala, Ranua, Arvidsjaur, Jokkmokk, Kolari, Lycksele, Pello and Piteå, with good weather at least 3 months a year
  • July is the best month for swimming in Tornio


For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Lapland for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 5°F to 32°F
1 to 10 days*
February 5°F to 32°F
1 to 9 days*
March 11°F to 32°F
1 to 15 days*
April 22°F to 41°F
1 to 13 days*
May 29°F to 54°F
2 to 10 days*
June 40°F to 65°F
3 to 11 days*
July 50°F to 70°F
3 to 12 days*
August 47°F to 67°F
3 to 10 days*
September 38°F to 58°F
3 to 11 days*
October 23°F to 45°F
3 to 12 days*
November 14°F to 40°F
1 to 11 days*
December 9°F to 36°F
2 to 11 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Lapland by cities

Chargement en cours
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi

The best months to go to Rovaniemi are june, july and august.

Ivalo

Ivalo

The best time to go to Ivalo is july.

Mourmansk

Mourmansk

The best months to go to Mourmansk are july and august.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Lapland

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Lapland and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Rovaniemi, Ivalo, Mourmansk, Oulanka National Park and Saariselkä, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Where to go in Lapland?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Rovaniemi18°F20°F27°F36°F52°F63°F68°F65°F54°F40°F31°F25°F
Ivalo18°F18°F25°F32°F45°F58°F63°F59°F50°F36°F29°F23°F
Mourmansk16°F20°F27°F36°F49°F58°F67°F61°F52°F38°F29°F23°F
Oulanka National Park18°F20°F27°F36°F50°F61°F68°F63°F52°F38°F31°F23°F
Saariselkä18°F18°F25°F32°F45°F58°F63°F59°F50°F36°F29°F23°F
Tromso23°F23°F29°F36°F43°F50°F58°F56°F50°F38°F32°F29°F
Alta23°F23°F27°F34°F41°F52°F61°F58°F52°F40°F32°F27°F
Kemi22°F23°F29°F36°F49°F58°F65°F63°F56°F43°F36°F29°F
Lulea23°F23°F29°F38°F49°F58°F65°F63°F56°F43°F36°F31°F
Abisko14°F16°F22°F29°F34°F45°F56°F52°F45°F31°F23°F18°F
Enontekiö16°F16°F22°F31°F41°F56°F63°F59°F50°F34°F25°F22°F
Honningsvåg32°F32°F32°F38°F43°F49°F54°F54°F50°F43°F40°F36°F
Inari (Lake Inari)18°F18°F25°F34°F47°F58°F65°F61°F52°F38°F29°F23°F
Inari Lake (Inarijärvi)18°F18°F25°F34°F47°F58°F65°F61°F52°F38°F29°F23°F
Kebnekaise13°F16°F23°F32°F38°F52°F61°F58°F49°F32°F23°F18°F
Kilpisjärvi16°F16°F20°F29°F36°F49°F58°F54°F45°F32°F25°F22°F
Kirkenes22°F22°F27°F34°F45°F52°F59°F58°F50°F40°F32°F27°F
Kiruna14°F16°F23°F32°F41°F58°F63°F59°F50°F34°F25°F20°F
Kittilä18°F20°F27°F36°F50°F61°F68°F63°F54°F38°F29°F23°F
Lemmenjoki National park (Lemmenjoen kansallispuisto)18°F18°F25°F32°F45°F58°F63°F59°F50°F36°F29°F23°F

Legend:

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather



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Is this weather information for Lapland reliable?

Climate data for Lapland has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Lapland allows us to determine the average for each month in Rovaniemi, Ivalo, Mourmansk, Oulanka National Park, Saariselkä, Tromso, Alta, Kemi, and 46 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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