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Norway in February

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1. Posted by LouBlu (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Hi all, new to this forum but hoping for great things. Has anyone been to Norway in February? I would like to know how easy travel is around the country, especially above the arctic circle and also recommendations for cheapest option on accommodation. Look forward to hearing your wise words. x

2. Posted by mpprh (Full Member 114 posts) 8y

I lived in Scandinavia near the Norwegian border.

February still has shortish days, and temperatures in the North can be very low.

Public transport North of Trondheim is slow and infrequent in winter. You will need winter tyres if driving.

Peter

3. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 8y

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4. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

Yes. It can be very cold. Tempeatures range from -5 to -40 celsius(23 to -40 fahrenheit). Many people dont realise how cold that is. A big jacket isnt enough, use many layers of clothes.
Public transport is poor. A few flight connections between the "big" cities, and ofte not more than one or two buses daily. No railway. Cheapest accommodation would be hostels or camping. You can normally rent small cabins and the camping grounds often have communal kitchens and such. A cabin costs between 50 and 150 dollars depending on standard. Im guessing hostels would be around 40-70 dollars, but with pretty good standards.

5. Posted by jhetland (Budding Member 43 posts) 8y

Hope you dont aim to get a tan! Why not go in easter, such a more ammicable time, and maybe have a look at the Kautokeino festival?!

Jo

6. Posted by LouBlu (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Have no choice but this time of year due to work commitments, also intrigued by harsh living environment and polar nights. Thought about using Hurtigruten to get to Tromso. Anyone with any experience of this?

7. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

Quoting LouBlu

Have no choice but this time of year due to work commitments, also intrigued by harsh living environment and polar nights. Thought about using Hurtigruten to get to Tromso. Anyone with any experience of this?

Lonely planet named it the worlds most beautiful boat trip. I would also recommend doing a stop in Lofoten, sleeping in a rorbu.