The best time to go to Norway
Lying in the far north of Europe, the seasons vary greatly in Norway throughout the year. We focus on the north of the country as this is where we can offer the best wildlife experiences. With polar night falling throughout the winter creating long, dark days, it is important to plan wildlife safaris well, in order to make the most of the time you have. Conversely, in summer there is plenty of light which is great for bird watching and outdoor activities.
Temperatures vary from -5C in the heart of the winter to between +10-15C in summer, therefore, packing a number of layers is always best when planning your trip to Norway.
If you wish to swim with killer whales in Norway there are very specific dates of travel available. We run small group departures in November and January as this allows enough light to encounter the whales while still being the best time to see them congregate around the waters of Tromso and Tromvik.
Alternatively, if you are planning a summer expedition to Svalbard to see the mighty King of the Arctic (trips run from May - August), you may want to add a pre/post safari extension in Norway to enjoy more wildlife encounters or additional land activities.
When to head to the northern reaches of Norway depends on exactly where you want to go and what you want to see...