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

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

When to go to Gotland, Sweden

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

What to wear/what to pack for Gotland, Sweden by month

January

January in Gotland is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens

February

February in Gotland is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters

March

If you vacation in Gotland during March, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

April

If you go to Gotland in April, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

May

If you vacation in Gotland during May, you are likely to find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

June is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

July

July in Gotland is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

August

August in Gotland is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots

September

If you vacation in Gotland during September, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

October

October in Gotland is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

November

If you are traveling to Gotland in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens

December

December in Gotland is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gotland, Sweden

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gotland, 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 Gotland
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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