Take me to Norway
The land of fiords, ice, and Northern Lights: Norway is a place for those who are looking for a truely different way to celebrate the holidays. Freezing temperatures, pathless woods, harsh Northern climate — this is, after all, where the legends of Vikings and Valkyries came from.
Echoes of this country’s rich history are scattered all over its territory, but the main attraction is it’s nature. Local fjords are among the most beautiful places on the planet: silent, mirror-like surfaces of water, breathtakingly bizarre cliffs, waterfalls, lighthouses — natural wonders back-to-back leave us wide-eyed and open-mouthed. Here, as a cherry on top of the local nature’s dessert, you can also catch a glimpse of something really special, namely, Northern Lights. And of course, let’s not forget the miniature Norwegian villages strewn across the country, with red, dollhouse-like buildings and reindeer pastures.
So, Bright Side officially recommends: if you are going to Norway, hold on to your camera. Trust us, you’re gonna need it.
Trolltunga (Troll’s tongue) — a rock ledge jutting horizontally out of a Skjeggedal mountain about 2 300 ft above the north side of the lake Ringedalsvatnet.
The White Nights at the Lofoten Islands in Norwegian Sea.
Northern Lights in the skies over Hammerfest.
The Atlantic Ocean Road.
The Seven Sisters Waterfall, Møre og Romsdal county.
Norwegian traditional costume.
The Storseisundet Bridge — bridge that makes up the road connection from the mainland Romsdal peninsula to the island of Averoya in Møre og Romsdal county.
The city of Alesund, Norway’s Western Fjord country.
Trollstigen (Troll’s Footpath) — a serpentine mountain road in Norway’s Vestlann region.
KjeragBolten — a pea-shaped boulder located in the Kjerag mountain.
Preikestolen cliff above Lysefjorden.
Tromsø city view.
Lofoten Islands pier.
Innerdal National Park.
A frozen lake, Lofoten Islands, and a waterfall.
The Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, Norway.
"Sleeping dragon", Vaeroy Island.