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

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

When to go to Vadsø, Norway

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

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

January

January in Vadsø can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

It snows most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Very heavy socks

February

If you are traveling to Vadsø in February, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Umbrella

March

March in Vadsø is frosty and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain sometimes.

It also snows nearly every day this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots

April

If you are traveling to Vadsø in April, you will notice that it is very cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow most days.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters

May

If you are traveling to Vadsø in May, you will notice that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is cold and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Vadsø is brisk and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Vadsø, with most of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Vadsø is brisk and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Vadsø is brisk and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) and regularly jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Vadsø, with most of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Vadsø can be extremely cold, very snowy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time.

It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November is frigid and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens

December

December can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Fleeces
  • Gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof boots
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Vadsø, 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 Vadsø
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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