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

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

When to go to Skien, Norway

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

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

January

January in Skien can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Skien is freezing and somewhat snowy. 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 Skien, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Skien can be brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 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 Skien, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here is cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Skien in June, you will notice that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Skien during July, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% 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:

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

August

August in Skien is relatively cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Skien is chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. 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:

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

October

October in Skien is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Skien can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows regularly. 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:

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

December

If you go to Skien in December, you will notice that it can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain sometimes and snow 5-10 days this month.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Skien, 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 Skien
  • Appropriate museum wear

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