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Temple Fjord
in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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Temple Fjord

Temple Fjord is a stunningly beautiful, glacier-filled fjord on the island of Spitsbergen in the archipelago of Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Located in the Arctic Ocean, it is one of the most northerly fjords in the world, and is situated to the east of the island of Spitsbergen. The fjord is surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and is a popular destination for tourists and adventurers.

Temple Fjord was first discovered in 1610 by the Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz, who named it after his ship, the “Temple”. It is one of the most photographed fjords in the world, and is home to a variety of wildlife, including walruses, seals, whales, and polar bears. The fjord is also an important habitat for many species of seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, and kittiwakes.

Temple Fjord has a rich history, and was a popular whaling destination in the 19th century. It was also used as a base by early explorers, and was the site of a famous race between the two Norwegian polar explorers Amundsen and Nansen in 1895. During World War II, the fjord was used as a base for the German battleship Tirpitz, which was sunk in 1944 by British bombers.

Today, Temple Fjord is a popular tourist destination, and is home to a variety of activities, including kayaking, glacier hiking, and wildlife watching. It is also a popular spot for photographers, as the stunning views of the fjord and surrounding mountains provide the perfect backdrop for capturing stunning photos.

Excursion tips for a day in Temple Fjord

As a tourist in Temple Fjord in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the best things to do:

1. Take a boat tour of the fjord and admire the stunning views of the surrounding glaciers, mountains, and wildlife.

2. Go on a whale watching tour and observe the various species of whales and other marine life in the area.

3. Visit the Svalbard Museum and learn about the area’s history, culture, and wildlife.

4. Take a hike along the fjord and admire the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

5. Go dog sledding and explore the area in a unique way.

6. Visit the local shops and restaurants and sample some of the local cuisine.

7. Go fishing and try your luck at catching some of the local species of fish.

8. Take a kayak or canoe tour of the fjord and explore the area in a more intimate way.

9. Go bird watching and observe some of the area’s diverse bird species.

10. Visit the nearby glaciers and explore the area’s unique landscape.

Experience Temple Fjord with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Temple Fjord. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Temple Fjord

Temple Fjord in Svalbard and Jan Mayen experiences a cold climate with long, dark winters and short, cool summers. Winters are usually very cold and snowy with temperatures averaging between -6°C and -20°C, while summers are milder with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 8°C. Spring and autumn are usually short, with temperatures ranging from -2°C to 6°C. The area experiences very little rainfall throughout the year and is usually covered in snow from December to April.

Cruise weather for Temple Fjord

Our weather forecast for Temple Fjord helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 10.0 °C
min: 5.4 °C
24.1 m/s
5.8 m/s
98.4 %
7.4 m
80.6 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 9.2 °C
min: 5.7 °C
10.1 m/s
9.0 m/s
83.4 %
0.6 m
92.5 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 9.0 °C
min: 6.8 °C
13.0 m/s
11.5 m/s
87.2 %
0.3 m
95.3 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 7.0 °C
min: 5.4 °C
10.1 m/s
11.2 m/s
97.6 %
0.2 m
98.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 7.8 °C
min: 5.5 °C
6.5 m/s
6.1 m/s
85.4 %
1.8 m
86.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 8.5 °C
min: 6.9 °C
8.6 m/s
7.9 m/s
84.9 %
2.3 m
85.0 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 8.3 °C
min: 5.7 °C
15.1 m/s
14.0 m/s
31.2 %
2.8 m
85.0 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 6.9 °C
min: 6 °C
15.0 m/s
13.8 m/s
99.9 %
1.1 m
88.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 5.9 °C
min: 5.3 °C
5.8 m/s
7.6 m/s
94.5 %
2.1 m
92.3 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 6.4 °C
min: 5 °C
7.6 m/s
10.8 m/s
96.7 %
1.2 m
89.6 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 7.2 °C
min: 4.7 °C
3.1 m/s
3.7 m/s
42.6 %
10.5 m
85.4 %
1,023 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 6.7 °C
min: 5 °C
7.9 m/s
7.2 m/s
4.3 %
17.6 m
77.8 %
1,021 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 5.2 °C
min: 3.5 °C
11.5 m/s
10.4 m/s
30.4 %
22.2 m
76.0 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 5.5 °C
min: 3 °C
11.2 m/s
10.4 m/s
36.4 %
22.8 m
74.9 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 4.9 °C
min: 2.8 °C
11.0 m/s
10.3 m/s
19.1 %
18.9 m
76.6 %
1,018 hPa

Cruises to Temple Fjord

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Scheduled ship calls in Temple Fjord, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 MS Hamburg 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 MS Hamburg 12:00 am 12:00 am

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Maritime AIS Data Temple Fjord

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