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

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

When to go to Härnösand, Sweden

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

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

January

Traveling to Härnösand in January, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain sometimes and snow about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thick pajamas
  • Waterproof boots
  • High performance gloves
  • Coveralls
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Neck gaiter
  • Insulated boots
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Extreme cold weather gear

February

In February, Härnösand is biting cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

This is also a rainy time for Härnösand, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • High performance gloves
  • Coveralls
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Insulated boots
  • Neck gaiter
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thick pajamas

March

If you go to Härnösand in March, you will notice that it can be extremely cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow about half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Härnösand during April, you are likely to find that it is cold, 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 below 0 C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Härnösand can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Härnösand is crisp and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Härnösand during July, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat 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 about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Härnösand is chilly and very 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 Härnösand, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Härnösand in September, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Härnösand is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows occasionally. 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
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots

November

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

During this time, temperatures average in the 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:

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

December

December in Härnösand is unbearably cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain occasionally.

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

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

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

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