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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Vik, Sweden

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

Vik is a surf spot in Sweden. The water temperature around Vik changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.3°C (36.1°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.9°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Vik 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 at Vik?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Vik is ca:
9°C (49°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Vik. A good spot nearby is Hornbaek, which is just 77km (47.8miles) away from Vik. Click here to check out more information on Hornbaek and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Vik is Gilleleje havn, which is ca 83.2km (51.7miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Vik. The closest decent beach is Balka Strand, which is 53.1km (33miles) away from Vik. Another fun beach near Vik is Dueodde, approximately 54.9km (34.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Vik?

The sea temperature at Vik is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Vik. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to nearly 2°C (36°F). During these months, 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 ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Vik?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Vik: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Vik...

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