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LATEST: How travel in Norway is disrupted by weather on Thursday

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LATEST: How travel in Norway is disrupted by weather on Thursday
Travel remained disrupted in Norway on Thursday. Pictured is a car driving on a snowy road in Norway. Photo credit: DN Hanlon Getty Images

An orange warning for snow is in place for western Norway, and travel has been disrupted. Issues also remain in eastern Norway following a snowstorm.


The weather warning for snow across western Norway was upgraded to orange on Thursday, and travellers were warned that journeys could be disrupted if the weather arrived. 

READ MORE: What you need to know about Norway's weather warning system

Motorists have been asked to stay off the roads should the weather arrive. 

“Yes, we would recommend people to leave the car parked if they do not have to drive,” Andreas Herland told the Norwegian newswire NTB. 

Airports in western Norway experienced some delays due to the snow. However, airport operator Avinor said that it expected things to run smoothly. 

Public transport across Vestland County was heavily affected by the weather on Thursday afternoon. 

"There are generally snow problems across the board," Karoline Rage press officer of Skyss, told Norwegian newspaper VG. 

Some busses have begun using chains. Some routes are also diverted. There are also issues with the Bybanen in Bergen. 

Skyss has deployed a shuttle bus with chains to transport people safely down the slopes to the Fyllingsdalen terminal. 

Bergen Airport said that it would close its runways at several intervals on Thursday in order for the runways to be cleared. 

“This is a day where there will probably be stops throughout the day. At the same time, there will be flights. We are well prepared,” operations manager Øystein Skaar told regional publication Bergens Tidende

Avinor has an overview of all departures from Stavanger Sola and Bergen on its website. 

Wednesday saw Avinor close the airspace above Oslo for three hours due to poor visibility


Issues with train traffic and delays in eastern Norway continued on Thursday after a snowstorm caused chaos on Wednesday

Network rail operator Bane Nor said that despite working throughout the night some issues could still be expected by travellers on Thursday. 

There are delays and cancellations due to power problems in the Blixtunnel between Oslo S and Ski on Thursday. This was affecting trains on the Østfold line. The Oslo S – Ski, Oslo S – Halden – (Gothenburg), Stabekk – Moss, Oslo S – Rakkestad, Oslo S – Ski lines were all affected. 

Bane Nor has an overview of affected rail lines on its website. More specific details on how individual services are affected can be found on the VyFlytogetSJ, and Go-Ahead websites. 

Several departures on Flytoget’s airport train were cancelled on Thursday morning.


Go-Ahead warned of multiple cancellations and adjustments between Oslo and Stavanger on Thursday. Vy has encouraged travellers to check the app or its website before travelling. 

Train travel in eastern Norway is expected to clear up throughout the day. 

Travellers in Oslo were asked by public transport firm Ruter to allow plenty of time for journeys and that delays and cancellations would continue on Thursday. 

T-bane line 1 was cancelled between Stortinget and Holmenkollen due to weather conditions, with a bus and taxi replacement service in place. 

Tram lines 11, 12, 13, and 19 would also see cancellations during the day due to a shortage of carriages.

Several buses were damaged on Wednesday due to minor collisions, meaning Ruter’s fleet was slightly depleted. 


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