Travel to Norway in May
May is the start of the summer travel season in Norway. Yet unlike the peak tourism period of June to August, visiting Norway in May means lighter traffic on the roads, fewer crowds at popular attractions and better availability of accommodations. And with mild May weather in Norway you can take advantage of the plentiful outdoor recreational activities, such as whale watching and scenic hikes in the fjords.
Though many of Norway's top natural attractions can be visited in under a week from Oslo, May is a wonderful time to slow down the pace and venture further into the Norwegian countryside — either on your own or with a guide — on an itinerary lasting 8 days or longer. To drive around the Norwegian fjords at a more relaxed pace and experience incredible scenic routes like the Atlantic Ocean Road, we recommend 10 days or more for a road trip in Norway in May.
May is also ideal for travelling by train over the mountainous interior to coastal cities like Bergen or Trondheim, as well as for sailing on a Hurtigruten cruise along the west coast with shore excursions in places like charming Ålesund and the arctic Lofoten Islands.
Visiting Norway in May on a longer holiday? With about 2 weeks or more you can combine journeys by car, cruise ship and train into one grand vacation or even extend your tour of Norway to the other Scandinavian countries.
Just get in touch with the Norwegian travel experts at Nordic Visitor for a customised trip to Norway in May!
Want to see the northern lights in Norway? Dark nights are required for viewing this natural phenomenon, so a Nordic Visitor winter tour in Tromsø or Kirkenes between October and April is best for a chance of aurora sightings.
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