Andorra is a mountainous country, with cold winters and mild summers. The climate can vary with the altitude. There are plenty of sunny days to enjoy and little rain. You’ll get the wettest in the autumn. Plentiful snow in the winter makes for good skiing and popular ski resorts. The average temperature ranges between -2 and 24 degrees Celsius.
When to fly to Andorra
Andorra's ski resorts are at their best mid-December when snow is plentiful and skiers and snowboarders alike come to take in the slopes. The season lasts through mid-April, thanks to the help of man-made snow. Hiking season begins once the snow has melted and continues through October.
Getting around Andorra
The best way to get in and out of Andorra - and the only way - is by car. Andorra has only three major roads that all connect with the Spanish and French borders.
Those travellers heading to Andorra from France can take the train from Toulouse to L'Hospitalet where daily buses pick up passengers for the drive to Andorra.
Andorra insider information
- Take a break from the slopes and put the pedal to the metal. Andorra's parish of Encamp is home to the Museu Nacional de l'Automòbil (The National Automobile Museum) which exhibits about 100 cars dating from 1898 to 1950. The museum also features antique motorcycles and bikes.
- Andorra La Vella is capital and its largest town. It's a great place to pick up bargains in electronic goods, cosmetics and alcohol. As Andorra is not a member of the European Union it is able to sell such items at 20-30 per cent less than they would cost in France or Spain. Like France and Spain, however, the euro is the currency.