Weather & Climate

Average summer conditions provide us some of the best Sea Kayaking conditions found world-wide. Constant daylight, comfortable temperatures, sheltered waters and great scenery all help making the experience unique even for beginners or first time paddlers.

Europe Annual Precipitation

Europe Annual Precipitation

Our guides obtain current weather forecasts daily and will choose the more sheltered areas providing good conditions for sea kayaking. If we against all expectations are unable to run a tour due to the weather being unsuitable for kayaking, you will be given the choice between rebooking for another day or you will receive a full refund.

The climate of the western coast is relatively mild due to the warm waters of the Golf current, which passes along the coastal strip, with comfortable summer temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius (59 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit). Occasionally temperature can rise to 25-30 degrees Celsius (77-86 degrees Fahrenheit). Water temperature varies from 4-8 degrees Celsius at spring to 18-20 degrees Celsius Mid summer.

Winds can occur during any time of the year, and may occasionally affect our itineraries and timing even though that is extremely rare. During 16 years of operation we have cancelled a total of 6 tours due to weather issues. Normally the fjords are sheltered from prevailing winds and conditions calm.

June to August Average Temperature

June to August Average Temperature

Western Norway does get a lot of rain during the year, specially on the coastline. During the summer months the rainfall is less and especially the Nærøyfjord sees very little rain at this time of the year, compared to the surrounding areas. Species of plants usually only found in Eastern Norway are commonly found in this region.

The spring bloom occurs as a light-induced maximum in March/April and another, melt water induced, maximum in May/June. The summer period from June to August is characterised by a continuous water runoff production that gradually slows down as most snow has melted. The autumn bloom is initiated by increased runoff in late September as the autumn sets in with more rainy days.
If you have time to pay us a visit in the autumn, you will see the mountains at their most beautiful, exploding in colour. Our guided tours are available until early or Mid October.

The Naeroyfjord on a rainy day

The Naeroyfjord on a rainy day

 

The inland and the mountain areas normally have cold winters with snow, some years causing the fjords to freeze over: The waterfalls all stop running and freeze up – snowfall soon covers the surrounding mountain peaks.

It is common to be spectators to snow avalanches up in the mountains while kayaking on our early spring tours.

The Naeroyfjord clearing up after a rainy day

The Naeroyfjord clearing up after a rainy day