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

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

When to go to Kongsvinger, Norway

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

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

January

January here is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Kongsvinger is very 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).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters

April

April in Kongsvinger can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Kongsvinger during May, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Kongsvinger is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

July

July for Kongsvinger is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat

August

August is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain boots
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat

September

September can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kongsvinger can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kongsvinger can be extremely cold. 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 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks

December

If you go to Kongsvinger in December, you will notice that it is freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kongsvinger, 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 Kongsvinger
  • Appropriate museum wear

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