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What To Pack For A Trip To Tromso, Norway

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Knowing what to pack for a trip to Tromso can be a challenge. After having lived most of my life in Tromso, I all about how fast the weather can shift in the Arctic. Within just a few minutes, the sun can turn to snow, the wind conditions can become crazy, and the temperature can drop by 5-10 degrees.

Packing for the Arctic requires a different set of clothes and shoes than a trip to a city further south in central Europe. Fun fact, the only months where the temperature has never been below zero degrees Celsius in Tromso are July (record low 0,7 °C = 33,3 °F) and August (record low 1,1 °C (34 °F), which says it all.

There is so much to see and do in Tromso. Outdoor activities like watching the Northern Lights, fishing, hiking in the mountains, boat trips on the sea, dog sledding, and kayaking are among the most popular. Even though the weather might be sunny and warm when you set out on your outdoor adventure, you should always be prepared for a weather change.

My best tip is to dress in layers, that way you can easily take off or add a layer depending on how the weather changes during the day.

My second best tip is to check the weather forecast before you go to Tromso, and before heading out on adventures in Tromso each morning. Us Norwegians are extremely focused on the weather. In fact, it is pretty much all we talk about when doing small-talk. 🙂 Norway’s number one most used app/ website is the weather forecast: Yr.no

Tromso has a lot of accommodation options to choose from. If you haven’t yet decided on where to stay in Tromso, then click here to read our complete guide to our favorite Tromso areas and hotels.

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Packing list for a summer trip to Tromso

The warmest months in Tromso are June, July, and August. These months are, however, still fairly cool with large variations from year to year. The mean temperature in July is 12,4 °C (54,3 °F), and 30,2 °C (86.4 °F) is the highest temperature ever recorded in Tromso, back in July 1972. So while you may get lucky and experience some warm days, I wouldn’t count on it.

Packing list for Tromso
A beautiful and warm summer day in Tromso. Hiking the mountain Brosmetind wearing a t-shirt of thin merino wool and tights. A pair of sunglasses is also a must with the midnight sun and all. I love mine from Maui Jim!

Clothes and Shoes – Dress In Layers

Base Layer

The base layer´s mission is to keep you warm even when you sweat or get wet. It should consist of comfortable soft clothes of cotton, silk, microfibre, or thin merino wool.

Base Layer to pack for a summer trip to Tromso
Underwear, Bra, Wool and microfiber socks, Long underpants/ long johns, Long-sleeved shirts, Short-sleeved shirts, Tank top, Bikini/ swimsuit

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These are Espens favorite base layer clothes:

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Mid Layer

On top of the base layer, you should add a middle layer (or have this in your day backpack to put on later). The mid-layer should consist of a fleece sweater, a wool sweater and/ or a thin, light down jacket. A buff/ scarf, headband, and gloves should also be in your day backpack in case of bad weather.

Middle layer to pack for a summer trip to Tromso
Fleece jacket, Light thin down jacket, Buff/ scarf, Headband, Gloves

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Top Layer

On top, you should wear a top layer of a waterproof and windproof jacket (or bring these with you in your daypack in case the weather changes). If the weather is so nice and warm that you can wear tights, you should bring windproof pants with you in your day backpack.

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I use my hiking pants from Fjellreven all summer, it is great! Together with my light Rab down jacket, it is the perfect outfit for outdoor activities in Tromso. A headband is also a must for those chilly evenings.
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Tights, Hiking pants (I have this from Fjellreven and love it), Waterproof jacket

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Casual City Clothes

A Tromso trip is, however, not all about being out in nature. Tromso is the biggest city in Northern Norway with a vibrant cafe, bar and restaurant life. So bring some chic and casual clothes to wear in the city as well.

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Shoes

For shoes, you basically need two pairs:

Shoes to pack for a summer trip to Tromso
Hiking boots (Both Espen and I have these from Aku and love them, they look cool too!), Casual comfortable shoes

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Packing list for a winter trip to Tromso

Winter usually starts in early November when the temperature drops below zero degrees and typically last until May.

The coldest months in Tromso are January and February, where the daily means is -3,5 °C (25,7 °F). This is the same as Oslo despite it being located a two-hour flight south of Tromso, which is thanks to the Gulf Stream. −18.4 °C (−1.1 °F) is the lowest temperature ever recorded in Tromso, dating back to February 1966.

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Watching the northern lights on an autumn day in Tromso, wearing a wool sweater, windproof pants, and a wool beanie.

Clothes and Shoes – Dress In Layers

Base Layer

In winter time, the base layer is even more important than in summer as this is the main isolating layer that keeps you warm. The base layer should consist of merino woo since wool is antimicrobial, moisture wicking, odor-resistant, and keeps you warm even if it gets wet.

Base layer clothes to pack for a winter trip to Tromso
Underwear of merino wool, Wool bra, Wool socks, Long underpants/ long johns of wool, Long-sleeved shirts of woolBikini/ swimsuit

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Mid Layer

Middle layer to pack for a winter trip to Tromso
Buff/ scarf, Beanie/ hat, Mittens, Fleece jacket, Wool sweater/ jacket

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Top Layer

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I love my Rab down jacket and wind and waterproof pants. I use this down jacket almost every day during the winter in Tromso. I`ve had it for years and it still looks great!
Top layer to pack for a winter trip to Tromso
Winter pants (wind and waterproof), Down jacket, Waterproof and windproof jacket

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Casual City Clothes

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Shoes

What shoes to pack for a winter trip to Tromso
Hiking winter boots, Casual comfortable winter shoes, Shoe spikes

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Toiletries & Accessories

Toiletries and accessories to pack for a trip to Tromso
Eagle Creek Packing Cubes, Make-up bag, Laundry bag, Sunglasses, Small day-backpack, Sunscreen, Mosquito repellent, Passport, Wallet, Travel pillow, Flight compression socks, Water bottle, Thermos or this smaller one (16 ounce or 0,5 L)
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I love the packing cubes from Eagle Creek


Gear & Electronics

What gear and electronics to pack for a trip to Tromso
Headlamp, BinocularsNoise canceling headphones, Laptop, Multi-port adapter (if you have a newer Mac), Mobile phone, Battery pack, Camera, Camera strap, Tripod (for the northern lights pictures), GoPro, Camera bag, Capture Clip from Peak Design, Extra memory card, Backup hard disk, Europe adapters
  • Headlamp
  • Binoculars (for spotting eagles, reindeers, elk, whales and all the other arctic animals in Tromso)
  • Noise canceling headphones
  • Laptop (there is wifi in all hotels, airports and at the library for free in whole of Norway, so a laptop or a tablet is a must)
  • Multi-port adapter (I love the one from Satechi, use it a lot)
  • Mobile phone
  • Waterproof mobile phone case
  • Battery pack (cell phone batteries and camera batteries will empty quicker in cold weather)
  • Camera
  • Tripod (for the northern lights pictures)
  • GoPro
  • Camera bag
  • Capture Clip from Peak Design (is a M-U-S-T for those hiking trips and walking around Tromso city! Then you can have your hands free when you are not photographing but at the same time get your camera quickly when those photo opportunities occur)
  • Extra memory card
  • Backup hard disk (we have the Samsung Portable SSD T5 and it is super small and light, perfect for traveling)
  • Europe adapters

There you go! I hope this gave you some ideas and inspiration of what to pack for a trip to Tromso! 🙂

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Written by Maria Wulff Hauglann

Maria is a Norwegian travel nerd who has explored more than thirty countries on four continents. She holds a master's degree in Computer Science, as well as an MBA. In 2014 while on a year-long trip across South East- Asia, Maria co-founded the travel blog Nerd Nomads to help others get out and explore the world. In 2018 she left her day job permanently for a life of full-time travel. See our about page for more about Maria.

32 Comments

  1. Hi Maria,

    Your posts truely useful in my itinerary and I have planned with my 4 kids and husband to your country in November 2018. I really hope that I manage to create an exciting and unforgettable moments in their lives because my kids like to see whales and all sort of animals whereby normal Zoo they don’t have whales haha… and also the Northern lights that we cannot see everywhere and everyday. Something very very unique in this country.

    Would like your advise whether is it alright if I rent a car and drive around in Tromso, worry the roads may be slippery.

    Thank you very much.

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    • Hi Sandra,

      Thank you so much! So cool that you and your family are visiting Tromso in November! Yes, you should definitely hire a car so that you can drive outside of the city to see the Northern Lights. It is better to see it where there is dark and not so much light. The rental cars have studded tires so as long as you drive slow and in control, you should be fine driving in snowy and icy conditions.

      Since your kids like animals, you should visit Polaria in downtown Tromso which has seals, fish, and many other sea creatures. They feed the seals two times a day, so make sure to be there then as the seals do tricks and put on a show. Also, the Science Centre is a huge hit among kids where they can do lots of fun things and activities. They also show an awesome Northern Lights movie which is well worth seeing.

      There is an amazing Polar Park just outside of Tromso which I`m sure your children will love! They have arctic animals like wolves and bears. You can even go inside and meet the wolves in person if you want.

      Here are our recommended things to see and do in Tromso.

      Have a great trip to Tromso in November!

      -Maria-

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    • Hi Maria,

      Thank you for the very informative articles about packing and what to do in Tromso. I’m actually leaving US and heading to Tromso next week so I’m super excited. However, I’ve been trying to figure out how to get internet access/wifi while I’m traveling there. What would you recommend if someone plan on doing a lot of sightseeing? Is there a way to get local SIM card for my phone when I’m down there?

      Matthew

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      • Hi Matthew,

        Thank you so much! So cool that you are heading to Tromso next week!

        To get wifi, you should buy a SIM-card called “Kontantkort”. There are several different options and brands to choose from. You can check the different ones and compare the prices at this webpage (sorry, it is only in Norwegian). Just use the slider at the top of the page to add how much data (GB) you want, and the price is the yellow column called “Pris”.

        You can buy Kontantkort at for instance the shop Telia at the Nerstranda shopping mall in downtown Tromso. Their opening hours are: 09:00 – 20:00 every day, but they close at 18:00 on Saturdays, and are closed on Sundays. Remeber to bring an ID (your passport for instance).

        Have a fantastic trip to Tromso next week! We have plenty of snow here and it has been amazing Northern Lights the last couple of weeks. The sky has been on fire every evening and night. The weather has been great, with lots of sun during the day and no clouds so perfect conditions for watching the Northern Lights. Hope it stays the same next week when you are coming! You can check the weather forecast at Yr.no (there is also a free app called Yr).

        -Maria-

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  2. Super Nice List.
    Thank you.
    Norway is not planned now but I want to go sooo badly, now I have my list 🙂
    have a good day.

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    • Hi Mia,

      Thank you so much! Glad to hear that Norway is on your travel list! When you visit Norway, you should definitely head up north to Tromso and see the Northern Lights! 🙂

      Happy travels!

      -Maria-

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    • Hmm, that is so strange. I have just clicked on all the links to Amazon is this article, and they all work for me. Very strange….will have to research this a bit more. Thanks for letting me know, though!

      Cheers,
      Maria

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  3. Thanks for posting these lists, but I’m still confused, as I’m from Australia – the summer and winter lists seem much the same to me! Is there a big difference in the type of down jackets or the order in which you layer them? I’ll be visiting Tromsø in June, returning after many years.

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    • Hi Jacqi,

      Hehe, yes, they are very similar. The summer down jacket is thinner and you don`t need anything on top of it, you can use it as a top layer in itself (unless if it`s raining then you need a rain jacket on top). While during winter you should have a thicker down jacket as a base layer and a top layer (gore-tex jacket) on top.

      June is one of the warmest months in Tromso, but it can still be quite cold. The mean temperature in June is 9,4 C. The highest temperature ever recorded in June is 29,5 C, while the lowest is -2,5 C. It can also be some rain. So you should pack for every kind of weather :).

      Have a great trip to Tromso in June! I bet the city has changed some since the last time you were here.

      Thanks for commenting!

      -Maria-

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  4. Hi Maria,

    Great site and so much valuable information. My wife and I will be taking a cruise in the summer of 2019. Cruising is not our favorite way to travel but it allows us to explore a lot of different areas we are interested in. We would prefer to do our own thing as opposed to cruise excursions. We are both in our mid-50’s and healthy. We enjoy kayaking, canoeing, learning, hiking, good food/beer/wine, and obviously… travel. We will have only (I know, that sucks) 1 day in your beautiful area. What would you recommend that we should do while in the Tromso. Thank you in advance. I hope to not hear from you for a while, as that would indicate you are fortunate enough to be out traveling the world as I type.

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    • Hi Walter,

      Thanks a million for your lovely words about our blog! You made my day! 🙂

      So cool that you are going on a cruise in Norway next summer, but I`m sad to hear that you only have one day in Tromso. 🙁

      Hmm, since you like kayaking, that would be a great way to see the stunning nature of Tromso. My good friend Tore at Active Tromso is a great guide and has some excellent kayaking tours both during the day and in the night where you get to kayak while enjoying the Midnight Sun. He also does hiking trips in the mountains and glacier walks. We went dog sledding with him this January and had an amazing adventure!

      If you plan on renting a car during your day in Tromso, you can do one or two of these hikes. A trip with the cable car up to Floya mountain to see the midnight sun is mandatory when visiting Tromso, or you can walk up to Floya mountain but it will take a longer time of course.

      A great way to see the famous Arctic Cathedral in Tromso is by going to their Midnight Sun Concert, which start at 23:00 each evening.

      The best museums in Tromso is, in my opinion, the Polar Museum and the Polaria Museum and Aquarium. But if the weather is good, you should rather prioritize doing some hiking or kayaking instead. 🙂

      Since you like good food, beer, and wine, you should try out the restaurants Emmas, Arctandria or if you like fish Fiskekompaniet. They all serve delicious local food from the Tromso area.

      We are actually in Tromso right now but will be heading to Kuala Lumpur next week and travel around Southeast Asia for the next four months. Really looking forward to it!

      Have a great cruise and an amazing time in Tromso next year!

      -Maria-

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  5. Hello, great tips! I will be moving to Tromsø in a week, since I got a summer job there (until November 2018) – and I am a bit stressed about living in a different place from what I’m used to. I’m not sure where I can make friends, as a friendly 26 year old myself (who doesn’t drink alcohol haha). I would love to integrate in the Arctic life without spending too much money. What would you recommend for someone like me, who’s going to be in Tromsø from May to November, and wants to enjoy nature and culture without spending too much. I’m also a vegetarian/almost vegan and would like to know if it is easy to be vegan in Tromsø.
    Hugs from Transylvania (for now) ?

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    • Hi Riluri,

      Wow, it`s awesome that you are moving to Tromsø to work there for the summer!!! You will have great fun, do not worry!!

      The good thing about the locals in Tromso is that we are very social people and love to go out and party, enjoy the nature, have a great time, drink beer and watch the midnight sun. So you will have no problem making friends in Tromso!

      And the best things in Tromso are free – hiking and enjoying the nature!! You should definitely use your spare time to go mountain hiking and fishing, and enjoy the nightlife which is actually quite good in Tromso! We are famous for the awesome nightlife and have more pubs and cafes than any other city in Norway when you look at how many people are living there.

      All the best, and have an amazing summer in Tromso!!! I will be back in Tromso for a couple of weeks in July/August, maybe I`ll see you around? 🙂

      Hugs from Kuala Lumpur! 🙂

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  6. Hi babe, Thanks for your generous tips. I am wondering in your experience can you share with me hows cold can it get in first week of December in Tromso Oslo, Ravanemi and Helsinki? ?

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    • Hi Eve,

      Thank you so much! It is very difficult to predict the weather and temperature this far ahead, but the climate data shows this:

      Tromso (Northern Norway)
      For Tromso, the daily mean temperature in December is -2,6 C (27,3 F). The record high temperature for December is +9,7 C (49,5 F) and the record low temperature for December is -16,8 C (1,8 F). But usually, it is below zero in the first week of December. It can also be windy and snow in December, although Tromso has no snow right now (beginning of November), the temperature is above zero, and it is raining a lot.

      Oslo (Southern Norway)
      The temperature in Oslo is similar to Tromso in December. The daily mean temperature in Oslo in December is -2,3 C (27,9 F). The record high for Oslo in December is +12,6 C (54,7 F), while the record low is -20,8 C (-5,4 F). But Tromso usually has more snow than Oslo in December.

      Rovaniemi (Northern Finland)
      Rovaniemi is much colder than both Tromso and Oslo in December. The daily mean temperature for Rovaniemi in December is -10,7 C (12,7 F). The record high is +6,2 C (43,2 F), while the record low is -39,3 C (-38,7 F). Rovaniemi also has plenty of snow in December.

      Helsinki (Southern Finland)
      The temperature in Helsinki in December is similar to Oslo. The daily mean temperature in Helsinki is -2 C (28 F). The record high is +10,5 C (50,9 F), while the record low is -35 C (-31 F).

      Good luck with the packing for Norway and Finland!

      -Maria-

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  7. Hello, we fly to Tromso from the UK at the end of January. We will be stuffi g our suitcases with all our warm clothes. But we don’t know what to wear on our arrival. We cannot wear 3 layers on the plane. Do we open our suitcases on arrival and add layers before we head out from Tromso airport to the bus.?

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    • Hi Jason,

      The bus is parked right outside the airport and the bus is heated. So you don´t have to wear that many warm layers to get into town. The bus ride from the airport into the downtown Tromso only takes 10 min. You can just wear a normal winter jacket on the plane and when getting into town. You need the extra layers when going out into the wild on tours and to see the Northern Lights.

      Have a great trip to Tromso in January!

      -Maria-

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    • Hi Carol,

      March is not that cold in Tromso actually. The average temperature during the day is -2,2 C (28 F), but March is a real snow month. There is usually plenty of snow in Tromso in March and it is the best month for skiing and snowshoeing trips. The sun is back in March and is starting to warm so during the day it is actually quite nice and warm if the sun is shining.

      You should bring proper winter clothes: comfortable winter boots, wool underwear (long johns, shirts, and socks), a warm hat/beanie, scarf, and mittens. A warm and windproof winter jacket is also recommended, preferably with down filling. And also a warm middle layer like a wool sweater/jacket, and a top layer consisting of a wind- and waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain.

      Have a great trip to Tromso in March! Hope you get nice weather and a clear sky so that you get to see the Northern Lights!

      -Maria-

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  8. Hi Maria,

    I enjoyed reading your blog. I would like some advice. We will be arriving to Tromso for one day in a cruise. We are a party of 12! The whole family is coming from my husband’s side. The ages range from 12 to 79. I was going thru your suggestions and I am thinking of doing the artic fjord sailing tour. The ship arrives at 9am and then leaves at 8pm.
    Since it is a 3 hr tour, do you think we would have time to visit The Polaria Aquarium? Which one do you suggest, the Polar Museum or the Polaria Aquarium. Thanks so much for your feedback, Glorianna from Mexico City.

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    • Hi Glorianna,

      Thank you so much! Awesome to hear that you are coming to Tromso with your big family of 12 people! Yes, I think you will have the time to visit a museum as well as the arctic fjord sailing tour (3 hours). Hmmm, the Polar Museum and the Polaria Aquarium are very different. The Polar Museum is like a regular museum with exhibitions and posters/ displays of the polar history of Tromso, which can probably be a bit boring for the young ones? The Polaria Aquarium has live fish and seals and is much more interactive and fun for kids. They also show a nice movie about the Northern Lights and the Arctic.

      So it really depends what you want and is interested in, and how easy the kids get bored. If you want a regular museum where you learn the Arctic history of Tromso, then go for the Polar Museum, and if you want a bit more interaction and fun for the kids, then go for Polaria. You may even have time to visit both as they are not that big and you can easily walk between the two museums. Or you can split up, some (the grown-ups) do the Polar Museum while the ones with the kids do the Polaria Aquarium.

      I really recommend that you do the cable car trip, however, as it is a great way to see Tromso and its surroundings.

      Have a fantastic cruise of Norway and enjoy your day in Tromso!

      -Maria-

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  9. Hi Maria!
    We’re going to Tromso in end Apr/ early May next year.
    Coming from a place where it’s either sun, more sun or rain, what temperatures should we expect?

    And if we go look for the Northern Lights, would we be able to catch them?

    Also, is it really necessary to get winter pants (waterproof and wind proof)?

    We’re all so excited and are planning what else to see and do. We’re all adults and have elderly parents along.

    Thank you so much ????

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    • Hi Fe,

      Awesome to hear that you are visiting Tromso in April/ May! It is a great time of the year to visit Tromso! Spring is on and the temperatures are getting milder, the snow is melting, it is starting to get green, and the sun is up until late in the evening.

      It will still be snow up in the mountains that surrounds Tromso city, but it is usually not that much snow left in the lowland/ streets. So no, it is not necessary to bring winter pants, unless you are planning on going hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing in the mountains.

      The temperatures in April/ May are usually above 0 degrees Celcius, the daily mean temperatures in April is 1 C and in May 6 C. But the temperatures vary a lot during spring. The record high temperature for April is 17 C while 27 C for May. It usually gets cold in the evenings, however, so bring a warm winter or down jacket.

      As the evenings and nights are sunny and bright in April/ May, I’m afraid that you will not be able to see the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights is not visible between mid-April and end-August. The Midnight Sun season starts on the 21st of May and the sun does not set until the 21st of July.

      April/ May is the perfect time to go on a fjord cruise or fishing trip as the birds and sea wildlife starts to come alive again after the long and cold winter. So being out at sea is a great experience during spring and my favorite time of the year to go on boat and fishing trips.

      Have a fantastic spring trip to Tromso!!

      -Maria-

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  10. I’d definitely bring some zip-lock plastic bags for anything electrical (camera, phone etc) otherwise the condensation will be a killer!

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    • Hi Ben,

      Thanks for the tips on bringing zip-lock plastic bags for electronics. It is definitely a good idea if you plan on being outside a lot during winter in Tromso.

      -Maria-

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  11. Hello Maria,
    Thanks for the very useful tips. We are travelling to Rovaniemi and Tromso during Christmas and new year. We are from Germany and -5 to -6°C temperatures are normal here during winter. I was wondering if I can carry the same jacket to Rovaniemi and Tromso that I use here is Germany. I am planning on wearing thermals(polyster)+sweater+fleece jacket+ down jacket and thermals+jeans. Will that be enough? For tours or northern lights chasing we will be getting special suits from the organizing company.
    Please let me know.
    Thank you
    Teju

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    • Hi Teju,

      Thank you so much!

      Yes, I would say that you can use the same winter jacket in Tromso and Rovaniemi as you use back home in Germany. Dressing in layers is king. So it is a good idea, as you say, to wear several layers on top of each other. Then you can take one layer off or add one depending on the temperature and weather, and when you go indoor (cafes/ restaurants, shops and so).

      I am a big fan of clothes made of wool, as wool keeps you warm even if it gets wet from rain, snow, or sweat. Thermals and fleece (polyester) is made of plastic and will get really cold if it gets wet. So I recommend that you bring and wear wool clothes, at least a sweater. Down jackets are my favorite as they are warm, light and comfortable to wear and it packs small too.

      Rovaniemi is colder than Tromso as it is located inland. Tromso is by the coast and benefits from the warm sea breeze from the Gulf Stream in the Barents Sea. The daily mean temperature in Rovaniemi in December is -9,4 C, while it is -2,6 in Tromso. For January the daily mean temperature in Rovaniemi is -11,3 C, while it is -3,5 C in Tromso.

      If, however, your winter jacket is not warm enough, you can also buy a new one. There are plenty of shops selling excellent, high quality, and warm winter clothes in Tromso. These are the best shops in Tromso for clothes:
      MAS (located just opposite Nerstranda Shopping Mall)
      City To Summit (located next to Tromso Cathedral)
      Norrøna (located at Havneterminalen)
      Bergans (located in Havneterminalen)

      And Tromso’s biggest shopping mall, Jekta, is located only a 10 min drive from downtown with plenty of shops.

      You can also rent winter clothes and equipment at Tromso Outdoor (located in downtown Tromso).

      Have a fantastic Christmas trip to Rovaniemi and Tromso! Hope you get to see plenty of Northern Lights! We are heading back home to Tromso next week to celebrate Christmas.

      -Maria-

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  12. Great info. Heading to Tromso in a few days for Christmas and since we live in Florida packing the right clothes is a big challenge for us. Good to know about clothing rentals and Jekta Shopping Mall.

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  13. I love your casual warm boots. Where did you get those from? I’ve been googling for an age and can’t find any that look so lovely.

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    • Hi Michele,

      Thanks! Yeah I love my brown winter boots, they are soooo comfortable and warm! The winter boots on the picture are from Bianco.

      Unfortunately, Bianco no longer has a shop in Tromso. But you can order shoes from Bianco online.

      I recently bought a new pair of winter boots from Panama Jack with sheepskin lining and I simply L-O-V-E them! So warm and comfortable, and they look cool too. Highly recommended. Several shops in Tromso sell Panama Jack. I also see that Amazon has some Panama Jack models.

      There are, however, several nice shoe shops in Tromso that have a great selection of lovely and warm winter boots. So if you can’t find any you like where you live or online, you can wait and buy some in Tromso. Then you get to try the shoes on to find the right size and to check if they are comfortable wearing.

      There are two shoe shops in the main street Storgata of downtown Tromso:
      Skoringen
      Skotreff

      And there is one shoe shop called Din Sko at the Nerstranda Shopping Mall (top floor) in downtown Tromso.

      There are also five nice shoe shops at Jekta Shopping Mall (next to Tromso Airport, a 5-10 min drive/ bus ride from downtown Tromso):

      ECCO Store
      Eurosko
      Shoeday
      DNA Shoes
      – Skoringen (same that is in Storgata)

      Good luck finding some warm, comfortable, and good looking winter boots!

      -Maria-

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      • Thank you so much for all this information. You have given so much more information than I imagined. I will find some lovely boots now. Thank you again!

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