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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 in Krisitansand to the fjord region in Lysefjord, the sights to see and experience in Southern Norway are linitless. 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 from the end of June to the middle of August. The season is stable, with warm and bright days, long days. 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 in southern Norway comes in the months of September and October. The weather can be stormy, with a lot of rain. Places close to the 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, and nature lovers can 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 the end of 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, and since skiing is one of the biggest tourism attractions in the region, there are several prepared trails and slopes with varying degrees of difficulty. 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, and 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 other parts of the country, in the month of April. The weather gets warme,r and the region gets lighter each day. Trees and flowers are in full-bloom in the season. To experience the beauty of Norway's spring, 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

Grand Tour of Scandinavia & St. Petersburg

Our Grand Tour of Scandinavia and St Petersburg includes all the highlights of Scandinavia, including two cruises, one in Kattegat, and one in the Baltic Sea. You will experience the Norwegian fjords alongside the vibrant capitals of the Northern region and St Petersburg, located at the head of the Finnish Gulf on the Baltic Sea. This fully escorted tour will leave you with memories to last a lifetime, and an urge to go back and explore more.

Type: Summer holiday | Guided Tour | Group Tour | Cruise
18 days / 17 nights
from £4,985 pp

Northern Highlights & St. Petersburg

The Norwegian fjords have become the top priority on many people's bucket list over the recent years. This escorted tour gives you a deep insight into the life, culture and nature in and around the Norwegian fjords, alongside the Swedish countryside and capital Stockholm, Helsinki in Finland, andgives you time to get acquainted with the Pearl of Eastern Europe, St. Petersburg. Travelling by first class coach, train and cruise ship, you take in the magnificent sceneries from both land and sea.

Type: Summer holiday | Luxury Holiday | Guided Tour | Country Holiday | Family Holiday
15 days/14 nights
from £4,355 pp

Norway Winter Fun + Ice Hotel

This winter holiday features an overnight stay in the Ice Hotel near Lillehammer. Spend time exploring Lillehammer the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics and also the home of one of the best ski resorts in Norway and a day at Hunderfossen Family Park. The last days of your holiday are spent enjoying the buzzing metropolis life of Norway's capital, Oslo.

Type: Winter Holiday | Activity Holiday | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon
6 days / 5 nights
from TBA 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 | Country Holiday | Solo Traveller
10 days / 9 nights
from £1,370 pp

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 | Activity 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. Highlights during this holiday are the Atlantic Ocean Road, the Troll Road, Geiranger Fjord, Trondheim - Norway's former capital, Roros - The UNESCO listed mining town and Oslo, the capital of Norway.

Type: Fly-Drive | Summer holiday | Individual Tour | Family Holiday | Country Holiday | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break | Solo Traveller
8 days / 7 nights
from £1,095 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 | New Year Break | Solo Traveller
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 | New Year Break | Solo Traveller
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 | Solo Traveller
7 days / 6 nights
from £1,395 pp

Classic Norway Tour

This eco-friendly tour takes you round the highlights of Norway by train, coach and ship with the opportunity to meet local Norwegians. 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. With this eco-friendly tour you will discover the scenic nature of Norway including Geiranger fjord and the Rauma Railway.

Type: Individual Tour | Train Journey | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Solo Traveller | Country Holiday
9 days / 8 nights
from £1,495 pp

Fjords of Norway - Escorted

This escorted coach tour focuses on Southern Norway and features the Sogne Fjord, Hardanger 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 | Solo Traveller
8 days / 7 nights
from £1,985 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 | Solo Traveller | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Group Tour
15 days / 14 nights
from £3,675 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 | Solo Traveller
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 | Solo Traveller
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 | Solo Traveller | New Year Break | Family Holiday | Group Tour
9 days / 8 nights
from £2,195 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 | Guided Tour | Coastal Holiday | Individual Tour | Solo Traveller
4 days / 3 nights
from £375 pp

A Taste of Norway

This tour includes many highlights in Southern Norway, such as the Oslo - Bergen 'Norway in a Nutshell' tour, the Hardangervidda mountain Plateau, Sognefjord, the Flåm Railway, Bergen - the capital of the fjords and Stavanger. I eight days you will get 'a taste' of this magnificent country while exploring the southern region of Norway.

Type: Individual Tour | Summer holiday | Train Journey | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Tailor Made Holiday | Solo Traveller | Family Holiday
8 days / 7 nights
from £1,465 pp

Active Fjord Experience

Combine a city break with adventurous activities in the great outdoors on our Active Fjord Experience! Explore Bergen, the gateway to the fjords, before continuing out in nature to challenge yourself and experience a once in a lifetime active holiday. Highlights are the Flåm Railway, a 11 km downhill bike ride, a thrilling fjord safari on a RIB-boat, a cruise on Sognefjord, White Water rafting and a glacier walk on the famous Jostedalen and Nigards Glaciers. 

Type: Cycling Holiday | Individual Tour | Activity Holiday | Summer holiday | Weekend Break | Country Holiday | Tailor Made Holiday | Solo Traveller | Family Holiday | Guided Tour
8 days / 7 nights
from £1,745 pp

Majestic Fjords

Our Majestic Fjords of Norway holiday is a self drive holiday and focuses on Norway's spectacular nature, featuring the breathtaking fjords. You will experience the world renowned Geiranger Fjord, the Hardanger Fjord, often called "Queen of the Fjords" and the Sagafjord. Oslo, picturesque Bergen, Art Nouveau city Alesund and the former Olympic city Lillehammer are also some of the highlights on this self drive holiday.

Type: Fly-Drive | Summer holiday | Tailor Made Holiday | Activity Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Coastal Holiday | Individual Tour | Solo Traveller | Country Holiday
10 days / 9 nights
from £1,255 pp