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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Akureyri Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Akureyri, Iceland is approximately 1,760 km or 1,094 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Akureyri bearing 24.4° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 56.5° or ENE .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Akureyri has a dry-summer maritime subalpine climate (Csc).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Akureyri is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 9.9 °C (17.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.4 °C (16.9°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 308.9 mm (12.2 in) less which is equivalent to 308.9 l/m² (7.58 US gal/ft²) or 3,089,000 l/ha (330,235 US gal/ac) less. About 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12.6° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Akureyri.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.1% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 10.7°C (19.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-24) -15 (-27) -15 (-26) -14 (-25) -10 (-18) -7 (-13) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -9 (-15) -10 (-18) -11 (-21) -10 (-18)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -43 (-2) -24 (-1) -23 (-1) -19 (-1) -12 (0) -17 (-1) -15 (-1) -11 (0) -19 (-1) -45 (-2) -41 (-2) -39 (-2) -309 (-12)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 12' -6h 30' -0h 58' +4h 44' +5h 25' +2h 35' +4h 01' +6h 20' +0h 49' -4h 52' -5h 19' -2h 34'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -12.7 -12.3 -12.6 -12.6 -12.6 -12.6 -12.5 -12.6 -12.4 -12.2 -12.7 -13   -12.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -8.8 -7.8 -8.4 -7.8 -3.9 -3.1 -3.6 -4.3 -4.6 -9.6 -11.9 -11.8   -7.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -14.1 (-25) -15.6 (-28) -15.4 (-28) -14.7 (-26) -9.9 (-18) -7.3 (-13) -5.2 (-9) -5.9 (-11) -6.1 (-11) -9.4 (-17) -11.4 (-21) -12.9 (-23) -10.7 (-19)

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