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

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

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.

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

January

January in Tromsø can be extremely cold. 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:

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

February

If you are traveling to Tromsø in February, 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 high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Tromsø is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is frosty. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Tromsø can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s 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:

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

June

June in Tromsø is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 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:

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

July

Traveling to Tromsø in July, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Tromsø during August, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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:

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

October

In October, Tromsø can be very chilly. 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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Tromsø in November, you will notice that it is freezing. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Tromsø in December, you will notice that it is very 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Tromsø
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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