We had massive, record-breaking snowfall in Stavanger this week. I haven't seen snow like this since 2004 so it was quite a treat! We haven't done any Norway posts for awhile so I thought it would be fun to share some pictures I took while running errands after the snowstorm.
So if you've seen any of my Stavanger posts from earlier this year, you'll notice the difference. It's often rainy and overcast, but snow isn't common here. Not like this anyway. We got 55 centimeters in 24 hours, adding to the 15 cms that had already fallen during the preceding days.
Personally, I'll take snow over rain any day. Do you get heavy snow where you live? Do you enjoy it?
Andrea, looking at these photos reminds me of the months of winter I have just lived through in Budapest. We’ve had a lot of snowfall this year. I am wondering how it felt for you to live on a daily basis through winter in Stavanger without a car. I know I was not enjoying it here. The buildings there look so traditional and quaint, very pretty.
Thanks for thinking of us, Lisa. Stavanger winter has not been too bad…this was the only big snowfall we had and we’ve been using our little shopping trolley for the groceries. Plus we have crampons when the sidewalks are covered with ice. So it hasn’t been too bad. I prefer the cold to the heat!
I definitely prefer snow above rain as well. It so beautiful and nothing better than going on a snow hike
I agree – magic!
Some marvelous pictures here, snow all the way, great scenery. Thanks for sharing.
It all melted by the time we got back from our holidays with none since, so I’m glad we got to experience this! =)
Well if it is any consolation, we had a massive snow storm on December 27th which broke all records in Montreal. We had 45 cm in 24 hours!
It was beautiful at first but then it was chaos. It took me a couple of days to dig my car out from a mountain of snow!
All in all, it is the winter after all and i do love the scenery!
Come to Canada one day, I’m sure you will love it 😉
Thanks for sharing & stay warm.
Oh wow! So happy we did not have to dig…
Canada is on our list, especially Montreal and surrounds =)
Happy New Year and can’t wait to hear what you have planned next xo
This is spectacular, I hope to live somewhere where it’s regularly this snowy one day 🙂
We came back from our holidays to find the snow completely melted…we were kind of relieved because it can be a hassle to deal with but SO pretty if it’s only once in awhile =)