The best times to visit Bergen for ideal weather are
June 25th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Bergen Travel Guide
Other Bergen Travel Info
Weather in Bergen
Average temperatures in Bergen vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bergen, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 70.3°F (21.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.1°F (13.4°C) at night.
Bergen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Bergen Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Bergen Perceived Temperature (F)
Bergen Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Bergen Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bergen are June, May, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.
When can you find snow in Bergen? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Bergen is often around around December 3rd when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bergen.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bergen (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Bergen has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (54% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69.1%).
Wind in Bergen is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 7.8 knots (9 MPH or 14.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 15.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bergen.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||7.8||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.2||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.7||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|May||6.9||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.3||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.8||Light breeze||10.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.3||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.7||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.9||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Bergen?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Norway; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Bergen, Norway is May, followed by July and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bergen in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Bergen Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.7°F (18.2°C) and 43.6°F (6.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 14 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 8 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Bergen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 63.4°F (17.4°C) and 41.5°F (5.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 15 to 16 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Bergen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.6°F (6.4°C) and 38.6°F (3.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 14 to 16 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.