Luleå, Sweden: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Luleå, Sweden

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Coveralls
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thermal undergarments
  • High performance gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thick pajamas
  • Neck gaiter
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Extreme cold weather gear

February

February in Luleå is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Coveralls
  • Insulated boots
  • High performance gloves
  • Thick pajamas
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Neck gaiter
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thermal undergarments

March

March for Luleå can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Luleå is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Luleå can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Luleå in June, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

July

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

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

August

If you are traveling to Luleå in August, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

September

If you visit Luleå during September, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks

October

October in Luleå can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Luleå is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Luleå can be bitter cold. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Luleå, Sweden

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

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