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Norway : When and where to go?

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Norway: Climate & Weather

The Gulf Stream provides Norway with a more temperate climate than might be imagined at this latitude; the weather however is quite variable with a fair amount of rain. Although average summer temperatures remain about 17°C, they can climb to 30°C.

However, in winter temperatures can plunge to –40°C in certain areas! The best time to visit Norway is from May to September although the real tourist season starts mid-June and ends in August.

Winter time is to be avoided unless you are determined to see the Northern Lights (the aurora borealis) as the country slows down somewhat when it comes to lodging, transport and museums.


Weather today

Light Rain
max. 12 °C
min. 4 °C

Wind: 8 km/h
Precipitation forecast: 0,7 mm
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Rain 7 °C / Rain

Norway: Map

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What to do in Norway

Nature is the star of this country and the landscapes are just about guaranteed to entrance you.

The capital, Oslo, is encircled by fjords and can easily be explored on foot: The museums, the Akerhus fortress, the castle, the Royal Palace, the Vigeland Park are all great places to visit and you could also go to the Bygdoy peninsula for the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions and that of the Viking Boats. Whatever you decide to do, as soon as you leave the noise of the central it is not difficult to find nature close at hand.

The centre of Norway is great for exploring the summits and fjords, and also the town of Bergen not just for its superb position but also for its architecture and cultural dynamism. There are some other towns that are definitely worth visiting in this area; Roros with its wooden houses of grassy roofs that are listed by UNESCO, modern Lillehammer too, but it is the fjords all along the coast that will leave the most lasting impression on you.

Tromso in the north is a dynamic town set in a privileged position among the snowy summits; it is the departure point for many polar expeditions.

Norway: The basics

Numerous airlines serve various Norwegian airports. Trains, ferries and by road are also possible ways to get to Norway in accordance with your departure country.

No visa is required for French, Swiss or Belgian citizens who stay in the country for less than three months.

The currency in circulation is the Norwegian Krone.

The budget required is fairly high; budget for around €80 for a hotel room and a main meal alone in a restaurant will set you back around €20. Transport too is fairly expensive.

There are no particular health precautions to take in Norway apart from relative to the mosquitoes which can be quite aggressive towards the north in summer.

For travelling inland, by air is definitely preferable over long distances such as from the north to south but buses are efficient and comfortable too as well as is the train. The ferries are great for navigating through the fjords. In Oslo trams and the metro are perfect combined with the buses and ferries.


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