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

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

When to go to Lillehammer, Norway

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

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

January

January in Lillehammer can be bitter cold and very snowy. 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). It tends to rain once in a while.

It also snows about half 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:

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

February

February in Lillehammer is beyond freezing and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain occasionally.

It also snows about half of the time. 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:

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

March

March in Lillehammer is freezing and very snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

April

April in Lillehammer is brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 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 60% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat

May

If you visit Lillehammer during May, you are likely to find that it is 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 low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 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:

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

June

In June, Lillehammer is chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about half of the time jump into 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 Lillehammer, with most of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Lillehammer during July, you are likely to find that it is balmy and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Lillehammer during August, you are likely to find that it is chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Lillehammer is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Lillehammer, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Lillehammer in October, you will notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat

November

November in Lillehammer is freezing, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly.

It also snows about half 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:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots

December

If you go to Lillehammer in December, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and somewhat 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:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lillehammer, 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 Lillehammer
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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