Bergen weather

Bergen weather

When to visit

Bergen Weather

You’ll want to bring a rain jacket just in case, but the weather in Bergen is often surprisingly beautiful, and occasionally dramatic. And often wet.

Bergen is located on the west coast of Norway. Most visitors to Bergen choose to visit in the summer, between May and September. If you visit in May, you have to experience the beautiful cherry trees around Lille Lungegårdsvann. In mid summer, the average daily temperature is around 15C, but on hot days it may reach 25C, perfect for a dip in the sea (if you dare!).

The Music Pavilion. Photo: Visit Bergen / Gjertrud Coutinho -

If you prefer to visit Bergen in the autumn, you can marvel at the beautiful colours of the city’s changing leaves.

There is a lot to enjoy about Bergen’s weather whatever time of year you visit. Because of the city’s location on the Atlantic coast, it’s not as cold as you might think for somewhere this far north.

Bergen weather and average temperatures:

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The temperatures in 2023 varied from -9.7 as the lowest of the year 10 March to 27,7 as the highest temperature measured in Bergen on 9 July. This data is published by, the most used site for weather forecast in Norway.

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Mount Fløyen and Bergen under the clouds! Photo: Visit Bergen / Christer Rønnestad -

Bergen weather in winter (December - February)

Winter in Bergen brings chilly temperatures hovering around zero degrees Celsius, often accompanied by frequent snowfall on the seven mountains surrounding the city. In the city center, temperatures typically remain too mild for snow accumulation; however, when snow does fall, it may stay for a day or two or even for several weeks before melting away. In December 2023, the temperature varied from 10 degrees down to -6,5 degrees. Bergen weather - winter Fløyen
Mount Fløyen in Bergen. Photo: Visit Bergen / Robin Strand -  

For those interested in skiing, convenient train connections to Voss or Myrkdalen, only 1.5 hours from Bergen, provide easy access to winter sports opportunities.

Because of Bergen’s temperate climate, it’s usually wise to pack a waterproof jacket and shoes, or carry an umbrella. In winter, when the temperature is often just a few degrees above freezing, you might like to wear a wool underlayer.

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    Bergen weather in spring (March - May)

    The feeling in the city when the first shoots of spring starts to show is really something special. In fact, Bergen is green almost year-round; there are many beautiful parks and public spaces, and the local hills and their endless trees are never far from view. 

    In Bergen, Norway, spring brings unpredictable weather, with temperatures fluctuating from just a few degrees to as high as 15 degrees Celsius. Often, these changes can occur within a single day. Therefore, it's essential to be prepared for fast shifts in weather conditions. Just as in winter, layering clothing is your best strategy for staying comfortable and adaptable to the changing weather.

    Spring in Bergen is a great time for Festivals with Bergen International Festival starting in the end of May followed by Night Jazz and Bergenfest (live music festival) in June. It's also a perfect season for hiking in Bergen and the region, as the snow melts away from the mountains, revealing the stunning green landscapes.

    Bergen weather in summer (June - August)

    Summertime in Bergen typically offers mild temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, with occasional spikes reaching higher. Despite its reputation for rain, summertime often brings extended periods of pleasant weather, perfect for exploring the city and its surrounding natural beauty.

    Many visitors to Bergen are eager to experience the beauty of the Norwegian fjords. In the summer, there are numerous daily tours available from Bergen, offering a wide range of options. However, it is important to plan wisely and allow enough time for your fjord adventure. If you have a favorite tour in mind, make sure to book tickets well in advance, as many of the most popular tours sell out quickly.

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    Bergen weather in autumn (September - November)

    Autumn in Bergen brings cooler temperatures ranging from just below zero to 13 degrees Celsius, accompanied by bursts of colorful leaves adorning the trees. Be prepared for frequent rain showers and occasional gusts of wind, making waterproof clothes and layers essential for enjoying outdoor activities.

    In October 2023, temperatures fluctuated between -2 degrees and 15 degrees Celsius in Bergen. While it might present a packing challenge, checking the weather forecast for Bergen on can provide valuable insights into what to expect during your visit.

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