Franz Josef Land, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Franz Josef Land, Russia? If you're planning to go to Franz Josef Land, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Franz Josef Land, Russia

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

Important essentials for Franz Josef Land, Russia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Franz Josef Land, Russia by month

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January

January in Franz Josef Land is beyond freezing and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C). It snows about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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February

Traveling to Franz Josef Land 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 single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

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March

March in Franz Josef Land can be dangerously cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C). It snows about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 80% range on average.

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April

If you go to Franz Josef Land in April, you will notice that it is beyond freezing and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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May

If you are traveling to Franz Josef Land in May, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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June

Traveling to Franz Josef Land in June, you will notice that it is frigid and very snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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July

In July, Franz Josef Land is frigid, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 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 Franz Josef Land, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 100%.

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August

August in Franz Josef Land is frigid, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows about half of the time.

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September

If you are traveling to Franz Josef Land in September, you will notice that it is frosty and very snowy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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October

October in Franz Josef Land is biting cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It snows most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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November

Traveling to Franz Josef Land in November, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and very snowy. Expect it to snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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December

December in Franz Josef Land is beyond freezing and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C). It snows about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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