While winter is beautiful and known for the spectacular Northern Lights, summer is equally magical with the Midnight Sun phenomena making it our absolute favorite time to visit.
Whenever someone asks us when to go to Norway we always say go at least two times, once in summer and once in winter. While winter is beautiful and known for the spectacular Northern Lights, summer is equally magical with the Midnight Sun phenomena making it our absolute favorite time to visit Norway. Norway in summer Mecca for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who loves to see Mother Nature in all her glory.
June is the beginning of summer, which means all the hiking paths are open, all the summer activities are in full swing and the camping and glamping options are ready to be explored.
The midnight sun phenomena where you would see the sun just dip at the horizon and rise again can also be witnessed in June. Imagine not having to wake up early to see the sunrise!! It’s sunset and sunrise both rolled into one making it 2x more interesting.
It’s the best time to see the Fjords, the narrow water bodies of Norway’s coast that are a must see. While you sail or Kayak on Norwegian fjords you will see waterfalls, small towns and wildlife. Driving scenic routes in Norway is also a rewarding experience. Norway offers some very scenic routes but fuel is expensive.
If you prefer quieter places opt to explore northern Norway in summer or places away from the towns where cruise ships stop. Oslo, Bergen and Flam are the most popular places to visit so book months in advance for good prices. June is a great time to go even for this reason, that the place is abuzz with people otherwise Norway can seem very quiet and desolate.
Southern Norway sees very pleasant temperatures of about 17°C in the day and 8-10°C at night and 8 hours of sunshine. Northern Norway is a bit colder with day temperature around 13°C and night temperatures of about 6°C and almost 24hrs of daylight!