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

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

When to go to Trondheim, Norway

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

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

January

January in Trondheim is frigid, very snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows about half of the time. 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:

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

February

February in Trondheim can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

It also snows about half of the time. 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:

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

March

If you are traveling to Trondheim in March, you will notice that it can be brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Trondheim is pretty cool, somewhat snowy 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 5-10 days this month. 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:

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

May

May in Trondheim can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is crisp and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Trondheim during July, you are likely to find that it is chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Trondheim is crisp and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Trondheim, with most of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Trondheim is cool and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain most days. 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:

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

October

October in Trondheim is cold and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Trondheim during November, you are likely to find that it is brisk, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Trondheim in December, you will notice that it is very cold, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Trondheim, 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 Trondheim
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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