Geography in Norway


The climate, weather and season in Norway

The weather in Norway is milder than people sometimes expect. Thanks to the Gulf Stream. However the weather is very changeable and one should always be prepared for some unexpected changes.

Travelers in Norway are advised to bring along lightweight woolens, a sweater or cardigan, a rainproof coat and sturdy walking shoes. If you are traveling in wintertime or are heading into the interior, you will need warm underwear and socks, rubber boots and a warm sweater (fleece, wool).

For more information on the weather in Norway see:

Midnight sun

Due to the country's location directly under the Arctic circle, the nights are bright in some parts of Norway during summertime. In the month of June the sun never fully sets in the northern part of the country.

Northern Lights in Norway

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a spectacular natural phenomenon, often seen dancing around in fantastic colors across the Norwegian Arctic sky.
The Northern lights are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. This interaction creates this wonderful light effect, known as the Aurora Borealis. The winter in Norway brings the chance to see this spectacular phenomenon in the dark northern sky on a cold and clear night.