Start planning your summer trip to Norway
With its dramatic fjords and picture-perfect chocolate box houses, Norway boasts natural beauty at every turn. The cities are both quaint and cosmopolitan, with unmistakable Scandanavian charm. Visit Norway in the summer for your chance to see and experience it all.
Why should I visit Norway in the summer?
Summer in Norway is the best time to visit, with its abundance of daylight and pleasant temperatures. The country comes to life in the summer months, with locals taking to city streets and the countryside to enjoy both urban and natural delights. Summer is also the only time visitors can catch a glimpse of the unique midnight sun phenomenon.
Best things to do in Norway in the summer
Venture north into the starkly beautiful lands of the Arctic Circle, or take to the water to encounter the wildlife that calls Norway home. All this and more awaits those who visit Norway in its sun-kissed summer warmth.
Explore the capital, Oslo
With its unmistakable Scandanavian charm, Oslo's historic attractions including the Royal Palace, Viking Ship Museum, and Oslo Cathedral are at their best in the warm glow of summer. Summer is also the time to enjoy Oslo's dynamic food and drink scene, best served on an outdoor patio.
This stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site forms part of a larger fjord network and is at its most stunning during the summer months. Geirangerfjord is best experienced on a boat excursion. Witness the awe-inspiring vistas around you as you kick back on deck with a drink in hand.
Fun in the midnight sun
In Norway's far north, the clock striking midnight doesn't mean it's time for bed. Bask in the mysterious midnight sunlight during the summer months and keep the action going. Choose from sports like river paddling, cycling, golfing, or perhaps some late-night fishing.
Go on a marine safari
Evaneos' network of local English-speaking travel experts can arrange adventures like a breathtaking safari at sea. Guided boat tours will take you out to amazing offshore habitats. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and wait to catch a glimpse of majestic creatures like the giant king crab and sperm whale.
Drive the Atlantic Ocean Road
This 5-mile route is an unforgettable road trip, taking you along Norway's rugged coastline and through numerous quaint storybook-like villages. Along the way, stop at the Troll Church cave, a marble and limestone formation nestled in the mountains.
What's the weather like in Norway in summer?
Summer in Norway lasts from June to September, with high temperatures reaching between 60 and 70°F. The weather can be variable, but pants, T-shirts, and a light jacket will typically suffice for most weather conditions. Rain showers can happen at any time of the year in Norway, so it's helpful to pack a light waterproof jacket. If you plan to spend any significant time amount of time outdoors, don't forget sunglasses and sunscreen.