Vorkuta, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Vorkuta, Russia? If you're planning to go to Vorkuta, we've got 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 Vorkuta, Russia

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

Important essentials for Vorkuta, Russia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Vorkuta, Russia by month

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January

January in Vorkuta is unbearably cold, extremely snowy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C). It snows most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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February

February in Vorkuta is beyond freezing, extremely snowy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C). It snows most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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March

In March, Vorkuta is unbearably cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Vorkuta, with of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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April

April here is unbearably cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows about two thirds of the time.

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May

In May, Vorkuta is freezing and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Vorkuta, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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June

June is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows 5-10 days this month.

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July

July in Vorkuta is balmy and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

August in Vorkuta is relatively cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 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.

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September

September in Vorkuta is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows a bit less than half of the time.

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October

In October, Vorkuta is freezing, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Vorkuta, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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November

November in Vorkuta can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C) to 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

If you go to Vorkuta in December, you will notice that it is beyond freezing and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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