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55 Photos of Norway, Because Norway

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I spent just about my complete day yesterday making an attempt to arrange all of my photographs, which critically was such a process. And let me inform you, organizing doesn’t come naturally to me. Did I point out this took all day?

Then once more it may need taken me so lengthy as a result of I paused at principally each photograph to let my eyes properly up with tears as I considered how fortunate I used to be to have been capable of go to that lovely place. How have I managed to see so many lovely locations? But in addition, HOW IS NORWAY THIS PRETTY?

It was an emotional day.

This sounds horrible of me, however I typically overlook how beautiful Norway is. I’ll discover myself getting grumpy concerning the climate or how inconceivable it’s to get something completed between Friday and Sunday right here after which I’ll lookup and see the Northern Lights dancing above me. Ugh I’m the worst.

So after altering my desktop background for the 50th time it occurred to me that perhaps I might function these pictures in a weblog publish as an alternative!

Listed here are my favourite pictures of Norway from almost 4 (!) years of dwelling right here. I’m going to attempt to slender them right down to maintain this submit from getting too lengthy  – let’s see how I do with that. Or I assume when you’ve learn the title to this weblog submit you’ll already know!

Additionally, unhappy reality: a few years in the past when my pc onerous drive crammed up I proceeded to delete all my pictures that I assumed I in all probability wouldn’t want. As a result of apparently I had by no means heard of exterior exhausting drives??

And simply to remind me of my previous errors, my Lightroom catalog retains previews of all these deleted information, so I stored clicking on pictures I liked solely to seek out that I might not entry them. There have been so many photograph ghosts in my catalog, it nonetheless makes me so unhappy. No less than they nonetheless exist on my weblog, however they are going to be eternally oversaturated/no matter photograph modifying development I used to be following on the time.

Anyway, listed here are my favourite footage of Norway!

Rauland, Telemark

I liked this spot a lot that I got here again to photograph it once more within the winter, which on reflection is type of creepy of me contemplating that is somebody’s vacation house.

Talking of returning to photograph the identical place once more, I’ve in all probability photographed this actual view from Trondheim’s Previous City Bridge about 20 occasions, in each season. It’s simply so fairly!

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Hardangervidda Nationwide Park

I keep in mind modifying this photograph and remarking out loud that it seems to be like a portray, and Dan was strolling by and was identical to, “Hardangervidda seems like a portray.” And it actually does.

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Hardangervidda Nationwide Park

Like how is that this actual life?

This place deserves to be well-known, however I’m glad it isn’t.

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Åndalsnes, Møre og Romsdal

Møre og Romsdal is one in every of my favourite areas of Norway. I imply, these mountains, proper?

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Møre og Romsdal

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Ålesund, Norway

Ålesund is certainly one of Norway’s most lovely cities – the truth is personally I’d give it first prize in a magnificence contest.

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Trollstigen, Norway

Not going to lie, I used to be slightly dissatisfied to reach on the prime of Trollstigen, Norway’s well-known 11-hairpin bend street, to seek out it coated in fog. However truly it ended up being a blessing in disguise (lol actually), as as an alternative of specializing in the well-known street I rotated to marvel on the mountains above it.

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Trollstigen, Norway

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Trollstigen, Norway

I kind of marvel if this automotive is only a prop on the prime of Trollstigen, as a result of it positive does make for a stunning photograph.

Jotunheimen National Park mountain lake

Jotunheimen Nationwide Park

With over glaciers, lakes, and over 200 peaks, Jotunheimen Nationwide Park is Norway’s final mountaineering vacation spot.

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Geirangerfjord

I really feel like that is simply probably the most Norwegian photograph ever.

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Hardangerfjord

Hardangerfjord is beautiful, particularly within the spring when the orchards are in bloom and the mountains are nonetheless topped with snow.

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Gamle Strynefjellsvegen

Gamle Strynefjellsvegen is one in every of my favourite roads in all of Norway.

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Gamle Strynefjellsvegen

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Sognefjord

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Rauland, Telemark

I really like how in Norway you don’t should go to a well-known park or hike for a ravishing view. A few of the prettiest spots are in our backyards, actually. That is on the mountainside behind the cabin I used to reside in.

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Rauland, Telemark

And that is down the road from the grocery store the place I used to work.

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Rauland, Telemark

That is up the road from the grocery store.

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Rauland, Telemark

I used to take lots of pictures throughout my lunch break.

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Marmorslottet, Helgeland

I had by no means even heard of Marmorslottet, or “the marble citadel,” till I first visited Helgeland however wow, it’s so unimaginable.

Støtt Helgeland Coast Norway in winter

Støtt, Helgeland

Earlier than shifting north I had all the time dreamt about visiting the Helgeland coast in the summertime, so I used to be happy to seek out that the Helgeland coast is equally enchanting within the winter. I imply, that frozen panorama, proper?

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Rauland, Telemark

Autumn in Norway is my fave.

Full disclosure: I say this about each season in Norway.

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Rauland, Telemark

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Rauland, Telemark

One among my favourite issues about autumn in Norway is the low hanging fog every morning.

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Rauland, Telemark

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Ladegården, Bergen

I’m obsessive about Bergen’s cobblestone streets. Final time I spent a weekend in Bergen I stayed on this neighborhood (on this Airbnb) and it was so fairly.

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Bergen

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Arctic Dome in Narvik

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Åndenes, Vesterålen

Whale watching in Vesterålen was certainly one of my favourite issues I did this winter.

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Dyrøy, Senja Area

It will ceaselessly be one in every of my favourite photographs from Norway, as a result of it will endlessly be one in every of my favourite experiences right here. I first met my associates Viv and Catriona whereas we have been all educating English in Japan, and I really like that so a few years later we’re all nonetheless pals, and I liked attending to introduce them to Northern Norway.

And what higher approach to expertise the Arctic than soaking in a scorching tub beneath the Northern Lights?

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Dyrøy, Senja Area

This photograph of Johnny the snowman makes my coronary heart ache for Dyrøy.

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Dyrøy, Senja Area

Dyrøy is among the greatest locations I’ve watched the Northern Lights from, as there aren’t any massive mountains blocking the view of the sky (Norway has a variety of mountains).

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Dyrøy, Senja Area

One final one from Dyrøy, as a result of Dyrøy.

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Bergsbotn, Senja

Senja is a shocking island, each in the course of the day and when it’s lit up by the Northern Lights at night time.

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Sakrisøy, Lofoten

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Hamnøy, Lofoten

I imply, it’s solely probably the most well-known view within the Lofoten Islands.

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Svinøya, Lofoten

I used to assume December can be a nasty time to go to Lofoten because the solar doesn’t rise, however it turned out to be a gorgeous time to go to as a result of the sky stayed sundown/dawn pink all day (with out the precise solar half).

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Lofoten

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Lofoten

Sorry to whomever’s house I’m placing on the Web, however I imply, I’m not that sorry since you get to reside right here. (Additionally I’m assuming it’s their vacation cabin, which I really feel like makes me much less of a creeper.)

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Unstad Seashore, Lofoten

It’s so loopy to me that folks surf within the Arctic, a lot much less within the Arctic within the winter! Unstad Seashore truly even provides surf classes (even for novices) and I feel this may be such a cool expertise to have.

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Ramberg Seashore, Lofoten

I really like a snowy seashore! Although I’ve additionally been to Ramberg Seashore in the summertime and it’s equally lovely.

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Ramberg Seashore, Lofoten

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Lyngen North

Once I consider glass igloos I consider watching the Northern Lights within the winter, however wow was it magically staying in a glass igloo in Lyngen within the summertime.

Sommarøy Tromsø beaches in June

Sommarøy, Troms

Arctic or Caribbean?

Kjerringstraumen Bridge Efjord bridges outside Narvik, Northern Norway

Kjerringstraumen Bridge Efjord

It’s proper round this bridge outdoors of Narvik that the panorama actually begins to look arctic. The mountains grow to be extra jagged, whereas the timber get smaller and extra shrub-like.

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Mjelle, Bodø

I really like that Norwegian cities all have quick access to probably the most lovely nature. Would you consider that this secluded seashore is only a brief drive from the Bodø metropolis middle?

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Rauland, Telemark

Does it get extra Norwegian?

Lake Lian Summer Trondheim Norway

Lian Lake, Trondheim

Summer time in Trondheim is bliss.

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Bakklandet, Trondheim

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Bakklandet, Trondheim

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Mosjøen, Norway

This photograph makes me lol as a result of once I posted it on Instagram somebody commented saying that this was their storage. Solely in Norway would a storage look this charming.

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Mosjøen, Norway

Individuals typically attempt to keep away from the complete moon when planning journeys to see the Northern Lights, however I truly love how one can see the snowy panorama and the aurora appears softer beneath a full moon.

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Mosjøen, Helgeland

This undoubtedly isn’t one of the best composed Northern Lights photograph I’ve taken, however that type of makes me adore it extra. I took this one night time when the sky out of the blue exploded with Northern Lights, so I shortly pulled right into a bus cease and shortly tried to arrange my tripod earlier than the show was over.

And that’s the way it often is with the Northern Lights – they’ll seem so all of the sudden, typically once you don’t anticipate them, after which a couple of minutes later they’ll be gone.

 

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