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

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Traveling to Lofoten, Norway? If you're planning to go to Lofoten, the following 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 Lofoten, Norway

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

Important essentials for Lofoten, Norway

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Lofoten, Norway

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

If you see Lofotr Viking Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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

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January

If you are traveling to Lofoten in January, you will notice that it is very cold, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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February

In February, Lofoten is very cold, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 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 Lofoten, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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March

March in Lofoten is frosty, very snowy and very rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Lofoten can be brisk, very snowy and very 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 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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May

May in Lofoten can be very chilly and extremely rainy. 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).

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June

If you go to Lofoten in June, you will notice that it is cold and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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July

July in Lofoten is cool and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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August

If you are traveling to Lofoten in August, you will notice that it is relatively cool and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain almost every day. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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September

In September, Lofoten can be brisk and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Lofoten, with most of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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October

If you visit Lofoten during October, you are likely to notice that it is brisk and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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 almost every day of the month and snow 5-10 days this month.

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November

In November, Lofoten is very cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Lofoten, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

If you are traveling to Lofoten in December, you will notice that it can be extremely cold, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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