Travel to Norway in October
October is a fantastic month to visit Norway, when the fall colours are at their peak and the autumn temperatures are cool yet mild with an average of 6 °C (43°F) in Oslo, the capital city. And as the sunsets arrive earlier and earlier each day with the coming of winter, October also offers the chance to see the northern lights!
The best places in Norway for northern lights tours in October are in the far north, in particular Tromsø or Kirkenes. With a short holiday in northern Norway you can enjoy guided excursions, such as whale watching, during daylight hours along with chances to see the aurora borealis light up the sky at night.
With the Norwegian landscapes bathed in autumn’s golden hues, October is also a good month to take a Norway in a Nutshell train journey from Oslo to Bergen -- with breathtaking mountain and fjord views in between. Or experience sailing on a Hurtigruten cruise in October along the west coast, with numerous ports of call and shore excursions in charming towns like Ålesund.
Feel like taking a road trip in Norway in October? Go on a self-drive tour in Norway’s stunning Lofoten Islands to enjoy peaceful fishing villages, majestic mountains and incredible photo opportunities. With about a week or more in October you can even extend your Norwegian adventures to the neighbouring Scandinavian countries, with travel by ferry and train linking the capital cities of Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
If you’re wondering where to go in Norway in October and what to see and do, check out Nordic Visitor’s exciting range of tour packages and chat with our friendly Norwegian travel experts.
For a wider range of self-drive itineraries, guided tours and holidays with more hiking possibilities, we recommend travelling between May and September on one of Nordic Visitor’s summer packages in Norway. For winter breaks with snow activities, it’s best to visit from December to April.
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