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

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

Lakselv is a coastal city in Norway. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 2168 people. The water temperature around Lakselv changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 1.7°C (35°F) in March up to 9°C (48.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 5°C (42°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Lakselv 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 Lakselv?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Lakselv is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Lakselv?

Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to Lakselv. A good spot nearby is Unstad, which is almost 316.5km (196.6miles) away from Lakselv. Click here for more information on Unstad and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Smitingen, which is roughly 560.3km (348miles) away from Lakselv. Another fun surfspot is Smitingen, located roughly 560.3km (348miles) from Lakselv.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Lakselv. The next good beach is Kangasjärvi, which is almost 553.4km (343.7miles) away from Lakselv. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Ruissalo, which is roughly 671.5km (417.1miles) away from Lakselv.

What wetsuit is needed for Lakselv?

The water temperature around Lakselv is very cold, reaching up to 9°C (48°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, temperatures cool down to roughly 2°C (35°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Lakselv?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 4 to 9°C (39-48°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to Lakselv: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Lakselv...

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