Norway is a spectacularly beautiful country. This Norway packing guide will help you pack for an amazing trip to Norway during the summer.
Because of its northern latitude, Norway remains relatively cool year-round.
During the warmest months (June-August), average high temperatures in Oslo are in the low 70s Fahrenheit (F). Average low temperatures are in the low to mid-50s F. Expect temperatures to become cooler the farther north you go.
So let’s get packing! This Norway packing guide will help you plan for a wonderful trip!
A couple of things to keep in mind when packing for Norway:
- Attire in Norway can be described as polished casual. While casual attire is generally worn, clothing is well-fitted with clean, neat lines.
- Cool temperatures and rain are a regular occurrence in Norway. Plan on packing lots of layers to keep warm, even in the summer.
Now let’s get on to the Norway packing guide!
As mentioned above, Norway is relatively cool temperature-wise during the summer. I recommend packing mostly light, long-sleeved tops. You’ll be able to layer these tops for added warmth.
Attire in Norway is on the casual side. But the attire is also polished. You’ll see many people wearing long pants that are both comfortable and polished-looking.
During my summertime trip to Norway, I layered two jackets over each other on most days. I wore a light jacket as a base layer, topped with a packable jacket.
While both layers were fairly light, the combo of the two jackets was the perfect amount of warmth for the weather.
I also utilized a rain jacket or a scarf on days when the weather called for one or the other.
Shoes & Accessories
Plan on wearing sturdy shoes with plenty of traction in Norway. There are lots of outdoor spots that can be slippery.
A light backpack is perfect for stowing your extra layers and accessories (when you’re not wearing them), including a knit hat and some sunglasses.
While I hope you have clear weather on your trip, there’s a good chance that you’ll run into some rain. Pack an umbrella so you’re not left drenched.
A water bottle for easy hydration and sunscreen to prevent sunburn are always a good idea.
And finally, a GoPro. I brought a GoPro with me to Norway and used it every day of my trip. Since it’s waterproof, I didn’t have to worry about it getting wet in the regular rain showers and waterfall sprays we encountered.
I hope this Norway packing guide has helped you to prepare for your trip! For more tips to help you plan your trip, check out this article. Happy travels!