Summers in Norway can be chillier than in other countries so make sure you dress up well and according to the type of activity you are doing. Temperatures can vary between 10-25 degrees, rarely getting over 25.
You have a wide range of activities you can try during the season. Rent a car and explore the famous Atlantic road which will give you an overview of the good infrastructure in Norway and will offer you a wide view over the “raw”, unexplored Arctic nature. The road is 8.3 kilometers long and it runs through an archipelago in Møre and Romsdal, connecting the island of Averøy with Romsdalshalvøya peninsula. It is a part of the world cultural heritage and considered the best road in the world. If you like driving the car, then you must be curious enough by now to try it yourself.
Summer is the ideal time to explore the iconic fjords. Norway has approximately 1,190 fjords, and in order to see the most important of them you have to start from Bergen, the biggest city on the west coast which is the gateway to the fjords. Hardangerfjord, Sognefjord, Nærøyfjord and Aurlandfjord are among the most recommended fjord destinations any tourist should see. For more information about the timetables and prices, check in advance The Tourist Information office’s page in Bergen.
Dear fish lovers, Norway is the right country for you! The misconception that Norwegians eat only salmon is spread worldwide and it is only partly true. In Norway you have the chance to rent a boat and go fishing in the sea. You can prepare the meal yourself afterwards if you are camping somewhere or you take with you the right tools to fry it in the boat. The cod catch has the highest value in economic terms, followed by herring, saithe and mackerel. The production of farmed fishing has grown sharply since it began in the 1970s. Salmon dominates the fish farm industry, while in the recent years the production of trout has been stable.
Camping is a great adventure in Norway. All you need is your tent, sleeping bags and things to survive. You can either bring them with you or rent them from specialized stores in any big city or holiday camp in Norway. Sleeping at high altitude, surrounded by mountains and looking down into the fjord is not something you experience every day. The hikes vary in altitude and difficulty and some take place on the islands at the Atlantic coast with stunning cliff views. Another alternative of a climbing vacation is a hike inside the fjords with dramatic fjord views, huge glaciers and emerald glacier lakes.
Sea kayaking is a good way to explore the UNESCO world heritage Geirangerfjord. No roads along the fjord, paddling between the steep cliffs and high waterfalls, and at the same time being able to visit the farms along the fjord to get in touch with the fjord cultural heritage, is simply magic. Another option is a one day Nordfjord Coastal. Many people are surprised by the difference between the fjords and this route.