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

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Traveling to Kirkenes, Norway? If you're planning to go to Kirkenes, we've got 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 Kirkenes, Norway

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

Important essentials for Kirkenes, Norway

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

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General health necessities

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

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January

January in this region is beyond freezing and very snowy. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows most days.

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February

February in Kirkenes can be dangerously 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.

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March

If you are traveling to Kirkenes in March, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and very snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

If you are traveling to Kirkenes in April, you will notice that it can be extremely cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May here can be brisk, somewhat snowy 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 5-10 days this month.

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June

June in Kirkenes is brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 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.

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July

If you go to Kirkenes in July, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

Traveling to Kirkenes in August, you will notice that it can be chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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September

If you vacation in Kirkenes during September, you will probably see that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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October

In October, Kirkenes can be extremely 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 Kirkenes, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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November

November here is beyond freezing and very snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows about two thirds of the time.

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December

Traveling to Kirkenes in December, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and very snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Kirkenes, Norway

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

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