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Visit Norway in April

Travel to Norway in April to enjoy the iconic sights of the country with smaller crowds. Enjoy fjord cruises and scenic train journeys, taking in the beauty of the Norwegian landscape. Whether you want an express or complete tour of Norway, the travel experts at Nordic Visitor can design the perfect itinerary just for you.

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Travel to Norway in April

April in Norway is when the season starts to transition from winter to spring. It brings slightly warmer temperatures and a lot more daylight hours.

April offers many exciting travel experiences in Norway, depending on where you go and what you would like to do. In the south, you can enjoy fjord tours, while in the north you could go dog sledding in snow-covered landscapes.

At this time of year, you could explore Norway independently via train rides and cruises. Or you could book a partially guided tour of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago located in the Arctic Circle.

The travel experts at Nordic Visitor will tailor an itinerary to suit you. Plus, when you book a trip to Norway with Nordic Visitor, you get tried-and-tested accommodation, transportation reservations, daily breakfast, and many other benefits as part of your package.

Keep browsing below to explore ideas for holidays in Norway in April.

 

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Experience the best of Norway in April

From northern lights to fjords, check out these best-selling tours to start planning your own Norwegian springtime adventure.

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Express Norway - Winter

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Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter

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Classic Norway - Winter

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Complete Norway - Winter

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Expand your Nordic adventure

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Norway Travel Experts

As a travel agency founded in the Nordic region, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Norway. We offer a variety of tours — both independent and guided — that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Norway travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you — accommodations, activities, rental car, train tickets, Hurtigruten cruise reservations and other specialist services.

Oh, and we can customise your itinerary! If you decide you want to add extra nights at a certain location, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

Different ways you can experience Norway

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Norway below.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Andrea Thompson

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2019

It was a great experience!

It was a great experience! Nordic did all the work organizing our trip, which went incredibly smoothly. It was the most stress-free trip I've ever taken, and we saw much more than we probably would have seen on our own.

Marcia, United States

Fjord Tour with Pulpit Rock, August 2017

Very pleased

We were very pleased with our experience using Nordic Visitor. Everything went smoothly, the accomodations were comfortable and clean, and the transportation services excellent. Thank you, Sindre!  We truly enjoyed our time in Norway seeing your beautiful country!

Pervin Sagar

Lofoten & the Fjords, June 2019

Very prompt & responsive, thorough & professional!

This is my second Nordic Visitor travel experience; first was to Iceland & this one to Norway. Both times the Nordic Visitor Travel consultants were very prompt & responsive, thorough & professional. I would strongly recommend Nordic Visitor to my family & friends

Janice Persson, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

Impressed with how well everything was handled

I was impressed with how well everything was handled and the superb communication I received from my agent throughout. He responded to my emails immediately and answered every question I had.  I loved the personal connection I felt and the knowledge that Nordic Visitor would respond appropriately if I ran into a problem.

Richard and Susie Hilton

, August 2019

Expert assistance

Sindre's expert assistance enabled us to enjoy and experience time visiting exciting landmarks and activities, with efficient transportation at a great savings on ticket costs and time. Immediate access to thrilling world wonders gave us full days of pleasure. With the ability to navigate around towns and cities swiftly and confidently, we felt like natives and long time citizens of these gorgeous dwellings. What a dream and delight to have Nordic Visitor always gratefully guiding us forward to endless pleasures and extraordinary past-times. Cheers and Blessings, and oh so much thanks and love! The best ever vacation!

Robert, Albania

Express Norway, September 2017

Perfect

The Norway landscape is as beautiful as I have ever experienced. The destinations, accommodations, and routes were perfect.

Wilma Liebman

Complete Norway, June 2019

Everything worked like clockwork!

I have to say that the services included were better than very good -- they were outstanding. Everything worked like clockwork. Service providers were extremely cordial and competent.

David, United States

Express Norway, August 2017

I already recommend Nordic Visitor to a few of my friends

I already recommend Nordic Visitor to a few of my friend, they plan to travel at Nordic area. Norway is a beautiful place for self drive trip.We are look forward to make few other trip to north side of Norway and Iceland.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING NORWAY IN APRIL

Whatever you’re wondering about visiting Norway in April, we’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions. Is April a good time to visit Norway? Definitely! What can you visit during this time of year? Read below to find out all the details from our local travel experts.

What are the best things to do in Norway in April?

In the spring, Norway is starting to wake up from a dark winter. In Southern Norway, you may encounter warmer weather allowing you to go for walks and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. In the north, the winter stays a bit longer, so you could admire snowy peaks.

As part of the shoulder season, April offers plenty of activities that straddle winter and summer, but with smaller crowds. It’s an ideal time to admire the sights from a train window and to cruise along fjords. Or experience the winter wonderland that is Svalbard. The choice is yours.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Norway in April:


Good to know: The Norwegian experts at Nordic Visitor will make sure your itinerary is tailored to your taste. Add excursions like fjord cruises or snowmobiling to your tour or even shore excursions as you cruise Norway in April. You could visit charming Ålesund and the Lofoten islands.

Your dedicated travel consultant will book all your public transportation, such as train tickets and boat trips, before you arrive. Plus, you’ll get all the signature Nordic Visitor benefits. These include access to our 24/7 helpline, a detailed personal itinerary, helpful travel guide and daily breakfast.



What are the best places to visit in Norway in April?

To see the best of Norway in April, travel to these amazing locations:



What is the weather like in Norway in April?

Spring in Norway brings warmer weather as the country inches toward summer. That said, in April you can expect more unpredictable weather than usual. It may be cool and sunny, or you may experience a late snowfall. The nights, though getting shorter, are still cold and dark.

What is the temperature in April?

In Norway in April, the average temperature is 8°C (46°F). But as the country spans such a large distance, temperatures in Norway vary depending on location.

In Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger, the average temperature is 6°C (43°F) in April. In Longyearbyen, the main town of Svalbard, it is -9°C (16°F).

Does it snow in Norway in April?

In Oslo and on the west coast, it is unlikely to snow in April, but you may be surprised by some late precipitation depending on the weather.

However, in the mountains, people are still flocking to the ski resorts. And in Northern Norway and Svalbard, you may be able to take part in some winter activities.



What are the driving conditions in Norway in April?

Driving in Norway in early spring is likely to be different than what you’re used to back home. Mountains may still have some snow and icy conditions and some roads will still be closed.

This is why we recommend summer road trips to Norway instead. Between May and September, you could also join a small guided group tour, go hiking and experience the midnight sun. Southern Norway is especially beautiful at this time of year!

What to pack for a trip to Norway in April?

In April the weather is starting to lighten up, but you can still expect wind and rain as well as cooler temperatures. For that reason, it’s best to pack many layers. That way, come rain or shine, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the country.

Here is a list of packing essentials for your Norway trip in April:

  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Wool jumper
  • Variety of thin layers
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Sturdy walking or hiking boots
  • A warm hat, gloves and scarves
  • Thermal socks and underwear

If your tour includes activities like dog sledding or snowmobiling you may also wish to bring glove liners, a balaclava and maybe even warmer heat packs. Some excursions will provide thermal suits for your protection, but make sure to check details before departing on your adventure.



What to wear in Norway in April?

In the Nordic countries, they have a saying: “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”.

When travelling to Norway in April, you can expect a range of weather, from rain to sunshine, and high winds. To enjoy all your outdoor activities, come prepared with warm underlayers and waterproof outer layers.

What are the daylight hours in Norway in April?

As April is the start of spring, the days are growing longer. This is especially true in the north, which slowly edges towards the midnight sun phenomenon (when the sun does not set at all).

At the beginning of the month, in Oslo, the sun rises around 6:40 AM and sets by 8:00 PM. In the north, Tromsø experiences daylight between 5:45 AM and 7:50 PM on average.

By the end of the month, the capital sees daylight hours between 5:15 AM and 9:15 PM. In Tromsø, sunrise is at 3:20 AM and sunset at 10:10 PM.

Can I see the northern lights in Norway in April?

As there is still some darkness late at night in April, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the northern lights. However, it is unlikely.

You’ll need the darker nights of winter for the best sightings. Therefore you should travel to Norway between the months of October and March for a specific aurora tour.



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