The autumn leaves, of red and gold

SEE THE VIDEO: They’ve been drifting past windows, or even framing them. It’s that time of year in Norway, when the nights are cold, the days somewhat warmer but brisk, and the fall colours breathtaking. Here’s a video of the Hagerup Waterfall in the hills above Hakadal, just north of Oslo, followed by some photos […]

Record warmth in Bergen

Summer apparently isn’t over yet, with clear, sunny weather in much of Southern Norway and rain on the West Coast giving way to warm sunshine as well. So warm, that it set another record on Thursday. “Bergen has been lucky today,” state meteorologist Geir Ottar Fagerli told state broadcaster NRK on Thursday. “The warm spell […]

Weather may spoil autumn holidays

Norway’s tradition “høstferie” (autumn holidays) start this weekend but those heading for the mountains were warned to drive carefully. Early snow and frost were making roads slick, and dangerous for vehicles not yet equipped with winter tires. The state highway department was urging anyone planning to drive over the mountains, in the area between Bergen […]

Fall foliage lights up the autumn days

PHOTO FEATURE: Norway has been in the midst of another spectacular autumn characterized by fall foliage that literally seems to light up forests, countryside and urban landscapes. The sun came out briefly in Oslo on Monday, but it’s the fall colours that provide colour and light during some recently dreary days. Norway’s tourism industry hasn’t […]

New storm warnings posted over ‘Karl’

Residents of Western Norway were being warned on Monday to batten down the hatches once again over the next few days. The remains of the tropical storm called “Karl” were expected to bring strong winds and lots of rain, according to state meteorologists. “We’re expecting  winds to rise on Tuesday, and that we’ll get between […]

Stavanger breaks new warmth record

It has never been warmer in Stavanger in September than it was on Tuesday. Folks flocked to the beaches along the North Sea when thermometers rose to more than 27C (around 80F). After a summer of rain and cool temperatures, Stavanger was positively basking in the unusual warmth this week. And it may get even […]

Stormy weather all week long

After several weeks of unusually dry weather, state meteorologists were warning Monday that “waves of wind and water” would roll in over Norway all week long. Autumn storms have arrived. Residents along the west coast will get hit the hardest, meteorologist Vibeke Thyness told website yr.no, but no one will completely escape the stormy weather that’s […]

Gorgeous weather brought out hikers

The weather in southern Norway was so sunny and brilliant over the weekend that police in Telemark had to battle chaotic traffic and parking conditions at the base of the county’s highest peak, Gaustatoppen. So many people wanted to climb to the top of the distinctive 1,883-meter (6,213-foot) peak, which offers views over much of southern […]

Spectacular start to autumn holidays

PHOTO FEATURE: Norwegians all over the country are off this week on the annual autumn holidays known as “høstferie,” when many schools close and parents take time off, too. After lots of bad weather and heavy rain, the skies cleared over much of southern Norway and the holidays got off to a spectacular start, also in […]

More warnings posted for heavy rain

State meteorologists sent out yet another warning for extremely heavy rain for many areas along Norway’s southern coast over the next few days, and then they upgraded it. As much as 85 millimeters of rain may pour down on parts of Buskerud, Vestfold and Telemark counties as two back-to-back low pressure systems move in from […]