The mountains look fantastic in their autumn splendour, and although the temperature has started to drop, it's often still pleasant.
You don't have to go very far either – there are easily accessible hikes in the vicinity of the towns and cities in Fjord Norway.
Mountains of Norway
Although the days are getting cooler and shorter, the autumn season is probably the most underrated season of the year. Witness the autumn color explosion that takes place in September and October, breath in the crisp air and walk through forests abound with fresh berries and mushrooms. Besides hiking and biking, canoeing, moose-scouting and horseback-riding are popular activities during autumn. To the locals, autumn is the hunting and harvest time, a time to reconnect with nature through active experiences and fresh, seasonal produce. If you are looking for spectacular food and nature experiences without the crowds (and at a lower cost), autumn is the perfect time to visit. It is also a great time for unique wildlife experiences for animal lovers!
Mountains & Fjords – a multi-day autumn hiking & biking adventure at Kamben Mountain Hotel on Golsfjellet, the family friendly mountain.
Hiking is particularly beautiful in August and September – By mid August, the insects are gone, the water in the streams and lakes are clear and transparent and you can pick tasty blueberries on your way. This is the favorite time of Northern Norwegians to go hiking. The snow has melted from the highest peaks, so it's all open everywhere. The autumn colors of September are a downright invitation to climb even the highest mountains, and this is also a good time to do glacier hiking. The glaciers are at their bluest now that the snow of this year is gone.
Visit the beautiful Nidaros Cathedral– This cathedral is Norway's national sanctuary and the biggest mediaeval church in the Nordic countries. The Cathedral was built over St. Olav's grave in 1070, and is a popular destination for pilgrims all over Europe. Since Trondheim, formerly called Nidaros, was Norway's capital from 1030 to 1217 The city has played a key role in Norway's history. It's perfect to combine a visit in the cathedral with a guided tour in the city of Trondheim. During the guided walk you will also get to see the old, iconic town Bakklandet. A popular place for both the locals and tourists with small cozy restaurants and charming shops. The autumn is especially a beautiful time of the year in Trondheim.
Musk ox safari in Oppdal– Experience the majestic musk ox in it's natural habitat, ensured that the guides safeguard both you and the animals. This way you are just about guaranteed to see these magnificent animals, which can weigh up to 400 kilos and make unique pictures and memories to bring back home. Dovrefjell National Park is the only place in Norway, and one of few places in the world, where you can experience the musk ox. This is a true bucket list experience that you will never forget.