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When to visit Norway

When planning a Norwegian holiday, weather should always be the top consideration. Although it experiences milder weather than what is experienced by other countries in the same latitude (i.e., Alaska and Siberia), Norway displays extreme weather at times.

During winter, for instance, some areas experience temperature as cold as -40 °C (-40 °F), but some coastal areas have mild winter conditions. But generally, Norway turns into a dreamy white country during winter, a perfect venue for all winter sports and activities.

The summer months of late June to August bring the much-wanted warmth. The temperature often reads 25 °C (77 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F), with the southern mountains having the warmest temperature. Days are long, because the sun literally doesn’t disappear, giving way to the magical phenomenon called “midnight sun.”

Autumn, which starts in September, marks a decline in temperature. But at the same time the temperature is making a shift, the landscape changes its hue, adapting a golden palette.

But the grandest Norway scenery is displayed during spring, when the flowers and trees bloom into full colors and the surroundings become vibrant. Spring, running from May to mid-June, is characterized by a varied weather – rainy one day and sunny the next – and noticeable temperature differences between the northern and southern parts of the country.