Abisko and Björkliden, Sweden: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Abisko and Björkliden, Sweden? If you're planning to go to Abisko and Björkliden, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Abisko and Björkliden, Sweden

Based on the climate and weather in Abisko and Björkliden, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Abisko and Björkliden, Sweden by month

January

Traveling to Abisko and Björkliden in January, you will notice that it is biting cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Insulated boots
  • Umbrella
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Thick pajamas
  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls
  • High performance gloves

February

If you go to Abisko and Björkliden in February, you will notice that it is beyond freezing and very snowy. Expect it to snow about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • High performance gloves
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof coat
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Thick pajamas
  • Neck gaiter
  • Insulated boots
  • Coveralls

March

March in Abisko and Björkliden is biting cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

It snows about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Very heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Umbrella
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof coat

April

If you go to Abisko and Björkliden in April, you will notice that it is very cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks

May

If you are traveling to Abisko and Björkliden in May, you will notice that it is pretty cool, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear

June

In June, Abisko and Björkliden is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) and about half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Abisko and Björkliden, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

July

If you visit Abisko and Björkliden during July, you are likely to find that it is cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

August

Traveling to Abisko and Björkliden in August, you will notice that it can be very chilly and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat

September

September for Abisko and Björkliden can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

It rains about two thirds of the time and snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella

October

In October, Abisko and Björkliden is freezing, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Abisko and Björkliden, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat

November

November for Abisko and Björkliden can be bitter cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Scarf
  • Waterproof coat
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

December

December for Abisko and Björkliden is beyond freezing and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Abisko and Björkliden, Sweden

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Abisko and Björkliden, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Abisko and Björkliden

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