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Eastern Norway can get very cold in the winter, so remember to dress accordingly. - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
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Eastern Norway can get very cold in the winter, so remember to dress accordingly. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway

Seasons and Climate in Eastern Norway

Summer lasts from June to August in Eastern Norway. Winter is cold and spring is fresh. During fall the landscape is painted in vibrant colours.

Eastern Norway has four distinctly different seasons, and spring, summer, autumn and winter each has its charm. Find out what clothes to pack when planning your holiday in Eastern Norway, check out recent snow reports for your destination or go to weather forecast for Eastern Norway.

Summer

Late June to early August is when summer is at its peak. This is when the weather is at its most stable and warmest with sunny, long and bright days.

It is not unusual with temperatures reaching 77°F and above. At the same time there is hardly any humidity in the air. Sea temperatures reach 64°F and higher, making swimming a popular pastime.

Fall

This season sees the arrival of a landscape painted in bright red, yellow and orange. Berries and mushrooms are plentiful in the mountains and forests. This is the time for walks in fresh, crisp air. However, there can be quite heavy rainfalls during fall and gradually the days become shorter.

During fall the land areas lose more heat than the sea, and eventually the coastal areas have the highest temperatures. In September the outer part of the Oslofjord usually has the highest mean temperatures.

Winter

Mountain regions in Eastern Norway usually get the first snow in November. Winter typically lasts until April. Inland areas can have very low mean winter temperatures - temperatures can reach -40°F, but this does not happen each winter. By contrast, the coastal areas have comparatively mild winters. However, wind, rain and clouds can be frequent and heavy.

Spring

After a long winter, spring is much welcomed. May to mid-June sees trees and flowers waking to life, snow in the mountains and melt water swelling the waterfalls.

In May, the southern parts of Eastern Norway have some of the highest temperatures in the country. However, the weather in spring can be very varied. There may be days when it is cold enough to snow, and days when it is warm enough to sit outside in the sunshine. Spring months can also be very windy.

Remember that the weather and temperatures can change quickly, especially in the mountains. So whether summer or winter, fall or spring – bring good footwear and warm clothes.

Average daytime temperatures

  Oslo Lillehammer Kongsberg Fredrikstad
January 24.26°F 15.6°F 20.3°F 28.0°F
February 24.8°F 17.9°F 22.1°F 27.1°F
March 31.6°F 26.9°F 30.2°F 32.7°F
April 40.1°F 36.14°F 38.7°F 39.9°F
May 51.4°F 47.7°F 49.6°F 50.0°F
June 59.4°F 56.3°F 58.1°F 58.2°F
July 61.5°F 58.5°F 60.1°F 61.3°F
August 59.4°F 55.9°F 57.7°F 60.4°F
September 51.4°F 47.3°F 49.6°F 54.1°F
October 43.3°F 38.8°F
41.4°F
47.1°F
November 33.3°F
27.3°F
30.2°F
38.1°F
December 26.4°F
18.9°F
22.6°F
31.8°F

Source: yr.no

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Last updated:  2014-04-02
Eastern Norway can have cold winters and warm summers - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
Eastern Norway can have cold winters and warm summers
Fall colors in the mountains of Eastern Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Innovasjon Norge
Fall colors in the mountains of Eastern Norway

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Eastern Norway can get very cold in the winter, so remember to dress accordingly. - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway

Seasons and Climate in Eastern Norway

Summer lasts from June to August in Eastern Norway. Winter is cold and spring is fresh. During fall the landscape is painted in vibrant colours.

Seasons and Climate in Eastern Norway

Source: Visitnorway

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