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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Reykjavík Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Reykjavík, Iceland is approximately 1,991 km or 1,237 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Reykjavík bearing 23.7° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 59.5° or ENE .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Reykjavík has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Reykjavík is in or near the boreal wet forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 11 °C (19.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11 °C (19.8°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 618.2 mm (24.3 in) less which is equivalent to 618.2 l/m² (15.17 US gal/ft²) or 6,182,000 l/ha (660,897 US gal/ac) less. About 2/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 14.1° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Reykjavík.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 11.5°C (20.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Svalbard Lufthavn relative to Reykjavík. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Reykjavík vs Svalbard Lufthavn.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (-27) -17 (-30) -16 (-29) -15 (-28) -11 (-19) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -10 (-18) -11 (-21) -13 (-24) -11 (-20)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -64 (-3) -53 (-2) -62 (-2) -48 (-2) -37 (-1) -39 (-2) -34 (-1) -39 (-2) -47 (-2) -73 (-3) -60 (-2) -65 (-3) -618 (-24)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 01' -6h 50' -1h 01' +4h 56' +6h 01' +3h 48' +4h 52' +6h 40' +0h 52' -5h 05' -5h 56' -3h 48'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -14.2 -13.8 -14.1 -14.1 -14.1 -14.1 -14.1 -14.1 -14 -13.8 -14.2 -14.4   -14.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -5.2 -4.6 -3.4 -6 -2.7 -7 -5.9 -5.9 -4 -6.6 -8 -7.5   -5.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -15.3 (-28) -17 (-31) -16.4 (-30) -15.5 (-28) -10.4 (-19) -8 (-14) -5.8 (-10) -6.5 (-12) -7.1 (-13) -10.3 (-19) -12.2 (-22) -13.9 (-25) -11.5 (-21)

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