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

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

Stokmarknes is a coastal city in Norway. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 3119 people. The water temperature around Stokmarknes has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.8°C (37°F) in January up to 11.2°C (52.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (44°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Stokmarknes 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 Stokmarknes?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Stokmarknes is ca:
10°C (50°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Stokmarknes?

Not many surf spots are located close to Stokmarknes. The next good one is Unstad, which is almost 39.7km (24.7miles) away from Stokmarknes. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Unstad and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Smitingen, which is 424km (263.4miles) away from Stokmarknes. Another fun surfspot is Smitingen, located approximately 424km (263.4miles) from Stokmarknes.

Are there white sand beaches near Stokmarknes?

Not too many beaches are located close to Stokmarknes. A beach, which is not too far away, is Kangasjärvi, which is almost 498km (309.3miles) away from Stokmarknes. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Ruissalo, which is approximately 613.9km (381.3miles) away from Stokmarknes.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Stokmarknes?

The sea temperature around Stokmarknes is pretty cold, reaching up to 11°C (52°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Stokmarknes. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, water temperatures drop down to 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Stokmarknes?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 6 to 11°C (43-52°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Stokmarknes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Stokmarknes...

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