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

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

When to go to Hammerfest, Norway

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

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

January

In January, Hammerfest is frosty and extremely snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Hammerfest, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Hammerfest in February, you will notice that it is very cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow most days.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat

March

March in Hammerfest can be extremely cold, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens

April

April in Hammerfest can be extremely cold, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly.

It also snows most days. 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:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear

May

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

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days and snow about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Hammerfest during June, you are likely to find that it can be brisk and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Hammerfest in July, you will notice that it is relatively cool and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Hammerfest can be chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Hammerfest during September, you are likely to find that it is cold and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain almost every day of the month and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Hammerfest is pretty cool, very snowy and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days.

It also 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Hammerfest is frosty, extremely 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 Hammerfest, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy socks

December

December in Hammerfest is frosty, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket

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

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

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