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Weather In Southern Norway


Southern Norway is known for its scenic beauty, found in the beautiful villages by the coast, the bubbling city life in the capital Oslo and the majestic fjords. From the zoo at Krisitansand to the fjord region at Lysefjord, the sights to see and experience in Southern Norway are boundless. Planning a trip according to the weather and climate can help prevent any setbacks.

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Southern Norway In The Summer

Summer is pleasant and warm, and the southern region of Norway is where summer sets in as a distinct season. The summer season in Norway lasts between the end of June to the middle of August. The summer season is stable, where the days are warm and bright. The sunny season sees long days with lots of sunshine and warmth. A positive aspect of the summer in Southern Norway is that the days are not humid so travelling around and sightseeing is a pleasant experience. Swimming is a popular activity in Southern Norway during the summers. Tourists should plan a visit to the coastal regions to make the most of the weather. 

Autumn In Southern Norway

Autumn comes in Southern Norway in the months of September and October. The weather can be stormy with a lot of rain. Places close to coast remain warmer than the inland regions. Crisp air and beautiful landscapes are a trademark of the season. The season is a good time to visit the various national parks. Nature lovers also enjoy berry hunting and mushroom hunting trips. River rafting is an exciting activity that one can also enjoy during this season.

A Winter Holiday In Southern Norway

Snow storms are a common feature of winter in Southern Norway. The temperatures drop drastically and it can be very cold, but beautiful. The coastal areas experience a comparatively milder winter season but it is important to be prepared for gales, storms and rains in these parts as well. The season lasts from end November to early April. Winter sports are the main attraction of this season. Cross-country skiing is especially popular with both tourists and locals alike. Since skiing is one of the biggest tourism attractions of the region there are several prepared trails and slopes with varying degrees of difficulty and challenge. One can also try out ice skating on the lakes or outdoor rinks as well as participating in kite skiing classes. One can also rent snowmobiles to explore the wilderness. Reindeer safari trips are very popular and one can also visit the reindeer herding regions in these areas to experience the culture of raising herds first-hand.

Springtime In Southern Norway

The season comes to Southern Norway sooner than the remaining parts of the country, in the month of April. The weather gets warmer and the region gets lighter each day. Trees and flowers are in full-bloom in the season. To experience the beauty of this season, visit a farm where you can witness lambs being born and other springtime activities in full swing. Picnics on the grasslands, visiting monuments and museums and long nature walks are most popular in this season.

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Holidays that feature Weather In Southern Norway

Winter Family Fun in Norway

Spend an unforgettable winter holiday with your family in Lillehammer and Oslo, including a visit to Hunderfossen winter park.

Type: Winter Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Weekend Break | Christmas Holiday
5 days / 4 nights
from £625 pp

Norwegian Panorama Fly-Drive

Experience the diversity of Norway - from the inland with its forests to the dramatic coastal scenery, from high mountains to deep fjords from the Norwegian capital, to small, cosy villages.

Type: Fly-Drive | Summer holiday | Individual Tour | Family Holiday | Country Holiday
8 days / 7 nights
from £1,045 pp

Winter Activity Holiday Norway

Geilo has attracted tourists for over 100 years. It is a charming, traditional Norwegian mountain village located 800 meters above sea level. The resort offers a wide range of winter holiday activities, such as downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and more.

Type: Winter Holiday | Activity Holiday | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Weekend Break | Christmas Holiday
5 days / 4 nights
from £575 pp

Oslo City Breaks

Oslo is one of the Nordic/Scandinavian cities that is definitely worth a visit, summer and winter. All attractions are located within a fairly short distance so getting around by foot or bike ( free to borrow ) is easy. Oslo has some beautiful architecture, art, history, culture and culinary experiences just waiting to be explored by you. You can even walk past the Kings Castle, and surrounded by water, you can enjoy this picturesque and tranquil city.

Type: City Break | Weekend Break | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Christmas Holiday
4 days / 3 nights or more
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Nordic Walking in Norway

Nordic Walking is a relatively new sport but has proven to be a very healthy sport, physically and mentally - and all age groups can participate. It is highly recommended by the medical profession for its benefits.

Type: Activity Holiday | Summer holiday | City Break | Guided Tour | Family Holiday | Tailor Made Holiday | Weekend Break
7 days / 6 nights
from £1,395 pp

Classic Norway Tour

This tour takes you round the highlights of Norway by train, coach and ship.  From the Winter Olympic town of Lillehammer, through the mountains to Alesund, along the coastal fjords to Bergen and back to Oslo, you will get a first hand experience of Norway's spectacular scenery. 

Type: Individual Tour | Train Journey | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon
9 days / 8 nights
from £1,335 pp

Fjords of Norway - Escorted

This escorted coach tour focuses on Southern Norway and features the Sogne Fjord, Geiranger Fjord, a ride on the famous Flam railway, a visit to Birksdal Glacier and the charming coastal city of Bergen. 


Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Luxury Holiday | Coastal Holiday | Cruise | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon
8 days / 7 nights
from £2,055 pp

Grand Scandinavia Tour - Escorted

This tour gives you a more extensive insight in to Scandinavian culture, city-life and nature as you travel through Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. The tour incorporates overnight cruises, scenic coach tours, grand countryside views, large vibrant cities and a close up look at Norway's spectacular and breathtaking fjords and glaciers.

Type: Summer holiday | Guided Tour | Country Holiday | Luxury Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon
15 days / 14 nights
from £3,615 pp

Realm of the Polar Bear

From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers, to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this Svalbard cruise is a voyage of nonstop highlights. Always on the lookout for wildlife, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and by Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a couple months of the year.

Type: Guided Tour | Cruise | Summer holiday | Activity Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Family Holiday
9 days / 8 nights
from £2,795 pp

Scandinavian Capitals & Norwegian Fjords - Escorted

This tour provides an excellent overview of Scandinavia, featuring the capitals of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, as well as fjords, mountains and waterfalls.  You will also spend time in charming Bergen.

Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon
11 days / 10 nights
from £1,755 pp

Scandinavian Capitals Deluxe - Escorted

This guaranteed departure tour is an excellent way to get to know the best of Scandinavia. Visit the four fascinating Nordic capitals; Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Oslo, whilst staying in top class hotels.  The tour includes three nights on a cruise ship.

Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Luxury Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon
9 days / 8 nights
from £2,075 pp

Bergen Sightseeing & Nordic Walking

Combine sightseeing with Nordic walking on this short break to Bergen. Nordic Walking is a relatively new sport, but it has proven to be a very healthy sport, physically and mentally - and all age groups can participate.

Type: Activity Holiday | Summer holiday | City Break | Weekend Break
4 days / 3 nights
from £375 pp

A Taste of Norway

This tour includes many highlights in Southern Norway, such as the Oslo- Bergen Railway, the Hardangervidda mountain Plateau, Sognefjord, the Flåm Railway, Bergen (the capital of the fjords), and Stavanger.

Type: Individual Tour | Summer holiday | Train Journey | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Tailor Made Holiday
8 days / 7 nights
from £1,395 pp

Active Fjord Experience

Combine a city break with outdoor activities on our Active Fjord Experience! Explore Bergen, the gateway to the fjords, before continuing to Voss for a white water rafting adventure. Enjoy a ride on the Flåm Railway followed by a spectacular 11 km downhill bike ride. Finally, experience a thrilling fjord safari on a RIB-boat.

Type: Cycling Holiday | Individual Tour | Activity Holiday | Summer holiday | Weekend Break | Country Holiday | Tailor Made Holiday
4 days / 3 nights
from £965 pp

Majestic Fjords

This self drive tour focuses on Norway's spectacular nature, featuring the breathtaking fjords. You will have an opportunity to visit the world's deepeest fjord, Sognefjord, as well as Geirangerfjord, the Hardangerfjord and the Sagafjord. In addition to the fjords, enjoy the scenery of the peaks, valleys and coastline of this scenic country.

Type: Fly-Drive | Summer holiday | Tailor Made Holiday
10 days / 9 nights
from £1,315 pp

Scandinavian Capitals Fly-Drive

Enjoy all three capitals of Scandinavia, including Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm and stop by Gothenburg on on your way through. Enjoy all that Scandinavia has to offer from museums, new nordic food, historic landmarks and breathtaking scenery…

Welcome to our world!

Type: Fly-Drive | Summer holiday | Individual Tour | Family Holiday | Gourmet Holiday | Coastal Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Tailor Made Holiday
10 days / 9 nights
from £1,370 pp