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

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

When to go to Roskilde, Denmark

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

What to wear/what to pack for Roskilde, Denmark by month

January

In January, Roskilde is frigid, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Roskilde, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Roskilde is frosty, somewhat 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 about a third 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:

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

March

If you go to Roskilde in March, you will notice that it is cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow regularly.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Roskilde during April, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Roskilde in May, you will notice that it is cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Roskilde during June, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and very rainy. 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).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Roskilde in July, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Roskilde is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Roskilde, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Roskilde during September, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool 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 40s F (single digits 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:

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

October

October for Roskilde is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Roskilde 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 occasionally. 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:

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

December

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

This is also a rainy time for Roskilde, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Roskilde, Denmark

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, E, F and K
  • A SIM card that works in Roskilde
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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