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Nordland, Norway (67.27564 13.86236)

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Name: Nordland topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 64.93950 10.57806 69.59670 18.15135
Minimum elevation: 0 m
Maximum elevation: 1,903 m
Average elevation: 167 m


Lurøy (115 m), west of Saltfjell, averages 2,935 mm precipitation annually; the wettest location in North Norway and in the world at such high latitude. Some of the wettest areas along the coast (a narrow band) north to Glomfjord fulfills the climatic criteria for a temperate rainforest (). East of the mountains, Saltdal has a mean annual precipitation of less than 300 mm. Narvik in the northern part of Nordland averages 830 mm. Temperatures will generally drop 0.7 °C (1 °F) as elevation increases by 100 m. With mountains in almost all areas, alpine tundra is common in Nordland.

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