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Amazing April

Winter and spring meet to make the most wonderful month.

Here are 12 reasons to head to Norway in April:

1. April fools!

Norwegians love a good laugh.
Even the newspapers participate in the April 1 tradition of reporting bogus claims to fool the public!

2. Celebrate Easter!

In Norway, Easter, or Påske, is a major holiday that often falls in April.

Norwegians like to celebrate by gathering with friends and family, preferably at the cabin!

Kvikk Lunsj chocolates, marzipan sweets, Soloorangesoda, sweet buns,and oranges are typical snacks to share when enjoying the outdoors.

Bring a crime novel to read and you are ready to celebrate Easter like a true Norwegian!

These are just some of many Norwegian Easter traditions.

3. Easter party!

End the holiday by joining the pulsating Afterski festival held every year at Hemsedal!
April is the start of festival season in Norway – Check them out here.

4. Last chance to ski

Take advantage of the end of the downhill skiing season, with long days and (hopefully) sunny slopes!

Want to know a secret? April is one of the best months to get a tan since the sun reflects off the snow.

PS: Don't forget to pack sunscreen!

5. New life on the farm

April is lambing month!
Lots of Norwegian farms offer visits where you can go alpaca hiking and horse riding, and have a cuddle with cute lambs and other animals.

6. Birdwatching

Every year the puffins return to Norway. Welcome them when they arrive at Lovund to nest! The unique day is called Lundkommer's Day and is celebrated April 14 every year.

7. Art gallery visits

The Twist is a gallery, a bridge, and a sculpture, combined in one at the Kistefos Museum in Hadeland, a one-hour drive from Oslo.

Come experience contemporary art when it opens for the season at the end of April.

Don't miss 10 day trips for art lovers!

8. Historic hotels

Spend a night at the Hotel Union Øye in Hjørundfjord in April when the grass is turning green and snow still covers the mountain tops.

It's peaceful in the early season and there are not that many tourists so you can be lucky to find good ratings at other exclusive hotels in Norway.

9. Visit the Vikings

Speaking of history – Norway is known for its Vikings. Discover many fascinating artefacts, museums, tours, and living villages throughout the country that are open in April!

10. Get your adrenalin pumping!

April is the month many amusement parks open for the season in Norway. Are you ready for a wild ride?

11. Treetop cabins

Listen to the sounds of April in the forest. You know spring has come to stay when you wake up to birdsong.

Get closer to nature by sleeping in one of Norways' many treetop cabins, like Laagen in Steinsholt.

12. City breaks

Spring arrives early in Stavanger.

Take a city break and experience colourful streets, and Gamle Stavanger – the oldest part of the city, the fish market Fisketorget, and Kongeparken amusement park!

April is really amazing!

Next up: May

Learn about the climate and discover more unforgettable spring experiences in Norway.

Spring climate in Norway

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