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Norway Tours in October

Visit Norway in October for breathtaking journeys to the fjords and evenings spent chasing the northern lights. Whether you opt for a short break with day tours or a longer holiday by train or cruise, the travel experts at Nordic Visitor will design an itinerary tailored just for you.

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TRAVEL TO NORWAY IN OCTOBER

Norway tours in October are a fantastic way to experience autumn the Nordic way.

At this time of year, temperatures are still mild and the Norwegian landscapes bathe in autumn’s golden hues. For this reason, October is a good month to travel independently via trains and cruises from Oslo to Bergen.

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! Why not book a partially guided tour to Northern Norway for your best chance of seeing them?

The Norwegian travel experts at Nordic Visitor will tailor an itinerary to suit you. 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 as part of your package.

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

 

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Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
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SEE THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS BY TRAIN

Experience Norway in a nutshell on an expertly organised train journey. Some tours also include cruises.

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

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2623EUR

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2623EUR

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

Express Norway - Winter

1594EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

Express Norway - Winter

1594EUR

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

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter

1330EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter

1330EUR

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Norway
Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Classic Norway - Winter

2035EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Classic Norway - Winter

2035EUR

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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
Best seller
Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2623EUR

Eur

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2623EUR

EUR

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

Express Norway - Winter

1594EUR

Eur

View map
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

Express Norway - Winter

1594EUR

EUR

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Norway
Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Classic Norway - Winter

2035EUR

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Classic Norway - Winter

2035EUR

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Norway
Cruise
13 days / 12 nights
Oct - Apr

Complete Norway - Winter

4029EUR

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13 days / 12 nights
Oct - Apr

Complete Norway - Winter

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Expand your Nordic adventure

Why not visit Norway and Scandinavia in one trip? Check out these popular combination tours below.

Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
Independent Tours
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

Capitals of Scandinavia in Winter

Cruise

1175EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

Capitals of Scandinavia in Winter

1175EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia Classic - Winter

Train & Cruise

1979EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia Classic - Winter

1979EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 2 more …
Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Capitals of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise - Winter

Cruise

1568EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Capitals of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise - Winter

1568EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 2 more …
Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland - Winter

Train, Cruise & Minibus

3598EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland - Winter

3598EUR

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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.

What do our customers say?

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

Andrea Thompson

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2019

It was a great experience!

It was a great experience! Nordic did all the work organizing our trip, which went incredibly smoothly. It was the most stress-free trip I've ever taken, and we saw much more than we probably would have seen on our own.

Marcia, United States

Fjord Tour with Pulpit Rock, August 2017

Very pleased

We were very pleased with our experience using Nordic Visitor. Everything went smoothly, the accomodations were comfortable and clean, and the transportation services excellent. Thank you, Sindre!  We truly enjoyed our time in Norway seeing your beautiful country!

Pervin Sagar

Lofoten & the Fjords, June 2019

Very prompt & responsive, thorough & professional!

This is my second Nordic Visitor travel experience; first was to Iceland & this one to Norway. Both times the Nordic Visitor Travel consultants were very prompt & responsive, thorough & professional. I would strongly recommend Nordic Visitor to my family & friends

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.

Richard and Susie Hilton

, August 2019

Expert assistance

Sindre's expert assistance enabled us to enjoy and experience time visiting exciting landmarks and activities, with efficient transportation at a great savings on ticket costs and time. Immediate access to thrilling world wonders gave us full days of pleasure. With the ability to navigate around towns and cities swiftly and confidently, we felt like natives and long time citizens of these gorgeous dwellings. What a dream and delight to have Nordic Visitor always gratefully guiding us forward to endless pleasures and extraordinary past-times. Cheers and Blessings, and oh so much thanks and love! The best ever vacation!

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.

Wilma Liebman

Complete Norway, June 2019

Everything worked like clockwork!

I have to say that the services included were better than very good -- they were outstanding. Everything worked like clockwork. Service providers were extremely cordial and competent.

David, United States

Express Norway, August 2017

I already recommend Nordic Visitor to a few of my friends

I already recommend Nordic Visitor to a few of my friend, they plan to travel at Nordic area. Norway is a beautiful place for self drive trip.We are look forward to make few other trip to north side of Norway and Iceland.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING NORWAY IN OCTOBER

If you’re wondering about travelling to Norway in October, you’re in the right place. We’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions and give you travel tips to visit this Nordic destination.

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

As the winter weather is starting to set in, there is still plenty to do in Norway in October. And one of the major advantages is that from September and October, the crowds are smaller, meaning you’ll have more of the top sights to yourself.

One of the highlights of travelling to Norway in winter is the aurora borealis. You can see them best in Northern Norway, or you could spend a few nights on a Hurtigruten cruise along the country’s picturesque west coast.

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

  • Spot the dancing aurora borealis in the night sky
  • Explore the vibrant capital, Oslo
  • Board the iconic tour Norway in a Nutshell® in October from Oslo to Bergen
  • Learn more about Sami culture
  • Enjoy a Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage along the western Norway
  • Marvel at the majestic waterfalls such as the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil
  • Cruise through the dramatic Norway fjord tours in October
  • Hike in national parks for the country’s best vantage points and to admire the colourful foliage
  • Catch a movie at the Bergen International Film Festival
  • Attend UKA, Norway's largest cultural festival, in Trondheim

Good to know: As a Northern European tour operator, Nordic Visitor specialises in organising holidays to this beautiful corner of the world. Our Norwegian travel agents will tailor your itinerary to your taste.

And if you have any preferences, just get in touch. You can add excursions to your itinerary, like a northern lights boat tour, or even shore excursions to your cruise. You could visit charming Ålesund and the Lofoten islands.

Plus, you’ll get all the signature Nordic Visitor benefits. These include access to our 24/7 helpline, a detailed personal itinerary, helpful travel guide and daily breakfast.



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

October is one of the best months to visit Norway because of the balance of daylight and dark skies.

You’ll have plenty of hours to sightsee during the day, taking fjord cruises and exploring the cities and countryside as you wish. As the nights are growing longer, you’ll also be able to go hunting for the northern lights at night!

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


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

October is the transition month between summer and winter in Norway. The sunshine will be reminiscent of the warmer months, but you can expect rain and for the temperatures to start dropping. It can be especially cold on the coast or on the deck of a ship due to the wind.

In Northern Norway, the weather is likely to be cooler than in the south.

What is the temperature in October?

In Norway in October, the average temperature is around 6°C (43°F). But as the country spans such a large distance, temperatures in Norway vary depending on location.

In the capital, the average temperature is 6°C (43°F) in October. In Bergen and Stavanger, it is higher with an average of 9°C (48°F) and 10°C (50°F) respectively. That’s thanks to the Gulf Stream, which warms the west coast.

In the north, the average temperature in Tromsø is usually 3°C (37°F).

Does it snow in Norway in October?

It is unlikely to snow during your tour of Norway in October. However, from late October and early November, you may see that the rain starts turning to snow.



What are the driving conditions in Norway in October?

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 at this time of year. It’s good to note that some roads are closed over the winter. This is why we recommend a summer road trip to Norway instead. Pick up a rental car to explore at your own pace!

At this time of year, you could also join a guided group tour, go hiking at Pulpit Rock and experience the midnight sun. Southern Norway is especially beautiful at this time of year!

What to pack for a trip to Norway in October?

As you can expect wind and rain as well as cooler temperatures, it’s best to pack many layers. 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 October:

  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Wool jumper
  • Variety of thin layers
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Sturdy walking or hiking boots
  • A warm hat, gloves and scarves
  • Thermal socks and underwear


What to wear in Norway in October?

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

When travelling to Norway in the winter, you can expect a range of weather, from rain to sunshine, and high winds. To enjoy all your outdoor activities, come prepared with warm underlayers and waterproof outer layers.

What are the daylight hours in Norway in October?

As October represents the start of winter, you can expect nights to be growing longer and days to be getting shorter. It’s a time of year where there is a good balance between the two.

At the beginning of the month, in Oslo, the sun rises around 7:20 AM and sets by 6:50 PM. In the north, Tromsø experiences daylight hours between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM on average.

By the end of the month, the capital sees daylight hours between 7:40 AM and 4:20 PM. In Tromsø, sunrise is at 8:15 AM and sunset at 2:40 PM.

It’s good to note that Norway observes daylight saving and the clocks go back one hour in late October.

Can I see northern lights in Norway in October?

The best time to see the auroras in Norway is between the months of October and March, so you’re in luck! Head to Northern Norway with a stay in Tromsø or Kirkenes for your best chances to see them.



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