By November, there are definite signs of the long winter on the way. Areas in the far north may already have good snow cover which means there may be the possibility of snow-bound activities as early as mid-month. Further south, lakes will begin to freeze and snow may come and go. This is the best time to spot the Northern Lights across Scandinavia for those who are looking to avoid the cold of the full winter.

November colours in northern Norway

For those willing to brave chillier days, November is a great month for hiking and berry picking in nature. Many hotels throughout the Scandinavia offer programmes of guided hiking, foraging or even walking with huskies. The ever darkening skies mean plenty of opportunities to see the Northern Lights.

Late autumn hiking in Sweden

On occasion, snow-dependent activities may begin in the far north of Scandinavia in the second half of the month if a reliable amount of snow has accumulated. Long walks in the quiet forests followed by a warm cup of lingonberry juice around a roaring log fire is a great way to spend a chilly November day further south.


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