When is the best time to go to Lofoten?

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

  • The best months in Lofoten are July and August
  • February is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are November and December

Annual weather in Lofoten

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

January 36°F/38°F
February 34°F/38°F
March 36°F/38°F
April 40°F/41°F
May 43°F/47°F
June 49°F/52°F
July 54°F/56°F
August 54°F/58°F
September 52°F/54°F
October 47°F/49°F
November 41°F/45°F
December 38°F/41°F

Weather and climate in Lofoten

Lofoten enjoys a subpolar oceanic climate (with cool summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Lofoten is 47°F (ranging from 38°F in february to 58°F in august). Annual rainfall is 45.5in, with a minimum of 2.2in in june and a maximum of 5.8in in november.
  • Between the months of january and april the climate is very bad. At lunchtime, it's 40°F in average and it rains about 16% of the time in april.
  • Between may and june the climate is bad. The record temperature this month is 67°F and it rains about 12% of the time in june.
  • Between july and august the climate is just OK. It is for example 58°F as maximum temperature in august and it rains about 19% of the time in august.
  • Between the months of september and october the climate is not good. It is for example 49°F as maximum temperature in october and it rains in october about 4.4in.
  • Between november and december the climate is very unfavorable. It is for example 41°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 4.7in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Lofoten

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Lofoten: 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)

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Lofoten

Find out when Lofoten 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 Lofoten

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

Figure: Visitor index for Lofoten month by month

Best time for low prices in Lofoten

Average prices of hotels in Lofoten month by month

Generally, October is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Lofoten. 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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