Oslo Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Oslo

The best time to visit Oslo is from May to August when the temperatures rise and there are surprisingly affordable room rates available, though these options often fill up fast. Daytime temps generally hover in the 60s and 70s, but evenings can get chilly at times, so remember to bring a coat. Like Stockholm and Reykjavik, Oslo can experience nearly 24 hours of daylight in the summer, with the famous midnight sun usually appearing in June or July. On the flip side, there are winter days of near total darkness. This is matched with frigid weather and temperatures diving into the 20s.

Weather in Oslo

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Average Temperature (°F)
28.8
19.8
30.4
19.8
38.3
26.1
48.4
33.4
60.4
43.7
68.7
51.1
70.7
54
68.2
52.3
59.2
45.5
48.7
38.8
37.8
29.3
31.1
21.9
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Feb
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Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
1.93
1.42
1.85
1.61
2.09
2.56
3.19
3.5
3.54
3.31
2.87
2.17
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

May-August

Oslo's spring and summer seasons are popular times to visit, especially between May and July. July tends to see a dip in business travel, meaning vacationers may have a chance to save on traditionally expensive accommodations at that time. But keep in mind, July and August are two of Oslo's wettest months. Plan accordingly by packing an umbrella.

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September-April

These months are ideal for those interested in winter sports (there are some great skiing opportunities in Holmenkollen). But temperatures hover around freezing and the daylight hours are short, if present at all, so don't leave home without the parka. Festival lovers should arrive in September to take advantage of Oslo's full event calendar.

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Popular Times to Visit Oslo

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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