When to go by season
A brief overview of when to go to Norway by month and some of the highlights of each season.
November - January
This season lies in Norway's polar night so only certain safaris are available at this time. The highlights of travel during the winter are swimming with killer whales and humpbacks as this is the best time to see pods of whales hunting for prey off the coast of Tromso.
February - March
Although the whale season in Tromso has finished by February, this is a great time of year to see the Northern Lights as the nights are long and dark, which is the ideal conditions for seeing the green glow of the Aurora Borealis. There are some daytime activities available during this time, such as dog sledding and snowmobiling so winter safaris are still possible.
May - September
The summer months in Norway are the perfect time for exploring the stunning landscapes of the Vesteralen Coast and the Lofoten Islands. Known for their outdoor activities, safaris to the Lofoten Islands offer kayaking, fishing, hiking and scuba diving. This allows you to encounter wildlife at the same time as taking in the breath-taking views. In addition to these activities, bird watching is a popular choice for those visiting Norway during the summer and skuas, guillemots, eiders and gulls can all be seen. Why not add a Norway safari as an extension to your Svalbard Polar Bear Explorer expedition?