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What to wear in Norway in Fall (September, October & November)

What to wear in Norway in Fall (September, October & November)

Do you want to know what to wear in Norway in Fall? In this guide, we will tell you EXACTLY what to pack for Norway no matter if you are visiting in September, October or November and if you are staying in Oslo, Bergen or heading further North into the Fjords this is the guide for you.

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This includes guidance on how to dress for the weather, dress codes as well as Norway special events in Fall.

Fall Weather Norway

Fall in Norway is classified as September, October and November. So what can you expect from the weather in Norway in Fall?

How cold is Norway in Fall?

Woman on rock in Norway in Fall
What to wear in Norway in Fall

How cold Norway in Fall feels very much depends on when you visit as the temperature difference between months is vast. In September the sun is still shining with average highs of around 17C and in early September locals will still be wearing their summer capsule wardrobes. However by November the temperatures have plunged.

The key to any capsule wardrobe for Norway for Fall has to be having lots of light layers that can be put on and removed as required.

How rainy is Norway in Fall?

Norway can be rainy whatever month you are visiting. However October and November are particularly rainy months and a compact waterproof jacket and waterproof walking trousers are a good idea for anyone planning to spend time in the great outdoors.

Note: we always recommend checking the forecast at your destination(s) 7 days out from travel to make sure there are no expected weather fronts i.e. heatwaves or cold snaps.

Traveling to other Nordic countries? Be sure to check our our related guides:

What to Wear in Norway in Fall

Before we get onto the specifics of what to wear in Norway in Fall for women and men, we wanted to reiterate that we think it is a great idea to pack a capsule wardrobe. It means you are less likely to lose your luggage when travelling and prevents you from overpacking. For help in packing a capsule wardrobe check out these posts.

Best Shoes for Norway in Fall

But first we will turn our attention to shoes for Norway in Summer. And it is worth noting that the shoes you need for cities such as Oslo and Bergen are very different to those you need for hiking and Fjords. But the first shoe we recommend putting on your packing list is:


Sneakers are absolutely the best shoe for places like Oslo and towns like Bergen. These are great for walking around cities and cultural attractions and are comfortable for walking long distances.

My favorite brand of sneakers for walking are Hoka and AllBirds, however you also can’t go wrong with a plain white sneaker as they go with everything. One of my favorite pairs of white sneakers is the Adidas Cloud Foam shoes.

Hiking Boots

If you plan on doing more outdoor activities in Norway like hiking near Fjords, and mountains then we recommend packing hiking boots. I prefer these over hiking sandals as boots with some waterproofing will cope better if you get rain in Norway which gets more and more likely as Autumn profresses.


If you are visiting Norway in Late October or November another set of handy shoes has to be a classic ankle boot although in September you may be able to get away with a sandal instead.

What to Wear in Norway in Fall for Women

Woman looking at Gerainger Fjord in Fall
What to wear in Norway in Fall

Waterproof Jacket 

A lightweight packable waterproof jacket is an essential no matter what Fall month you are traveling in.

But if you go with a packable jacket then you will need to layer with fleeces.


The later in Fall you travel the more important a jacket will be. We like Columbia and Eddie Bauer jackets that are insulating but also have some waterproofing.


Lots of layers are the most important thing for your Norway packing list. Hoodies are a good choice, but I also like to pack a lightweight fleeces as they are really insulating, layer well but also packaway easily and dry quickly if they get wet.

Trousers / Pants

Trousers and pants are a great versatile pick for Norway and are way more useful than dresses and skirts especially if you are doing lots of outdoors activities.

Now depending on your Norway itinerary I would consider packing the below pants:

  • Convertible Hiking Trousers that can double up as shorts and trousers if you plan on doing hikes in September. Although for November you may want some fleece lined ones instead.
  • Jeans – for in cities and towns rather than hikes.
  • Athleisure – if you prefer hiking in leggings these can be a good pick.

Skirts and Dresses

These aren’t essential but are nice to have if you plan on going to nicer restaurants for upscale dinners. For fall we recommend sticking to sweater dresses that can be paired with tights and ankle boots.

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T Shirts 

T Shirts are perfect base layer for Norway in September, October or November.

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Loose blouses are perfect for Norway. I particularly like them for evenings paired with a waterfall cardigan or blazer or even for hiking in September.

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There are lots of opportunities for a swim or sauna in Norway so I definitely recommend having one piece of swimwear with you.

PJs or Nightie, Underwear and Socks

Goes without saying.


Be sure to pack a pair of sunglasses with good UVA protection as the sun can be strong in Norway.

Note: if you plan on taking a Ffjords cruise in Norway be sure to check out this packing list as there are some cruise specific adjustments that you will need to make.

What to Wear in Norway in Fall Packing List for Men

couple standing on rock in Norway in Fall
What to wear in Norway in Fall

Alongside our regular men’s travel essentials we recommend adding the following items to your men’s packing list for Norway in Summer:

Alongside our regular men’s travel essentials we recommend adding the following items to your men’s packing list for Stockholm in Fall:


The thickness is dependent on the month of travel with November requiring much thicker than September.


Jeans are great for daytime sightseeing in Stockholm. But on top of jeans men will also find chinos and dockers helpful.

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T Shirts and Shirts

T shirts are great for days sightseeing. In November recommend having a mix of long and short sleeves, but for early September in particular you are likely only going to need short sleeve t shirts. 

And on top of t shirts you may also want to pack a button down shirt for use in more upscale restaurants.


A hoodie, jumper and sweater alongside the jacket are the perfect layers for 7 days in Stockholm.


For saundas.


Goes without saying.

What to pack for Norway in Fall (Non Clothing)

  • Crossbody Bag  – unfortunately any tourist site attracts pickpockets and Norway is no different especially in cities like Oslo around tourist attractions. A crossbody bag with lots of zips is the best way to protect your belongings.
  • Backpack – for storing items on your day trips. We also recommend packing a waterproof cover to protect your pack and belongings should you get caught in a downpour
  • Travel adaptor – Norway uses traditional European plugs so UK and US visitors will need a universal adaptor to make their electronics work.
  • Power Pack / battery packs
  • Sun screen
  • Hiking Poles (Optional) – if you plan on doing any serious hiking. We recommend having a foldaway pair as they are much easier to pack.
  • Compact Umbrella  – important for any month you visit Norway.
  • Camera
  • Reusable Water bottle – again, important if you plan on hiking.
  • Mosquito Spray – if you are buy lakes and still water this is absolutely an essential.
  • Sleeping Mask – in the land of the midnight sun a sleeping mask is an essential in September.
  • Travel First Aid Kit – especially important if you plan on doing lots of hiking.
  • Blister plasters
  • Toiletries – for our essential toiletries packing list click here. However toiletries should be easy to buy in Norway if you want to big them on arrival.
  • Binoculars – the Fjords are beautiful be sure to have some binoculars with you to fully appreciate them.

FAQs About Norway in Fall

What should I pack for Norway Fjords ?

The Fjords should be on anyone’s Norway bucket list. The above packing list should work for the Norway Fjords but the most important things to remember are:

  • waterproof jackets
  • layers and jackets
  • hiking boots and hiking socks
  • walking trousers

For a Norway Fjords cruise packing list check out this post.

Can you wear jeans in Norway?

You can absolutely wear jeans in Norway in Fall. However I advise against wearing them on hikes as they are uncomfortable to wear on long hikes.

Have you been to Norway in Fall? What did you wear? We would love you to tell us in the comments below