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Visiting Norway in February

February is a great time to visit Norway for winter sports and excellent chances of seeing the northern lights. Pick from adventurous winter breaks in the Arctic Circle, to relaxing journeys by cruise and train in the fjords. The travel experts at Nordic Visitor will make this Norway getaway unforgettable.

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Travel to Norway in February

Norway in February is a winter wonderland. The mountains, ski hills and wild forests are covered in fresh layers of fluffy snow. With the early sunsets, it’s also considered one of the best months for seeing the northern lights!

At this time of year, you could explore Norway independently via trains and cruises or book a partially guided tour to Northern Norway.

The Norwegian travel experts at Nordic Visitor will tailor an itinerary to suit you. Experience the thrills of winter activities like dog sledding and snowmobiling. Or you could even spend a night in a hotel made of snow and ice!

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 February.

 

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Experience the best of Norway in February

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

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Best of Northern Norway Classic - 71° North Cape

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Norway
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Northern Lights by Train and Cruise

Tromsø, Flåm & the Fjords

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10 days / 9 nights
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Norway & Svalbard
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4 days / 3 nights
Feb - Apr

Best of Svalbard Winter - Express

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Norway
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Oct - Apr

Express Norway - Winter

Coastal Cruise & Flåm Railway

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Oct - Apr

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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.

Ebru, Turkey
Northern Lights by Train and Cruise, November 2023

Glad that we chose Nordic Visitor

Overall it was an amazing journey, we have enjoyed every step of it. We thank you for flawless instructions and all useful information which made our trip a convenient one as well. Thanks a lot for all your efforts. We are glad that we have chosen Nordic Visitor for this trip and surely will recommend to our friends and family.

Karen, United States
Norway in a Nutshell® Express - Winter, March 2023

Wonderful experience

Our experience in Norway was wonderful. Our hotels were centrally located, clean and offered great breakfasts to start each day. Our transportation connections couldn't have gone any smoother and the scenery from the train into Flåm and boat through the fiords was spectacular! All three of us felt this was an amazing experience.

LynnAnn, Guatemala
Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights Express, November 2023

We had an amazing time in Norway!

We had an amazing time in Norway! The people could not have been friendlier, the vistas were breathtaking, and our Nordic Visitor helper, Irja, went above and beyond to help us plan our stay and even changed some reservations for us at the last minute when I realised that I had made a mistake. We would absolutely come back to Norway with Nordic Visitor again.

Josephine, United Kingdom
Northern Lights Norway Classic, February 2023

The trip was perfect

I took my mum to Norway for her 60th birthday in the hopes of seeing the northern lights. The trip planned for us by Nordic Visitor was perfect. We were glad of the days we got to spend exploring Tromsø and the excursions that were included allowed us to make some truly amazing memories. The snowmobile tour was the highlight of the trip, truly thrilling and topped off by seeing the lights as we arrived back to the camp. All the people who led our excursions were friendly and really knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend the Nordic Visitor service as a way to pack a lot of unforgettable experiences into a short time.

Lois, United States
Northern Lights by Train and Cruise, October 2023

Great job

Nordic Visitor did a great job with set up for accommodation and travel within the country. Tour guides were friendly, helpful and informative. I liked the way it was set up to visit popular destinations/excursions but also allowed time to explore on your own.

Elena, France
Best of Northern Norway Classic - 71° North Cape, January 2023

One of the best experiences we have had!

Absolutely outstanding. The tour and excursion organisation was perfect, seamlessly executed. The agent, Sindre, very professional in recommending and adapting the tour to our needs. One of the best family travel experiences we have had!

Joyce, United Arab Emirates
Best of Northern Norway Classic - 71° North Cape, March 2023

A true winter wonderland!

This was absolutely the trip of a lifetime. We enjoyed seeing a true winter wonderland! The combination of beautiful fjord views from the boat, chasing the northern lights, dog sledding, the Snow Hotel, so many different experiences - there were a lot of beautiful moments to take in!

Kelly-Lynne, United States
Best of Northern Norway Classic, January 2023

Excellent

Absolutely superb hotels were selected. The itinerary was very clearly laid out and easily understood. Every excursion or extra activity was expecting us. We had no issues with the vouchers. We definitely feel we experienced the best of Tromsø. Great communication when excursions were cancelled because of weather conditions. Nordic Visitor was able to reschedule us on a different excursion quickly and easily. Local tours selected by Nordic Visitor were excellent, well run and definitely highlights of the trip.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING NORWAY IN FEBRUARY

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

As February falls within the winter in Norway, this is the ideal time to visit to take part in snow activities and experience the real Scandinavian winter. And you could go in search of the northern lights at night!

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

  • Spot the dancing aurora borealis in the night sky
  • Explore the vibrant capital, Oslo
  • Board the iconic tour Norway in a Nutshell® in February for breathtaking landscapes
  • Learn more about Sami culture
  • Enjoy a Havila cruise or Hurtigruten coastal voyage along the west coast
  • Stay the night in an ice room at the Snow Hotel
  • Cruise through Norway’s fjords in February
  • Head north to remote Svalbard to see polar bears and attend the Polar Jazz Festival
  • Try snowmobiling, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the countryside
  • Attend Norway's largest winter festival Rørosmartnan

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

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 February?

February is an ideal month to visit Northern Norway and experience the true meaning of winter.

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

  • Explore the capital Oslo and its many highlights and museums
  • Visit Tromsø to chase the northern lights in Norway’s aurora capital
  • Head west to admire the glittering fjords, such as Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord
  • Stay in charming Norwegian locations such as Flåm and Trondheim
  • Experience snow like never before in Kirkenes
  • Stroll through the “Gateway to the Fjords”, Bergen
  • Sail north to see jewels of Arctic Norway like the North Cape and the Lofoten islands
  • Fly north to visit the kingdom of polar bears, remote Svalbard

If the northern lights are on your bucket list, February is a fantastic time to visit Norway. The “northern lights belt” (also called “aurora belt”) passes directly through Northern Norway. This means the best places to go for viewing the aurora borealis are the Arctic towns of Tromsø or Kirkenes.



What is the weather like in Norway in February?

As February is a winter month, the weather is usually very cold. Temperatures are below freezing in most parts of Norway and the country is beautifully blanketed with snow. It is as expected for a country that stretches into the Arctic Circle!

What is the temperature in February?

In Norway in February, the average temperature is -7°C (19°F). But as the country spans such a large distance temperatures in Norway vary depending on location.

In the capital and in Tromsø, the average temperature is -4°C (25°F) in February. In Stavanger and Bergen, it is higher with an average of 2°C (36°F) thanks to the Gulf Stream, which warms the west coast. In Longyearbyen, the main town of Svalbard, it is -13°C (9°F).

Does it snow in Norway in February?

Yes, you can expect plenty of snow-covered landscapes during your tour of Norway in February. It’s an ideal time to take part in activities such as snowmobiling or dog sledding.



What are the driving conditions in Norway in February?

Driving in Norway in winter is likely to be different than what you’re used to back home, even if you’ve experienced snowy, icy conditions before. Winter storms can bring high winds, poor visibility and slippery surfaces.

Driving over mountain passes can also require extra caution at this time of year. It’s good to note that some roads are closed over the winter months. This is why we recommend a summer road trip 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 February?

Temperatures are usually below freezing in Norway at this time of year, and can even reach lows of -20°C (-4°F). For that reason, it’s best you bring ample 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 February:

  • Insulated and waterproof jacket
  • Wool jumpers
  • Waterproof or snow trousers
  • Insulated boots with a good grip
  • 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 February?

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 February, you can expect cold temperatures outdoors. They may feel even colder with the strong coastal winds (wind chill factor). To enjoy all your winter activities, come prepared with warm underlayers and insulated outer layers.

What are the daylight hours in Norway in February?

In February, the days are still short and the nights long. At the beginning of the month, in Oslo, the sun rises around 8:30 AM and sets by 4:30 PM. As the north experiences a dark winter, in Tromsø, the hours of daylight span between 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM on average.

By the end of the month, the capital sees daylight hours between 7:15 AM and 5:45 PM. In Tromsø, sunrise is at 7:10 AM and sunset at 4:45 PM.

Can I see the northern lights in Norway in February?

The best time to admire the auroras in the Norwegian skies is between the months of October and March, so you’re in luck! Head to Northern Norway with a stay in Tromsø or Kirkenes for your best chances of seeing them.



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