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

Traveling to Jostedalsbreen, Norway? If you're planning to go to Jostedalsbreen, the following is 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 Jostedalsbreen, Norway

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

Important essentials for Jostedalsbreen, Norway

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.

General health necessities

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

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January

In January, Jostedalsbreen can be bitter cold, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. 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 Jostedalsbreen, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in this region is frosty, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Jostedalsbreen is frigid, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows nearly every day this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Jostedalsbreen can be brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you go to Jostedalsbreen in May, you will notice that it can be very chilly and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain almost every day and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Jostedalsbreen can be chilly and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Jostedalsbreen can be chilly and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain almost every day. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Jostedalsbreen is crisp and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain almost every day of the month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

In September, Jostedalsbreen is cold and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Jostedalsbreen, with most of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Jostedalsbreen is pretty cool and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. It also snows 5-10 days this month. 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:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

In November, Jostedalsbreen can be extremely cold, very snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Jostedalsbreen, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Jostedalsbreen 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:

If you go to the Norsk bremuseum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Jostedalsbreen, Norway

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Jostedalsbreen.

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