I spent about a month travelling all over Norway in the spring of 2013, by bicycle, boat, train and car. Travelling from the North Cape in the far north to the border with Sweden in the south, I came across innumerable great views and beautiful cities. It wouldn’t be a lie to say that Norway is by far the most attractive country I have ever visited and I’m glad that I could spend a decent amount of time there. The aim of these Norway photos is to inspire people to go and visit this spectacular Nordic country themselves. Enjoy!
The Norway Photos
1. Arctic Ocean
The Hurtigruten coastal steamer travels the Norwegian west coast from Bergen to Kirkenes in the far northeast. I used it to get from the North Cape to Tromsø and on the way I snapped this photo of the snow-covered mountain in the north.
2. View of Bergen
Bergen is a gorgeous town on the Norwegian west coast, famous for its nightlife, fish market and UNESCO World Heritage Site Bryggen. This is a view from one of the seven surrounding mountain tops.
3. Borgund Stave Church
Stave churches are typically Norwegian wooden churches dating from the Middle Ages. There are several left and you can find them throughout the country.
4. Fjord Reflection
If there’s one things Norway is famous for, it’s the fjords. These majestic constructions of nature rise almost vertically out of the sea and all are spectacular.
Hammerfest is a town in Finnmark, the country’s northernmost province. It is one of the stops of the Hurtigruten and you are allowed off the boat for an hour. There’s a cliff behind the town center that you can climb for great views of the harbour.
6. Lobsters at Bergen’s Fish Market
As said before, the fish market in Bergen is pretty great. Freshly caught fish and seafood can be bought directly from the fishermen and you can also buy cooked meals on the spot.
7. Church in Svolvær
Svolvær is the capital of the Lofoten Islands. These rugged islands are located north of the Arctic Circle, but have a mild climate thanks to the Gulf Stream. Popular activities are biking, fishing, painting and swimming.
This is another village on the Lofoten Islands. It is impossible to take bad pictures in that region, all views are fabulous and villages are without exception picturesque.
9. Lofoten Island Bridges
Another something the Lofoten Islands – yes, I liked my time there a lot! – are famous for, are the bridges that connect the islands.
10. The North Cape
Always advertised as the northernmost point in Europe, the North Cape is in fact the northernmost point in Europe that you can reach by car hire or motorhome rental. You can walk a bit further north on a peninsula nearby. It is however a truly special place and you do feel like you’re standing at the edge of the world.
11. Houses in Trondheim
Trondheim is one of those typically Norwegian towns. It’s full of history, consists of wooden houses, and has a beautiful waterfront and a lively nightlife.
The Trollstigen – Troll’s path – is a major attraction in Norway. It is located on the way to the spectacular Geirangerfjord and takes you up the mountainside via twelve hairpin bends. The views from the viewing platforms are unique.
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