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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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Cruise & Train
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Express Norway - Winter

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Cruise & Train
7 days / 6 nights
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Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter

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Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter

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Cruise
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Classic Norway - Winter

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Complete Norway - Winter

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Complete Norway - Winter

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Expand your Nordic adventure

Why not visit Norway and Scandinavia in one trip? Check out these popular combination tours below.

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10 days / 9 nights
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Best of Scandinavia Classic - Winter

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Independent Tours
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Capitals of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise - Winter

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14 days / 13 nights
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Best of Scandinavia & Iceland - Winter

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Independent Tours
12 days / 11 nights
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Best of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise - Winter

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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.

Christian, Canada

Complete Norway, February 2020

We had a great experience

Everything was fine, accomodations were perfect, comfortable and very good breakfast. Our experience with Nordic Visitor was very helpful and the followups were very efficient.

Tracy, United States

Highlights of Norway, May 2019

Fantastic tour! My second guided tour with Nordic Visitor, and I will look to do other tours

I enjoyed the small group size and getting to know my tour mates. I most enjoyed the Fjord part of the tour.  Flam was amazing and the accomodations were fantastic! This was my second guided tour with Nordic Visitor, and I will look to do other tours with Nordic Visitor. I have recommended to friends and 2 have used for self-drive tours in Iceland. I also wrote a positive trip advisor review on my Iceland tour and it was read by 1,500 people! I will give another positive write-up on this trip. I love to look at your website (which is one of the best travel websites I've seen) and dream about where I may want to go next.

Brenda, South Africa

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, January 2020

Wonderful experience!

It's intimidating visiting a foreign country where you don't speak the language. Our fears were put to rest the moment we started our tour, the whole experience was just wonderful. Everything was wonderful, our tour was carefully planned and made the maximum use of our time.

Larry, Canada

Highlights of Norway, July 2019

I enjoyed the whole tour!

The scenery was beautiful and the accommodations and food were excellent. Our tour leader and driver were great to travel with and I enjoyed the whole tour.

Debbie, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights, March 2020

Excellent tour!

An excellent tour. Excellent locations, nice quality. Self guided, directions were very clear and concise. We especially enjoyed the day spent at Camp Tamok, where we partook in reindeer and dog sledding.

Lesley, Australia

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, October 2019

Good travel experience!

Flam railway trip fantastic and the ferry cruise in the magnificent fjord. Overall, very good travel experience for this usually very independent traveller.

Michelle, Australia

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, October 2019

Seamless organisation, wonderful time!

All hotels where great a very well located. All transferred where seamless and directions very easy to follow. As a solo traveller I was astounded by how well everything had been organised. I had a wonderful time and thank you for organising my days in Norway. I would definitely use you again. I will be travelling again in 2020. I will be contacting you about other destinations. Thank you again for your seamless organisation. A wonderful journey.  

Richard, United States

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express, August 2019

Positive experience

Overall everything went off perfectly!

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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