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When is the best time to go to Kiruna

When is the best time to go to Kiruna, depending on the weather and climate.
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When is the best time to visit Kiruna?

In general the best time to visit Kiruna is probably July, when the weather is usually great. The hottest months are June, July, August, while the coldest months are January, February, December.
Depending on the activities you want to experience, you may choose different months to visit:
  • In general, it’s pleasant to walk and do outdoor activities during .
  • If you want to avoid wet weather, then your choice is October, November, December with the lowest chance of rain.

Average weather in Kiruna in different months

This is the average weather in Kiruna for each month based on historic data:

July usually has good weather. Average maximum temperature reaches +16°C during July.

In January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December the weather is OK. Expect around 32 snowy days, and the precipitation amounts to approximately 35 mm in November.

Climate in Kiruna

Here is the detailed breakdown of the climate in Kiruna for each month:
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Average Temperature

Here are the average maximum and minimum temperatures in Kiruna during the whole year:
The hottest month in Kiruna is July with average maximum temperature going up to +16°C. The coldest month is January with the lowest temperatures of -17°C.


The temperature feels different depending on humidity. Here is how humidity in Kiruna looks throughout the year, in %:
The most humid month in Kiruna is November with average humidity going up to 84%. The least humid month is June with an average humidity of 65%.


Amount of rainfall in mm. in Kiruna during the whole year based on historical data:
The sunniest and driest month is March with approximately 5 sunny days and a total precipitation of around 1 mm. The rainiest and wettest month is July with approximately 11 rainy days and 106 mm of total precipitation.


Amount of snow in mm. in Kiruna during the whole year based on historical data:
The snowiest month is November with approximately 5 snowy days.


Frequently asked questions about the weather in Kiruna:

What is the hottest month in Kiruna?

The hottest month in Kiruna is July with average maximum temperature of +16°C.

What is the coldest month in Kiruna?

The coldest month in Kiruna is January with minimum temperatures of -17°C.

Is Kiruna worth visiting in winter?

Winter in Kiruna could be a good time to visit, as the weather is generally ok.

When does it rain the least in Kiruna?

if you're looking to visit Kiruna when it rains the least, you should plan your trip for July, August, June. During this time, rainfall is rare with the driest month being February with only 1 mm of rain.

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Monthly weather in Kiruna

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Kiruna, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.