Norway in April: The Start of Spring Season


Spring dawns in Norway in April and the whole country comes to life. There is a newfound joy and vigor everywhere. The warm weather conditions create an ideal setting for outdoor adventures, while the Easter holidays add to the atmosphere. This is a great time to marvel at the iconic sights of Oslo, wander across the coastal city of Alesund, and take in the beautiful landscapes of Bergen and Geirangerfjord. Regardless of where your heart decides to explore in Norway, April offers the ideal conditions for a memorable vacation.

Norway Weather in April

Panoroma of Nordfjord during spring season in Norway.
The weather in April is warm and also becomes more appealing as the spring season starts.

By April, the cold winter conditions gradually disappear in Norway, and the weather becomes much more appealing than in March. The average temperature in Norway in April is between 4°C and 9°C. Spring arrives later in the country’s north than in the south. So, expect either winter or spring conditions depending on where you are traveling in Norway. But overall, the weather will be comparatively warmer than in the previous months.

For a seasonal overview, check out our travel guide on the best time to visit Norway.

Weather in Norway in April - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)12691620222016104-1
Avg Nightly (°C)-7-7-31711131274-1-5
Avg Daily (°F)33.835.642.848.260.86871.66860.85039.230.2
Avg Nightly (°F)19.419.426.633.844.651.855.453.644.639.230.223
Avg Rainfall (mm)504060405080709070907050

Why Visit Norway in April

A woman sunbathing in the beach of Norway.
Take advantage of the lovely warm weather to visit the beaches during April.
Tourists enjoying beautiful view of valley in warm weather in Norway.
Take advantage of fewer tourists and explore different attractions of Norway during April.

Warm weather coupled with the blooming nature makes April one of the best times to enjoy a vacation in Norway. Below are some of the reasons why visiting Norway in April is a great idea:

  • Festivals: Visiting Norway in April is a perfect idea for music lovers as the famous Voss Jazz festival and Inferno Metal festival are held during this month. Depending on what date Easter falls on, you could also celebrate the festival with the locals.
  • Outdoor adventures: Exploring the beaches and taking a cruise in the fjords would be a much more pleasant experience in April. The warm weather also makes for an ideal backdrop for exploring Norway’s charming countryside and coastal cities.
  • Fewer crowds: April is still part of the low season in Norway. As a result, you will find fewer tourists at popular attractions.
  • Affordable rates: Flight and hotel rates would be inexpensive compared to the peak season.

Where to Go and What to Do

Panoramic view of Tromso at sunset, Norway
 Explore Tromso and just wander around downtown for an urban adventure, Norway

Oslo, Bergen, Alesund, Kirkenes, and the Arctic Circle are some of the best places to visit in Norway in April. Explore the magnificent Oslo, the fast-growing capital city of Norway. Continue your journey to Explore Bergen through the Flam Railway and the famed Unesco World Heritage Site. Head to Kirkenes to witness its wartime historical monuments and make a stop at Alesund to explore its majestic Art Nouveau architecture. In Geirangerfjord, check out the many waterfalls, including the Seven Sisters falls.

Get on board the Hurtigruten ferry and sail across the west coast. Enjoy the urban vibe of Tromso and head further north to meet polar bears in Svalbard. If you prefer adventure, journey to central Norway and trek the Jotunheimen National Park.

Get on board for a memorable holiday experience in Norway in April. The country’s weather around this time is ideal for exploring its attractions, landmarks, and hidden nooks and corners. Take advantage of discounts on travel and accommodation fares as April is the low season in the country.

Organizing a holiday can be stressful, so let our travel experts do the heavy lifting for you with customizable trips to Norway. Our article on how many days to spend in Norway will also come in handy.

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