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Sodankyla, Lapland vs Istanbul Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Sodankyla, Lapland, Finland and Istanbul, Turkey is approximately 2,939 km or 1,827 mi.
  • To reach Sodankyla, Lapland in this distance one would set out from Istanbul bearing 357.9° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Sodankyla, Lapland bearing 355.8° or N .
  • Sodankyla, Lapland has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Istanbul has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Sodankyla, Lapland is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Istanbul is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 15.1 °C (27.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.2 °C (20.2°F) more in Sodankyla, Lapland. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 62 mm (2.4 in) more which is equivalent to 62 l/m² (1.52 US gal/ft²) or 620,000 l/ha (66,282 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/7 as much.
  • There are 860.5 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Sodankyla, Lapland. In whichever way circa 2h 21' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 26.2° lower in Sodankyla, Lapland than in Istanbul.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 13.7°C (24.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Sodankyla, Lapland relative to Istanbul. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Istanbul vs Sodankyla, Lapland.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (-31) -18 (-32) -14 (-25) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -11 (-20) -14 (-25) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -14 (-25)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -21 (-37) -19 (-34) -16 (-28) -14 (-24) -12 (-21) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -12 (-22) -14 (-25) -17 (-30) -19 (-35) -21 (-38) -15 (-27)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-40) -21 (-38) -19 (-34) -15 (-27) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -9 (-16) -12 (-22) -14 (-25) -17 (-31) -19 (-34) -20 (-36) -16 (-29)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +4 (+0) -1 (0) -9 (0) -22 (-1) -43 (-2) -8 (0) +37 (+1) +39 (+2) +30 (+1) +21 (+1) +10 (+0) +4 (+0) +62 (+2)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +7 (+23) +6 (+21) +4 (+13) +7 (+23) +7 (+23) +11 (+37) +12 (+39) +12 (+39) +11 (+37) +10 (+32) +8 (+27) +5 (+16)   +100 (+27)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -2h 21' -1h 52' -0h 15' +0h 12' -1h 29' -1h 14' -2h 17' -4h 30' -4h 54' -3h 46' -2h 56' -2h 47'   -2h 21'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -6h 41' -3h 07' -0h 31' +2h 03' +5h 09' +8h 51' +6h 55' +3h 08' +0h 27' -2h 07' -5h 15' -8h 53'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -26.1 -26.2 -26.4 -26.3 -26.3 -26.4 -26.3 -26.4 -26.4 -26.3 -26.1 -26   -26.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +7 +11 +3 -2 -5 -4 +2 +10 +11 +11 +10 +9   +5.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -18.9 (-34) -16.9 (-30) -14.3 (-26) -13 (-23) -12.1 (-22) -9.4 (-17) -8.1 (-15) -9.8 (-18) -11.6 (-21) -14.3 (-26) -17.3 (-31) -19.2 (-35) -13.7 (-25)

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