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

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

When to go to Narvik, Norway

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

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

January

January in Narvik is frosty, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Narvik is frigid, very snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

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:

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

March

March in Narvik is frosty and somewhat snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Narvik during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool, somewhat snowy and somewhat 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 C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Narvik is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time.

It also snows sometimes. 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:

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

June

June in Narvik is relatively cool and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Narvik during July, you are likely to find that it is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Narvik in September, you will notice that it is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Narvik is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time.

It also snows 5-10 days this month. 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:

  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

November

In November, Narvik is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Narvik, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Narvik in December, you will notice that it can be extremely cold, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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