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

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

When to go to Harstad, Norway

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

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

January

January in Harstad is frigid, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Harstad is freezing, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Harstad is frosty, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Harstad in April, you will notice that it can be brisk, very snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about two thirds of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Harstad in May, you will notice that it is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain nearly every day this month and snow 5-10 days this month.

Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Harstad is cold and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 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 Harstad, with most of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Harstad is relatively cool and extremely 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Harstad is chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September here is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Harstad is pretty cool, somewhat snowy and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and occasionally jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Harstad, with most of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Harstad is freezing, very snowy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Harstad is frosty, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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