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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Kirkenes, Norway

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Kirkenes...

Kirkenes is a coastal city in Norway. It is a fairly dense town close to the water with a population of 3282 people. The water temperature around Kirkenes has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 1.3°C (34.3°F) in March up to 8.2°C (46.7°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 5°C (41°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Kirkenes is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Kirkenes?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Kirkenes is ca:
2°C (36°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Kirkenes?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to Kirkenes. A good spot nearby is Unstad, which is almost 433.3km (269.1miles) away from Kirkenes. Click here to check out more information on Unstad and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Smitingen, which is roughly 623.4km (387.2miles) away from Kirkenes. Another good surfspot is Smitingen, located approximately 623.4km (387.2miles) from Kirkenes.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in close proximity to Kirkenes. A beach that might be worth checking out is Kangasjärvi, which is 583.5km (362.4miles) away from Kirkenes. If you have some extra time, you can also try Hietaniemi beach, which is approximately 683.3km (424.4miles) away from Kirkenes.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Kirkenes?

The sea temperature around Kirkenes is very cold, reaching up to 8°C (47°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures come down to roughly 1°C (34°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Kirkenes?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 1 to 6°C (34-43°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during fall when temperatures range from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to Kirkenes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Kirkenes...

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