Tromsø, Norway: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Tromsø, Norway? If you're planning to go to Tromsø, we have 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 Tromsø, Norway

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

Important essentials for Tromsø, Norway

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

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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General health necessities

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Tromsø is frigid. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

February

February in Tromsø is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

March

March for Tromsø is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

April

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

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

May

If you go to Tromsø in May, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

June

If you vacation in Tromsø during June, you will probably find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 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 a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

July

July in Tromsø is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). 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:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

August

August in Tromsø is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). 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:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

September

If you are traveling to Tromsø in September, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

October

October here is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

November

November in Tromsø is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

December

Traveling to Tromsø in December, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Carmel Monastery, take the following:

If you go to The Arctic Alpine Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

Activities for Tromsø, Norway

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

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