Flowers burst into life
The great local variation in climate and geography means that a lot of the roads in Fjord Norway are closed during winter. From Setesdal and Sirdal in the south to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, the Sognefjellet, Jotunheimen and Romsdal mountains in the north of the region, the roads are marked by poles sticking up from the snow during winter. In late spring, the snowploughs use these poles to navigate and find the road many metres below.
As soon as these roads have been cleared and open, you can drive on bare asphalt between towering snowbanks while the sun streams in through your windscreen. Cycling between the walls of snow also makes for a magical experience, preferably dressed in shorts and a T-shirt in the spring sunshine.
Regardless of the mountains, fjords and waterfalls, spring in Fjord Norway is about the joy of life. Surrounded by flowers and trees, birds and fauna that awaken to life after the winter and show the true colours of Fjord Norway: A cacophony of life, flowers, colour and joy that can overcome the melancholy and brush away the worries of those lucky enough to be there.