During the winter months of December, January and February visitors come to experience nature away from the crowds. Find a peaceful moment by the winter fjord, try activities with or without skis and discover the culture and history of Fjord Norway.
Temperature and climate
Winters in Fjord Norway are milder and wetter than in other places at the same latitude, thanks to the Gulf Stream, a warm Atlantic Ocean current. The closer to the sea you are, rain and milder temperatures tend to be more common than snow and ice, whereas inland and mountain regions get colder days with more snow. Town centers in Bergen and Stavanger still have a chance of snow, but it rarely stays on the ground for long periods. In Bergen, the seven mountains that surround the city center usually have white tips in the winter months. Solstice in late December marks the shortest day of the year, when the region gets just shy of five hours of sunlight. This means that outdoor activities such as hiking trips need to be carefully planned according to daylight hours and weather.
Average low-high temperatures in coastal areas: 1-5 ºC
Inland and mountain regions: -3 ºC to -8 ºC