Over the past three years,
I’ve been lucky enough to travel almost constantly around Norway
as a time-lapse photographer.
I visited every little corner
of this long rugged and often unexplored country.
And I now feel that I have the knowledge
to put up a top 10 list of the must-see places in Norway.
Let’s start out with No.10.
This one is a true hidden gem called Jettegrytene.
And really shows how nature is shaping itself.
Throughout thousands of years，
a bigger river was located here.
However, when a hydropower plant was built upstream,
the river partially dried out
and the riverbed became visible showing amazing shapes and textures.
This place is really only known among locals,
which are using it as a natural water park during summertime,
and I was able to spend two full days here in May
without seeing anyone else at the site.
Next up, No.9 is Nærøyfjorden.
By many regarded as the most scenic fjorden in Norway,
this UNESCO site is one of your best choices,
if you want to see a classic fjord that Norway is so famous for.
The mountains rise over 1,000 meters directly up from the ocean.
And I strongly recommend you to hike up to a peak for a breathtaking view.
If you’re not feeling fit enough for that,
you might also want to take the local ferry driving through the fjord,
which is not too bad either.
No.8 is a true classic–Lofoten.
Lofoten is an archipelago in northern Norway,
and it’s one of the most popular destinations for foreign tourists.
You might be surprised to find Lofoten is so far down on my list,
but the substantial increase in visitors over the past couple years
has made the area less charming in my opinion.
Still though, Lofoten will offer some of the most impressive landscapes
you‘ll ever find anywhere in the world,
including natural phenomenons,
such as the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun
Next up is No.7, and we’re staying in the northern part of the country.
Helgeland is a long stretch of coast
ranging from approximately Aniston in south to Solve in north.
It’s featuring a varied coastline with steep mountains,
the most turquoise water you can imagine,
glaciers and thousands of small stunning islands.
A perfect place if you want to go biking, kayaking or hiking.
在这里骑行 划艇 远足都将是绝佳的选择
No.6 is a place I’ve spent a lot of time–the Hardanger fjord.
If you’re going to Norway in May,
this is one of the places I would recommened.
The area is in fact famous for the fruit blossoming,
and in May the whole fjord is covered in beautiful flowers.
五月的时候 似锦繁花弥山漫野 布满了整个峡湾
It’s often called the Spring’s most beautiful adventure.
And there is no reason to question that statement.
Nearby you’ll find famous landmarks such as Vøringsfossen and Trolltunga.
However, these spots are being run down by tourists
which is taking a bit away from the experience.
My recommendation is to stay by the fewer
and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere.
No.5 is also a bit of a hidden gem called Valdres.
I’ve been lucky enough to spend two whole summers here,
and I’ve been photographing this area a lot.
I keep getting surprised by how beautiful it is,
and how many secret spots you can find.
It offers a lot viewing all season with stunning lakes and valleys.
Valdres is also the Gateway to Jotunheimen,
the home to the highest mountains in Norway.
It’s often a place people just drive past on the way
between Norway’s two biggest cities Oslo and Bergen.
However, it’s definitely worth a stop.
And since you already stopped,
why not stay a week?
Because this area is beautiful.
No.4 is Loenvatnet,
a picture-perfect Lake just how you would imagine Norway.
This glacier lake in western Norway is so nice
that my last visit originally thought out to be
just a couple of hours ended up being four full days exploring the area.
Can you imagine a better place to have a swim?
I have to admit the water was pretty cold,
but the surroundings were so beautiful.
I forgot about it.
And sleeping in a hammock next to the lake wasn’t too bad either.
As this is a lake, not the ocean,
the water is much calmer resulting in the surrounding mountains,
reflecting beautiful in the lake,
making it the perfect place for pictures.
And now comes to top three,
which I’m not going to separate.
These are three very different places in different parts of the country,
and all of them offer something you need,
so it will be a tight first.
The first of my favorites is Femundsmarka.
Femund is the third biggest lake in Norway
and Femundsmarka is a surrounding area towards the Swedish border.
This is a national park consisting of deep forest, quiet lakes and Polish mountains,
for example, this place is called the Oasis,
and it’s not difficult to understand why.
In the middle of a rocky hotel,
you can find this small pond with surrounding trees.
Definitely, one of the coolest places I’ve ever photographed.
and brace yourself for if wild reindeer sneaking up on your tent in the evenings.
This National Park requires a bit of hiking and camping to be seen properly,
so be well-prepared.
But once you’re there,
it’s probably one of the most peaceful places you’ll ever find.
The second of my top three favourites is Varangerhalvøya.
This is a peninsula explored by few,
and the National Park is situated as far away from everything
you can get in Norway far northeast into the Arctic Ocean.
This place is wild harsh and cold,
but expected to see sceneries you never see anywhere else.
The geological features in this area are extremely fascinating,
and the texture in the terrain give you eye candy for days.
The terrain is ever-changing from moon-like landscapes to exotic creeks.
有月形地貌 也有海湾风情 多姿多彩
This is an area I’ve had to go back to,
never regretting it.
It will surprise you,
and it will be one of the most interesting places you’ll ever visit.
Last but not least,
the third of my favorites.
Senja is a true paradise.
Althoguh less famous than the Lofeten in further south,
Senja has experienced more attention in the past few years,
and that’s well-deserved.
In my opinion, Senja offers an even more impressive nature than Lofeten.
The mountains rise over 1,000 metres up from the ocean,
it’s a perfect spot for watching the Northern Lights during winter time,
and the midnight Sun in the summer.
You can find world class hiking possibilities such as the famous segler peak.
How about sitting on this edge looking 600 meters directly into the ocean below you?
想象一下 坐在断崖边 看着脚下600多米的海水的感觉
If you want to say hello to some big creatures, that’s possible too.
Senja is a must see place if you want to visit in Norway.
So that was my top 10 tips for the most beautiful places to see in Norway.
Norwegian nature can be harsh,
so always remember to be properly prepared with food clothes and other essentials.
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Over the past three years,