The Seasons in Norway
The four seasons in Norway are very distinct, and each have their own unique personality
Norway is extra special in that it also has a Northern Lights season that lasts from October through to the end of March. Some say you really haven’t seen all of Norway until you have experienced each of its seasons.
The entire coastline is warmed by the Gulf Stream, providing most of southern Norway with a temperate climate with dry and cold winters and comfortably warm summers.
Due to the long distances in Norway, the climate and seasons vary quite a lot between regions. While spring is blossoming in the south, winter could still be going strong in the north. This is why you can always experience more than just one season while traveling in Norway.
Travel through the seasons with Hurtigruten
The on-board activities, restaurant menus and shore excursions change according to the time of year and the waters we sail in. Each season brings with it new opportunities to experience a Hurtigruten cruise in an entirely different light, both literally and figuratively.
Summer - June, July and August
Through the summer months, visitors can expect a special phenomena: The Midnight Sun. 24 hours of daylight above the Arctic Circle gives you more time to explore and experience Norway. Other highlights include:
Melting water means powerful and majestic waterfalls
Exciting excursions in stunning sceneries; boat rides, sea eagle safaris, kayaking and hiking
Special sailings into three pristine and beautiful fjords