Hi there, I plan to visit Stavanger and the western fjords during the last week of August and Lofoten and Svalbard in the 1st week of Sept. My husband wants to see the aurora, but we also don't want to go too late in the year when it will be all dark and there will be nothing else to see other than the aurora!
1. Is that a good time of year to balance both sunlight to see fjords and wildlife, chance of aurora (I know there's no guarantee but at least not a time when there is 0% chance! :))?
2. I know that others have asked about the weather and have gotten a link to a weather report page, but I live in a tropical country, and here the weather is rain or no rain, and that's it. Same temperature throughout the year, day and night. In my 5 years of living in Wisconsin USA as a college student, I did experience -40C winters, but the online weather hardly showed that, because there is windchill to consider. Could anyone help me understand with windchill, what can I expect in the last week of August in the south and west and lofoten. And the temperature in Svalbard in the first week of September?
My husband has never experienced cold weather and does not have any winter clothing. Since we have to buy everything new for him, it will cost quite a bit, so I want to make sure we are buying proper clothing, but not overbuying/over packing.