The weather and what to pack

The climatic conditions are are both continental climate and tundra climate. There is on average 644mm rain annually but out of these days there is 151 with snow, 91 days with rain and 123 dry days. 

The weather through 2019 gives you a good pointer about the weather conditions at The Wolf Den:

January 2019:

Maximum temperature: +5,2 C (+41 F) January 10th               

Minimum temperature: -27,7 C (-17 F) January 28th               

Average: -10,6 C (12 F)                                                                   

Normal average: -12 C (10 F)

Maximum wind 20,3,m/s (January 10th)

Minimum wind 2,3 m/s

Precip: 51 mm, snowdepth: 72cm

February 2019:

Maximume temperature: +4,7 C (40 F) February 16th             

Minimum temperature: -25,1 C (-13 F) February 1st                 

Average: -9,9 C (14 F)                                                                       

Normal average: -10,7 C (13 F)

Maximum wind: 17,8 m/s (February 15th)

Minimum wind: 4 m/s

Precip: 64 mm, snowdepth: 86cm

March 2019:

Maximume temperature: +4,4 C (40 F) March 23rd

Minimum temperature: -25,8 C (-13 F) March 4th                                                                                          

Average: -7,9 C (18 F)

Normal average: -8,5 C (17 F)

Maximum wind: 16,5 m/s (March 21th)

Minimum wind: 4 m/s

Precip: 72 mm, snowdepth: 106cm

April 2019:

Maximum temperature: +13,9 C (57 F) April 26th 

Minimum temperature: -15,9 C (4 F)  April 11th     

Average: -1,4 C (29 F)                                                   

Normal average: -4 C (25 F)

Maximum wind: 11,3 m/s (April 1st)

Minimum wind: 2 m/s

Precip: 45 mm, snowdepth: 103 cm, down to 60 cm, April 30th

May 2019:

Maximum temperature: +16,1 C (61 F) May 20th                     

Minimum temperature: -12,2 C (10 F) May 5th                         

Average: +1,9 C (35 F)                                                                     

Normal average: +1,8 C (35 F)

Maximum wind: 11,4 m/s (May 30th)

Minimum wind:  4 m/s

Precip: 37 mm, snowdepth: 67 cm, down to 0 cm, May 20th

June 2019:

Maximum temperature: +22,3 C (74 F) June 7th                       

Minimum temperature: +0,4 C (33 F) June 1th                         

Average: +7,8 C (46 F)                                                                     

Normal average: +7 C (45 F)

Maximum wind: 11,6 m/s (June 1th)

Minimum wind: 4 m/s

Precip: 48 mm, snowdept: 0 cm

July 2019:

Maximum temperature: + 26,2 C (79 F) July 27th                     

Minimum temperature: +2,9 C (37 F) July 2nd                           

Average: +11,9 C (53 F)                                                                 

Normal average: +10,5 C (51 F)

Maximum wind: 9,9 m/s (July 28th)

Minimum wind: 3 m/s

Precip: 59 mm, snowdepth: 0 cm

August 2019:

Maximum temperature: +22,2 C (72 F) August 29th                 

Minimum temperature: +4,6 C (40 F) August 6th                     

Average: +11,3 C (52 F)                                                                   

Normal average: +9,3 C (48 F)

Maximum wind: 8,3 m/s (August 28th)

Minimum wind: 4 m/s

Precip: 39 mm, snowdepth: 0 cm

September 2019:

Maximum temperature: +20,9 C (70 F) September 1st           

Minimum temperature: -3,2 C (26 F) September 23rd

Average: +5,1 C (41 F)

Normal average: +4,2 C (40 F)

Maximum wind: 9,8 m/s (September 30th)

Minimum wind: 4 m/s

Precip: 54 mm, snowdepth: 0 cm

October 2019:

Maximum temperature: +3,7 C (39 F) October 7th                   

Minimum temperature: -12,0 C (10 F) October 20th                 

Average: -2,7 C (27 F)                                                                     

Normal average: -0,8 C (31 F)

Maximum wind: 14,2 m/s (October 25th)

Minimum wind: 2 m/s

Precip: 65 mm, snowdepth: 5-20 cm October 20th-30th 

November 2019:

Maximum temperature: -4,1 C (25 F) November 21st             

Minimum temperature: -19,9 C (-4 F) November 11th             

Average: -6,9 C (20 F)                                                                     

Normal average: -6 C (21 F)

Maximum wind: 15,9 (November 13th)

Minimum wind: 4 m/s

Precip: 55 mm, snowdepth: 60 cm

December 2019:

Maximum temperature: +4,7 C (40 F) Desember 29th             

Minimum temperature: -16,2 C (3 F) Desember 9th                 

Average: -5,4 C (22 F)                                                                     

Normal average: -9,4 C (15 F)

Maximum wind: 15,8 m/s (Desember 21st)

Minimum wind: 2,5 m/s

Precip: 55 mm, snowdepth: 76 mm

You do not have to be a polar explorer to come here. This is not the North pole, but we are still above the Arctic Circle and it can can be windy and cold. But there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. So pack the ordinary things to go where ever, but you are advised to pack the following items:

1. "The meaning of life is a pair of good shoes, cause it will take you places"

                                              -Unknown-

Bring a pair of comfertable waterproof hiking shoes with good suport (summer and winter)

2. A good fleece jacket (summer and winter)

3. Wool beanie (Like Arct`eryx Bird Head Touque in the winter and Arct`eryx  roh LTW beanie in summer).

4. Gloves are good in early autumn or late early spring, but mittens are best for winter. I have wool inner mittens with separate windproof mittans for winter. 

5. A wool neck gaitor.

Included, for you to keep, I will puchase wool inner layer top and bottom and one set of thin and one set of thick wool socks. Wool is the best insulasting clothing, you just have to trust me on that. During winter you can also use The Wolf Den`s headlamp and Tubs snowshoes. 

CONTACT US

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Cato Bye Johansen

Bjørnfjellplatået 63

8519 Narvik

Norway

stay@visitwolfden.com 

Phone: +4799402099

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