When is the best time to go to Ålesund?

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

  • The best month for good weather in Ålesund is August
  • February is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, March, September, October and December

Annual weather in Ålesund

For full information about the climate and weather in Ålesund a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 38°F/40°F
February 36°F/40°F
March 38°F/41°F
April 41°F/45°F
May 47°F/50°F
June 52°F/54°F
July 56°F/59°F
August 58°F/61°F
September 54°F/58°F
October 49°F/52°F
November 43°F/47°F
December 40°F/43°F

Weather and climate in Ålesund

Ålesund enjoys a subpolar oceanic climate (with cool summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Ålesund is 49°F (ranging from 40°F in february to 61°F in august). Annual rainfall is 88.7in, with a minimum of 3.8in in may and a maximum of 10.3in in december.
  • Between january and april the climate is very unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 43°F and you can expect to have 5.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between may and june the climate is not good. The record temperature this month is 70°F and, in june, 8 days of rain are expected.
  • Between july and september the climate is okay. By early evening, the temperature averages 56°F and it rains in september about 9.4in.
  • In the month of october the climate is unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 50°F and it rains in october about 9.3in.
  • Between november and december the climate is very bad. The temperature rises to 43°F and you can expect to have 10.3in of rainfall/month during this period.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Ålesund

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Ålesund: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Ålesund

Find out when Ålesund has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Ålesund

  • Very low season in Ålesund
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, April, November and December.
  • Low season in Ålesund
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: May, June, September and October.
  • Peak season in Ålesund
    The largest number of tourists visiting Ålesund is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Ålesund month by month

Best time for low prices in Ålesund

Average prices of hotels in Ålesund month by month

Generally, February is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Ålesund. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, July is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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