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Visit Norway in August

August is a great time to visit Norway! Explore the breathtaking fjords, charming cities, scenic coastal routes and even other Scandinavian countries by train, cruise or car. With a tour customised to your needs by the travel experts at Nordic Visitor, your trip to Norway in August will be an unforgettable experience.

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TRAVEL TO NORWAY IN AUGUST

August is one of the most popular months to visit Norway, and for good reason! The days are long and the nights are short during this season. It means you can spend more time on sightseeing during your summer trip to Norway.

Plus, with the warm August weather in Norway you can take advantage of the plentiful outdoor activities. They include whale watching and scenic hikes in the fjords at places like Pulpit Rock.

You could explore Norway on a small group tour, take on a Norwegian road trip or choose to travel independently via trains and cruises.

Plus, when you book a holiday 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 August.

 

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Join a Guided Small Group Tour

Visit Norway and other Scandinavia countries with like-minded travellers and an experienced local tour leader.

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Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords

Norway in a Nutshell® & Expert tour guide

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 1 (Easy)

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10 days / 9 nights
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Highlights of Norway

Hurtigruten cruise, Norwegian fjords & Expert tour guide

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
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Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

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12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

Finland, Sweden, Denmark & Norway

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Explore Norway by car

Enjoy the freedom of a road trip, but with a helping hand. You decide what to see and do, we handle the rest.

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Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic

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10 days / 9 nights
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Scenic Norway - Classic

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Norway Road Trip - Complete

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Scenic Norway - Grand

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See the Norwegian Fjords by train

Experience Norway in a Nutshell® on an expertly organised train tour. We do the planning, you just enjoy the ride.

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Train
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Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

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Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

Geiranger & Fjord Cruise

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13 days / 12 nights
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Complete Norway

Coastal Cruise & Scenic Train Journey

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10 days / 9 nights
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Classic Norway

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Sail Along Norway's Scenic Coast

Hop on a Havila or Hurtigruten cruise between Bergen and Kirkenes for incredible scenery and fun shore excursions.

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14 days / 13 nights
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Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

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17 days / 16 nights
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Best of Scandinavia & Norway Cruise

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17 days / 16 nights
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Best of Scandinavia - Norway Cruise & Iceland

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The Nordic Countries Classic

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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 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 – accommodation, activities, rental car, train tickets, 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.

Diane, United States
Classic Norway at Leisure, September 2023

Perfect for us

We wanted a tour where we travelled independently from a group and explored at our own pace. The Norway at Leisure tour was perfect for us. Having all of our travel and accommodations arranged for us made it easy to navigate a new country. We also appreciated having our hotels very close to train stations, museums and scenic areas.

Diane, United States
Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords, July 2023

The trip of a lifetime!

This was the trip of a lifetime. Norway is unbelievably beautiful and this trip with Nordic Visitor was amazing! The fjords were spectacular and the Norwegian towns and landscapes were charming. Our small group of 14 (plus the driver and tour guide) was perfect. Our group included people from the USA, Hong Kong and Australia, and all were very friendly and interesting. A perfect tour!

Julie, United States
Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express, August 2023

Perfect for us!

Our trip was perfect for us! Being able to not have to plan and book hotels and transportation while getting to see and experience the very best of what Norway has to offer, was just amazing! We enjoyed the cities and towns while we were there. It was nice having that time to ourselves.

Alastair, Canada
Norway Road Trip - Complete, July 2023

Wonderful driving trip

We had a wonderful driving trip through Norway, with the opportunity to visit many of the larger towns and cities beginning with Oslo in the east, heading north (Røros was a delightful surprise) to Trondheim, then south to Bergen. We really appreciated the clearly marked map and all of the suggestions for things to do and see along the way. Check-in to our accommodation each day was easy and quick, leaving us more time to explore wherever we were. Thank you to Nordic Visitor for the help and organisation - you made it easy.

Gary, Malta
Scenic Norway - Classic, August 2023

Extremely well planned tour

The organisation of the tour was extremely well planned and was easily followed using the itinerary suggested for each day. We knew what we were doing before we left which helped a lot.

Ellen, United States
Best of the Norwegian Fjords, July 2023

So much to see and do

I travelled a good part of Norway via train, bus and boat to visit Oslo, Trondheim, Flåm, Bergen and back to Oslo. It was the best trip. So much to see and do every day. I was travelling solo and the itinerary was very do-able and easy to follow. I saw and did so much and came home loving Norway.

Leslie, United States
Norway Road Trip - Classic, August 2023

Comprehensive itinerary

The self-guided tours are the best way to go. Nordic Visitor provides a very complete and comprehensive itinerary that is very easy to follow. We were on our own daily time schedule so could stop wherever we wanted with no time constraints. The route took us through some extraordinary scenery and views. Norway is a gorgeous country with very friendly people.

Nanzin, United States
Lofoten & the Fjords, June 2023

An incredible time

Nordic Visitor made planning for the trip an incredibly smooth process. In particular, Juliana has been absolutely fantastic to work with. She went over and above to ensure we had a great trip, and we owe the success of our trip to her. She was always available for questions, guidance and was ever so responsive to anything we needed. Thank you for an incredible time, we will return to Nordic Visitor for planning all future trips in the area.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING NORWAY IN AUGUST

Whatever you’re wondering about visiting Norway in August, we’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions. Is August 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.

How is Norway in August?

August is one of the most popular times of the year to visit Norway. As it’s a summer month, temperatures are relatively warm and there are ample daylight hours for sightseeing.

The natural landscapes are at their best, giving you plenty to explore and ideal photography opportunities. The popularity of summer vacations may mean more visitors at top attractions.

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

There are plenty of things you can do during your trip to Norway. August is an ideal time to visit because the gorgeous natural sights are easily accessible via car, train or cruise, and there is a host of activities available to you.

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

  • Marvel at majestic waterfalls such as the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil
  • Explore the vibrant capital, Oslo
  • Enjoy a coastal voyage along the west coast
  • Cruise through dramatic fjords like the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord
  • Drive the scenic Atlantic Ocean Road
  • Board the Norway in a Nutshell® tour to experience breathtaking landscapes
  • Hike in national parks for the country’s best vantage points
  • See Arctic wildlife on boat safaris in remote Svalbard
  • Music fans can attend one of the capital’s many events, from Øya to the Oslo Jazz Festival

Good to know: Our Norway itineraries aren’t set in stone. Our Norwegian experts know the country inside out and will tailor your itinerary to create a tour of Norway that suits you.



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

August is an ideal month to visit Norway and explore its top attractions.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Norway in August:



What is the weather like in Norway in August?

As August falls within the summer months, the weather is usually warm with low humidity. However, it is one of the months that brings the most rainfall.

You can expect stable temperatures while you’re exploring Norway at that time of year. August actually has some of the highest temperatures of the year, with the average being 15°C (59°F) in Oslo, but sometimes reaching up to 25 or 30°C (77-86°F).

What is the temperature in August?

As the country spans such a large distance, temperatures in Norway vary depending on location.

In the capital, the average temperature is 15°C (59°F) in August. In Stavanger, it is 17°C (63°F), in Bergen 14°C (57°F) and in Longyearbyen, the main town of Svalbard, it is 6°C (43°F). Summer temperatures can bring highs of 25 or 30°C (77-86°F) in certain places.

Does it snow in Norway in August?

As August is during the summer season, it is unlikely to snow during your tour of Norway. Even at higher altitudes, you’ll find that most of the snow has melted off the high peaks.



What are the driving conditions in Norway in August?

If you decide to take on a road trip in Norway, you won’t regret it! It’s an excellent way to experience the country at your own pace. In August, the weather and road conditions are usually ideal to take the wheel and you have plenty of daylight for the journey.

In general, the roads in Norway are of a high standard and are well-maintained. It’s also good to note that Norwegians drive on the right side of the road, like in North America. Rural roads generally have two lanes, but can be narrow and winding, particularly in mountainous areas.

Would you rather take in the view and let someone else do the driving? You could discover Norway on a small group tour or travel via trains and cruises.

What to pack for a trip to Norway in August?

While the summer weather is usually stable, you can expect all seasons in a day while visiting Northern Europe.

As summer nights can still be chilly, especially in the mountains or on the deck of a cruise ship, it’s best to bring summer clothes as well as warm 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 August:

  • Shorts and trousers
  • Short and long sleeve shirts and at least one warm jumper or fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Hat and gloves
  • Comfortable walking or hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and SPF lotion

An umbrella can also come in handy, and wildlife watchers may wish to bring binoculars. You might also want to bring an eye mask as the nights can be quite bright, due to the midnight sun.

What to wear in Norway in August?

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

When travelling to Norway in the summer, you can expect relatively stable temperatures, but it’s best to be ready for all weather.

Look at the forecast before travelling and dress appropriately. Bring summer clothes for the warm days, but make sure to wear light layers to adapt to the wind, rain or sunshine.

If you go hiking or are out at sea, make sure you bring waterproof and windproof clothing, as well as a layer of wool.

What are the daylight hours in Norway in August?

In August, you can enjoy plenty of daytime brightness to explore Norway at your heart’s content. In the south, you’ll experience 14-17 hours of daylight, while in the north, you can experience some remnants of the midnight sun with 15-21 hours.

There is also a big difference in daylight hours between the beginning and end of the month. In early August, the sun rises at 5:00 AM and sets at 9:45 PM in Oslo. In Tromsø, the sunrise is at 2:25 AM and sunset at 11:10 PM.

By the end of the month, the sun rises at 6:15 AM in Oslo and sets by 8:20 PM. It reduces as well in Tromsø, with daylight hours between 5:00 AM and 8:20 PM.

Can I see the northern lights in Norway in August?

With the short nights in August, it is unlikely you’ll see the northern lights during your stay in Norway.

If you’re keen to see the auroras in Norway, you should visit between October and March. The long winter nights mean dark skies, which are required. Head to Northern Norway with a northern lights tour in Tromsø or Kirkenes for your best chances to see them.



How to tour Norway in August?

Though many of Norway's top natural attractions can be visited in under a week from Oslo, August is a wonderful time to slow down the pace. Venture further into the Norwegian countryside – either on your own or with a guide.

Travel independently around Norway
To travel at your own pace while soaking up all the fantastic views, you could travel around Norway by train or cruise line.

Your epic rail adventure will take you through the mountains to cities like Bergen or Trondheim. Make sure your tour includes one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world – the Norway in a Nutshell® experience.

To cruise Norway in August, you could opt for a Havila or Hurtigruten journey to sail along the rugged west coast. You can add shore excursions to places like charming Ålesund and the Lofoten islands, or even combine it with a road trip or train travel.

A road trip in Norway
August is an ideal month for those who would like to take the wheel for a tour of Norway. Drive from Southern Norway to the western fjords at a relaxed pace. Experience incredible roads like the steep, twisting Trollstigen or the dramatic Atlantic Ocean Road.

At this time of year, the road conditions are excellent for touring, and you can enjoy long daylight hours to drive and explore.



A small group tour of Norway
In August, you can choose from a range of guided group tours to see the wonders of Norway. You could even discover other Scandinavian countries along the way.

These guided tours offer an enriching experience, allowing you to get the most out of your trip thanks to the expertise of a local guide. What’s more, you’ll be travelling alongside 15 people at most, so the trip is still personal for you.

Partially guided tours in Norway
A partially guided tour is a great way to combine solo travel with guided excursions. In August, you could head north to discover Svalbard. Explore the largest settlement, Longyearbyen, by yourself and join fun activities every day such as boat and husky safaris.

Good to know: Whichever of these travel styles you choose, 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.

Nordic Visitor will book all your accommodation, and you can add extra nights and activities to your itinerary too.



Scroll down to learn more about Nordic Visitor’s services.

 

— OTHER DESTINATIONS

See more of Northern Europe

  • Want to visit Sweden and Denmark too? Immerse yourself in Scandinavia
  • Like raw nature? Discover Iceland’s jaw-dropping landscapes
  • Interested in more road trip ideas? Venture to Scotland and Ireland
  • Keen to go off the beaten track? Explore wild Greenland and Svalbard

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Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalised service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

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