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

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

When to go to Jotunheimen, Norway

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

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

January

January in Jotunheimen is very cold, somewhat 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 5-10 days this month.

It also snows about half 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:

  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters

February

February in Jotunheimen is frosty and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

It also snows a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks

March

March here is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

April

If you vacation in Jotunheimen during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool 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 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens

May

May here is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

June

June in this region is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Jotunheimen during July, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Jotunheimen is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Jotunheimen, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Jotunheimen during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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 about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

October in Jotunheimen can be brisk and very 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) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans

November

November for Jotunheimen can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

December

If you are traveling to Jotunheimen in December, you will notice that it is frigid, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow 5-10 days this month.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Jotunheimen, 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 Jotunheimen

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