Welcome to winter wonderland! Despite all climatic changes, here you can still experience the snow and cold of a traditional Norwegian winter. In the east of this vast region, the winters are dry and stable, offering good skiing conditions both down in the valleys and up in the mountains. The western part of the region is known for heavier precipitation, i.e. lots of snow, and more variable skiing conditions.
During the months of March, April and May, the days get longer and the weather gets warmer all over the country. The melting snow creates natural waterfalls everywhere, and together with the blooming flowers – and people – they make spring in Gudbrandsdalen quite remarkable.
As soon as summer gets a firm grip on Norway, usually in late May or early June, you’ll see the locals out and about, enjoying the sun after a long and cold winter, barbecuing in the parks, and generally just being happy. And as the weather gets warmer and warmer, so does the people. During the months of June, July, and August, the days are long and the nights short.
During the months of September, October, and November, the days get shorter, the air crisper, the food richer, and the colours more dazzling. Autumn is the season for stress-free adventures, sensible clothing, and hearty dishes.
And while those living in the valleys enjoy the spring and summer that starts in May, the keenest mountain enthusiasts celebrate that winter in the mountains lasts nine months, from October to June.
Temperature: Average temperature at Dombås observation site. Please note that in mountain areas it can be a big difference between night and day, and valley and mountains.