There’s nothing quite like a snowstorm in June, which is what I encountered as  I hiked to the top of  Blåfjell (“blue mountain”) high above Geirgangerfjord in western Norway.

Though my phone kept reminding me that it was indeed summer, but the snow and wind and near white-out conditions made me think I was wending my way through January. This is part of the beauty of Norway–you cannot ever make any assumptions about anything, especially the weather. One day it will be so beautiful and sunny, and the next, it will be filled . . . with Snø.

A bit of snow on the road near Geirganger, Norway. (Photo by Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler)



  1. Monica
    Missouri, USA
    June 6, 2012, 9:46 am

    Wow Andrew! ….I love your video posts, little nuggets of gold from faraway places. (places I’ll probably never see otherwise) This looks like a great way to spend a hot day in June. 🙂 Traveling mercies! Thanks again for the journeys.

  2. Lars
    June 7, 2012, 3:18 pm

    Love the vid. Small comment though: the right spelling should be Geiranger. Hope you’ll be back som day!

  3. Helge
    June 11, 2012, 7:16 am

    Nice video!

    Normally safe to travel in the mountains, but weather changes rapidly and you should always tell someone where your going and when your supposed to be back. Even the locals get supprised by bad weather sometimes.

  4. Ole Christian Backer
    June 11, 2012, 8:04 am

    Did you know that Norway is the location of the ice planet Hoth in Star Wars 5, the empire strikes back?

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  6. Bengt Dahlberg
    June 19, 2012, 7:51 am

    Welcome back and borrow my snowshoes anytime Andrew! Nice video!!