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

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Traveling to Malmö, Sweden? If you're planning to go to Malmö, this article contains 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 Malmö, Sweden

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

Important essentials for Malmö, Sweden

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Malmö, 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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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • 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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Malmö is very cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 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 80% to 90% range on average.

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February

If you are traveling to Malmö in February, you will notice that it can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March is brisk, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows about a third of the time.

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April

If you vacation in Malmö during April, you are likely to see that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while.

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May

May in Malmö can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

If you go to Malmö in June, you will notice that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July in Malmö is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

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August

August in this region is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

September in Malmö can be chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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October

October here can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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November

November in Malmö is pretty cool and very rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Malmö is cold, somewhat 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 C) to high 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Malmö, Sweden

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

If you see the Museum of Modern Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Malmöhus Castle, take:


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