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

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

When to go to Norrland, Sweden

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

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

January

January in Norrland is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Norrland in February, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Rain coat
  • Very heavy socks
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

April

April for Norrland can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella

May

Traveling to Norrland in May, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Norrland in June, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Norrland can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Norrland is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Norrland is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Norrland is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 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:

  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket

December

If you are traveling to Norrland in December, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Very heavy socks
  • Scarf
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Gloves
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Insulated boots

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

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

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