Autumn in Norway is very
colourful. In the mountainous parts of the country the yellow and
orange leaves of the birches dominate the slopes, while red tones can
be found on the ground.
You need some luck in guessing the right period to go. The autumn
colours come out after the first frost, in September. You can enhance
your chances by selecting an area where you can find interesting places
on different altitudes and varying distances to the sea. On higher
altitudes the frost will arrive
earlier, while the influence of the sea moderates the temperature.
I selected the village of Lom in Oppland as my starting point. It is
situated near NP Jotunheimen and NP
Rondane is a relatively short drive away. Thanks to Serkan Gûnes who suggested place and period. You can find many
opportunities along the road and a hike into the mountains is easily
made. The approximate location is indicated with the images.
Go to the gallery.