Best Time to Visit Norway

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If you've always wanted to visit Norway and you've wondered what is the best time to travel to Norway, this article would be helpful to you. You are in for a treat in this gorgeous country which seats in the north of Europe. From the breathtaking fjords to the captivating northern lights, and the beautiful weather for numerous outdoor activities, there'll hardly be a dull moment when you're there.

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Oslo
Hotel Bristol
4
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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo
4
Parking available
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Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Oslo
4
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Radisson Blu Airport Hotel Oslo Gardermoen
4
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Anker Hotel
3
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The best time of the year to visit Norway is from May to October. Norway is known to have one of the most beautiful summers. If you're planning to visit, this is the best time to visit Norway so you'd get to experience it for yourself. Though the weather is slightly unpredictable as there could be rains and storms in between the days, they don't last too long and the weather goes back to normal not long after. Who knows, you could even spot a rainbow in the skies afterward.

There are also many festivals going on in Norway during this time like the Midnight Sun Marathon, National Day, the Art Festival in Harstad, and many more. Thus, there's truly no better time to travel to Norway.

City in Norway.

Weather In Norway

From May to June, the weather is full of sunshine. However, the snow from the winter would still be in the process of thawing, so be careful! When the summer comes in June running up to August, it's usually warm and bright. There are brighter days and equally darker nights. This is the best time to go to Norway.

From September to October, the days get shorter and more rain is expected at this time so be sure to carry along an umbrella if you're visiting during this time. November to April, which is wintertime, is very cold and has the characteristic of shorter days. However, as they say in Norway, there isn't cold weather — just inappropriate clothing.

Average Temperature

November to April winter lasts in Norway. The weather during this time is bitterly cold and most attractions will shut down because of this. February, which is Norway's coldest month is usually the best time to see the popular Northern Lights. May to June in the spring and the weather then ranges from 61°F to 68°F, but night temperatures are between the late forties and early fifties.

July to August is the summer here, with the temperature ranging from 68°F to 72°F. It's the high season in Norway and it is also peak tourist season. Many flights, ferries, and trains come in so booking would be easier for you, which makes it the best month to travel to Norway.

From September to October, the temperature fluctuates from 50°F to 60°F. The weather is amazing but there aren't many tourists and flights as the rains are expected. However, accommodation and cost of living are cheaper at this time, so as long as you're well prepared for the season, this is one of the best time to visit Norway.

Landscape and rocks in Norway.

Average Precipitation

Depending on what part of Norway you'll be visiting, the precipitation levels differ. For Western Norway which is normally cooler, about 90 inches of mean precipitation drops annually. Eastern Norway however, only gets about 30 inches of mean annual precipitation due to the cold and stiff weather.

In terms of monthly precipitation, October has the highest since it's the month with the most rain, while February with its cold and dry weather has the lowest precipitation.

The nature of Norway.

Average Tourist Volume

Norway has one of the highest tourist volumes in the world. Every year, people arrive in the country, well into their millions. In 2015, about 8.8 million tourists were recorded to have visited Norway. However, the North of Norway records a far lesser number of tourists than the south due to its colder weather conditions.

In the present day, an average of 7 million tourists visit Norway every year, with most of them arriving in the summer. This would make flights, accommodation, and activities more expensive, hence it isn't the best time of the year to travel to Norway. However, if this is your preferred visitation time, we would advise that you book months in advance to get better deals on these expenses.

July is the peak tourist season and also the best month to visit Norway throughout most of the country, as it comes with the best weather and cheapest prices for hotels. Tourist influx reduces in the winter, which is from November to April because of the cold during this time.

FAQ

When is the best time to go to Norway?

Norway is a beautiful country that experiences different weather conditions throughout the year. The best time to visit Norway depends on what you want to see and do while you're there. If you're interested in seeing the Northern Lights, the best time to go to Norway is between late September and early March. This is when the skies are darkest and the chance of seeing the Lights is highest. If you want to experience Norway's world-famous fjords, the best time to visit is between May and September. This is when the weather is warmest and the days are longest, so you'll have more time to enjoy all that Norway has to offer.

When is Norway's rainy season?

Norway's rainy season lasts from September to January where rainfall is at an average of thirteen inches per month. From September to November, is usually a very good time to hike if you like hiking in cool weather.

When can you see the Northern Lights in Norway?

The best time to see the Northern Lights in Norway is between late September and early April. This is when the days are longest and the nights are darkest, making conditions ideal for aurora spotting. However, you may be able to see them as early as August or as late as May. The further north you go in Norway, the better your chances of seeing the Northern Lights will be.

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Hotel Bristol
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Business Room
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It's a 22-square-metre superior double room with luxurious double bed, desk, sofa group, dressing gown and slippers. Our turndown service makes your stay even more relaxing.
Espresso maker
Bose speaker
Chromecast
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Turn down service
Shower
Hairdryer
Television
Minibar
Rainfall showerhead
Umbrella in the room
Upgraded bathroom amenities
Safe
Seating area with sofa / chair
Iron and ironing board
Telephone
Bottled water
Dronning Anna Kathrine Suite
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Everything you need for the best possible stay is provided in this luxurious suite, which has a separate bedroom, a double bed, and an accommodating bathtub (53 m2).
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Turn down service
Shower
Hairdryer
Television
Minibar
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Umbrella in the room
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Safe
Seating area with sofa / chair
Iron and ironing board
Telephone
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General Sverdrup Suite
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The Leif Sverdrup suite is a 55-square-metre room offering everything you need for the quintessential Norwegian/American experience.
Espresso maker
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Chromecast
Bathrobe and slippers
Turn down service
Bathtub
Shower
Support handle in the bathroom
Hairdryer
Television
Minibar
Rainfall showerhead
Umbrella in the room
Upgraded bathroom amenities
Safe
Desk
Seating area with sofa / chair
Dining room seats
Iron and ironing board
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Josephine Baker Suite
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This suite is named after the stage legend Josephine Baker. You will sleep in a beautiful 138-cm double bed surrounded by stylish decor and have access to our finest amenities. (36 m2)
Espresso maker
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Chromecast
Bathrobe and slippers
Turn down service
Bathtub
Shower
Support handle in the bathroom
Hairdryer
Television
Minibar
Rainfall showerhead
Umbrella in the room
Upgraded bathroom amenities
Safe
Desk
Seating area with sofa / chair
Dining room seats
Iron and ironing board
Living room
Telephone
Bottled water
Down duvet and pillow
Junior Suite
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This suite is named after the stage legend Josephine Baker. You will sleep in a beautiful 138-cm double bed surrounded by stylish decor and have access to our finest amenities. (36 m2)
Espresso maker
Bose speaker
Chromecast
Bathrobe and slippers
Turn down service
Bathtub
Shower
Support handle in the bathroom
Hairdryer
Television
Minibar
Rainfall showerhead
Umbrella in the room
Upgraded bathroom amenities
Safe
Desk
Seating area with sofa / chair
Dining room seats
Iron and ironing board
Living room
Telephone
Bottled water
Down duvet and pillow
Prins Axel av Danmark Suite
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Absolutely everything you need for someone who adores the finest in luxury is available in this 55-square-meter suite named after Prince Axel of Denmark.
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Bose speaker
Chromecast
Bathrobe and slippers
Turn down service
Bathtub
Shower
Support handle in the bathroom
Hairdryer
Television
Minibar
Rainfall showerhead
Umbrella in the room
Upgraded bathroom amenities
Safe
Desk
Seating area with sofa / chair
Dining room seats
Iron and ironing board
Living room
Telephone
Bottled water
Down duvet and pillow
Standard Room Double
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The room is furnished with a large, comfortable double bed, a coffee machine and a music player, so you can stay comfortable during your stay with us. (14 m2)
Espresso maker
Shower
Bose speaker
Chromecast
Bottled water
Television
Hairdryer
Minibar
Umbrella in the room
Upgraded bathroom amenities
Safe
Desk
Iron and ironing board
Telephone
Standard Room Single
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Bottled water
Television
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Hairdryer
Minibar
Rainfall showerhead
Umbrella in the room
Upgraded bathroom amenities
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Desk
Iron and ironing board
Telephone
Standard Room Twin
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This is ideal for two people sharing a room but not a bed. You have everything you need for a fabulous hotel stay, and a lot of space to be together. (16 m2)
Espresso maker
Bose speaker
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Bottled water
Television
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Minibar
Rainfall showerhead
Umbrella in the room
Upgraded bathroom amenities
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Desk
Iron and ironing board
Telephone
Superior Room
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This is the ideal option for guests who want a little something extra! A slightly larger double room, with 180 cm bed, dressing gown and slippers for your comfort. (19 m2)
Espresso maker
Bose speaker
Bathtub
Chromecast
Television
Bottled water
Hairdryer
Minibar
Umbrella in the room
Upgraded bathroom amenities
Safe
Desk
Iron and ironing board
Telephone
Down duvet and pillow
Oslo
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo
Non-smoking
Free WiFi
Bathtub
Restaurant
Lounge area
Parking available
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Family Room
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When you opt for a Family Room at Jensen, you can stay together as a family while still getting the individual attention you desire. The well-equipped bathroom, signature Jensen bed, and flat-screen television are just a few of the amenities you can look forward to.
Minibar
Safe
Iron
Electric kettle
Sitting area
TV
Telephone
Satellite channels
Radio
Flat-screen TV
Socket near the bed
Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Junior Suite
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Make your stay memorable by enjoying exclusive amenities such as an upgraded minibar in our Junior Suites. Work at the work desk or dine at the dining table for four in our Junior Suites. All of our Junior Suites are located on the fourth floor.
Minibar
Safe
Iron
Electric kettle
Sitting area
TV
Telephone
Satellite channels
Radio
Flat-screen TV
Socket near the bed
Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Premium Room
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Our premium rooms are found on the upper floors (27-32) and provide panoramic city views. In addition to the same amenities as the Superior Rooms, these rooms are newly refurbished and include bathrobes and slippers.
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Safe
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Sitting area
TV
Telephone
Satellite channels
Radio
Flat-screen TV
Socket near the bed
Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Standard Room
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All the comforts of home are available in our Standard Rooms. You can enjoy a pleasant stay and a good night's sleep thanks to the large bed, in-room coffee and tea amenities, and free Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a hair dryer. You may select between double or twin beds.
Minibar
Safe
Iron
Electric kettle
Sitting area
TV
Telephone
Satellite channels
Radio
Flat-screen TV
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Suite
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For more comfort or extra room, consider one of our Suites. These rooms include a living area separated from the bedroom for utmost comfort and privacy.
Minibar
Safe
Iron
Electric kettle
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TV
Telephone
Satellite channels
Radio
Flat-screen TV
Socket near the bed
Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Suite, 1 Bedroom
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Choose one of our Suites for an extended stay or extra space. These spacious surroundings include a living area separated from the bedroom for ultimate comfort and privacy.
Minibar
Safe
Iron
Electric kettle
Sitting area
TV
Telephone
Satellite channels
Radio
Flat-screen TV
Socket near the bed
Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Oslo
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Oslo
Non-smoking
Pool
Free WiFi
Parking available
Refrigerator
Gym
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Families traveling with children and wishing to spend more time together will find our family rooms to be perfect. You may start your day with a relaxing bath and a cup of coffee. For larger families, we recommend Junior Suites.
Hypo-allergenic bedding
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Minibar (fees may apply)
Refrigerator
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Daily housekeeping
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Phone
Safe
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Junior Suite
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Longer stays or a little more space and comfort are what the spacious Junior Suites are perfect for. You can unwind in your bathrobe and slippers and enjoy in-room Nespresso devices in our Junior Suites, which have king-size beds and sofa beds.
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Minibar (fees may apply)
Refrigerator
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Daily housekeeping
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Phone
Safe
Sitting area
Soundproofed rooms
Premium Room
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Stay in one of our premium rooms for the ultimate comfort and vistas. While sipping a cup of Nespresso coffee in your bathrobe and slippers, you can enjoy a beautiful view or relax. Whether you opt for twin beds or a king-sized bed, you will have an excellent stay.
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Premium bedding
Coffee/tea maker
Minibar (fees may apply)
Refrigerator
Room service (limited)
Daily housekeeping
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Phone
Safe
Sitting area
Soundproofed rooms
Superior Room
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Those seeking plush comfort can enjoy our Superior Rooms. Whether you prefer twin beds or a double bed, you will have a good night's sleep on our signature mattresses. Business and leisure travellers will appreciate the amenities in our rooms.
Hypo-allergenic bedding
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Coffee/tea maker
Minibar (fees may apply)
Refrigerator
Room service (limited)
Daily housekeeping
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Phone
Safe
Sitting area
Soundproofed rooms
Oslo
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel Oslo Gardermoen
Pet-friendly
Gym
Non-smoking
Free WiFi
Parking available
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$154.00
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Family Room
4 maximum amount
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If you're looking for a family room where you can all sleep in the same room, our Family Room is the right choice. Make yourself at home with ample space and enjoy a comfortable king bed along with two bunk beds. Brew yourself a hot drink using the in-room Nespresso machine and enjoy your favorite show on the flatscreen TV with mirror casting.
Tea/Coffee maker
Minibar
Safe
Soundproof
Ironing facilities
Iron
Electric kettle
Sofa
TV
Telephone
Flat-screen TV
Socket near the bed
Wake-up service
Junior Suite
4 maximum amount
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Our Junior Suite is the perfect choice for groups of friends or families. Sip a hot drink from the coffee and tea services provided on the terrace and stay connected with free Wi-Fi. Make yourself at home with ample space and modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.
Tea/Coffee maker
Minibar
Safe
Soundproof
Ironing facilities
Iron
Electric kettle
Sofa
TV
Telephone
Flat-screen TV
Socket near the bed
Wake-up service
Standard Room
2 maximum amount
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Make yourself at home in our Standard Room, where you can enjoy all the comforts of home plus modern amenities. Connect with friends using our free Wi-Fi, relax on a king or two twin beds, and brew a cup of coffee using our in-room Nespresso machine.
Tea/Coffee maker
Minibar
Safe
Soundproof
Ironing facilities
Iron
Electric kettle
Sofa
TV
Telephone
Flat-screen TV
Socket near the bed
Wake-up service
Suite, 1 Bedroom
2 maximum amount
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An extra-spacious suite with a dining table and a Nespresso® coffee machine is provided, and the separate living area is individually decorated. Bathrobes and slippers enhance your comfort.
Tea/Coffee maker
Minibar
Safe
Soundproof
Ironing facilities
Iron
Electric kettle
Sofa
TV
Telephone
Flat-screen TV
Socket near the bed
Wake-up service
Superior Room
2 maximum amount
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Upgrade to our Superior Room for additional space and comfort. Settle on a large, comfortable king bed and enjoy all the comforts of home. Make yourself a cup of coffee from the in-room Nespresso machine and stay connected with free Wi-Fi.
Tea/Coffee maker
Minibar
Safe
Soundproof
Ironing facilities
Iron
Electric kettle
Sofa
TV
Telephone
Flat-screen TV
Socket near the bed
Wake-up service
Oslo
Anker Hotel
Non-smoking
Meeting Facilities
Laundry facilities
Free WiFi
Bar
24/7 front desk
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$156.00
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Double Room
2 maximum amount
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The double rooms have a spacious, 180 cm wide bed.
Night tables
A desk with chair
Armchair
Wardrobe
Flat screen TV
WIFI
Hairdryer
Family Room
5 maximum amount
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Our family rooms are spacious and have four 90-cm-wide beds to sleep on.
Night tables
A desk with chair
Armchair
Wardrobe
Flat screen TV
WIFI
Hairdryer
Superior Single Room
1 maximum amount
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Our superior single rooms provide additional comfort if that's what you want. The rooms are between 18 and 20 square metres and have a 140-cm-wide bed.
A desk with chair
Armchair
Wardrobe
Flat screen TV
WIFI
Hairdryer
Triple Room
3 maximum amount
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90 cm wide, comfortable triple beds are available in our rooms. Some rooms offer two 90 cm wide beds and an extra bed.
Night tables
A desk with chair
Armchair
Wardrobe
Flat screen TV
WIFI
Hairdryer
Twin Room
2 maximum amount
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The 90-cm-wide beds in our twin rooms are comfortable.
Night tables
A desk with chair
Armchair
Wardrobe
Flat screen TV
WIFI
Hairdryer

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