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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Lofoten Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Lofoten Basin...

Lofoten Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Lofoten Basin has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.5°C (36.5°F) in April up to 9.9°C (49.9°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 6°C (43°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Lofoten Basin 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 Lofoten Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Lofoten Basin is approximately:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near Lofoten Basin?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Lofoten Basin. The closest decent spot is Unstad, which is more than 272.5km (169.3miles) away from Lofoten Basin. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Unstad and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Ulla, which is ca 509.8km (316.6miles) away from Lofoten Basin. Another surfspot is Ulla, located 509.8km (316.6miles) from Lofoten Basin.

Are there nice beaches near Lofoten Basin?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Lofoten Basin. A beach, which is not too far away, is Kangasjärvi, which is almost 794.2km (493.3miles) away from Lofoten Basin. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Thurso, 833.4km (517.7miles) away from Lofoten Basin.

What wetsuit do I need for Lofoten Basin?

The water temperature at Lofoten Basin is very cold, reaching up to 10°C (50°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Lofoten Basin. Nevertheless, during spring, water temperatures reach lows of 3°C (37°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Lofoten Basin?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during August, September, and October when water temperatures reach 5 to 10°C (41-50°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to Lofoten Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Lofoten Basin...

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