Jan Mayen, Norway: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Jan Mayen, Norway? If you're planning to go to Jan Mayen, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Jan Mayen, Norway

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

Important essentials for Jan Mayen, Norway

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Jan Mayen, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Jan Mayen, Norway by month

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January

In January, Jan Mayen can be bitter cold. 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 Jan Mayen, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is very breezy.

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February

February for Jan Mayen is biting cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

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March

If you go to Jan Mayen in March, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April in Jan Mayen is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 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.

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May

May in Jan Mayen is frosty. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C).

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June

If you vacation in Jan Mayen during June, you will probably notice that it is brisk. 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 C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet 5-10 days this month.

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July

If you vacation in Jan Mayen during July, you will probably find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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August

August here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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September

In September, Jan Mayen is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Jan Mayen, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is breezy.

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October

October in Jan Mayen 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.

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November

If you go to Jan Mayen in November, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

December in Jan Mayen is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s 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.

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