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Norway in March?

We have a family wedding taking place in Norway in the middle of March 2022 (assuming U.S. Travelers are welcome.). This isn't the time of year we had pictured visiting Norway (Scandinavia). Would others recommend touring the country while we are there or head for warmer climes after the wedding and go back to Scandinavia in the summertime? If we don't downhill ski, are there enough other events/tourist spots to warrant traveling through the country in March?
Thank you for your insights.
Deb

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Where in Norway? It is certainly not a bad time to visit Scandinavia and Norway, it is rather late in the winter so it is not as dark as in January and the views are still there. If you don't like downhill skiiing, there is always cross country skiing. As well as other winter activities.

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Thanks for your note. We have good cross country skiing where we live, so aren't as interested in winter sports for this trip. Our closest city will be Bergen (about an hour north of there.) I'm guessing the cities will have plenty of activities, we are just curious if we can see enough of the country or have to worry about road conditions, seasonal schedules, etc., being there near the end of winter.

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Bus and train schedules should be pretty normal. So there should be plenty of opportunities to see the country. Could be a great time to see the most visited parts of Norway with few other tourists around. And it should be enough light to see the views.

But yes, road conditions can be difficult. Some roads are closed when the weather is too bad, and others may only be used in convoy where the convoy leader can decline any vehicle not fit for the drive. Large amounts of snow can cause trouble for trains and strong winds can close airports, so it is a good idea to have a bit of margin when travelling.

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Thank you for your reply! We're still waiting on wedding weekend details to do any specific scheduling, but appreciate your insights.