Alta, Norway: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Alta, Norway? If you're planning to go to Alta, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Alta, Norway

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

Important essentials for Alta, Norway

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

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Hand sanitizer

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Alta, Norway by month

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January

If you go to Alta in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

February for Alta is biting cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows about half of the time.

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March

March in Alta is frosty and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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April

Traveling to Alta in April, you will notice that it is frigid and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May in Alta is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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June

In June, Alta is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and sometimes jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Alta, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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July

If you go to Alta in July, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

August in Alta can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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September

Traveling to Alta in September, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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October

In October, Alta is pretty cool, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Alta, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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November

If you go to Alta in November, you will notice that it is freezing and very snowy. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

December in Alta is unbearably 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.

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