Climate Swedish Lapland
The northernmost region of Sweden is known as Swedish Lapland, and is distinguished by a harsh climate. Due to its subarctic climate, this area typically experiences long, cold winters and short, cool summers.
Long, cold winters with average lows below freezing from November to April are a feature of the subarctic climate. In Swedish Lapland, low winter temperatures can reach as low as -30 degrees Celsius.
Despite the cold temperatures, relatively little snow falls in the area, and the snow that does fall does not stay on the ground for long due to the often strong winds in the area.
Swedish Lapland experiences short, cool summers with average highs of about 10 degrees Celsius. Despite the long summer days with plenty of sunlight, the area feels much cooler than other parts of Sweden due to the cool temperatures and strong winds.
Swedish Lapland has long, bitterly cold winters with average lows below freezing and high winds. Snow does not fall often, but when it does, it quickly disappears from the landscape.
Swedish Lapland's spring is characterized by gradually rising temperatures and an increase in precipitation. Before summer arrives, the region experiences a brief period of mild weather as snow begins to melt.
Swedish Lapland experiences short, cool summers with average highs of about 10 degrees Celsius. Despite long hours of sunlight, the area feels much cooler than other parts of Sweden due to the cool temperatures and strong winds.
The autumn months of Swedish Lapland are characterized by rapidly falling temperatures and an increase in precipitation. Before the chilly, snowy winter begins, there is a brief period of mild weather in the region.
Climate Swedish Lapland by month
|Day temp. (°C)||-9||-8||-4||1||9||14||18||16||11||3||-3||-6|
|Night temp. (°C)||-15||-14||-11||-6||1||6||10||8||4||-1||-7||-11|
|Days with rain||3||3||5||8||13||14||17||15||14||9||5||4|
|Days with snow||18||16||18||14||6||-||-||-||1||8||13||18|
|Sun hours per day||1||3||5||6||10||1||10||9||7||5||2||1|
|Wind force (Bft)||2||2||3||2||2||3||2||2||2||2||2||2|