The Northern Lights is a phenomenon that occurs when highly charged particles from the sun enter the earth’s atmosphere, producing rippling lights in various colours. Many people describe the experience of seeing them as magical. If you come in the late summer or autumn – and with luck on your side – you may get to see the Northern Lights dancing in the night sky above Dalsnibba.
Sunrise and sunset
If you come early in the morning or late in the evening, there will be fewer people at Dalsnibba. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy a spectacular sunrise or sunset from the top of the mountain. A romantic experience with that special someone, and a great experience for everyone!
Snow and ski
There is still snow on Dalsnibba early in the season, making it a popular destination for experienced ski-tourers using randonee skis. Watching them start off downhill can be a great experience. Or what about building a snowman or having a massive snowball fight at Dalsnibba?
There are many ways to experience nature, some more spectacular than others. Dalsnibba is popular with paragliders, including from Geiranger Acro Jam. If you’re lucky, you’ll see them set off down Dalsnibba and float away.
It’s hard to believe that so many plants grow in the stony landscape up here, but look carefully and you’ll quickly discover an incredibly rich and varied flora. Small, beautiful plants have found fertile soil in the crevices and rock-strewn slops.
There is also a wealth of different species of moss, with reindeer lichen the dominant species.
This area is very much the realm of the wild reindeer. These beautiful animals can often be seen right by the road and in the area around the viewing platform.
It’s also the natural habitat of wolverines and mountain foxes, but they are shy by nature and rarely seen. Eagles often circle over the mountain, and the area is excellent terrain for ptarmigan.