A fairy tale in four chapters

Lofoten in autumn light.

Each season has its own special highpoints and distinctive traits. There are few places where this variation is more striking than Norway. If you are really lucky, you can experience all four seasons in one and the same day.

Spring – the nature awakes to new life

The days grow long and balmy. North of the Arctic Circle, they never end. The midnight sun hangs above the horizon all through the night. The summer days can be warm, but the temperature and the crisp, clear air tell you that you are in the high north.

Spring season: April – May

Kayak in Nesna. Photo: Marit Loevhaug, Helgeland kajakk, Helgeland reiseliv

Recommended voyages in the spring

North- and southboundRound Voyage

Bergen → Kirkenes → Bergen

Havila ship sailing in the azure blue Geiranger fjord with steep green sides and a partly cloudy sky.
The classic

NorthboundVoyage North

Bergen → Kirkenes

Atlantic Ocean road connected by bridges on small islands.
7 days

SouthboundThe Arctic Dream

Kirkenes → Tromsø

Reindeer migration. Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug, visitnorway.com
2 days

Summer – the season of the midnight sun

The days grow long and balmy. North of the Arctic Circle, they never end. The midnight sun hangs above the horizon all through the night. The summer days can be warm, but the temperature and the crisp, clear air tell you that you are in the high north.

Summer season: June – August

Bike in a field of summer flowers in Lofoten
Midnight sun at a beach at Kvalnes in Lofoten

Popular voyages in the summer

NorthboundThe Magical Fjords of Norway

Bergen → Trondheim

Geiranger og de syv søstre.
3 days

NorthboundVoyage North

Bergen → Kirkenes

Atlantic Ocean road connected by bridges on small islands.
7 days

North- and southboundRound Voyage

Bergen → Kirkenes → Bergen

Havila ship sailing in the azure blue Geiranger fjord with steep green sides and a partly cloudy sky.
The classic

Autumn – an amazing display of colour

There is a bite to the air and the days grow shorter. The landscape makes ready for the coldest part of the year with a symphony of warm autumn colours. The darkness spreads its cloak across the land and the forces of nature flex their muscles.

Autumn season: September – October

Trondheim
Autumn in Lofoten.

Popular voyages in the autumn

North- and southboundRound Voyage

Bergen → Kirkenes → Bergen

Havila ship sailing in the azure blue Geiranger fjord with steep green sides and a partly cloudy sky.
The classic

SouthboundVoyage South

Kirkenes → Bergen

Red houses on rocky shoreline with majestic mountains in the background.
6 days

NorthboundThe Northern Norwegian Adventure

Trondheim → Tromsø

River in Trondheim with colorful houses
3 days

Winter – northern lights dancing across the heavens

Frost and snow colour the landscape white, the wind makes your cheeks tingle and burn, and you realise why Norwegians are so fond of woollen clothes. The pale winter light makes the mountains seem taller, the fjords deeper, and the sea darker and more mysterious.

Winter season: November – March

Northern lights over mountain and with reflection in the sea.
Islands in Lofoten in winter.

Voyages in Winter Norway

SouthboundVoyage South

Kirkenes → Bergen

Red houses on rocky shoreline with majestic mountains in the background.
6 days

SouthboundThe Arctic Dream

Kirkenes → Tromsø

Reindeer migration. Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug, visitnorway.com
2 days

NorthboundThe Northern Norwegian Adventure

Trondheim → Tromsø

River in Trondheim with colorful houses
3 days