Scandinavian countries are synonymous with great design, excellent temperaments, and beautiful people. But we don’t often think about characteristics that are specific to each country. Norway for example is a absolutely majestic and fascinating place with loads and loads of character.

In fact, it has some of the most beautiful (natural and human made) architecture and landmarks in the world. So much so that it looks like some of these scenes could be from other worlds. Particularly ones with princesses and goblins, trolls, and dragons and so on and so on! From Medieval Stave churches, to traditional 19th century wooden houses (in the Norwegian byggeskikk style), to incredible natural settings defined by mountains and waterfalls, this country is a sight to behold.

Look through these 16 magical photos of fairy tale landscapes in Norway.

1. Aurora Borealis over the small fishing village of Bugoynes.

cbe5aad9ec863dd

2. A small structure on the North West coast of Norway.

ffe97-760c1acefc5b

3. I do believe Snow White lived here at some point…or at least the dwarfs.

0b03b05a-ec9955b33

4. A valley on the West Coast.

e963a783-4f742e54

5. Borgund Stave church.

51443-780edc2df64c

6. The Vindhellavegen, a beautiful road in Norway.

4362ad704838abb

7. A Norwegian barn in Valldal Valley.

b0d0c-1e854fb3c107

8. The Lofoten Islands look like a village out of a fairy tale.

They’re also the home of the world’s most Northerly surf school.

3c505d3f91e393a

9. Another beautiful Stave church in Telemark.

dbbb-288e94534319

10. Trollstigen Road (Troll’s Path) scours through mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and bridges…aka its name is accurate!

f841c13603137b

11. “World’s End” in Tjome, Norway.

5077e575-d511a41da8b

12. This natural swimming pool was made over a century ago in Oslo. Oh ya, and it’s incredible.

e11e8e-513bb6610252

13. One of Norway’s most famous fjords, Geirangerfjord in the West. I could definitely live there.

dca4330-0385001d07a3

14. Mountains and fjords are all you need in life.

aa8eb908-f91c-4f79-8f71-22ae50ad7091

15. Kvednafossen: a waterfall connected to an old fashioned sawmill that’s no longer in use.

f97c8213e408b0067

16. An 15th century farm in Vingelen.

a72a3dbdbfce

17. I would have to say that Norway takes the cake when it comes to the most incredible valleys in the world.

e9d2c5ab2

18. Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock): 604 meters above Norway’s turquoise waters.

ffeb223f-0f28c98e25c

19. Svandalsfossen, a waterfall flowing from the town of Svandal.

a9986515-16fd66a50

20.Anders Bekke’s tiny Stave church in Ortnevik.

1f2686b5f0bbbf496f

Share this article

Facebook Comments

Comments are closed.