Perhaps the best time to visit Norway is either during summer or winter period. Summer for hikes and winter for snow and northern lights.
Trevellers Tip: Do note that summer only exists for a couple of weeks. It gets cold real quick. I (Lisa) was there at the end of August, thinking it would be nice and warm. But it turns out to be really cold and chilly. Thankfully my best friend had lots of scarves to keep me nice and warm.
Summer in Norway
Summer is from June to August, and it is the period when you could do more sporting activities like swimming, surfing, canoeing and hiking. However, do bear in mind that even though it is summer, you shouldn’t expect the kind of heat you experience in Singapore. The temperature varies from place to place but a rough gauge for the season is about 16°C and below. Also, in Troms (north of Norway), the sun never sets in summer and hence you could experience the midnight sun! Credits
Winter in Norway
Alternatively, you could choose to go Norway during winter, which is from November to April. For winter in Norway, it is more spectacular if you experience it in the northern part of the country, such as Troms. This is because up north, you could chase the northern lights! Furthermore, the winter in Troms has the sun not being visible most of the time and hence, if you are adventurous, you could try living under the sky that is always dark, even in the morning. Known as polar nights, it is the period when you probably wouldn’t want to visit the area alone. Pretty scary isn’t it? Credits
For myself, I visited Norway in September, which I would say, the worst period of time to be in the country. This is because September is the beginning of autumn, when the rain is more frequent and the weather is colder. It is uncomfortable as the rain could hinder you from hiking up mountains or any other summer recommended activities. And while it is cold, it is not as cold as winter such that you could see the northern lights. Hence I felt really trapped in between the summer activities and winter activities. Well to console myself, I guess every cloud has a silver lining.
This series of Norway adventures is written by Lee Yi Hong. He spent 2 weeks in Norway alone, exploring, hiking and going for adventures. Do like and share his stories and consider Norway as your next destination!