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Norway in Oct - Weather, Attractions, Road conditions, N L?

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Norway in Oct - Weather, Attractions, Road conditions, N L?

Thinking of visiting Norway in Oct.

We love viewing water attractions (sea coast, waterfalls, lakes, fjords), taking boat trips/ferries - esp. overnight ferries, light hiking, viewing wildlife and taking photos (we love to take lots of holiday photos - not pro level).

We enjoy driving (and have driven on snow a lot). We also love train travel.

We are thinking of a ferry/train/drive mix.

We want to see the NL, and know they are not guaranteed - ever.

If Oct is the time we have for a holiday, is Norway a good destination?

If so, we might also spend some time in Finland/Sweden (and will post those ???) elsewhere.

We have read that there is a lot of rain in Oct. What does that mean (all day, every day / a few hrs., a few days a week / overcast every day)? We don't mind some rain. Cold, blowing rain all day gets old fast.

So, sorry for the long post. I tried to give some info to get good advice.

Thanks, in advance for any advice or info.

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1. Re: Norway in Oct - Weather, Attractions, Road conditions, N L?

October and November are probably the worst months for visiting. It is wet and cold all over the country. On the west coast it can rain for days on end, weeks on end, even months on end.

Beyond the arctic circle for the northern lights it is slightly better, but still not the ideal month. Even though there is less precipitation than on the south-west coast, it is one of the wettest months of the year. And if it does not rain, it can be overcast for days on end. Not ideal for the NL observation.

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2. Re: Norway in Oct - Weather, Attractions, Road conditions, N L?

Check out this thread, October is almost as bad as November: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g190455-i550-k7147…

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You may find these discussions useful

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WEBWORLD
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4. Re: Norway in Oct - Weather, Attractions, Road conditions, N L?

Thanks, for the info and links.

We will save a visit to Norway for another time when conditions are more ideal for the kind of things we enjoy.

Thanks, again.

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