July Weather and When To Go
July is the warmest of all the months in Svalbard sometimes even reaching positive double figures.
During one of our recent charter expeditions the mercury even reached 17°C in the sun! Temperatures usually average between 3°C - 7°C though, so you can assume your trip will remain in positive degrees throughout.
Rainfall levels rise to 24mm in June and this is likely to come in drizzly rain and sleet rather than great downpours. Each year, ice conditions are hugely dependent on a number of factors: temperatures in winter, wind direction and, of course, to a certain extent, climate change. It is impossible to say how far north the pack ice will be from year to year and whether some of the ordinarily icy fjords will be covered in ice floes or not. If you travel to Svalbard aboard one of our ship charters, the experienced Captain and crew will analyse the weather and ice conditions and make routing decisions based on recent sightings and the locations they feel are most likely to offer successful wildlife opportunities.