The ice on Finnsnes Vann (the town pond) didn’t melt before the big 17th of May celebrations this year, which is apparently pretty unusual, and not very patriotic either. However, on the 19th the ice suddenly turned black, and then disappeared within a day:
We also got a temporary visit of some unusual ducks (they’ve gone now). You can see the ice in the background:
And the grass began to go green and the buds started coming out – at least in Finnsnes.