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Frequently asked questions concerning the climate:
How cold it is during the winter?
What is the weather like throughout the year?
Almost all universities of the Barents Education Network are situated above the Arctic Circle in the Northern parts of Europe in
the Barents Euro-Arctic Region
. But the climate IS NOT as arctic as the location might suggest, partly because of the warming influence of the Golf Stream.
There are snowy winters for 4-10 months with up to three months of continuous darkness and the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) on cold, clear nights. Average temperature in January is -15 degrees Celsius but can drop to below -40 degrees Celsius.
Summers are from 2-5 months long with up to three months of continuous daylight (White Nights & Midnight Sun). Average temperature in July is +14 degrees Celsius and it can reach above +30 degrees Celsius.
Even though it is never cold inside, for outdoors you will need a good pair of warm, insulated shoes or boots, a warm winter coat, a warm hat and mittens as well as woollen sweaters and long underwear from October until April.