Kiruna, Sweden: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kiruna, Sweden? If you're planning to go to Kiruna, here 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 Kiruna, Sweden

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

Important essentials for Kiruna, Sweden

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kiruna, 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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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.

  • (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


  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Kiruna, Sweden by month

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January

January in Kiruna is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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February

February here can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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March

March in Kiruna is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

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April

If you go to Kiruna in April, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you visit Kiruna during May, you might find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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June

In June, Kiruna is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Kiruna, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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July

Traveling to Kiruna in July, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

If you vacation in Kiruna during August, you will probably notice that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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September

September in Kiruna can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

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October

October in Kiruna is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

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November

November can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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December

If you are traveling to Kiruna in December, you will notice that it is biting cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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