If your travels take you to Norway this summer, be ready to experience all the drama and beauty the country has to offer: Intricacies of a vast coastline. Mesmerizing waterfalls. Diverse species of native birds. Hiking trails. Glorious beaches. This list goes on!

Summer in Norway is the perfect time to enjoy a southern coastal tour and take in other outdoor activities, when the weather is pleasantly warm and long hours of sunshine extend the day. Normal summer temperatures range from the high 60s to the low 70s, Fahrenheit, but can climb into the 80s, even in the north. Still, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that the weather in Norway can be unpredictable. A random shower or cooler temperatures can occur without warning, so it’s a good idea to bring clothing to accommodate any circumstance.

If the weather does stray from a perfect forecast, take in theater, ballet, opera and concerts. Many cities offer an abundance of museums and family-friendly festivals. Choose your Norwegian destination and do some internet sleuthing to get updated activity calendars and other tourist recommendations.

Keep in mind that June and July are high tourist season, so expect crowds and book your arrangements as soon as possible.