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The Weather

Temperatures

2019 High2019 Low2019 AverageNormal AverageDeviance
Oslo+14.1C (1 October)-2.9C (7 October)+5.4C+6.3C-0.9C
Bergen+15.3C (2 October)+0.8C (30 October)+8C+8.6C-0.6C
Tromsø+8.3C (1 October)-7.4C (27 October)+0.6C+3.2C-2.6C

Source: yr.no

Precipitation, Snow & Wind

Wettest DayTotal PrecipitationNormalDays with PrecipitationSnow DaysHighest Wind Gust
Oslo16 October (28.8mm)110.3mm84mm15014.4 m/s
Bergen23 October (62.5mm)292.2mm271mm20015.7 m/s
Tromsø21 October (11mm)55.4mm129mm96 (max depth 16cm)18.5 m/s

Sunrise/Sunset

1 Oct Sunrise/Sunset1 Oct Day Length10 Oct Sunrise/Sunset10 Oct Day Length20 Oct Sunrise/Sunset20 Oct Day Length30 Oct Sunrise/Sunset
Note: daylight savings ends
30 Oct Day Length
Oslo7:23am / 6:48pm11:25:147:44am / 6:21pm10:36:578:09am / 5:52pm9:43:327:34am / 4:25pm8:51:00
Bergen7:45am / 7:09pm11:24:248:07am / 6:42pm10:35:098:32am / 6:13pm9:40:377:58am / 4:45pm8:46:55
Tromsø7am / 6:04pm11:04:187:36am / 5:24pm9:47:498:17am / 4:38pm8:20:168:03am / 2:51pm6:48:07
Note: Does not include twilight hours, which does make the days feel longer, especially for Northern Norway (i.e It’s not completely dark all day). Source/For Full Statistics: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/norway/oslo?month=1&year=2020

Source: yr.no

Flåm October 2019

Weather Overview

Typically a rainy month. Snowfall is not that common. The north may start seeing its first snowfall, while southern Norway starts to get those lovely autumn colours. You will experience the changing of the seasons – possibly in just a few hours – so be prepared for any kind of temperature.

The daylight hours are fairly normal; there’s no polar light or short daylight yet. That makes it possible to still enjoy Norway during the day, and you can also hunt for northern ligts at night.

Northern Lights at Stamsund in October 2019

Northern Lights

October is a good month for seeing the northern lights as there are typically less rainy days than in December/January.

Tourism

October is generally a quiet month, though you still may get some groups from summer travelling. By the end of October, though, it’s normally pretty quiet. It’s also the beginning of winter travel, so some groups will come to Norway looking for the northern lights.

Urke on the Hjørundfjord October 2019

Nature

All of the trees turn orange in October (or late September). While it’s not as dramatic as the autumn changes in New England, for example, it’s absolutely gorgeous, especially on the fjords.

Events

There are school holidays in October, so you’ll see many families out and about hiking the mountains and forests.