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Norway Tours in September

Enjoy the quieter travel season with these tours of Norway in September, with plenty of daylight for sightseeing and mild weather for outdoor activities. Experience the historic cities and majestic fjords with a tailor-made road trip, coastal cruise or train journey in September designed by Nordic Visitor.

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Travel to Norway in September

September is a wonderful time to visit Norway! The busy summer season has ended and it’s the start of autumn, so expect fewer crowds at top attractions and less traffic on the roads.

There’s still a good amount of daylight hours in Norway in September and the weather is pleasantly mild. This means you can enjoy long days exploring the beautiful Norwegian fjords and coastline. Go hiking, visit museums, or soak up Norway’s Viking heritage.

You could discover Norway on a small group tour, take on a Norwegian road trip, or choose to travel independently via trains and cruises.

Plus, when you book a holiday 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 holidays in September.

 

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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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May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic

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7 days / 6 nights
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Norway
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10 days / 9 nights
4.4
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Classic

Road Trip & Hurtigruten Cruise

3390EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
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Norway
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Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Norway Road Trip - Complete

3434EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

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

Scenic Norway - Grand

Road Trip & Hurtigruten Cruise

4659EUR

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16 days / 15 nights
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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
4.8
May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

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Norway
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Cruise & Train
7 days / 6 nights
4.7
May - Sep

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

Geiranger & Fjord Cruise

3103EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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

Complete Norway

Coastal Cruise & Scenic Train Journey

8172EUR

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13 days / 12 nights
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Norway
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Cruise & Train
10 days / 9 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Classic Norway

Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Journey

3078EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Sail Along Norway's Scenic Coast

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

Norway
Cruise
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Lofoten & 71°North Cape

Northern Norway & Coastal Cruise

3544EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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Norway
Cruise & Train
10 days / 9 nights
4.5
May - Sep

Lofoten & the Fjords

Coastal Cruise & Flåm Railway

4841EUR

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Norway
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Cruise & Train
7 days / 6 nights
4.8
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Express Norway

Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Journey

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Norway
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Cruise & Train
10 days / 9 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Classic Norway

Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Journey

3078EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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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 & Denmark
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Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

Train & Cruise

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14 days / 13 nights
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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
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Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

Train & Cruise

2778EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
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Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
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Capitals of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
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Independent Tours
7 days / 6 nights
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Capitals of Scandinavia

Cruise

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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.

Diane, United States
Classic Norway at Leisure, September 2023

Perfect for us

We wanted a tour where we travelled independently from a group and explored at our own pace. The Norway at Leisure tour was perfect for us. Having all of our travel and accommodations arranged for us made it easy to navigate a new country. We also appreciated having our hotels very close to train stations, museums and scenic areas.

Diane, United States
Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords, July 2023

The trip of a lifetime!

This was the trip of a lifetime. Norway is unbelievably beautiful and this trip with Nordic Visitor was amazing! The fjords were spectacular and the Norwegian towns and landscapes were charming. Our small group of 14 (plus the driver and tour guide) was perfect. Our group included people from the USA, Hong Kong and Australia, and all were very friendly and interesting. A perfect tour!

Julie, United States
Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express, August 2023

Perfect for us!

Our trip was perfect for us! Being able to not have to plan and book hotels and transportation while getting to see and experience the very best of what Norway has to offer, was just amazing! We enjoyed the cities and towns while we were there. It was nice having that time to ourselves.

Alastair, Canada
Norway Road Trip - Complete, July 2023

Wonderful driving trip

We had a wonderful driving trip through Norway, with the opportunity to visit many of the larger towns and cities beginning with Oslo in the east, heading north (Røros was a delightful surprise) to Trondheim, then south to Bergen. We really appreciated the clearly marked map and all of the suggestions for things to do and see along the way. Check-in to our accommodation each day was easy and quick, leaving us more time to explore wherever we were. Thank you to Nordic Visitor for the help and organisation - you made it easy.

Gary, Malta
Scenic Norway - Classic, August 2023

Extremely well planned tour

The organisation of the tour was extremely well planned and was easily followed using the itinerary suggested for each day. We knew what we were doing before we left which helped a lot.

Ellen, United States
Best of the Norwegian Fjords, July 2023

So much to see and do

I travelled a good part of Norway via train, bus and boat to visit Oslo, Trondheim, Flåm, Bergen and back to Oslo. It was the best trip. So much to see and do every day. I was travelling solo and the itinerary was very do-able and easy to follow. I saw and did so much and came home loving Norway.

Leslie, United States
Norway Road Trip - Classic, August 2023

Comprehensive itinerary

The self-guided tours are the best way to go. Nordic Visitor provides a very complete and comprehensive itinerary that is very easy to follow. We were on our own daily time schedule so could stop wherever we wanted with no time constraints. The route took us through some extraordinary scenery and views. Norway is a gorgeous country with very friendly people.

Nanzin, United States
Lofoten & the Fjords, June 2023

An incredible time

Nordic Visitor made planning for the trip an incredibly smooth process. In particular, Juliana has been absolutely fantastic to work with. She went over and above to ensure we had a great trip, and we owe the success of our trip to her. She was always available for questions, guidance and was ever so responsive to anything we needed. Thank you for an incredible time, we will return to Nordic Visitor for planning all future trips in the area.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER

September might be the ideal month for you to visit Norway, depending on what you want to see and do. Read on to find out more about visiting Norway in September with these answers to commonly asked questions.

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

There are plenty of things you can do during your trip to Norway. September is an ideal time to visit because the gorgeous natural sights are easily accessible via car, train or cruise, and there is a host of activities available to you.

Here are 10 of the best Norway travel experiences in September:

  • Marvel at majestic waterfalls such as the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil
  • Explore the vibrant capital, Oslo
  • Enjoy a coastal voyage along the west coast
  • Cruise through Norway’s fjords in September such as Nærøyfjord
  • Drive the scenic Atlantic Ocean Road
  • Board the Norway in a Nutshell® tour to experience breathtaking landscapes
  • Hike in national parks for the country’s best vantage points
  • See Arctic wildlife on boat safaris in remote Svalbard
  • Admire traditional stave churches dating back centuries

Events in Norway in September
Visit Norway in September and you could experience some fun cultural events. For example, the Bergen Matfestival is a foodie feast taking place early in the month. Taste delicious local fare and sample beer from the country’s best breweries. There’s even a mini food festival for kids.

Or you could head to Kristiansund to experience the Nordic Light Photo Festival, a fantastic photography event on the west coast. September is also when the Oslo Marathon is held.

Good to know: Our Norway itineraries aren’t set in stone. Our Norwegian experts know the country inside out and will tailor your itinerary to create a tour of Norway that suits you.



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

September is a great month to visit Norway and explore its top attractions. Here are some of the best places to visit in Norway in September:



What is the weather like in Norway in September?

September falls at the beginning of autumn, so the weather in Norway is usually mild with cool evenings and mornings. It is colder further north, towards the Arctic Circle, and wetter on the west coast. You might experience lovely warm days in Southern Norway in September.

What is the temperature in September?

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

In Oslo and Bergen the average temperature is 11°C (52°F) in September. In Stavanger it is 13°C (56°F), in Tromsø it’s 7°C (44°F), and in Longyearbyen, the main town of Svalbard, it is 1°C (34°F).

Does it snow in Norway in September?

It is unlikely to snow during your tour of Norway in September, as it’s only just the end of summer. If you’d like to experience snow, visit Northern Norway in winter.



What are the driving conditions in Norway in September?

If you decide to take on a road trip in Norway, you won’t regret it! It’s an excellent way to experience the country at your own pace. In September, the weather and road conditions are usually ideal to take the wheel and you have plenty of daylight for the journey.

In general, the roads in Norway are of a high standard and are well-maintained. It’s also good to note that Norwegians drive on the right side of the road, like in North America. Rural roads generally have two lanes, but can be narrow and winding, particularly in mountainous areas.

Would you rather take in the view and let someone else do the driving? You could discover Norway on a small group tour or travel via trains and cruises.

What to pack for a trip to Norway in September?

It can get chilly in Norway in September, especially in the mountains or on the deck of a cruise ship, so it’s a good idea to bring 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 September:

  • Shorts and trousers
  • Short and long sleeve shirts and at least one warm jumper or fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Hat and gloves
  • Comfortable walking or hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and SPF lotion

An umbrella can also come in handy, and wildlife watchers may wish to bring binoculars.

What to wear in Norway in September?

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

Look at the forecast before travelling and dress appropriately. Bring summer clothes for any warm days, but make sure to bring layers to adapt to the wind, rain or sunshine. If you go hiking or are out at sea, make sure you bring waterproof and windproof clothing.

What are the daylight hours in Norway in September?

In September the days are still quite long in Norway, although the midnight sun phenomenon has passed. In the south, you’ll experience 11-14 hours of daylight in September. In the north, expect between 11-15 hours of daylight.

There is a big difference in daylight hours between the beginning and end of the month. In early September, the sun rises at 6:15 AM and sets at 8:20 PM in Oslo. In Tromsø, the sunrise is at 5:00 AM and sunset at 8:20 PM.

By the end of the month, the sun rises at 7:25 AM in Oslo and sets by 6:50 PM. It reduces as well in Tromsø, with daylight hours between 7:00 AM and 6:05 PM.

Can I see the northern lights in Norway in September?

It is unlikely you’ll see the northern lights during your stay in Norway in September, although not impossible!

If you’re keen to see the northern lights in Norway, you should visit between October and March. The long winter nights mean dark skies, which make it easier to see the colourful solar activity.

Head to Northern Norway with an aurora borealis tour in Tromsø or Kirkenes to chase the northern lights.



How to tour Norway in September?

Though many of Norway's top natural attractions can be visited in under a week from Oslo, September is a wonderful time to slow down the pace. Venture further into the Norwegian countryside – either on your own or with tour guides.

Travel independently around Norway
To travel at your own pace while soaking up all the fantastic views, you could explore Norway by train or cruise.

Your exciting rail adventure will take you through the mountains to cities like Bergen or Trondheim. If you want to embark on one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world – Norway in a Nutshell® – September is a great month to do it.

For an unforgettable Norwegian cruise, you could opt for a Havila or Hurtigruten journey to sail along the rugged west coast. You can add shore excursions to places like charming Ålesund and the Lofoten islands, or even combine it with a road trip or train travel.

A road trip in Norway
September is an ideal month for those who would like to take the wheel for a tour of Norway. Drive from Southern Norway to the western fjords at a relaxed pace. Experience incredible roads like the steep, twisting Trollstigen or the dramatic Atlantic Ocean Road.

At this time of year, the road conditions are excellent for touring, and you have decent daylight hours to drive and explore.



A small group tour of Norway
In September, you can choose from a range of guided small group tours to see the wonders of Norway. You could even discover other Scandinavian countries along the way.

These guided tours offer an enriching experience, allowing you to get the most out of your trip thanks to the expertise of a local guide. What’s more, you’ll be travelling alongside 15 people at most, so the trip is still personal for you.

Partially guided tours in Norway
A partially guided tour is a great way to combine solo travel with guided excursions. In September, you could head north to discover Svalbard. Explore the largest settlement, Longyearbyen, by yourself and join fun activities every day such as boat and husky safaris.

Good to know: Whichever of these travel styles you choose, 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.

Your Nordic Visitor travel agent will book all your accommodation, and you can add extra nights and activities to your itinerary too.



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!

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Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalised 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.

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