Kamchatka, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Kamchatka, Russia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Kamchatka, Russia by month

January

January in Kamchatka can be bitter cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C). It snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Goggles for eye protection
  • If you plan to ski, other ski equipment
  • Neck gaiter
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Snow boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • High performance gloves
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Thick pajamas
  • Ski jacket
  • Coveralls

February

February in Kamchatka can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Neck gaiter
  • Thick pajamas
  • Ski jacket
  • High performance gloves
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • If you plan to ski, other ski equipment
  • Insulated boots
  • Coveralls
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Snow boots

March

March in Kamchatka is beyond freezing and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Neck gaiter
  • Insulated boots
  • Snow boots
  • If you plan to ski, other ski equipment
  • Coveralls
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • High performance gloves
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Ski jacket
  • Thick pajamas
  • Thermal undergarments

April

April for Kamchatka is frosty and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Kamchatka in May, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Kamchatka during June, you are likely to find that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Kamchatka is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in 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 Kamchatka, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Kamchatka is crisp and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Kamchatka in November, you will notice that it is biting cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain sometimes and snow about half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kamchatka can be dangerously cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, other ski equipment
  • Ski jacket
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Coveralls
  • Neck gaiter
  • Thick pajamas
  • High performance gloves
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Insulated boots
  • Snow boots
  • Goggles for eye protection

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kamchatka, Russia

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

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