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

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

When to go to Siberia, Russia

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

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

January

If you go to Siberia in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Siberia in February, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Siberia is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Siberia in April, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Siberia in May, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Siberia in June, you will notice that it is cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear

July

Traveling to Siberia in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

August

Traveling to Siberia in August, you will notice that it is cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses

September

If you go to Siberia in September, you will notice that it is cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Siberia in October, you will notice that it is freezing. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Siberia in November, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Siberia in December, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Siberia, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Siberia, 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 Siberia

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