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Norway Tours in November

From scenic fjord journeys to evenings spent chasing the northern lights, a trip to Norway in November offers exciting possibilities. Whether you opt for a short break with day tours or a longer holiday by train and cruise, the travel experts at Nordic Visitor can design the perfect November itinerary in Norway for you.

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Travel to Norway in November

Visit Norway in November for wintry scenes, fewer crowds, and the chance to see the northern lights. Discover the stunning fjords of Southern Norway or head north to explore a remote and ethereal wonderland.

At this time of year, you could explore the country 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. And, if you’d like to see more of the Nordic region on the same trip, you could also visit Iceland or the neighbouring Scandinavian countries – Sweden and Denmark.

Plus, when you book a trip to Norway with Nordic Visitor, you get tried-and-tested accommodation, transportation reservations, daily breakfast, and many other benefits. You’ll also enjoy the personal service of your own dedicated travel consultant.

Keep browsing below to explore ideas for Norway tours in November.

 

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Explore Norway in November

See some of Norway’s top attractions by train, cruise or domestic flight with one of these November tours.

Norway
Best seller
Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
Oct - Mar

Northern Lights by Train and Cruise

Tromsø, Flåm & the Fjords

3957EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

3957EUR

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Norway
Cruise & Train
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

Express Norway - Winter

Coastal Cruise & Flåm Railway

2577EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

2577EUR

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Norway
Cruise & Train
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter

1691EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

1691EUR

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Norway
Best seller
Cruise & Train
5 days / 4 nights
4.9
Oct - Apr

Norway in a Nutshell® Express - Winter

1298EUR

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

1298EUR

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Norway
Best seller
Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
Oct - Mar

Northern Lights by Train and Cruise

Tromsø, Flåm & the Fjords

3957EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

3957EUR

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Iceland
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
Oct - Apr

South & West Iceland at Leisure - Winter

262135ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
4.9
Oct - Apr

South Iceland at Leisure - Winter

190315ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
4.9
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter

322972ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
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 NOVEMBER

If you’re wondering where to go in Norway in November and what to see and do, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn all about tours to Norway in November with these answers to commonly asked questions.

What are the best things to do in Norway in November?

November is a good time to enjoy winter tours in Norway. You can chase the northern lights and visit top sites with fewer visitors around.

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

  • Spot the dancing aurora borealis in the night sky
  • Visit fishing villages and head out on boat safaris in the Lofoten islands
  • Admire the Bryggen wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bergen
  • Enjoy a Havila or Hurtigruten coastal voyage along the west coast
  • Cruise through Norway’s fjords in November
  • Go whale watching in Tromsø
  • Soak up the heritage of Norway’s former capital, Trondheim
  • Travel from Oslo to Bergen with Norway in a Nutshell® in November
  • Marvel at the majestic waterfalls such as the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil
  • Explore the vibrant capital, Oslo, with its festive Christmas market

Christmas markets in November
In November some Christmas markets open for the festive season in Norway. From mid-November, you can go along to Winter Wonderland in Oslo, which is open until the end of December. The Christmas markets in other Norwegian towns generally open at the end of November.

Get into the Christmas spirit by tasting local delicacies and browsing for souvenirs at the market stalls. If you’re travelling as a family, the kids might like to try ice skating or admire the views from the top of Ferris wheels.

Good to know: To enjoy activities like dog sledding, or to stay in one of the Nordic ice hotels, we recommend visiting Northern Norway between December and March when there are better snow conditions.



What are the best places to visit in Norway in November?

In November you can visit Northern Norway for aurora borealis tours and Arctic Circle landscapes. Meanwhile in Western Norway, you can visit the iconic fjords without the crowds.

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

  • Explore the capital Oslo and its many highlights and museums
  • Visit Tromsø to chase the northern lights in Norway’s aurora capital
  • Head west on a Norwegian fjord tour to discover Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord
  • Stay in charming towns like Flåm and Trondheim
  • Discover the remote Lofoten islands, where the mountains meet the sea
  • Stroll through the “Gateway to the Fjords”, Bergen
  • Sail north to see jewels of Arctic Norway like the North Cape
  • Venture off the beaten path to soak up Sami culture at Camp Tamok near Tromsø

If the northern lights are on your bucket list, November 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 November?

November falls at the beginning of winter in Norway, so the weather is getting colder and the days are growing shorter. You can still see the colourful shades of autumn in southern locations, while the north experiences snowfall and very cold temperatures.

What is the temperature in November?

As the country spans such a large distance, temperatures in Norway vary depending on location.

In Oslo the average temperature is 1°C (34°F) in November, while in Bergen it is 5°C (41°F). In Stavanger the average temperature is 7°C (45°F), in Tromsø it’s -1°C (30°F), and in Longyearbyen, the main town of Svalbard, it is -8°C (18°F).

Does it snow in Norway in November?

Yes, it does snow in Norway in November. Snow is more likely at higher altitudes and towards the north of the country, whereas the coastal areas are prone to rain.



What are the driving conditions in Norway in November?

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 in November. It’s important to note that some roads are closed over the winter months. If you want to take the wheel on a self-drive tour, we recommend you visit Norway between May and September instead.

Or, if you’d like to travel with a local guide and like-minded visitors, plan your trip for the summer to join a guided small group tour of Norway. The tour director will take you to the best spots and share their insider knowledge with you. Southern Norway is especially beautiful in the summer!



What to pack for a trip to Norway in November?

The weather in November is cold, so you must bring suitable layers and protective gear. 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 November:

  • 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
  • Heat packs

What to wear in Norway in November?

In the Nordic countries, they have a saying: “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”.

When travelling to Norway in November, 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 November?

In November the days are growing shorter in Norway, as autumn turns to winter. In the south, you’ll experience 7-9 daylight hours. In the north, expect a maximum of 6 hours of daylight.

There is a big difference in daylight hours between the beginning and end of the month. In early November, the sun rises at 7:40 AM and sets at 4:20 PM in Oslo. In Tromsø, the sunrise is at 8:10 AM and sunset at 2:40 PM

By the end of the month, the sun rises at 8:50 AM in Oslo and sets by 3:20 PM. It reduces drastically in Tromsø, as by 1 December the sun does not rise at all.

Can I see northern lights in Norway in November?

Thanks to the long, dark nights of winter, November is a great time to chase the auroras in Norway. The darker and clearer the skies, the more chances you have of witnessing the incredible solar activity. That’s why winter is the best time of year to search for the northern lights.

The optimum place to look for the aurora borealis is towards the Arctic Circle. We recommend you head to Northern Norway with a stay in Tromsø or Kirkenes.



Is it better to visit Iceland or Norway in November?

Both Norway and Iceland have their own appeal and reasons to visit in November. The great thing about both is that there are fewer visitors at top attractions, as winter is the quiet travel season.

You can try your luck hunting for the northern lights in Iceland and Norway in November. Both of these Nordic countries are situated within the “aurora belt”, which means that they are prime locations for witnessing this natural phenomenon.

There are so many other exciting activities to enjoy in November. For example, both Norway and Iceland offer the chance to go whale watching and experience Nordic spa traditions.

In Norway you could explore stunning fjords, mountains, coastline and islands. In Iceland, on the other hand, you could marvel at staggering waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and ice caves.



If you’re struggling to choose between visiting Norway or Iceland in winter, then don’t! You could easily combine them on a multi-country trip, hopping from one to the other on a short 3-hour flight between Oslo and Reykjavík.

As a Northern European tour operator, Nordic Visitor specialises in organising trips to this beautiful corner of the world. We have many more ideas and travel tips to help you explore the region your way!

Good to know: Nordic Visitor’s itineraries aren’t set in stone. Our travel experts know their destinations inside out and will tailor your tour to suit you.

You’ll always get the signature Nordic Visitor benefits. These include access to our 24/7 helpline, a detailed personal itinerary, helpful travel guide and daily breakfast. Your travel consultant will book all your accommodation, and you can add extra nights and activities to your itinerary too.



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  • Want more winter scenery? Visit Lapland between December and March

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