You can experience Snow, Ice and Glaciers during all four seasons in the fjords. But it is easy to understand why more and more people discover how beautiful and exotic the Norwegian Fjords are during winter.
You can also go skiing during spring and summer in the fjords, on one of our Summer Ski Centers or in the high mountains during spring. And you can walk on the glaciers during summer. Below you will find information about all the fun things you can do with snow and ice during all four seasons in the fjords.
Norway is “designed for Skiing”. Especially in the west where you have endless ranges of mountains, and where you can ski from almost 2000 meters and down to the fjords. In Western Norway you can choose between several great Ski Centres or to go Ski Touring to the numerous summits. The reward are great nature experiences and fantastic skiing.
Winter 2017, I had a trip to the Sognefjord together with furmanek.com. We joined a fjord cruise, visited Stegastein Lookout and tried our kayaks. We took a fjord cruise with the new hybrid-boat Vision of the Fjords, a great experience despite the weather. It was cold and it was snowing, and we could feel the winter, the snow and the cold fresh air in our faces.
Austerdalsbreen Glacier have the reputation of being the finest ice scenery in Europe. From the viewpoint, you can see the three hanging glaciers (Loke, Odin and Tor) falling down from the plateau glacierJostedalsbreen, together creating the beautiful Austerdalsbreen Glacier down in the valley named Austerdalen.
Nigardsbreen Glacier in Jostedal in the Sognefjord area is one of the easiest accessible glaciers in the fjords area in Western Norway. A short boat trip and a short hike, and you stand by the foot of the glacier.
Briksdalsbreen Glacier in Olden, Nordfjord, is an arm of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. The hike from Briksdalen Valley to the glacier is one of most scenic hikes in Norway.
It was the last weekend in May, and we drove up the Trollstigen Mountain Road. The mountain road had opened four days earlier after being closed during the winter. We brought our skis with us, and decided to ski towards Mt Alnestind (1679 masl).