Sortavala, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Sortavala, Russia? If you're planning to go to Sortavala, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Sortavala, Russia

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

Important essentials for Sortavala, Russia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Sortavala is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

February is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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March

If you go to Sortavala in March, you will notice that it is very cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Sortavala is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

If you visit Sortavala during May, you might see that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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June

June in Sortavala is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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August

August in Sortavala is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

If you are traveling to Sortavala in September, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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October

If you visit Sortavala during October, you may notice that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Sortavala can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

If you go to Sortavala in December, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Sortavala, Russia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Sortavala.

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