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weather conditions in Oslo/Bergen

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weather conditions in Oslo/Bergen

Hi there - can someone in Norway give me some advice please? I leave hot, sunny Australia later this week - heading to Oslo and then Bergen. I am just packing my backpack.... do I keep my snowboots out and wear them on the long flight - to prepare for conditions over there? Or is this overkilll and just my normal hiking boots be enough for when I arrive? I have never been to Norway and don't know what to expect - a metre of snow? / icy streets ? / sludgey, slippery conditions??? Gee - this packing for overseas different conditions is soooo hard! Help??? (see you soon!!)

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1. Re: weather conditions in Oslo/Bergen

You won't need snowboots in Oslo or Bergen in November, snow at this time is rare. We had a little bit of snow in Oslo last night, but it's all melted during the day. Raingear is more important than snowboots!

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2. Re: weather conditions in Oslo/Bergen

Sturdy hiking boots will do all winter in Oslo (if they allow warm socks). Slush is often worse than snow as you get wet. Today we had 5 cm slush in the streets, no problem for my Rockports


I do not and did not have any specific snowboots (and I grew up in the most snowy part of Norway!).

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3. Re: weather conditions in Oslo/Bergen

The activity decides the clothing: Walking around in town, you'll be fine with a cap and a raincoat. Waterproof shoes/boots are more important than warm boots.

If you plan to stay put outdoors for hours, you need really warm clothes.

Hiking and cross country skiing are the hardest activities to dress for. Here, you'll want light, breathing clothes that are normally quite expensive.

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