Norway is a country full of beautiful scenery, a rich and diverse history and interesting people. It changes dramatically from season to season, making it a perfect place to visit at any time of the year.
In winter the landscape is blanketed with snow. From snow-covered mountains to icy waters, the air is cold and fresh and crisp. In the north of Norway, you can discover the Arctic Circle and, if you’re lucky, the Northern Lights. Depending on how north you go and at what time of year, the sun may linger on the edge of the horizon or even disappear for weeks at a time. This casts incredible shadows, but even this is nothing compared to the Northern Lights. The Lights offer a tantalisingly magical show that can’t be rivalled anywhere else on earth.
When spring arrives, the Norwegian landscape is transformed from cold and alienating to warm and inviting. The snow melts away and the sunlight rejuvenates the landscape into a colourful, lively place. This is a time for celebration for Norwegian communities as greenery spreads across the land and life is breathed back into it.
Summer in Norway is beautiful as the plants, animals and people all enjoy the sunlight and warmth that it brings. Go into the Arctic Circle, however, and discover the Land of the Midnight Sun. Here, the sun never sets, and while plants and animals enjoy the boost of energy that they get from constant sunlight, you might have to force yourself to go to bed!
As summer winds down, autumn sets in and the greenery of spring and summer slowly fades in to gorgeous oranges, golds and reds. The birds migrate south, and the arctic light begins to shorten and the snow creeps down the mountains. If you’re lucky, the Northern Lights might appear for you. The autumn season is the perfect time to discover the myths, legends and traditions of the Norwegian people.
Hurtigruten are a cruise ship company that offer cruises all year round, so you can explore Norway in any season that you choose. Pick the right time and you could experience three seasons in one cruise. Offering cruises specifically for seeking out the Northern Lights or basking in the Midnight Sun, Hurtigruten are the only cruise company that you should pick to discover Norway.