To many the supermodel of Scandinavia, it offers a breathtaking blend of dramatic, awe inspiring coastlines, towering mountain peaks and charismatic, history filled towns. The glassy surface of unfathomably deep fjords, sheer ice age cliff faces and thundering waterfalls, Norway’s natural wonders are a sight to behold. Modern innovation meets tradition in the cities of Oslo and Bergen Norway; learn about the Viking legacy, dine on delicious local seafood and see the abstract architecture of the Oslo Opera House.

Head further north by boat to soak up the sights from the waterways, hiking through the rugged terrain surrounding the Norwegian Fjords, or travel into the Arctic Circle to Tromso to try your hand at a wealth of winter activities, from Northern Lights hunts to dog sledding and snowshoeing safaris.

Top Recommendations

  • Take the ultimate selfie at Preikestolem or Trolltunga
  • Explore the Fjord Region
  • Take in the views on a train ride from Olso to Bergen
  • Enjoy the scenic passage on the Hurtigruten Coastal steamer, which heads north from Bergen
  • Hike in the beautiful Jotunheimen National Park
  • Explore Oslo, Tromso & Alesund

When to Visit

The best time to visit varies depending on your preferred activities. During the summer months, June to August is the best time to visit for hiking and the chances of fairer weather. The long days of the Midnight Sun allow you longer to explore unique landscapes and outdoor activities. However, September to March is the best time to visit for the spectacular Northern Lights and all manner of winter activities. Although be warned, the sun barely peaks its head above the horizon, if ever during the winter months.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Oslo.