Travel to Norway in March
For those who want to experience snow and northern lights but aren’t so keen on winter darkness, March is a great time to visit Norway. With sunset times starting in late afternoon and growing later throughout the month, you’ll have ample daylight for sightseeing and dark nights for aurora viewing.
As the “northern lights belt” (also called “aurora belt”) passes directly through Norway's arctic region in the far north, the best places to see the northern lights in March are the towns of Tromsø or Kirkenes in northern Norway. 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 in March is by spending a few nights on a Hurtigruten cruise along Norway’s 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). Though driving can be a challenge in Norwegian winters, it’s even possible to do a short road trip in March around the fishing villages of Norway’s picture-perfect Lofoten Islands, a great aurora-watching location.
Want to see the Norwegian fjords in March? In as little as 4 days it’s possible in to travel between the capital city, Oslo, and the charming 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 March 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.
If you’re wondering where to go in Norway in March and what to see and do, check out Nordic Visitor’s exciting range of tour packages and chat with their friendly Norwegian travel experts.
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