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

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

When to go to Kandalaksha, Russia

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

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

January

If you go to Kandalaksha in January, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Kandalaksha can be bitter cold 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. 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:

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

March

Traveling to Kandalaksha in March, you will notice that it is frosty and very snowy. Expect it to snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Kandalaksha 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:

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

May

May in Kandalaksha can be very 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.

It also snows about a third of the time. 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:

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

June

If you vacation in Kandalaksha during June, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here is cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Kandalaksha is chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. 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:

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

September

In September, Kandalaksha is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kandalaksha, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Kandalaksha is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Kandalaksha, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Kandalaksha in November, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow about two thirds of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Kandalaksha in December, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kandalaksha, 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 Kandalaksha
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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