Oslo Weather May Averages, Norway
Its spring time in May and Norwegians are exuberant as they look forward to celebrating the National Day among other events and festivals. It is especially a wonderful time to visit Oslo as nature comes to life with the blossoming of flowers. The sweet scent in the air creates a feeling of bliss as the warm temperatures average 6°C (42°F) with highs of up to 16°C (61°F). The average rainfall is 44mm and the city is expected to experience about 8 hours of sunshine everyday. This climate change is definitely a relief from the long cold winter experienced in the previous months.
The Norwegian Constitution Day/National Day is celebrated on the 17th of May. Norwegians celebrate their independence in style and color as they reminisce on their historic freedom from Denmark. Vacationers can experience Norway's rich heritage by sampling some of the local cuisines and wines. They are also welcome to take part in country's traditional dances and games.
Book at the Grims Grenka hotel, which is close to the Akershus Castle and enjoy many other historic attractions within the area. Enjoy Asian cuisine at the hotel's restaurant and the scenic beauty of the city from its roof terrace lounge.
This is also a wonderful time to visit parks and the University of Oslo's Natural History Museum botanical garden. Visitors should also head to The Norwegian Festival of Literature, an event that focuses on Norwegian Contemporary Literature. Book lovers can interact with best selling authors from around the globe, as well as attend exhibitions, seminars, debates and performances. This literature festival runs from Late May to early June. Visitors can book at the Rica Travel Hotel, which offers good rates during this time of year. Accommodation charges are between 150 and £173.
Catch the five kilometer street race known as the Grete Waitz-løpet where only females take part in the event. There is no age limit as female runners of every age are welcome to take part. The event is simply wonderful as it unites local and international participants. It is also an excellent way to meet and make new friends from diverse cultural backgrounds.