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

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Traveling to Norilsk, Russia? If you're planning to go to Norilsk, 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 Norilsk, Russia

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

Important essentials for Norilsk, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Norilsk, 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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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.

  • (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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

Traveling to Norilsk in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

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February

February in Norilsk can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20+ below zero F (30+ below zero C).

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March

March in Norilsk can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

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April

April in this region is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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May

May can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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June

If you visit Norilsk during June, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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July

If you visit Norilsk during July, you will probably find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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August

Traveling to Norilsk in August, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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September

September in Norilsk is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October in this region is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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November

November in Norilsk is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

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December

If you are traveling to Norilsk in December, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

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Activities for Norilsk, Russia

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

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to see the must-see Nurdi Kamal Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; you should check with the Norilsk tourism authority.

If you go to the Norilsk Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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