Travel to Norway in December
Sure, the days are short and the winter temperatures start to get chilly, but there’s a lot to love about visiting Norway in December.
If the northern lights are on your bucket list, December is a fantastic time to visit Norway. As the “northern lights belt” (also called “aurora belt”) passes directly through northern Norway, the best places to go for viewing the aurora borealis are the arctic towns of Tromsø or Kirkenes. On a holiday of 4 -7 days in this region you can experience the thrills of winter activities like dog sledding and snowmobiling with a local guide and go in search of the northern lights at night. You could even spend a night in a hotel made of snow and ice!
Another great way to see the northern lights in Norway is by spending a few nights on a Hurtigruten cruise along the country’s picturesque west coast. This gives you the opportunity to watch the evening skies light up onboard the ship, in addition to optional daytime shore excursions in ports of call such as Nordkapp (North Cape) and the Lofoten Islands. For an extra special December holiday, why not take a cruise at Christmas time?
Want to see the Norwegian fjords in December? In as little as 4 days it’s possible in to travel between the capital city, Oslo, and the city of Bergen on a round-trip Norway in a Nutshell train journey, a route encompassing mountainous railways and a short fjord cruise.
With about a week or more in December you can even extend your tour to the neighbouring Scandinavian countries, with travel by ferry and train linking the capitals of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. With a trip to Scandinavia in December, you can experience Scandinavian yuletide traditions and visit cosy Christmas markets in Oslo, Stockholm or Copenhagen.
If you’re wondering where to go in Norway in December and what to see and do, check out Nordic Visitor’s exciting range of tour packages and chat with our friendly Norwegian travel experts.
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