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Norway in the fall

Our Vacation time is late October into early November. We want to go to Scandinavia, especially Norway but are worried that many attractions will be closed or the weather will be too bad for a pleasant vacation. Any advice?

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I went in late September so I can only give you an idea of what it was like. Many attractions were either closed or minimally staffed. I didn't mind that the Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo and Maihaugen in Lillehammer were quiet and we were missing the folk dancing and lefse-making because it was so peaceful there without so many summer tourists! But this definitely depends on your preferences. At least one camping cabin location I was hoping to stay at was closed for the year when we arrived.

The weather in late September was chilly but not terribly so. Check online to see the average temps in the locations you want to visit and decide if that would work for you.

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I usually visit norway late winter/early spring. Combination of snow, weather and length of daylight hours are more optimum for outdoor activities.

Life does not stop in Norway in October and November. "Attractions" mostly will still be open but on more limited hours. However, many of the season lodging such as mountain lodges/huts will close until snow conditions improve.

For Norwegian weather, the go to web service is:

Climate statistical data:
Oslo -

Myrdal (High point of Norway in a Nutshell) Bergen Line -

Bergen -