When is the best time to go to Spitzberg?

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

  • The coldest months are February and March
  • The rainiest months are January, August, September, October and November

Annual weather in Spitzberg

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

January 13°F/20°F
February 13°F/18°F
March 11°F/16°F
April 14°F/22°F
May 27°F/31°F
June 34°F/36°F
July 38°F/40°F
August 38°F/40°F
September 32°F/38°F
October 23°F/29°F
November 16°F/23°F
December 13°F/20°F

Weather and climate in Spitzberg

Spitzberg (Svalbard) enjoys a tundra climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Spitzberg is 27°F (ranging from 16°F in march to 40°F in july). Annual rainfall is 23.5in, with a minimum of 1in in april and a maximum of 2.9in in september.
  • Between january and december the climate is the worst possible. It is for example 20°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains about 1.4in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Spitzberg

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

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Spitzberg

Find out when Spitzberg (Svalbard) 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 Spitzberg

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

Figure: Visitor index for Spitzberg (Svalbard) month by month

Best time for low prices in Spitzberg

Average prices of hotels in Spitzberg month by month

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

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Average price for flights to Spitzberg

A return flight between London and Spitzberg (Svalbard) is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 304 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 296 more for your airline ticket to Spitzberg if you go in july.

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Other cities and places near Spitzberg (Svalbard)

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