Umeå, Sweden: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Umeå, Sweden? If you're planning to go to Umeå, 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 Umeå, Sweden

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

Important essentials for Umeå, Sweden

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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 wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • 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 Umeå, Sweden by month

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January

January for Umeå can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February for Umeå can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Umeå is frigid and very snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Umeå is brisk and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows about a third of the time. 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 visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you visit Umeå during May, you are likely to find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. 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). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Umeå can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you vacation in Umeå during July, you might see that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August here is cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you go to Umeå in September, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Umeå can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and sometimes jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Umeå, 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:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

Traveling to Umeå in November, you will notice that it is frigid, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

In December, Umeå can be bitter cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Umeå, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Bildmuseet, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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