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

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

Vikna is an island in Norway. It is part of the Lofoten island group. The water temperature around Vikna has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3.2°C (37.8°F) in March up to 15°C (58.9°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Vikna 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 Vikna?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters near Vikna is about:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are close to Vikna. The closest decent spot is Farstadstranda-Farstad, which is 176.7km (109.7miles) away from Vikna. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Farstadstranda-Farstad and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Alnes Lighthouse Godoy, which is roughly 228.5km (141.9miles) away from Vikna. Another fun surfspot is Alnes Lighthouse Godoy, located ca 228.5km (141.9miles) from Vikna.

Are there beaches located close to Vikna?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Vikna. The next good beach is Kangasjärvi, which is almost 412.1km (256miles) away from Vikna. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Ruissalo, ca 500.1km (310.6miles) away from Vikna.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Vikna?

The sea temperature around Vikna is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Vikna. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to approximately 3°C (38°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves 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 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Vikna?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Vikna: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Vikna...

Do you know what the the city Portsmouth in the United States, the city Kemp Mill in the United States, and the city Werribee in the Australia have in common with Vikna? Click on the links to find out...