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Visit Norway in May

Get ahead of the peak summer travel season by visiting Norway in May, when you‘ll enjoy plenty of daylight for sightseeing and mild weather for outdoor activities. Experience the historic cities and majestic Norwegian fjords with a tailor-made road trip, coastal cruise or train journey in May designed by Nordic Visitor.

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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.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts

Explore Norway by car

Enjoy the freedom of a road trip, but with a helping hand. You decide what to see and do, we handle the rest.

Norway
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Classic

Road Trip & Hurtigruten Cruise

2005EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Classic

2005EUR

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Norway
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Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic

1458EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic

1458EUR

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Norway
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Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Norway Road Trip - Complete

2488EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Norway Road Trip - Complete

2488EUR

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Norway
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Self-drive
16 days / 15 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Grand

Road Trip & Hurtigruten Cruise

3256EUR

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16 days / 15 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Grand

3256EUR

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Join a Guided Small Group Tour

Visit Norway and other Scandinavia countries with like-minded travellers and an experienced local tour leader.

Norway
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Norway

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

4218EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Norway

4218EUR

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Norway
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
Jul - Aug

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords

Pace Level Level 3 (Express)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

3372EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Jul - Aug

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords

3372EUR

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Norway
Guided Groups
12 days / 11 nights
Jul - Aug

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords & Hurtigruten Cruise

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

4580EUR

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12 days / 11 nights
Jul - Aug

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords & Hurtigruten Cruise

4580EUR

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Norway
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
Jul - Aug

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords & Oslo

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

3942EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Jul - Aug

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords & Oslo

3942EUR

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See the Norwegian Fjords by train

Experience Norway in a nutshell on an expertly organised train tour. We do the planning, you just enjoy the ride.

Norway
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Train
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

1410EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

1410EUR

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Norway
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Cruise & Train
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

Geiranger & Fjord Cruise

1770EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

1770EUR

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Norway
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Cruise & Train
13 days / 12 nights
May - Sep

Complete Norway

4117EUR

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13 days / 12 nights
May - Sep

Complete Norway

4117EUR

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Norway
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Cruise & Train
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Classic Norway

2182EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Classic Norway

2182EUR

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Sail Along Norway's Scenic Coast

Hop on a Hurtigruten cruise between Bergen and Kirkenes for incredible scenery and fun shore excursions.

Norway
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Cruise & Train
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

Geiranger & Fjord Cruise

1770EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

1770EUR

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Norway
Best seller
Cruise & Train
13 days / 12 nights
May - Sep

Complete Norway

4117EUR

Eur

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13 days / 12 nights
May - Sep

Complete Norway

4117EUR

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Norway
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Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2649EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2649EUR

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Norway
Cruise & Train
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Lofoten & the Fjords

by Cruise and Rail

2244EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Lofoten & the Fjords

2244EUR

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Why not Experience the northern lights in winter?

Head up north to Kirkenes or Tromso for snowy activities and colourful skies. These short breaks are ideal with extra nights in Oslo.

Norway
Best seller
Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2649EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2649EUR

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Norway
Best seller
Cruise
7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Apr

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2267EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Apr

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2267EUR

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Norway
Train
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights

Fjords & Tromsø

2189EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights

2189EUR

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Norway
Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Northern Lights Winter Adventure

1582EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Northern Lights Winter Adventure

1582EUR

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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 the 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 — accommodations, activities, rental car, train tickets, Hurtigruten 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.

Our Services

Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalized service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

Book With Confidence

  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Norway travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Norway travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us..

Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

Or, you can reach us by e-mail.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Clare, United Kingdom

Scenic Fjords of Norway, April 2018

Excellent service

Second time we've used Nordic Visitor and they will continue to be my first choice for booking tours. Excellent service from travel consultants, value for money and the information provided make it an excellent company. 

Jeanette, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

I did not realize how easy the travel would be

I did not realize how easy the travel would be, it was a great blend of being on your own and the privacy, but having a back up and someone to organize the transportation was great. I felt like I saw the most I could in 5 days. 

Janice Persson, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

Impressed with how well everything was handled

I was impressed with how well everything was handled and the superb communication I received from my agent throughout. He responded to my emails immediately and answered every question I had.  I loved the personal connection I felt and the knowledge that Nordic Visitor would respond appropriately if I ran into a problem.

Swapna, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® and the Pulpit Rock, July 2017

Truly was a trip of a lifetime!

All accomodations were perfect. All hotels were close to all the local attractions, easy to get to from the airport, train station, ferry station. All the rooms were ready when I got there, they were clean and comfortable. The included breakfast were really delicious. I am a vegetarian, and had plenty of options. My whole experience with Nordic Visitor has been exceptional, and I have been telling everyone of my friends how easy everything was. Sofia was very patient with me, and worked with me, to tailor the itinerary to my satisfaction, was prompt in answering all my questions. Everything was done over email, which I loved, because I didnt have to rely on my memory. All in all, Nordic Visitor rocks! This was truly a trip of a lifetime! 

Carolyn, United States

Highlights of Norway, July 2017

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor. Norway is spectacular in itself, but have such a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guide made the trip so much easier and enjoyable.

Robert, Albania

Express Norway, September 2017

Perfect

The Norway landscape is as beautiful as I have ever experienced. The destinations, accommodations, and routes were perfect.

Carla, United States

Highlights of Norway, June 2017

I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia

Your company provides outstanding tours, guides, and Arrangements. If and when we return to Scandinavia, we would only use your company. We never had to worry about anything and knew our experience would be spectacular. I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia. In fact we're looking forward to more tours

Ron, United States

Fjord Tour with Pulpit Rock, July 2016

Memorable experience

Nordic Visitor is a knowledgeable, competent and effective travel agent for Norway. Its suggested itinerary for southern Norway produced an enjoyable and memorable experience that leaves one wanting more of Norway as well as other countries in which Nordic Visitor specializes. Mange takk.

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