Autumn in Norway

Autumn along Norway’s coast is known as the season of colour.

What to do in autumn in Norway

September and October are a very special time to cruise the Norwegian coastline with Hurtigruten. Many guests rate autumn as their overall favourite season to sail in Norway, and here are a few reasons why.

View over the fjords of Norway

Enjoy a more tranquil journey

The summer crowds dissipate, allowing you more time to take in the sights, enjoy the slower pace of life and the spectacular scenery passing by.

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Experience Norway at its most naturally colourful

In September and October, brilliant reds, yellows and oranges dominate the mountainsides, hilltops and woods.

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Discover Trollfjord and Hjørundfjord

During autumn, we make a detour into these majestic fjords - two of Norway's most spectacular.

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Encounter darker nights

And as the nights grow longer, so do your chances of seeing the aurora borealis.

The best of the Norwegian fjords

During autumn, we make two exciting detours on our Original voyage, The Coastal Express.

On the northbound route from Bergen to Kirkenes, we head into Hjørundfjord – perhaps the most idyllic and beautiful of the Norwegian fjords – while on both the northbound and southbound journeys we navigate the narrow passage into breathtaking Trollfjord.


Fresh autumn produce from Norway’s Coastal Kitchen

Autumn is peak harvest time, which means it's top foodie season at Hurtigruten. Our kitchens serve a great selection of fresh, locally sourced cuisine.

Seafood, meat, dairy products, foraged mushrooms and berries, and seasonal vegetables are all delivered directly to the ships, significantly reducing food miles and optimising the use of local port facilities. A woman in Finnmark handpicks and personally delivers cloudberries to our ships. Food experiences don’t get more real than that.

The best autumn activities in Norway

Autumn is the perfect hiking season in Norway. Join one of our exciting shore excursions, including several different coastal hikes and tours around the historic city of Trondheim.

Autumn apparel

The coastal climate in Norway in autumn is generally mild, but as you sail further north it can get quite cold. In October, temperatures can even creep below 0 degrees in the northernmost areas, so make sure to pack warm clothes.

It's also a good idea to bring along a woolly jumper, wind/waterproof jacket and trousers, a hat, gloves and light hiking boots.