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


Follow the snowmelt in Norway - day by day

Snow cover map for Norway 2020.04.01While parts of southern Norway are welcoming a greener spring, many places in Norway are still covered in large amounts of snow. 


Status of the sea-ice extents in spring 2020

The yearly maximum (in the Arctic) and minimum (in the Antarctic) sea-ice extent occurs in February/March. With satellite data processed at Norwegian Meteorological Institute the sea-ice extent is tracked and described on a daily basis.


Skiing across the Arctic Ocean on drifting ice

Børge Ousland and Mike Horn’s 87 day expedition to cross the Arctic Ocean via the North Pole on skis, from boat to boat without assistance, took place during changing sea ice conditions. Using sea ice drift products - retrieved daily from satellite data - we can estimate the influence ice drift had on the expedition. 


Break-out session at Arctic Frontiers 2020

KEPLER breakout-session flyer The Norwegian Meteorological Institute is hosting a break-out session at the Arctic Frontiers 2020 meeting in Tromsø.


Snow cover maps temporarily unavailable due to missing sunlight

The snow cover maps are made from satellite measurements of reflected sunlight. Due to low hanging sun and polar night these data are not available during parts of the winter. The snow cover maps will reappear on from early February 2020.