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Sodankyla, Lapland vs Lærdal, Western Norway Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Sodankyla, Lapland, Finland and Lærdal, Western Norway, Norway is approximately 1,152 km or 716 mi.
  • To reach Sodankyla, Lapland in this distance one would set out from Lærdal, Western Norway bearing 44.5° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Sodankyla, Lapland bearing 61.8° or ENE .
  • Sodankyla, Lapland has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Lærdal, Western Norway has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Sodankyla, Lapland is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Lærdal, Western Norway is in or near the boreal wet forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 7.7 °C (13.9°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 91 mm (3.6 in) more which is equivalent to 91 l/m² (2.23 US gal/ft²) or 910,000 l/ha (97,285 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 6.2° lower in Sodankyla, Lapland than in Lærdal, Western Norway.
  • Relative humidity levels are 10.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.8°C (10.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -6 (-11)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (-24) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -8 (-15) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -9 (-17) -13 (-24) -8 (-14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (-27) -15 (-27) -14 (-25) -10 (-18) -7 (-13) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -12 (-22) -9 (-16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -1 (0) +0 (+0) +11 (+0) +5 (+0) +15 (+1) +25 (+1) +19 (+1) +20 (+1) +2 (+0) +0 (+0) +4 (+0) -9 (0) +91 (+4)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +7 (+23) +8 (+28) +5 (+16) +6 (+20) +5 (+16) +2 (+7) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) -4 ( -13) -2 ( -6) +6 (+20) +6 (+19)   +37 (+10)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -3h 25' -1h 17' -0h 12' +0h 49' +2h 21' +5h 01' +3h 35' +1h 17' +0h 10' -0h 51' -2h 25' -5h 03'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -6.1 -6.2 -6.4 -6.3 -6.3 -6.3 -6.3 -6.3 -6.3 -6.3 -6.1 -6   -6.2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +19 +22 +16 +11 +7 -2 -1 +4 +6 +12 +16 +18   +10.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -10.5 (-19) -8.7 (-16) -7 (-13) -5.2 (-9) -4.2 (-8) -3.2 (-6) -2.5 (-5) -2.9 (-5) -3.9 (-7) -3.9 (-7) -6.7 (-12) -10.3 (-19) -5.8 (-10)

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