The best times to visit Norway for ideal weather are
July 2nd to August 26th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Norway Travel Guide
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Weather in Norway
Average temperatures in Norway vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 16th 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 Norway, 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 65.1°F (18.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.6°F (10.9°C) at night.
Norway Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Norway 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.
Norway Perceived Temperature (F)
Norway Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Norway 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 Norway are April, June, and then May. 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 late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in Norway? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Norway is often around around March 12th 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 Norway.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Norway (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
Norway has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (61.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (75.5%).
Wind in Norway is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 10.2 knots (11.7 MPH or 18.9 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 late December where average top sustained speeds reach 18.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Norway.
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||10.2||Gentle breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.8||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.7||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.6||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|May||8.2||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.8||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.3||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.2||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.1||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.5||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10.2||Gentle breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Norway?
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 Norway is August, followed by April and May. 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 Norway in October. 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 Norway Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 57.8°F (14.3°C) and 36.1°F (2.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 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 brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Norway, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 58.1°F (14.5°C) and 35.4°F (1.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Norway to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.1°F (2.3°C) and 29.2°F (-1.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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