Summer in Norway

Summer is the most popular season to explore Norway’s coastline.

Top summer experiences in Norway

Summer is an excellent time of year to discover Norway with Hurtigruten.

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Experience the Midnight Sun

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Discover the breathtaking beauty of Geirangerfjord

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Revel in Norway’s many summer celebrations

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See spectacular gushing waterfalls at their peak

The season of eternal sunshine

In summer, the days are endless north of the Arctic Circle and there is perpetual daylight along the entire Norwegian coastline. This is all thanks to the Midnight Sun, a natural phenomenon where the sun never sets below the horizon, even at midnight.


Visit the fabled Geirangerfjord

From June to August, our summer schedule includes special sailings into the spectacular Geirangerfjord on northbound journeys. Often considered the jewel in Norway's crown, this 62-mile-long fjord is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, steep cliffs and cascading waterfalls.

A summer of celebration

All summer long you'll find tempting food fairs, flea markets, Viking festivals and world-class concerts and theater events held in outdoor settings.

On June 23, Sankthans, or Saint John’s Eve, is a special Norwegian occasion observing both the birth of Saint John the Baptist and the summer solstice. Huge bonfires, lit after the sun sets or sinks low on the horizon, can be seen burning up and down the coast into the early hours.


Staying active in Norwegian nature

Excursion options on your voyage include boat rides, sea eagle safaris, sea and river kayaking, and hikes across mountain valleys, sandy beaches and lofty alpine peaks. Watch in awe as cascading waterfalls deliver winter’s snowmelt into the sea.

What to wear in summer

Summer weather along the Norwegian coast can change at anytime, so in addition to shorts, T-shirts and sandals, it’s wise to pack a warm sweater, light jacket (water-resistant), thin hat and gloves, and hiking shoes.