Severnaya Zemlya, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Severnaya Zemlya, Russia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Severnaya Zemlya, Russia by month

January

Traveling to Severnaya Zemlya in January, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Expect it to snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Severnaya Zemlya in February, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Expect it to snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Severnaya Zemlya in March, you will notice that it is biting cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Severnaya Zemlya can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

This is also a rainy time for Severnaya Zemlya, with of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May for Severnaya Zemlya is beyond freezing and very snowy. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Severnaya Zemlya is very cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 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 Severnaya Zemlya, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Severnaya Zemlya in July, you will notice that it is very cold. Expect it to rain regularly and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Severnaya Zemlya is frosty. 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 Severnaya Zemlya, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Severnaya Zemlya can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

It 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:

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

October

October in Severnaya Zemlya can be dangerously cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C), with more than half days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

It 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:

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

November

If you are traveling to Severnaya Zemlya in November, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Severnaya Zemlya is unbearably cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C) during the day. It snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Severnaya Zemlya, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Severnaya Zemlya, 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 Severnaya Zemlya

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