This web portal gives access to the latest products and information about sea ice, snow and permafrost - the cryosphere - from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Latest News

Sea ice forecasts

We’re pleased to announce the availability of our visualisations from a number of short-range sea ice forecasts for the Greenland Sea and Fram Strait. These provide maps of estimated sea ice concentration, thickness, and drift at 24 forecast intervals, and animations for the whole forecast period, up to 6 days ahead. The new page also provides a comparison of the forecasts for predicted distance and direction of the sea ice edge from near Jan Mayen island.

Summer is coming

Summer is approaching fast. During the last month snow covering approximately 150 000 square kilometers of land has melted, as the total snow-covered area for Mainland Norway has gone from 60% to 10%.