Hamar, Norway: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Hamar, Norway

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

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

January

January in Hamar is beyond freezing and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain sometimes.

It also snows about half of the time. 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:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Hamar is freezing and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 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 Hamar, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Hamar during April, you are likely to find that it is brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Hamar is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Hamar is crisp and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Hamar, with most of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Hamar during July, you are likely to find that it is mild and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Hamar is chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Hamar is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Hamar is cold and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Hamar in November, you will notice that it is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow about half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Hamar can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Hamar, Norway

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hamar, 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 Hamar
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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