FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING NORWAY IN JUNE
Whatever you’re wondering about visiting Norway in June, we’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions. Is June 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 June?
June 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 June?
There are plenty of things you can do during your trip to Norway. In June, the days are long and the nights are short, so you can spend more time on sightseeing during your summer vacation in Norway.
Plus, with the mild June weather in Norway you can take advantage of the plentiful outdoor activities, such as Norwegian cruises and scenic hikes in the fjords at places like Pulpit Rock.
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Norway in June:
Marvel at the majestic waterfalls such as the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil
Explore the vibrant capital, Oslo
Enjoy a Hurtigruten 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 and experience midnight sun in remote Svalbard
Enjoy the midnight sun in Northern Norway where you could even run the Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon
Attend Norwegian Wood, one of Oslo’s best music festivals
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 June?
June is an ideal month to visit most parts of Norway and explore the top attractions.
Here are some of the best places to visit in Norway in June:
Explore the capital Oslo
and its many highlights and museums
Visit charming Norwegian villages like Flåm
Stroll through the “Gateway to the Fjords”, Bergen
, and the historic city of Trondheim
Hike up iconic landscapes like the Pulpit Rock
, or see them from the water
Fly north to visit the kingdom of polar bears, remote Svalbard
What is the weather like in Norway in June?
As June is a summer month, the weather is usually mild to warm with low humidity. This is thanks to the Gulf Stream, which warms the west coast. However, you may expect some rain.
The temperature should be fairly stable at this time of year. June has some of the highest temperatures of the year, with the average being 15°C (59°F) in Oslo, but sometimes reaching up to 20 or 25°C (68-77°F).
What is the temperature in June?
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 June. In Stavanger, it is 11°C (52°F), in Bergen 13°C (55°F) and in Longyearbyen, the main town of Svalbard, it is 3°C (37°F). Summer temperatures can bring highs of 20 or 25°C (68-77°F) in certain places.
Does it snow in Norway in June?
As June falls during the summer season, it is unlikely to snow during your tour of Norway. However, at higher altitudes, you may find there is still some snow on the roadsides and atop mountains.
What are the driving conditions in Norway in June?
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 June, 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 June?
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 decks of cruise ships, 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 June:
Shorts and trousers
Short and long sleeve shirts and at least one warm jumper or fleece
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.
For a trip to Norway in June, 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 June?
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 warm layer of wool.
What are the daylight hours in Norway in June?
As June coincides with the summer solstice, you’ll enjoy some of the longest days and shortest nights of the year.
In Oslo, the sun rises around 4:00 AM and sets at 10:30 PM. This means you’ll experience 19-20 hours of daylight. In the north, the sun doesn’t set at all thanks to the midnight sun.
Can I see the northern lights in Norway in June?
The nights in June are short, if nonexistent. For that reason, it is unlikely you’ll see the aurora borealis during your stay in Norway.
If you’re keen to admire 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 June?
Though many of Norway's top natural attractions can be visited in under a week from Oslo, June 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 aboard trains or cruise lines.
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.
Cruising Norway’s fjords in June is also a must. Opt for a 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
June 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 June, 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 June, 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.
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