Best time to travel to Norway

Brown Bears

Better not to come across a hungry predator just after the end of hibernation season

Brown Bears in Norway 2020 - Best Time

© Iselin Therese Gårder

Being common inhabitants of Finnland and Russia, brown bears turn out to be a true rarity in Norway. The only area it might be found in Norway is a narrow piece of land south of Kirkness bordering Finnish and Russian territories. Another potential place to encounter a brown bear is Øvre Dividal National Park.

Brown bears start waking up after winter hibernation in mid-April, but at that time it is better to avoid the hungry mammals. The best and safest time for brown bear safari is from June to mid-August, when eating is no longer the priority.

Brown Bears in Norway - Best Season 2020