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, I 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Tromsø, Norway

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

If you want to visit the stunning Ishavskatedralen, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Ultralight day pack

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

If you go to Tromsø Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Tromsø.

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

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January

January here is freezing. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

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February

February in Tromsø is freezing. 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.

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March

Traveling to Tromsø in March, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain or snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

In April, Tromsø is freezing. Temperatures routinely are in the high 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 Tromsø, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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May

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

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June

Traveling to Tromsø in June, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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July

If you visit Tromsø during July, you might find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 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 half of the time.

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August

August in Tromsø is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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September

In September, Tromsø is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) and about half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Tromsø, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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October

In October, Tromsø is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Tromsø, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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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.

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December

If you are traveling to Tromsø in December, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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