Lillehammer is one destination that sees an inflow of tourists all throughout the year. Lillehammer has a subarctic inland climate that boasts of cool summers with the average temperature hovering around 15 degrees Celsius during the summer months during the day, dipping to around 5 degrees Celsius at night. Winters in the town are cold with temperature remaining below freezing and averaging around -4 degrees Celsius during the day and -10 degrees Celsius at night. Lillehammer also has a significant amount of rainfall during the year.
Spring: (March – May) – This time of the year sees the first sign of the sun and decent temperatures. The city seems to come back to live from the winter hibernation and one can see a plethora of cafes and pubs at around every corner. The climate is still cool with the temperatures fluctuating between – 2 degrees Celsius to 9 degrees Celsius.
Summer: (June – August) – The summer days and nights stay bright and pleasantly balmy, and are best enjoyed outdoors. The temperature is pleasant and fluctuates between 13 to 15 degrees Celsius. The hottest month is July. A number of activities are available at this time of the year like hiking, cycling, camping, bonfires and horseback riding.
Autumn: (September – November) – The Autumn days paint the landscape with a number of colours as the trees shed their dried leaves. Autumn season is the wettest in Lillehammer with frequent storms. The arrival of the season brings along exotic berries, fruits and delicacies like Mutton and crab. The temperature starts to drop and fluctuates between 9 degrees Celsius to -2 degrees Celsius.
Winter: (December – February) – The winter months in Lillehammer are extremely cold with the mercury dropping way below the freezing point. The arrival of winters covers the landscape in snow, which attracts a lot of crowds who come here to indulge in winter sports. The temperatures remain mellow – 2 degrees Celsius and can fall down to -9 degrees Celsius, so make sure to carry your warmest clothing.
At an average, the best time to visit Lillehammer would be during the summer months which have the most amounts of activities and crowds. The pleasant climate during the summer months is very comfortable to indulge in the various outdoor activities or just take in the beauty of the picturesque lush green landscape.