Beautiful Norway, what can I say, a country that met every expectation we had before we set foot within it’s borders. Notorious for quick changing weather, wind and fog, we were lucky to experience a full spectrum of photography scenarios that allowed us to create some pretty epic Norway pictures during our trip.
This challenge alone is the reason we have wanted to visit Norway for so long. There is just something about using moody weather to tell a story in a photo and Norway didn’t hold back during our visit. If you can believe it, we even experienced a straight week of 80˚F sunshine, definitely not something we were expecting.
In the midst of it all, Norway showed us idyllic fishing villages, staggering fjords, hidden places, rugged landscape, charming cities, busy wildlife and everything in between. It was a trip of dreams and the photos, truth be told, only really scratch the surface of what it is like to visit such a place.
We’ll do our best to bring you some of the very best from our trip with these photos and if we inspire you to add Norway to your bucket list, then mission accomplished.
35 Epic Norway Pictures to Inspire Your Next Trip
Literally the very first photo I took after arriving in Tromsø, Norway
Springtime contrasts in Tromsø
Sailing north from Tromsø towards Nordkapp in the Midnight Sun
No visit to Norway is complete without troll stories
On the edge at Nordkapp – the Northernmost point in Europe
Where the European continent meets the Arctic Ocean in Nordkapp
Arctic Sami camp near Nordkapp
Our first taste of village scenery in Norway in Uløya
Off the beaten path in Uløya, we had our first encounter with Norway’s famous stock fish
The only ship in port at Uløya on a temperamental weather day
The emergence of Spring along the Trollsfjord in Northern Norway
Reflections for days in the Lofoten Islands
Stealing a quiet moment in Henningsvær, Lofoten Islands
Peaceful fishing village of Nusfjord, Lofoten Islands
Nesting Kittywakes on the window ledges of Nusfjord in the Lofoten Islands
Idyllic tourist cabins for rent in the Lofoten Islands
The famous village of Reine and it’s sister village Hamnøy are among the most photographed places in Norway
Our last village in the Lofoten Islands, can you believe that sky?
Sunset never quits when you travel up the coast of Norway, above the Arctic Circle, during the Midnight Sun
Peeking through the trees on our hike to the Svartisen Glacier
Getting up close and personal with Norway’s second largest glacier at Svartisen
Moody afternoon of Lovund, taken while hiking to a puffin nesting area
Couldn’t resist this shot of drying stock fish in the sun, despite having to dodge the salt drip
The stunning Torghatten, said to have been formed by the Huntsman Troll while he was chasing the beautiful girl. Realized he would not catch her he released an arrow to kill her but the troll-king threw his hat into the arrow’s path to save her forming the mountain we see today.
View from inside the hole in the mountain at Torghatten
Trondheim’s Nidaros Cathedral is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world
Hanseatic houses in Trondheim’s historical district
The Seven Sisters Waterfall in Geiranger Fjord
Only ship in port on a clear day in Geiranger Fjord with G Adventures
View from Eagle’s Bend Lookout in Geiranger Fjord
View from Dalsnibba, the tallest point of the Geriranger Fjord
Taking in a beautiful day at the historic Stave Church in Urnes
Blazing a trail through the snow on the hike to Trolltunga
View over Ringedalsvatnet Lake on this hiking route to Trolltunga
Finally taking in the view from the tip of the Troll’s tongue at Trolltunga
Plan Your Own Norway Photo Adventure
As you can see, Norway is insanely photogenic and no matter which corners you choose to visit, you’re sure to get some great shots. Even on the not so great weather days, we were able to find the beauty that the country holds.
Having done it ourselves, we are big believers in seeing Norway by a cruise. Our particular itinerary started in Trømso and sailed up to the Northernmost point in Europe, Nordkapp, before turning around and heading all the way south to Bergen. Along the way we stopped off in famous villages, small off the beaten path islands, explored many of Norway’s understated natural wonders and of course, some of the most famous too.
This kind of itinerary was made possible by choosing to cruise on a small ship versus a mega ship. We were able to get into places where few other travelers visit, let alone other cruise ships. Many of the places we visited are not possible to visit unless you are on a small ship.
Ready to plan your own adventure in Norway? Have a look at the exact itinerary we did on our 11 day Cruising the Norwegian Fjords in Depth tour with G Adventures. Note, we spent several extra days in Bergen after the cruise and also planned our hike to Trolltunga separate from the cruise.
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Looking for more on Norway?
Norway Travel Guide | 10 Reasons to take a Norway Fjords Cruise with G Adventures
Visiting Nordkapp Norway | Practical Norway Cruise Guide | Things to Do in Tromsø, Norway
A Guide to Norway’s Lofoten Islands | | Hiking in Norway – A Introduction Guide | Ultimate Guide to Trondheim, Norway
Resources For Traveling to Norway:
Recommended Guide Books For Norway: Lonely Planet Norway (Travel Guide)
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