Murmansk, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Murmansk, Russia? If you're planning to go to Murmansk, I have 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 Murmansk, Russia

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

Important essentials for Murmansk, Russia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

  • (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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Murmansk, Russia by month

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January

If you go to Murmansk in January, you will notice that it is biting cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow almost every day. Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

February in Murmansk is unbearably cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows most days.

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March

March in Murmansk can be dangerously cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows most days.

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April

Traveling to Murmansk in April, you will notice that it is very cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you are traveling to Murmansk in May, you will notice that it is brisk, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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June

June in Murmansk is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days and snows sometimes.

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July

July in Murmansk can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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August

August in Murmansk is chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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September

September in Murmansk is pretty cool and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

If you visit Murmansk during October, you might find that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time.

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November

Traveling to Murmansk in November, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain sometimes and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

If you are traveling to Murmansk in December, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow nearly every day this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Murmansk, Russia

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

If you visit the Northern Navy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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