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

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

When to go to Norway, Norway

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

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

January

January in Norway is freezing, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s 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:

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

February

If you are traveling to Norway in February, you will notice that it is very cold, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Norway in March, you will notice that it is freezing, very snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about two thirds of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Norway is cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Norway can be brisk and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 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:

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

June

June in Norway is cool and extremely 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:

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

July

If you visit Norway during July, you are likely to find that it is crisp and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 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 most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Norway during August, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Norway can be very chilly and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain nearly every day this month. 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:

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

October

October in this region is cold and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains nearly every day this month and snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Norway is frosty, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days.

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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Norway is very cold, very snowy and somewhat 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 most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Norway, 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 Norway
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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