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Magical March

Spring is finally knocking on the door!

Get ready for …

1. Spending sunny days with friends

When the temperature finally warms up again after a long winter, Norwegians hurry outdoors to soak up the sun and have picnics and an utepils (a beer enjoyed outdoors) in the sun!

2. The sun returns

March is a magical month to visit the polar island of Svalbard. The daylight gradually increases after a long period of darkness, and creates fantastic light transitions from day to day. This period is called 'the pastel winter' for good reason!

Go on a quiet ride through Arctic nature on an electric snowmobile. Always go with a guide for your own safety.

3. See the incredible northern lights ...

before it's too late!

The northern lights frequently dance across the sky in Northern Norway between late September and late March. This amazing phenomenon will soon be replaced be the equally unique midnight sun – so hurry if you want to catch aurora this season!

The Northern Lights Express

Why not combine a northern lights experience with a trip on Norway's northernmost railway, The Northern Lights Express, to the downhill skiing paradise of Narvik?

4. Skrei fishing in the north

Skrei (Atlantic cod) season is still going strong. At the end of March, you can experience the world cod fishing championship in Lofoten, in Northern Norway.

Go on a skrei adventure!

5. Eat your way through cosy Trondheim

Although skrei season in March is a feast for gourmets, you can find excellent culinary experiences throughout the year in Trondheim. Rated as one of the world's top food destinations by Condé Nast Traveller in 2022, the cosy city has something delicious for everyone's tastebuds.

Stroll around the charming and compact city centre and the quaint Bakklandet neighbourhood, and enjoy the sights (and tastes)!

6. Spa time

A little luxury is well deserved after a long winter. Treat yourself to a wonderful spa in beautiful surroundings!

7. Workations

Need more time off, yet still need to work?

March is the perfect time for a workation – being slightly out of season which makes it a bit cheaper, and fewer visitors provide the calm you need for a better work flow!

Boost your creativity on a workation to these amazing places!

8. A ski touring paradise

March is also the peak of ski touring season, which usually lasts until May in many places in Norway.

Learn new skills or join a guided adventure for beginners!

9. Snowshoeing

You don't need to wear skis to enjoy the snow covered mountains. Just put on some snowshoes and join a guided walk!

10. Cabin happiness

Curl up inside a warm cabin if the weather gods are being a bit too harsh.

There are so many cosy cabins around the country, from simple and rustic to luxury lodges!

11. Visit the European Capital of Culture

Bodø has been awarded the title of European Capital of Culture 2024, as the first city north of the Arctic Circle.

Combine culture with outdoor activities, in beautiful Northern Norway!

Breathtaking wildlife

Northern Norway is also home to majestic sea eagles. Make sure to bring your best telephoto lens, so you can capture shots like this on your sea eagle safari!

12. Last but not least - Easter!

Whether Easter comes in March or April, many Norwegians escape to the mountains to enjoy the last chance for spring skiing and spend sunny days at the cabin!

Next up: April

Learn about the climate and discover delightful spring experiences in Norway.

Spring climate in Norway

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