Winter has arrived in Riga this weekend, with heavy snowfalls painting the city a beautiful white. If you are coming to Riga, then dress for cold weather and icy streets, and get in touch with us for some ideas about what to do in Riga in winter.

Riga Weather

Whilst Riga escaped the wrath of hurricane Xaver, with the exception of a couple of cancelled flights out of Riga airport, the storm did bring a heavy snowfall to the city. Over the weekend Riga was transformed from a drab grey to a splendid white. With temperatures sitting below 0°, it will last a while, giving Riga’s residents their first snowman-building, sledding and snowball-fighting opportunity of the year.

Visitors to Riga should pack warm, and make sure to bring some sensible, waterproof shoes. Whilst the highlight of any visit to Riga is watching the local girls navigate snow, ice and cobblestones in high heels, this is an extreme sport and should not be attempted by the inexperienced.

Speaking of winter sports, the snowfall also provides the opportunity to go skiing, try some husky-dog sledding or bobsleighing in Riga. Of course, the snow doesn’t stop the everyday life, and it doesn’t stop us. Just get in touch if you would like to organise a Walking Tour of Riga or any other events in Latvia.

Check out the photos below to see how beautiful the city can look in a blanket of snow.