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

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

When to go to Western Norway, Norway

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

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

January

January in Western Norway is frigid, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Western Norway can be extremely cold, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Western Norway is frigid, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Western Norway is brisk, 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 about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Western Norway is brisk and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Western Norway in June, you will notice that it is cool and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Western Norway is cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 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 Western Norway, with most of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Western Norway in August, you will notice that it is chilly and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain almost every day. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Western Norway in September, you will notice that it can be brisk and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain nearly every day this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Western Norway in October, you will notice that it is brisk and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days and snow 5-10 days this month.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Western Norway is frosty, very snowy and very rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is freezing, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Western Norway, 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 Western Norway
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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